California High School (Whittier, California)

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California High School
California High School Condor.jpg
9800 South Mills Ave.
Whittier, California
Coordinates 33°56′38″N 118°01′26″W / 33.94398°N 118.02393°W / 33.94398; -118.02393Coordinates: 33°56′38″N 118°01′26″W / 33.94398°N 118.02393°W / 33.94398; -118.02393
Type Public secondary
Established 1954
School district Whittier Union High School District
Principal William Schloss
Grades 912
Color(s) Navy and Gold
Mascot Condors
Nickname Cal
Yearbook Talon

California High School (CHS) is a public high school located at 9800 South Mills Avenue Whittier, California 90604 and belongs to the Whittier Union High School District.

"Cal Hi", as it is known, is home to the Condors, with around 3,000 students currently attending. The mascot is the condor and the school colors are navy and gold. It has been recently honored as a California Distinguished School, and is highly praised for its academies. It also offers a Latin program. Many sports are offered, such as golf, soccer, tennis, water polo, swimming, softball, baseball, volleyball, cross-country, wrestling, track, cheerleading and football. The band has also won many commendations and awards, including sweepstakes at the local Band Jam competition 4 years running under the direction of Doug Nordquist (2004–2006), and has ranked 6th in the SCSBOA Marching Band Championship Competition.

Alma mater[edit]

All hail to California!
To you in praise we sing
In victory ever onward
Our voices shall ring.
All hail to California!
To our Alma Mater hail!
To our Alma Mater hail


These three-year programs teach students about their chosen course of study during their Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.

  • Architecture & Engineering (A&E)
  • Automotive Academy
  • Business Academy
  • Culinary Academy
  • Health Academy
  • Puente Program (four-year program)
  • Scholar's Academy (four-year program)


The California High School has been traditionally led by a group of students known as the ASB.

Cal High is home to a diverse range of clubs, including:

  • Anime Club
  • German Club
  • The National Honor Society
  • Expanded Horizons Club
  • Girls' League Board (GLB)
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Dead Language Club (DLC)
  • Life Teen Club
  • Asian Club
  • Club Eco
  • California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
  • Scrapbooking Club
  • Campus Light
  • Speech and Debate
  • Chess Club
  • Drama Club
  • Spanish Club
  • American Sign Language Club (ASL)
  • Model United Nations (MUN) or Model UN
  • Key Club
  • Fight Breast Cancer Club (FBC)
  • Men's League Board (MLB)

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Anthony Rendon, Class of 1986- California Assembly Member [1]


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