Las Lomas High School

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Las Lomas High School
Address
1460 South Main St
Walnut Creek, California, 94596
USA
Information
Type Public
Established 1951
School district Acalanes Union High School District
CEEB Code 053680
Principal Matt Campbell
Enrollment 1,482 (2011-12[1])
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Slogan "Do The Knight Thing"
Mascot Knights
Yearbook El Caballero
Website

Coordinates: 37°53′28″N 122°03′24″W / 37.89111°N 122.05667°W / 37.89111; -122.05667[2]

Las Lomas High School (LLHS) is a public high school in Walnut Creek, California. It was founded in 1951 by the Acalanes Union High School District, and the new school opened its doors in the fall of 1952 to its first graduating class. Las Lomas was the second of five schools built within the Acalanes Union High School District. Las Lomas High School is a traditional high school serving grades 9-12, and it has a history of both athletic and educational excellence. The school has a strong college preparatory program as well as many extracurricular programs. The colors of the school are maroon and gold and the school mascot is the Knight. Las Lomas had 1,482 students in 2011-12.[3] The school has a 96.4% graduation rate,[3] and about 97% of LLHS graduates attend college.[4] U.S. News & World Report ranked Las Lomas #372 in the nation in 2013.[5] Las Lomas was voted a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008.[6]

Athletic facilities[edit]

The new tennis courts were completed during the 2011-2012 school year.[7] George DeKlotz Stadium, Las Lomas' new football stadium and track, was finished in 2005. At the same time, the baseball field reopened after a year of remodeling. A year prior, Las Lomas completed construction on a new softball field. Other facilities include a swimming pool, gym, small gym, five tennis courts, locker rooms, and a weight room.

Campus wide organizations[edit]

Within Las Lomas High School there are four main campus wide organizations that help the school in various ways. The PTSA is a combined effort of over 1,500 parent and student volunteers. This organization works toward improving education, health, and well-being of the students. Some of the areas in which they focus are: Campus Communications, Parent Education Programs, Student Scholarships, Student Health and Safety Programs, Reflections- Art Recognition and Achievement, Legislative Advocacy, Classroom Support Services, and Staff Appreciation Events.[8]

The Athletic Boosters also helps keep the campus running smoothly. This group is made to provide the students and coaches with the needed support for their sports. The group provides trainer fees, repair and replacement of equipment, and the awards and scholarships for the student athletes.[8]

The Music Foundation is another prominent group on campus. This group provides the support for high quality vocal and instrumental musical education and appreciation on campus. They not only work to spread appreciation within the campus but within the surrounding community as well. Their fund raising efforts go towards: instruments, performances, and awards and scholarships for student musicians.

The final large campus wide organization at Las Lomas High is the Associated Student Body. This is a student government group that is compiled of Las Lomas students who were voted for by their peers. Led by the Student Body President, these students are in charge of creating an atmosphere of school spirit and appreciation. ASB opens up opportunities within the surrounding community for student volunteer service. Under special circumstances when communities are in need, ASB is in charge of arranging fundraisers for aid.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ California Department of Education. "Enrollment by Grade for 2011-2012". DataQuest. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ United States Geological Survey (19 January 1981). "GNIS Detail - Las Lomas High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Acalanes Union High School District. "Las Lomas High School 2011-12 School Accountability Report Card". Acalanes Union High School District. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Las Lomas High School. "Las Lomas High School Profile 2011-2012". Acalanes Union High School District. p. 2. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Las Lomas High School Overview". Best High Schools 2013. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  6. ^ U.S. Department of Education (22 September 2008). "2008 No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Schools". U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Tennis Courts Being Renovated | The Page
  8. ^ a b Walnut Creek Education Foundation[dead link]

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