C. K. McClatchy High School
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|C. K. McClatchy High School|
3066 Freeport Boulevard
|School district||Sacramento City Unified School District|
|Student to teacher ratio||26.25|
|Campus type||Closed Campus|
|Fight song||"McClatchy Fight Song"|
|Mascot||Leo the lion|
|Rival||John F. Kennedy High School (Sacramento, California)|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Website||C.K. McClatchy High School|
C. K. McClatchy High School, also known as simply McClatchy High School, is a high school in the Sacramento City Unified School District. It is located in the Land Park area of Sacramento, California. Established in 1937, it is the oldest operating high school in the district having succeeded crosstown rival, Sacramento High School, following its closure in 2003. McClatchy High School boasts over fifty clubs and over 50,000 alumni.
Population growth in the city of Sacramento during the 1930s prompted the construction of C.K. McClatchy Senior High School, the city's second high school. Construction financing came from local sources as well as the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal economic stimulus program instituted by President Franklin Roosevelt.
The school's design was done by local architectural firm of Starks and Flanders, whose existing portfolio included downtown landmarks such as the Elks Temple, the U.S. Post Office, and the Courthouse. On May 20, 1937, local dignitaries and students from the city's junior high schools gathered to watch the laying of the school's cornerstone bearing the name of C.K. McClatchy, the late editor and owner of The Sacramento Bee.
On September 19, 1937, the school was officially dedicated. Sitting on 30 acres (120,000 m2), the school included a shooting range, and a band room complete with soundproof practice rooms as well as dressing and music rooms near the auditorium. A nurse's suite with bathrooms and a sun porch and a quartered garden with central fountain in the Moorish style were also features of the new campus.
The school has served students in the Sacramento area for over 70 years. Many local, state, national, and international figures have graduated from CKM. Current enrollment is around 2,400 students.
In 2002, the school was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
McClatchy's newspaper, The Prospector, has been serving students for 75 years.
|White||African American||Asian||American Indian||Latino||Two or More Races|
|SAT Scores for 2015-16|
|Reading Average||Math Average||Writing Average|
In 2005, C.K. McClatchy High School began to be recognized as a California Distinguished School. Since then, McClatchy continues to be unique among California high schools by “beating the trends.” CKM's school-wide measure of achievement—the Academic Performance Index (API)—jumped 32 points to 745 in 2008, an additional 11 points in 2009 to 756, and the trend is expected to continue.
AFJROTC Unit CA-841
The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps works with students who desire to develop leadership potential. The open-enrollment program provides a scholastic program in the areas of aerodynamics, science, history and cultural awareness.
Criminal Justice Academy
The Criminal Justice Academy is offered through a partnership with the Sacramento Police Department. Students study the basic course materials used by those in training to be police cadets. Additionally, the curriculum covers investigative procedures, forensic science, physical training and principles of the law.
Humanities and International Studies Program
Law & Public Policy Academy
The Law & Public Policy Academy's mission is to immerse students in cross-curricular law and public policy based projects and activities. Students study the history of the American legal system as well as criminal prosecution methodologies.
Visual and Performing Arts Program
Politics and Judiciary
- Xavier Becerra - Member United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2017 and 33rd Attorney General of California since 2017
- Tani Cantil-Sakauye - Chief Justice of California since 2011
- Anthony Kennedy - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1988 – 2018
- Robert Matsui - Member United States House of Representatives 1979 – 2005
- Deborah Ortiz - Member, State Senate, State Assembly, Sacramento City Council, 1993 – 2006
- Brian Bedford - former NFL and CFL wide receiver
- Larry Bowa - MLB Network analyst and former MLB shortstop and coach
- Steve Brown - Defensive coordinator of the Kentucky Wildcats and former NFL defensive back
- Kevin Clark - former NFL defensive back
- Gene Cronin - former NFL defensive end
- Malcolm Floyd - former NFL wide receiver and former C. K. McClatchy High School football coach
- Steve Holm - catcher for the Minnesota Twins
- Dion James - 11-year MLB outfielder
- Nick Johnson - first baseman for the Cleveland Indians
- Rowland Office - 11-year MLB outfielder
- Vance Worley - Pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
- June Millington - lead guitarist of the band Fanny
- Mel Ramos- visual artist
- Joan Didion - writer
- Chino Moreno - leading vocalist in Deftones. Lead vocalist for the bands Team Sleep, Palms and Crosses.
- Stephen Carpenter - lead guitarist in Deftones and Kush.
- Abe Cunningham - drummer for the Deftones and Phallucy.
- Roger Voudouris - singer and record producer
- Channing Pollock - Magician and film actor
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