Chino Hills High School
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|Chino Hills High School|
|16150 Pomona Rincon Road
Chino Hills, CA 91709
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Home of the Huskies|
|School district||Chino Valley Unified School District|
|Student to teacher ratio||32:1|
|Campus size||17 acres (6.9 ha)|
|Newspaper||The Husky Howler|
Chino Hills High School, abbreviated CHHS, is located in Chino Hills, California and is a public comprehensive high school serving a student body from three cities in the Chino Valley Unified School District. The school was established in 2001 and is located in the City of Chino Hills, which is in the southwest corner of San Bernardino County. The City of Chino Hills was Incorporated in 1991, and is now a community of 76,131. Chino Valley Unified School District serves over 29,000 students in Chino, Chino Hills, and south Ontario, slightly down from 30,659 three years ago. After years of rampant growth, enrollment has somewhat stabilized. The district employs over 2,400 people, and supports thirty-five schools including four comprehensive high schools and one continuation school.
The City of Chino Hills is in the midst of housing expansion, with multiple residential building projects under construction in the neighborhoods surrounding Chino Hills High School, and more homes under construction in neighboring Eastvale. This residential expansion is set to bring an enrollment increase to CHHS in the next several years. CHHS currently serves 2,891 students, whose student body reflects both ethnic and economic diversity. Although CHHS attendance area covers the southern portions of the district’s three cities, from the hills to the agricultural preserve, 90% of students who attend Chino Hills High School come from Chino Hills. CHHS is the largest high school in the district.
CHHS’ graduation rate was 95% in 2011 and 2012, increasing to 96% in 2013. This is above the district rate of 89% and the state rate of 80% in 2013. In 2013, the dropout rate at CHHS was 0.7%, down from 1.2% in 2011. This is lower than the district rate of 2%, the county rate of 4.2%, and the state rate of 3.9% in 2013. CHHS’ dropout rate is consistently less than district, county, and state totals.
In the early 2000s, the Chino Hills area was growing at a very rapid rate. Nearby Ruben S. Ayala High School was nearing 4,000 students and voters approved Measure M, a bond initiative to relieve overcrowding and build a second high school in Chino Hills. The first graduating class finished in 2005.
In 2009, the CHHS Schools for Schools club, a nationwide organization that works with Invisible Children organized school dances, book drives, and mobilized students to donate more than $10,400 and 18,000 books to Anaka Secondary School. The funds went to a new laboratory and classroom block for CHHS' sister school in Uganda. Chino Hills students Jennifer Umberg and Jessica Witten were awarded trips to visit Gulu. In 2011, the club raised $25,400 and will send a student and the adviser Mr.Lanathoua to visit Uganda in the summer of 2012.
The campus was completed in 2006 and includes a 450-seat theater, a large stadium, two gymnasiums, and two computer labs. A wood shop is used for theater set design class. Facilities also include designed-to-specification ceramics, video production, theater, band, cooking, an aquatics center and art classrooms.
The student population is fairly diverse demographically, and very diverse socioeconomically. Students come from some of the most wealthy and most disadvantaged areas in San Bernardino County. The demographic breakdown is as follows: 4.66% African American, .1% American Indian or Alaskan, 11.02% Asian, 6.09% Filipino, 29.21% Hispanic/Latino, .26% Pacific Islander, and 28.75% Caucasian, and 19.91% Multiple. In recent years, the population of Asian American students has risen dramatically.
Chino Hills High School offers 18 Advanced Placement courses, where 33% of students are enrolled. The school is attempting to re-configure its scheduling so that more AP classes can be offered as a result of high demand.
- The 18 AP classes offered for the 2015-2016 school year are:
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Chemistry
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP Environmental Science
- AP European History
- AP French Language
- AP Japanese Language
- AP Macroeconomics/AP Microeconomics
- AP Physics
- AP Psychology
- AP Spanish Language
- AP Spanish Literature
- AP Statistics
- AP U.S. Government & Politics
- AP U.S. History
Four foreign languages are offered at Chino Hills High: Spanish (1, 2, 3H, 4 AP, 5 AP), French (1, 2, 3H, 4 AP), Japanese (1, 2, 3H, 4 AP), and Mandarin Chinese (1, 2, 3 H, 4 AP). After graduation, approximately 54% attend a four-year university; 1% join the military, 3% attend technical college and 42% attend a community college.
Chino Hills High has 2 academies that allow students who wish to pursue particular careers in the Academies may enroll.
- Business Administration Hospitality and Tourism
- Health Science Academy
The CHHS Spiritleaders have frequently made both US Spiritleaders and USA nationals. The 2008 Mascots are the only CHHS spiritleading team to have medaled at the USA National Finals, taking 3rd in 2008. Students can also participate in many after school variety sports, such as football, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, softball, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' water polo and swimming, boys' and girls' tennis, boys' and girls' golf, and track and field.
In 2014 CHHS became a member of the California Interscholastic Federation Baseline League in the Southern Section. The campus has two gyms, tennis courts, a baseball stadium, and a large recently opened football stadium that can accommodate 4,000. Sports that are offered include: Baseball, Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Boys' and Girls' Badminton Boys' and Girls' Tennis, Boys' and Girls' Golf (The Girls' team was introduced in the fall season of 2010), Football Boys' and Girls' Soccer, Boys' and Girls' Water Polo, Boys' and Girls' Swimming, Softball Volleyball Boys' and Girls' Cross Country, Boys' and Girls' Track and Field, Wrestling
- Lonzo Ball, Former UCLA Bruins Point Guard
- Justin Cole, CFL linebacker
- Cory Harkey, NFL tight end
- Chris Parmelee, MLB player
- Tyler Wilson, soccer player