Lynwood High School
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|Lynwood High School|
|4050 Imperial Highway
Lynwood, California, United States
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Lynwood Unified School District|
|Number of students||2,300 (Approx.)|
|Rival||Dominguez High School|
Lynwood High School was built on Bullis Road from 1940-1998 (currently used as a middle school, Lynwood Middle School.) In 1998, Lynwood High School was relocated on Imperial Highway, formerly the site of Lynwood Adventist Academy.
Lynwood High School has three thousand students from grades 9-12. The school provides academic programs like AVID, AP,and Honors. Electives offered are 3D Art, Computer design/graphics/science, home economics, wood shop, engineering, auto shop, band, ASB, and photography.
Sports include boys football, boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys tennis, girls tennis, boys volleyball, girls volleyball, track & field, cross-country, and Lacrosse. Lynwood High School plays in the San Gabriel Valley League against Warren, Downey, Dominguez, Paramount, and Gahr.
The school has been recognized for their "Lady Knights" girl's basketball team. Every year the Lady Knights win championships in Southern California and tournaments around the nation. They have won over 26 SGVL championships, 10 CIF SS championships, and three CIF State Championships. In 2002, the "Lady Knights" won the National CIF Championship with a record of 33-0 in girls basketball and finished ranked Number 1 in the country. Now the girls basketball team is ranked in the top 50 in the USA and in the top 20 in California.
For nearly a decade the girls tennis team dominated the SGVL, winning almost every season. They won the CIF division AA in 2012.
Marching band history
Dr. Ronald Savitt began teaching during the later half of the 1970s. Dr. Savitt's predecessor was Robert "Bob" Smith, who taught at the Bullis Road school from at least the mid 1960s until his retirement and succession by Dr. Savitt.
The LHS band during Dr. Savitt's era, known by its full name as the Lynwood High School Royal Knights Marching Band or The Lynwood High School Royal Knights Regimental Brigade, performed over 25 parades a year. They would travel to Big Bear Mountain in the summer to perform at a parade, march in Los Angeles to help celebrate Chinese New Year, perform three parades in one day to help commemorate the 4th of July, and have performed in the Los Angeles County Fair. The band has gone out of state to perform in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jazz band took second place in a competition at the Monterey Jazz Festival and the marching band "Lynwood High School Royal Knights Regimental Brigade" have won first place and sweepstake awards. The marching band has performed at events that did not involve any marching, including the Los Angeles Raiders and Rams games, pre game for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the opening of the I-105/I-710 section of the freeway, Peter Pipers Pizza Bell, Superior Warehouse Lynwood and the opening of Firebaugh High School in Lynwood, CA.
- Don Bandy - football player in the NFL, played for the Washington Redskins
- Jaime Fields - NFL linebacker.
- Juaquin Hawkins - basketball player
- Davon Jefferson - basketball player
- Suge Knight - co-founder of Death Row Records
- Chuck Levy - football player in the NFL, played for the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers
- Efren Navarro - baseball player, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- "Weird Al" Yankovic - entertainer, singer, and actor
- Wayne Bergeron - Professional studio musician and jazz trumpet player.
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- "Juaquin Juan Hawkins". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Davon Jefferson". The Official Site of USC Trojan Athletics. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Efren Navarro Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
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