Ruben S. Ayala High School

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Ruben S. Ayala High School
Ayala High School Logo.png
Address
14255 Peyton Avenue
Chino Hills, California, 91709
United States
Coordinates 33°59′40″N 117°43′51″W / 33.99444°N 117.73083°W / 33.99444; -117.73083Coordinates: 33°59′40″N 117°43′51″W / 33.99444°N 117.73083°W / 33.99444; -117.73083
Information
School type Public, high school
Motto Home of the Bulldogs
Dare to be G.R.E.A.T
Established 1990
School district Chino Valley Unified School District
NCES District ID 0608460[1]
NCES School ID 060846009757[2]
Principal Diana Yarboi
Assistant principals Wil Greer, Christine Hinkle, Christine Hischar
Teaching staff 94.40 FTE[2] (2009–2010)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,500[3][4] (2011–2012)
Grade 9 639
Grade 10 623
Grade 11 611
Grade 12 626
Student to teacher ratio 26.25[2] (2009–2010)
Hours in school day 6 hours 47 minutes (Tuesday-Friday)
5 hours 57 minutes (Monday)
Campus size 46 acres (19 ha)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)                Red, Black, and Silver
Athletics Football, Cross Country, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Swimming, Track and Field, Softball
Mascot Bulldogs
Rivals Chino Hills High School & Diamond Bar High School
Average SAT scores Critical Reading Average: 509
Math Average: 535
Writing Average: 507[5] (2010–2011)
Average ACT scores (2010–2011) 23.82[6]
Newspaper Bulldog Times
Yearbook The Outlook
Feeder to Canyon Hills Junior High School
Website

Senator Ruben S. Ayala Senior High School, often abbreviated as Ayala High School and AHS, is located in Chino Hills, California and is one of the four regular high schools in the Chino Valley Unified School District. The school was established in 1990 and named after California state senator Ruben S. Ayala.[7] It has received the 2011 California Distinguished School award.[8]

Academics[edit]

Test Scores[edit]

Of the 500 AP exams given out to 300 students in the 2010–2011 school year, 2.20% scored 3 or above.[10]

The following table lists the percent of students who scored Proficient or above on their STAR Test.

 % of Students Who Received Proficient or Above on STAR Test
Year English Mathematics Science History
2004–2005[11] 60.08% 44.89% 33.77% 40.37%
2005–2006[12] 58.4% 40.14% 42.1% 38.9%
2006–2007[13] 62.7% 40.5% 45.7% 45.9%
2007–2008[14] 63.8% 37.1% 50.8% 47.8%
2008–2009[15] 66.5% 40.1% 54.0% 48.8%
2009–2010[16] 70.2% 46.4% 55.1% 54.6%
2010–2011[17] 70.9% 46.8% 73.3% 56.2%
2011–2012[18] 74.5% 49.2% 72.6% 56.6%

The following are the percentage of those who passed the CAHSEE test in their 10th Grade:

CAHSEE
Year English[19] Mathematics[20]
2004–2005 93% 92%
2005–2006 95% 94%
2006–2007 95% 92%
2007–2008 93% 94%
2008–2009 95% 95%
2009–2010 94% 96%
2010–2011 95% 94%
2011–2012[21] 95% 93%

Ayala's API score in the 2011–2012 school year was 845, 13 points up from the year before (2010–2011).[22]

The graduation rate for this school in the 2010–2011 school year is 98.3%.[4]

Various information[edit]

Ayala High School Campus
  • Ayala High School was ranked 1,183rd in the nation in 2006 by Newsweek Magazine.[23]
  • In the Freeway Complex Fire, Ayala was used as an evacuation site for the City of Chino Hills and Carbon Canyon.[1]
  • Ayala High School's Vocal Ensemble performs regularly at state competitions and festivals. They also tour along with Women's Ensemble and Men's Ensemble each year to various parts of the country.[citation needed]
  • The class of 2009 broke a world record for longest penny trail. The money was then given to charity on behalf of the class.[citation needed]
  • Ayala was home to a SkillsUSA chapter. The last engineering/architecture teacher, Mr. Trent Munsey, retired after the 2009–2010 school year. Ayala also participated in the Solar Cup, a competition in which schools build a solar-powered boat from scratch.[citation needed]
  • In the 2010 SkillsUSA California State Conference, 9 students received gold medals, 7 students received silver medals, and 1 student received a bronze medal.[24]
  • In April 2010, Ayala's USB Leadership Program received the California Association of Student Leaders Outstanding Activities Program Award.[25]
  • Ayala High School has received the 2011 California Distinguished School award.[8]

