Chatsworth High School
|Chatsworth Charter High School|
|10027 Lurline Avenue
Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California 91311
|School board||Los Angeles Unified School District
Board of Education
|Authority||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Faculty||86.85 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||27.17|
|Campus size||40 acres (16 ha)|
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The campus was built with one-story buildings around a central quad as land was inexpensive and an open, outdoor feeling was consistent with the area. The administration building anchors the southeast end of the quad, while the cafeteria and auditorium anchors the northwest end. Athletics are on the other side of the internal roadway.
Chatsworth's Drama Department participates in Fall and Shakespeare DTASC Festivals every year, earning recognition in acting and technical design. The department puts on a production every year and is Thespian Troupe #2314 in the National Honor Thespian Society. Many notable alumni artists have come out of Chatsworth High School's Drama Department such as Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham and Kevin Spacey. Spacey recently co-produced a documentary airing on HBO, "Shakespeare High" featuring Chatsworth's Drama Department.
In 2003 and 2004, the Chatsworth High School baseball team was ranked first in the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 50 poll. In 2007, Chatsworth High players Matt Dominguez (baseball) and Mike Moustakas were selected in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. Chatsworth High is one of only seven schools to have produced two first round draft picks in the same year. Other notable players to have played at Chatsworth High School include: Josh Ravin, Dwight Evans, Bobby Mitchell, Andre David, and Bryan Petersen. Evans is the namesake of Chatsworth's football stadium.
The women's basketball team were CIF Division 1 City Champions in 2009, defeating Taft Charter High School Chatsworth High School's wrestling team has won the Los Angeles City Section CIF Title in 1974 and 2004. Chatsworth High School's Varsity Football team won the Los Angeles City 3AAA Championship in 1979. The team was undefeated and untied for 12 games defeating rival Canoga Park High School.
In 2009, the track and field coaches Paul Lauten and Jose Lerio decided to create a new award named after an athlete "Nolan Blake" who brought incredible inspirational and motivation to the program that will live on forever. It used to be called the "Most Inspirational Award", but starting in 2009 it is called "The Nolan Blake Award" to honor his accomplishments and it is still being given out today. This would also go down as being the first ever award named after someone who attended Chatsworth High School.
Most recently the school's softball team won their first ever LA-CIF championship in May 2015 versus Carson High School. Coach John Forgerson, named Daily News coach of the year, guided the star-studded team in his first year at the school. Four of the seniors signed letters of intent with Division 1 schools across the nation and anchored the infield. It was the first championship for the Chatsworth since the 2009 baseball team won the CIF-LA title.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (October 2015)|
- Rich Aude, former baseball player
- Howard S. Berger, award-winning filmmaker, Lion Witch and the Wardrobe
- Cesar Sermiento city attorney
- Larry Beinfest, general manager of the Florida Marlins
- Gennifer Brandon, WNBA player
- Candace Cameron Bure, actress
- Kirk Cameron, actor
- Matt Cassel, Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys 
- Andre David, major league baseball player, Minnesota Twins
- Lori Beth Denberg, actress
- Matt Dominguez (baseball), baseball player and 2007 Florida Marlins draft pick
- Scott English, UTEP University basketball player, Phoenix Suns and the ABA
- Christine Essel, Senior Vice President, Paramount Pictures
- Dwight Evans, all-star major league baseball player, Boston Red Sox hall of fame, Baltimore Orioles
- Apple Graceffa, all-star cheerleader, adult entertainer
- Brian Grazer, Oscar winning producer, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Val Kilmer, actor
- Stepfanie Kramer, actress
- Rory Markas, sports broadcaster
- Mike Moustakas, baseball player and 2007 Kansas City Royals draft pick
- Bryan Petersen, Major League Baseball outfielder for the Miami Marlins
- Rhonda Jo Petty – pornographic actress
- Josh Ravin, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers
- Steve Reed, former baseball player
- Adam Rich, actor
- Lindsay Sloane, actress
- Kevin Spacey, actor
- Deshawn Stephens, basketball player for the Akita Northern Happinets
- Ty Van Burkleo, former major league baseball player and hitting coach
- Mare Winningham, actress
- Chae Da-hee, Singer, As One
- Steven Hug, US Olympic Gymnast 
- Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit 
- Arianne Zucker, American actress and model
- Mark Dankberg, CEO Viasat
- Joel Marsden (Fate Fatal), lead singer of The Deep Eynde and A Million Machines.
Lakjon Kaduna - lead singer of band System of Down
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