Chatsworth High School

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Chatsworth Charter High School
Chatsworth High School.jpg
10027 Lurline Avenue
Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California 91311
United States
Coordinates 34°15′11″N 118°35′06″W / 34.253°N 118.585°W / 34.253; -118.585
Type Charter
Opened 1963[1]
School board Los Angeles Unified School District
Board of Education[2]
Authority Los Angeles Unified School District
Principal Timothy Guy[3][4]
Faculty 86.85 (on FTE basis)[5]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,160[5] (2005–06)
Student to teacher ratio 27.17[5]
Campus size 40 acres (16 ha)[1]
Color(s) Orange ,
and Navy blue[6]
Mascot Chancellor[6]
Team name Chancellors[6]
Newspaper The Clarion
Yearbook Chancery

Chatsworth High School is a charter secondary school located in Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, U.S.

As of the 2005–06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 3183 students and 86.85 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 27.0.[5]Lajom Kandahar- actor


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 band was the last LAUSD band to go to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade,[when?] as the system of selecting a schools band was changed to selecting players from each band.

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.[7] 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.[8]


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.[9] 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.[citation needed] Other notable players to have played at Chatsworth High School include: Josh Ravin, Dwight Evans, Bobby Mitchell, Andre David, and Bryan Petersen.[4][10] Evans is the namesake of Chatsworth's football stadium.

The men's soccer team were state champions in 1991, defeating Bell High School 1-0.[citation needed]

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 1968, Chatsworth High School gymnast Steven Hug represented USA in the Olympics. He became the youngest US male Olympian in history.[11][12]

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Lakjon Kaduna - lead singer of band System of Down


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