List of closed secondary schools in California
This is a list of closed secondary schools in California.
There is noticeable bulge in closures starting about 1979, the year following passage of Proposition 13. While the change in funding did change the financial reality for these school districts, there are additional attributions for the cause, from declining enrollments at the end of the Baby Boom; to long term property ownership; to population shift (older residents are less likely to be creating new students); or white flight. Each of these local decisions were taken by individual school boards (or entities who operated private schools), many of those attributions are discussed in the linked articles.
School name discontinuation
Certain events, such as closure, can result in the discontinuation of a name for a high school. In some cases, the same location has been re-opened with a similar name as the nature of the change.
List of schools which have changed locations, resulting in closure or reuse of the old campus.
Closed and re-opened
|School||Location||Date closed||Date re-opened|
|Branham High School||San Jose||1991||re-opened 1999|
|Juan Cabrillo Middle School||Santa Clara||1982||re-opened 1992|
|Lawndale High School||Lawndale||1981||re-opened 1997|
|Palos Verdes High School||Palos Verdes||1991||re-opened 2002|
- http://books.google.com/books?id=sjtW-TTUm-QC&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=%22White+Flight%22+california+%22school+closures%22&source=bl&ots=clDK93srNi&sig=w-Uj79oixLTRFoLN7EPn7DDbEDA&hl=en&ei=w5y_TJmiNJK2sAOzuoH_BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&sqi=2&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22White%20Flight%22%20california%20%22school%20closures%22&f=false Forced justice: school desegregation and the law By David J. Armor P47
- http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/clear15&div=162&id=&page= Equal Protection Considerations in School Closures; Tye, Kirk Ah
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- http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Southern+California+Christian+High+School,+Orange,+CA&hl=en&ll=33.83973,-117.844226&spn=0.00397,0.004823&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.664131,79.013672&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=18 Google map
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