North Hollywood High School

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North Hollywood High School
North Hollywood High School 1927-aerial.png
Aerial photograph of North Hollywood High School taken in 1927.
Address
5231 Colfax Avenue
Valley Village, California, 91601
United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1927
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Principal Dr. Randall V. Delling
Assistant principals Mr. David Way
Ms. Zepure Kivork
Mr. Antonio Reveles
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,800
Campus Urban
Color(s)              Blue, White, Grey
Mascot Huskies
Feeder schools Walter Reed Middle School
Sun Valley Middle School
Roy Romer Middle School
Gaspar de Portola Middle School
Website

North Hollywood High School, originally called Lankershim High School when it opened in 1927, is a secondary school in Valley Village in Los Angeles, California. The school mascot is the husky, and the school colors are blue, white and grey.

North Hollywood High School is located in the San Fernando Valley and enrolls approximately 3000 students each year. It is located in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Several neighborhoods, including most of North Hollywood, Valley Village, Studio City and Sun Valley, send students to this school.

As of 2014, the school principal is Dr. Randall V. Delling. From 2000 to 2007, North Hollywood High was a year-round school with 3 tracks (A, B, and C). During the 2007–2008 school year, a traditional calendar was re-adopted and the students were divided into many small learning communities (SLCs). Most of these SLCs were closed in June 2012.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1927.

In 2006 East Valley High School opened, relieving overcrowding at North Hollywood.[1][2] Grades 9 and 10 in the eastern portion of the North Hollywood attendance zone were reassigned to East Valley, while 11th and 12th grades were phased into East Valley over a two-year period.

Zoo Magnet[edit]

Founded in 1981, this magnet is a specialized school that buses students to a site next to the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park. At this site, the approximately 300 students who attend take both regular classes such as history, math, and English and Advanced Placement classes related to biological and zoological sciences. Many of these classes include fieldwork in the Los Angeles Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles River ecosystem, Autry National Center and the natural world of Griffith Park for tours and observation. This is the only school in LAUSD with ties to the Los Angeles Zoo. One class, Animal Behavior, requires observation time in the Los Angeles Zoo. Another class, Animal Husbandry, requires volunteering with zookeepers in different areas of the Los Angeles Zoo (this class is reserved for seniors). Classes meet 3 days a week for a duration of 2 hours per class, as they are on a block schedule. The school is a close-knit community composed of 10 teachers and staff.

Highly Gifted Magnet[edit]

Main article: Highly Gifted Magnet

The HGM program was established at North Hollywood High in 1989, modeled after programs at schools like Walter Reed Middle School. It accepts students who have a measured IQ of 145 or higher and is designed to provide an academically challenging college preparatory program. The 300 students in grades 9–12 study a rigorous curriculum commensurate with the most demanding of public or private schools in the country.

Academics[edit]

  • In 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2004, North Hollywood High School won first place at LAUSD Band and Dance Team Championships.
  • North Hollywood High School has won first place in the LADWP Science Bowl every year from 1998 to 2013.
  • In 2001, North Hollywood High School won first place at the U.S. Science Bowl.[3]
  • In 2004, 2005, and 2006, North Hollywood High School was a finalist in the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association marching band competitions.
  • In 2006, North Hollywood High School won second place at the National Science Bowl.
  • In 2008, North Hollywood High School won sixth place at the National Science Bowl.
  • In 2009, North Hollywood High School won first place in the Regional Oceans Science Bowl.
  • In 2009, North Hollywood High School won first place in Los Angeles County Science Olympiad, and second place in California State Science Olympiad.
  • In 2009, North Hollywood High School won second place in State Academic Decathlon.
  • In 2010, North Hollywood High School won first and second place with two teams at the Duke Moot Court National Tournament.
  • In 2010, North Hollywood High School won first place in Regional Science Olympiad.
  • In 2010, North Hollywood High School won third place at the National Science Bowl.[4]
  • In 2010, North Hollywood High School won first place in the Duke Moot Court National Tournament.
  • In 2010, North Hollywood High School was a quarterfinalist in the Long Beach FIRST Robotics competition, and received the Rookie Inspiration Award.
  • In 2010, North Hollywood High School won third place in the Regional Oceans Science Bowl.
  • In 2011, North Hollywood High School won first place in Regional Science Olympiad.
  • In 2011, North Hollywood High School received Best Programming and Judges' Choice at the International Botball Competition.
  • In 2012, North Hollywood High School won second place in Los Angeles County Science Olympiad.
  • In 2012, North Hollywood High School won second place in the National Science Bowl Competition in Washington, DC.
  • In 2012, North Hollywood High School won third place in the Los Angeles Surf Bowl.
  • In 2012, North Hollywood High School was a semifinalist in Duke Moot Court National Tournament.
  • In 2012, North Hollywood High School's Indoor Drumline won 5th place at DAC Championships and 2nd place at LAUSD Championships.
  • In 2013, North Hollywood High School won fourth and sixth place in CyberPatriot V National Finals.[5]
  • In 2013, North Hollywood High School won third place in the Science Olympiad State Finals.
  • In 2014, North Hollywood High School won first place in Regional Science Olympiad.
  • In 2014, North Hollywood High School won first place in CyberPatriot VI National Finals.

Athletics[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.laschools.org/project-status/one-project?project_number=55.98036
  2. ^ Blume, Howard (October 4, 2006), "School Spirit Is Given a Boost in the Valley", Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA), retrieved March 10, 2010 
  3. ^ Ritsch, Massie (May 8, 2001), "North Hollywood High Wins U.S. Science Bowl", Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA), retrieved March 10, 2010 
  4. ^ "North Hollywood High School Wins LADWP Science Bowl Regional Competition", San Fernando Valley Sun (San Fernando, CA), March 3, 2010, retrieved March 10, 2010 
  5. ^ "NH CyberPatriot teams 4th & 6th in USA!". January 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Henson, Steve (August 17, 1985). "The Jet : Born to Brawl, Benny Urquidez Lived Through a Death Match to Become One of the Greatest Unknown Fighters in America". Los Angeles Times. 

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Coordinates: 34°09′58″N 118°23′20″W / 34.16611°N 118.38889°W / 34.16611; -118.38889