Calabasas High School
|Calabasas High School|
22855 Mulholland Highway
|School type||Public, High school|
|School district||Las Virgenes Unified|
|Teaching staff||75.76 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||26.47 (2018–19)|
|Athletics conference||Member of the Marmonte League in the California Interscholastic Federation|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
Calabasas High School, which serves Calabasas, and portions of West Hills, Los Angeles, is one of three high schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District (along with Agoura High School and Indian Hills High School in Agoura Hills).
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,824 students and 65.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 27.9:1. There were 103 students (5.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 26 (1.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
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During the 2006–07 school year Calabasas High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award the Department of Education gives.
The school plays its football games at Keith Ritchie Field, an open-air stadium located in Calabasas, California, with a capacity of approximately 3,000. The stadium is the home of the Coyotes – Calabasas High School's football, track and field and soccer teams. It was also formerly the home field for the USL Premier Development League club, the San Fernando Valley Quakes.
The Calabasas High School Theater Program performs in the Performing Arts Education Center. The center opened in 2013. The $18 million building was funded through Measure G, which passed in 2006. The Performing Arts Education Center was designed by architect John Sergio Fisher. The mainstage theater seats 680 people. There is a black box theater in the facility that seats 100 people. The Performing Arts Education Center has won numerous design awards, including a 2012 AIA / SFV Award for Design Excellence and a 2011 Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award.
In 2013 students chose a same-sex couple for homecoming queen and queen.
- Shiri Appleby (born 1978), actress known for her roles in Swimfan, Roswell, UnReal, among others
- Ezra Butler (born 1984), professional football player
- Katie Cassidy (born 1986), actress
- Michelle Fields (born 1988), Fox News reporter
- Amanda Fink (born 1986, class of 2005), tennis player
- Danielle Fishel (born 1981, class of 1999), actress
- Gaby Hoffmann (born 1982), actress
- Incubus: Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger, Jose Pasillas and formerly Dirk Lance
- Jensen Karp (born 1979), author, rapper, television writer
- Julia Lester (born 1999), actress
- Erik Menendez (born 1970), of the Menendez Brothers
- Jim Rome (born 1964, class of 1982), television and radio host
- Ricky Schroder (born 1970), actor
- Daniel Steres (born 1990), professional soccer player with the LA Galaxy
- "2018-2019 School Profile" (PDF). Calabasas High School. Retrieved July 15, 2019 – via docs.google.com.
- "Search for Public Schools - Calabasas High (062100002519)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
- About, Calabasas High School. Accessed February 21, 2017. "Calabasas High School is a four-year, Freshman to Senior, high school. CHS is one of 3 high schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. (Calabasas High School, Agoura High School and Indian Hills High School). We are located at the southwestern edge of the San Fernando Valley and serves portions of Calabasas and West Hills."
- "Las Virgenes Unified School District / Homepage". lvusd.org. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
- U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 2003 through 2006 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
- CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department Archived August 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
- Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
- "VIDEO: Building Dedication Ceremony Celebrates New Performing Arts Education Center". Agoura Hills, CA Patch. January 26, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
- www.grandpixels.com. "About ‹ The PAECs". performingarts.lvusd.org. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
- Moreno, John. "Same-Sex Couple Crowned as Homecoming Queens at Calabasas High School". ktla.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
- Ezra Butler, National Football League. Accessed February 21, 2017. "At Calabasas High School, Butler earned first-team All-Frontier League honors as a junior and senior."
- "Calabasas High School freshman singer signs contract with Artemis records" Archived December 20, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, The Acorn, June 13, 2002. Accessed February 21, 2017. "Katie Cassidy-Benedon, a freshman at Calabasas High School, has been signed by Artemis records, the largest independent record label in the U.S., for a five-album contract deal."
- "Q&A with Michelle Fields", C-SPAN, November 30, 2011. Accessed February 21, 2017. "LAMB: So when you think back on your education, you went to high school where? FIELDS: Calabasas High School."
- Levy, Gabrielle. "Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel graduates college, gets engaged at 31", United Press International, December 20, 2012. Accessed February 21, 2017. "Fishel said in 2010 she was pursuing a degree in psychology from the California State University, Fullerton, and graduated in 1999 from Calabasas High School in California."
- "Index Magazine". Retrieved January 13, 2015.
- "Hoobastank". Pollstar. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
- "Welcome to the Safe House: Unlocking the Mysteries of Calabasas and Hidden Hills". Complex. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
- Dallman, Gianna (December 1, 2016). "Julia Lester dominates the stage in Carrie: The Musical". CHS Courier. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
- "Menendez brother admitted to slayings, transcript says", Daily News of Los Angeles, April 17, 1993. Accessed November 10, 2007. "Craig Cignarelli – who became best friends with Erik Menendez after the two met in 1986 at Calabasas High School..."
- McAlevey, Peter. "King of 'The Jungle'; Jim Rome Turned Sports Talk Radio Into a Howard Stern-ish Free-for-All. Not Everyone Is Glad He Did.", Los Angeles Times, November 23, 1997. Accessed February 21, 2017. "No other sports talk host understands or exploits this better than Rome. A 1982 graduate of Calabasas High School and a champion tennis player, Rome realized he "wasn't going to play Wimbledon, so if I wanted to stay in sports I'd have to figure out something else.'"
- Morrison, Mark. "A little Schroder. A little wiser. Former child star Rick (a k a Ricky) Schroder's grown-up role on NYPD Blue could earn him a nod in next week's Emmy nominations.", Kokomo Tribune, July 11, 1999. Accessed February 21, 2017. "When I finished Silver Spoons and I went back to Calabasas High School for senior year, I had a tough time."
- Daniel Steres, LA Galaxy. Accessed February 21, 2017. "The defender was born in Burbank, California, and attended Calabasas High School."