Drama[edit]

Drama has 10–12 productions per year. There are 3 main stage shows: Fall Drama, Comedy, and Musical. There are also 3 shows produced by the Advanced Arts classes. There are also at least 3 shows produced by the Beginning Theater Arts Classes. Finally, there is one production and performance by the highest level class.[citation needed]

Drama Productions
Year Production and Performance Showcase Mainstage Musicals Mainstage Productions
2002–2003 Is there a Comic in the House? Flowers for Algernon
2003–2004 The Miracle Worker Bye Bye Birdie The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
2004–2005 Undercover Romance My Fair Lady Stage Door
2005–2006 To Kill a Mockingbird South Pacific Our Town
2006–2007 The Plot, like Gravy, Thickens OKLAHOMA! Playing for Time
2007–2008 Parlor Games West Side Story Ladies of the Jury
2008–2009 Ladies of the Jury The Music Man Speak
2009–2010 It Was a Dark & Stormy Night Hello, Dolly! Inherit the Wind
2010–2011 The Sound of Music The Crucible
The Family Nobody Wanted

Band and colorguard[edit]

Ayala High School Band and Colorguard
Ayala Band and Color guard, 2010.jpg
Ayala Band and Colorguard 2010–2011
High School Ayala High School
Director of the band Mr. Mark Stone
How many people make up the band 210 (Band and Colorguard)
Description of the Uniform Red and Black (Band)
Purple and Black (Colorguard 2010–2011)
Official Website Band and Colorguard Percussion
  • The Ayala Band and Colorguard (BAC) is nationally recognized as a consistent top performing group. In recent years, they have attended competitions such as the Western Band Association field tournaments and Championships as well as several Bands of America regionals, and the largest marching band competition: Bands of America: Grand Nationals.[citation needed]
  • Ayala BAC took 3rd place in the 2008 WBA Championships at Pleasant Hills, CA.[26]
  • Ayala BAC took 2nd place in the 2009 WBA Championships at Fresno, CA.[27]
  • In the 2010 BOA: Grand Nationals held at Indianapolis, Indiana, the Ayala BAC got to the semi-finals.[28]
  • Ayala BAC took 1st place in the 2011 WBA Championships at Santa Barbara, CA.[29]
  • Ayala BAC tied for 1st place with James Logan High School in the 5A class in the 2012 WBA Championships at Fresno, CA. They beat out James Logan High School for the WBA Grand Championships by a tie-breaking rule. James Logan lost the title to Ayala for the second year in a row after the 2011 WBA Championships at Santa Barbara, CA.[30][31]
  • Ayala BAC was undefeated, winning first place at every field show they competed in during the 2012 season.[citation needed]
  • The Ayala Marching Percussion Ensemble and Ayala Concert Percussion Ensemble are also nationwide recognized performing groups.
  • Both groups were awarded gold medals in the 2010 WGI Championships held April 15–17, 2010 in Dayton, Ohio.[32]
  • In the 2012 season, both (marching and concert) ensembles traveled to the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. The Ayala Marching Percussion Ensemble received bronze medals and Ayala Concert Percussion Ensemble received silver medals.
  • In the 2013 season, both percussion ensembles were silver medalists at the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
  • The Ayala Winter Guard Ensembles (JV and Varsity) are also nationally recognized performing groups.[citation needed]
  • The Varsity Guard was awarded 4th place in the 2009 WGI Championships held in Dayton, Ohio.[33]
  • The following year, the 2010 JV Guard moved up two divisions in the WGASC circuit and up three divisions in the WGI circuit, and managed to win double gold medals in the 2010 WGASC championships. The Varsity team also won a bronze medal at the WGASC championships.[34]
  • In the 2011 season the Varsity was awarded 1st place at a local WGI Regional and 2nd place at the WGI San Diego Western Power Regional, and at the end of the season, both guards (JV and Varsity) were awarded with silver medals at the 2011 WGASC Championships.[citation needed]
  • During the 2012 season the Varsity received 3rd at the WGI Riverside Regional and 2nd at the WGI San Diego Western Power Regional, and traveled to the Winter Guard International Grand Championships in Dayton, Ohio and received 11th place in Open Class Finals.
  • The 2012 Varsity was also awarded the silver medal in the 2012 WGASC Championships.
  • In the 2012 season, the JV won gold in the 2012 WGASC Championships.
  • In 2013, the marching band was a Bands of America Grand National Finalist
  • In the 2013 Bands of America Grand National Finals, Ayala placed 12th in the nation

