St. John Bosco High School
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|St. John Bosco High School|
Ad Deum Qui Laetificat Juventutem Meam
(To God, Who Gives Joy To My Youth)
|13640 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, California, (Los Angeles County), 90706
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic;
|Patron saint(s)||St. John Bosco|
|Director||Fr. Joseph Nguyen, SDB|
|Average class size||28|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1|
|Campus size||36 acres (150,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Blue, white and gold|
|Athletics||13 varsity interscholastic sports teams|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
St. John Bosco High School (SJBHS) is a Catholic college preparatory school located in Bellflower, California, USA in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, conducted by the Salesians of St. John Bosco, San Francisco Province. SJBHS is named after Saint John Bosco and was originally founded as an elementary and intermediate boarding school by the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1940. The first high-school class graduated in 1956, and in the late 1970s the boarding school closed.
During the Second World War, portions of the school were used as a military barracks.
St. John Bosco High School is one of the premier Catholic high schools in Southern California. The school's philosophy is to develop the "whole person" including "spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, culturally, artistically, and physically".
- St. John Bosco's cross country team is one of the most well-regarded programs in the state, having won three California State Championships (2003, 2010, 2012), two CIF Southern Section Championships (2003, 2006), and achieved numerous podium finishes over the past 10 years.[when?]
- Bosco is one of two high schools to have a suspended floor in its gymnasium.
- St. John Bosco Football team was ranked #1 in the nation 2012–13 season
- St. John Bosco Football team wins the CIF-Southern Section PAC-5 division championship with a 34–7 victory over Trinity League rival Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on December 7, 2013,and finished the season with a 14–0 record. They defeated Centennial High School, Corona, California by the score of 70-49, and defeated De La Salle High School of Concord by a score of 20–14 to win the CIF football Open Division State Championship.
- St. John Bosco's 2013 percussion ensemble took the American Drumline Association (ADLA) championship for scholastic division A championships.
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- Chad Allen, actor who appeared in Webster, Our House and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
- Steve Carfino former basketball player for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Australian National Basketball League
- James Cotton, former NBA player
- Joe Cowan, graduated in 2003 and holds numerous school records in track and field as well as football; played for the UCLA Bruins' football program.
- Patrick Cowan, an NFL free agent who was signed to New Orleans Saints but later released. Graduated in 2004, former starting quarterback for the UCLA Bruins football team.
- Benjamin Cruz, retired Chief Justice of Guam, Democratic Senator in the Guam Legislature, former member Democratic National Committee.
- Tim DeRuyter, American football coach
- Nomar Garciaparra, graduated in 1991, from 1996 to 2009, played for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland Athletics. He was most famous during his tenure with Boston Red Sox during which he was a member of the "Holy Trinity of Shortstop", along with Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.
- Jelani Gardner, former McDonalds All American basketball player for Cal and Pepperdine
- Todd Husak, former Stanford and NFL Quarterback
- Joey Karam, plays keyboard/synthesizer for The Locust and One Day as a Lion
- Dennis Lamp, from 1977 through 1992, Lamp pitched for the Chicago Cubs (1977–80), Chicago White Sox (1981–83), Toronto Blue Jays (1984–86), Oakland Athletics (1987), Boston Red Sox (1988–91) and Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman, graduated in 2003.
- Leon McFadden, Cleveland Browns cornerback.
- Keith Price, starting quarterback for the Washington Huskies football team
- Sean Sellers, drummer for the punk bands Good Riddance and The Real McKenzies
- Bud Smith, MLB pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals during the 2001-2002 season. He is noted for being one of only 18 pitchers in MLB history since 1900 to throw a no-hitter during their rookie season.
- Christopher Gomez, goalkeeper for FC Dallas soccer club, class of 2001
- Bosco was used in the 1988 motion picture The Invisible Kid starring Jay Underwood and Chynna Phillips.[better source needed]
- The gym was used during the basketball scenes in The Amazing Spider-Man.[not in citation given]
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- St. John Bosco High School website: History and Philosophy Accessed February 28, 2009[dead link]
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