San Francisco Polytechnic High School
|San Francisco Polytechnic High School|
|The gymnasium is all that remains from San Francisco Polytechnic High School|
|701 Frederick Street
San Francisco, California, United States
|School district||San Francisco Unified School District|
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San Francisco Polytechnic High School was a public secondary school in San Francisco, California. Located at 701 Frederick Street, across from Kezar Stadium, the school was in operation from 1884 until 1973.
This secondary school was open for almost 90 years until the 1970s. Over that time the school had a reputation for a diverse and talented student body, inspirational teachers and administrators, and exceptional football teams.
In 1987 the school property was re-zoned for condominiums. Two sections of the original Polytechnic High School building remain today: the girls' gym and the boys' gym.
In the city championship game between San Francisco Polytechnic and Lowell High School in 1928, a crowd of over 50,000 people saw the match-up at Kezar Stadium. That game holds attendance records for a high school football game in northern California.
- Tad Dorgan, cartoonist, added many words and expressions to the language
- Paul Desmond, Musician
- Edward Ginzton, physicist
- Merl Saunders, musician
- Barry Shabaka Henley, actor
- George Seifert, former NFL coach
- Bob St. Clair, former San Francisco 49ers player and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee
- Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense
- "Edward Leonard Ginzton". Biographical Memoirs 88. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. 2006. p. 110. ISBN 0-309-10389-4. "Less than four years later he graduated from San Francisco's Polytechnic High School...."
- "San Francisco Musician Merl Saunders Dies at 74". KTVU. 2008-10-24. "But Saunders jammed for decades, starting at San Francisco's Polytechnic High School...."
- Vigil, Delfin (2007-06-03). "An acting pioneer". San Francisco Chronicle.
- "49ers quarterbacks coach thankful to be alive after 1960 plane crash". Contra Costa Times. 2003-11-27. "Marinai, a teammate of George Seifert's at San Francisco Polytechnic High School...."
- "A Career of Service and History". The Library of Congress Information Bulletin. May 2007. "His early interest in politics is shown by ... items he kept ... during his time as a student at San Francisco Polytechnic High School in the 1930s."
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