Class sizes[edit]

The average class sizes for the 2010–2011 school year are:[4]

  • English-Language Arts: 27.3
  • Mathematics: 24.2
  • Science: 30.2
  • History-Social Science: 34.7

Enrollment trends[edit]

Enrollment at Ayala High School started out at around 1,000 freshmen and sophomores [35] in 1991 and grew to 3,696 students before Chino Hills High School opened in 2001. After that, enrollment dropped to around 2,400 students, with a graduating class of about 600 students each year.[36]

Sports[edit]

  • Ruben S. Ayala High School is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation Sierra League in the Southern Section (CIF-SS), school will now compete in the Baseline League starting in the 2014-15 school year.
  • The campus has a swimming pool, 6 tennis courts, an indoor gym, pitching cages, 2 baseball fields, a weight room, and a stadium.
  • A documentary has been made about the 2010–2011 Ayala Wrestling Team.
  • In June 2011, varsity football coach Tom Inglima, who was named Inland Valley's Coach of the Year in 2007, was transferred to Chino High School.[37][38]
  • The table below lists the years a sport has made Sierra League, CIF-Southern Section (CIF-SS), and CIF (State). For CIF-SS and CIF, unless otherwise noted, the sport has won that level in that year.
Sports
Sport Sierra League (Champions) CIF-SS CIF
Boys' Football 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2008 1994 (2nd), 1996 (2nd), 1997 (2nd) none
Boys' Cross Country 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012 1992, 2007 (4th), 2008 (7th), 2009 (13th), 2010 (8th), 2011 (4th), 2012 (4th) 1992 (3rd), 2007 (4th), 2008 (7th), 2011 (8th), 2012 (7th)
Girls' Cross Country 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 1995 (2nd), 1996 (2nd), 2006 (3rd), 2010(6th), 2011 (15th), 1996 (3rd), 2006 (3rd), 2010(6th)
Girls' Volleyball 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 1997 (Qtr), 2001 (Qtr), 2003 (Qtr), 2004 (SF), 2006 (SF), 2007 (SF) none
Girls' Soccer 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 1995 none
Boys' Soccer 1995, 1997 none none
Boys' Track 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002 none none
Girls' Track 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 none none
Boys' Swim 1997, 1998 none none
Girls' Swim 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2011 none none
Boys' Water Polo 1994, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 1995 (2nd), 1996 (2nd), 2003, 2007 (SF) 2003
Girls' Water Polo 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2005 (2nd), 2006, 2007 (2nd), 2008 (2nd) none
Boys' Basketball 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 2000 (2nd), 2005 (SF) none
Girls' Basketball 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 1998 (SF), 2000 (SF), 2002 (SF), 2006 (SF), 2007, 2008 (2nd), 2009 (SF), 2010 (SF) none
Boys' Tennis 2003, 2006 2006 (SF) none
Girls' Tennis 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006 none none
Baseball 1995, 1997 none none
Softball 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 2010 none
Boys' Golf 1996 none none
Girls' Golf 2005, 2006, 2007 2006 (2nd) (Eastern Division), 2007 none
Wrestling 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 1997 (3rd), 1999 (2nd), 2001 (2nd), 2002 (2nd), 2003 (2nd), 2004 (2nd), 2005 (2nd) none

Legend: Qtr – Quarterfinals, SF – Semifinals

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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