Sylmar High School
|Sylmar High School|
|13050 Borden Ave.
Sylmar, CA 91342
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue/Carolina Blue|
Sylmar High School is a public school in the northeast San Fernando Valley in the Sylmar district of Los Angeles, California. Established in the 1950s, it is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, District 2, and serves more than 3,600 students in grades 9-12. The school mascot is the Spartans.
Sylmar first opened in 1961. On Friday October 19, 2012, Sylmar High will celebrate its 50th year anniversary.
Sylmar's athletic program has flourished in the Los Angeles City Section. Particularly in football, the Spartans have won 2 City titles under former head coach Jeff Engilman in 1992 and 1994. Since then, the Spartans have had plenty of 10+ win seasons making playoffs but, have fallen short of advancing to the championship games. Jeff Engilman retired from coaching in 2003 with London Woodfin, the offensive coordinator, taking the reigns. Woodfin's first season as head coach in 2004 was a success with the team going 9-3 losing to Dorsey High School 55-13 in the playoffs. The closest Sylmar has gotten to making the championship game was in 2005 losing to Taft High School 48-28 in the Semi-Finals when Sylmar finished 12-1. Sylmar had running back CJ Gable at the time.
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- George Wrighster, football, Jacksonville Jaguars' tight end
- Brandon Browner, football, Seattle Seahawks cornerback
- Durell Price, football
- Brian Roberson, football
- Pete Redfern, baseball, pitcher
- Johnny Whitaker, actor (class of 1978)
- Jeff Scott Soto, singer, rock star (class of 1983)
- CJ Gable, football (USC Trojans, New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars)
- Adrian Lopez soccer, (Cal State Northridge, San Fernando Valley Quakes)
- Tyler Honeycutt, basketball, (Sacramento Kings)
- Marco Estrada, Baseball, (Milwaukee Brewers)
- Chuy Bravo, television personality of Chelsea Lately
- Leech, Paige A. (December 11, 1994). "Price Gouges Crenshaw, 38-6 : City Section: Sylmar back has 166 yards, three touchdowns as Spartans win 4-A title". Los Angeles Times.
- TV Guide June 26-July 2, 1999. pg. 25.
- School website
- Los Angeles Unified School District profile
- "Northridge project cuts dropout rate at Sylmar High School", April 17, 2006, CSUN News (pdf)