Canoga Park High School
|Canoga Park High School|
|6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, California
|Principal||Robert R. Garcia|
|Color(s)||Hunter Green, White|
Canoga Park High School is a high school located in Canoga Park in the western San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California, United States, and is in the Los Angeles Unified School District. It is located at the start of the Los Angeles River, and adjacent to Topanga Canyon Boulevard to the west and Owensmouth Avenue to the east.
Canoga Park High serves the majority of the Canoga Park area of Los Angeles and parts of the Winnetka area as well.
To the north and south Bell Creek and Arroyo Calabasas (Calabasas Creek) flow around the campus to join on the east side behind the stadium and become the headwaters of the Los Angeles River. The creeks and river were channelized in the 1940s, but still support wildlife.
The High School opened October 4, 1914, as Owensmouth High School, making it the oldest high school in the west San Fernando Valley. It was in a Beaux-Arts Neoclassical architectural style, unusual for a small town two years old. The school's name was changed in 1931, after the community of Owensmouth changed its name to Canoga Park. Among the school's features are a Coast Redwood grove planted in 1936 just north of the football field. A classic Greek outdoor theater was part of the School in early years.
Canoga Park High School boasts a successful FTC team. Having won second place in regionals during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 competition years, the team has won various awards for their efforts. The team has started two additional robotics FLL clubs in neighboring schools such as Hale Middle School and Sutter Middle School, but also hopes to start an additional club in Columbus Middle School. The high school's robotics team competes in FRC as of the 2010–2011 years and FTC.
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- Bryan Cranston, actor, graduated in 1974.
- Lloyd G. Davies, Los Angeles City Council member, 1943–51.
- Keith Jardine, wrestler and football player; current Mixed Martial Artist, formerly for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Strikeforce, and King of the Cage
- Lori Nelson, actress.
- Kurtwood Smith, actor.
- Will (Bill) Jackson S'63, Greenpeace cofounder and crewmember, 1975; author "Once Upon A Greenpeace", 2013.
- Barney Burman, Academy Award winning make-up artist.
- Jacqueline Obradors, actress.
- Robert M. Wilkinson (ca. 1921–2010), Los Angeles City Council member and lobbyist.
- Lyn Nofziger, journalist and aide to Presidents Nixon and Reagan, 1942 
- Jackie Earle Haley, actor.
- Royal F. Oakes, radio talk show host and attorney.
- Byron Smith, NFL player
- Michael Kwan (Utah Superior Court Judge)
- CSUN-CPH photo
- The Adam Carolla Podcast, Mar 26 2009, 60 minute mark
- "Keith Jardine Canoga High School". Retrieved 2014.
- "Keith Jardine UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014.
- "Once Rheumatic Heart Victim Chosen as Queen". The Los Angeles Times. February 5, 1956.
- Canoga Park High School Alumni Stories
Jackson, Will. Warriors Of The Rainbow: A Chronicle of the Greenpeace Movement (R. Hunter). Henry Holt & Co. 1976; How To Save The World, documentary (MET 2014); Greenpeace (Rex Weyler); Once Upon A Greenpeace, (W. Jackson) Infinity 2013.