Baldwin Park High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Baldwin Park High School (BPHS)
Bphslogo.gif
Location
Baldwin Park, California
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto Home of the Braves
Established 1956
School district BPUSD
Principal Tony Ippolito
Grades 9–12
Number of students 2,379
Color(s) Blue and White
Mascot Brave
Website

Baldwin Park High School is located in Baldwin Park, California. It is part of the Baldwin Park Unified School District. It is one of three high schools in the city, Sierra Vista High School and North Park Continuation School being the other two. Usually the students attending this high school are the ones coming from Holland Middle School(6-8), Olive Middle School(6-8), Santa Fe Elementary (3-8) and about half from Jones Junior High(7-8) and very few from Sierra Vista Junior High(7-8).The school colors are Royal blue, white and silver. The school mascot is a Brave (Native American).

Alma mater[edit]

Baldwin Park's alma mater:

Baldwin Park, O Baldwin Park
We'll ever love you best.
Through all the years of smiles and tears,
You'll always stand the test.'
We'll love you and serve and honor you,
And for your colors cheer,
And loudly sing thy praises
Our Alma Mater dear.

Teachers[edit]

While the state average has one full-time teacher for 20 students, in this school it is 32 students per teacher. 98% of the teachers in the school have full teaching credential, while the other 2% have emergency ones. Most teachers Baldwin Park High School have been in the BPUSD an average of 11 years.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

White Latino Asian African American Pacific Islander American Indian Two or More Races
1% 93% 5% 1% 0% 0.1% 0%

According to US News and World Report, 99% of Baldwin Park's student body is "of color," with 88% of the student body coming from an economically disadvantaged household, determined by student eligibility for California's Reduced-price meal program. [1]

Sports[edit]

Baldwin Park offers the following sports: Baseball, Softball, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Badminton, Wrestling, Track & Field, Cross country running, Cheerleading, Swimming,Volleyball,Water polo and Soccer.

Entertainment Corps[edit]

The Baldwin Park HS Marching band and Colorguard have been finalists at the SCSBOA (Southern California Band and Orchestra Association) for the past nine years (since 2005). The Winterguard is the current WGASC Champion in the Intermediate A Division. The drumline is a former two-time champion in the Scholastic A division for American Drumline Association. They now compete in the Southern California Percussion Alliance. Baldwin Park is mostly known for their soccer team. Although Football is still considered the main sport in campus, their low competitive level has caused the football team to lose prestige and reputation. On the other side soccer is the second biggest sport in school because over 85% of students have Latino descent. The current rise in the sport popularity and level of competition has caused the Baldwin Park Braves to achieve CIF finals 5 years in a row. The team has managed to make it to three championship games and has achieve 1 CIF championship under the leadership of coach Ricardo Mira.

At the WGASC 2013 Championship competitions, Baldwin Park High school placed 8th place, out of 9 teams in their division..

Notable Alumni[edit]

Pop Culture[edit]

  • The movie "Fury to Freedom", released in 1985 was filmed at the high school.[citation needed]
  • Roger Freed, graduated from Baldwin Park High School and was a Major League baseball player for 7 years on various National League teams.
  • Kent McCord who graduated from BPHS - Star of Adam-12 in 1968.
  • Fred McNeill who played 4 years of football at UCLA and 11 years as linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings graduated from BPHS in 1970.

References[edit]