Chino High School

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Chino High School
5472 Park Place
Chino, California 91710
United States
Coordinates 34°01′17″N 117°41′06″W / 34.021500°N 117.685121°W / 34.021500; -117.685121Coordinates: 34°01′17″N 117°41′06″W / 34.021500°N 117.685121°W / 34.021500; -117.685121
Type Public high school
Established 1897
School district Chino Valley Unified School District
Principal Felix Melendez
Teaching staff 93.63 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,498 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 26.68
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Royal blue and white
Nickname Cowboys
Rivals Don Antonio Lugo High School
Accreditation WASC 3-year
Test average API 653 in 2008
Newspaper The Lariat
Yearbook El Chasqui

Chino High School (CHS), located in Chino, California is one of the four regular high schools in the Chino Valley Unified School District. The school was established in 1897, making it one of the oldest schools in Southern California. Chino High moved from its original location in 1951 to its present location on Park Place and Benson Ave.[3]


In 2007, the rate of passing the English-Language Arts section of the California High School Exit Exam for sophomores was 76% and the rate of graduating seniors was approximately 70%. Dropout rates continue to stay low at less than 10% in 2008, Chino High School was recertified by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for three years.[4]


The demographic breakdown of the 2,498 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year was:

  • Male - 49.0%
  • Female - 51.0%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
  • Asian/Pacific islander - 4.0%
  • Black - 3.5%
  • Hispanic - 75.4%
  • White - 16.3%
  • Multiracial - 0.6%

In addition, 57% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[2]


Chino High School is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation Hacienda League in the southern section. Division 6

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Sedrick Ellis, retired NFL defensive tackle
  • Angela Williams, four times 100 meter NCAA champion at USC, world indoor 60 meter champion, current high school 100 meter record holder.
  • Geoff Blum, professional baseball player.
  • Greg Salas, 2010 NFL draft pick of the St Louis Rams
  • Jarron Gilbert, professional football player, defensive end for the Buffalo Bills
  • Elita Loresca, Meteorologist for NBC 4 in Los Angeles, voted 9th "Hottest Weather Girl" by FHM Magazine


  1. ^ "2008 Base API Report - Chino High". California Department of Education. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Chino High". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Chino High History and Alma Mater". Chino Valley Unified School District. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  4. ^ "WASC THREE-YEAR TERM REVISIT 2007-2008" (PDF). Chino Valley Unified School District. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 

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