Chula Vista High School
|Chula Vista High School|
820 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, California 91911
|Motto||“Do the right thing.”|
|Teaching staff||108.92 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||22.22|
|Color(s)||Blue & White|
Chula Vista High School (CVHS) in Chula Vista, California was founded in 1946 at Brown Airfield in Otay Mesa and is now located on the West side of Chula Vista. It is part of the Sweetwater Union High School District.
School for the Creative and Performing Arts
The Sweetwater Union High School District's School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is part of Chula Vista High School, and 50 percent of the student population enrolls in this program. The SCPA is a Grammy Signature School and offers high school "majors" in Ballet Folklorico, Band, Dance, Guitar, Mariachi, Orchestra, Piano, Stage Tech, Drama, Vocal Music, and Visual Arts.
CVHS underwent a renovation to several classrooms and received a new ASB building in 2006-2007 as part of Proposition BB. And as of recently (under Proposition O) the school received a new state-of-the-art multi purpose performing arts center (now named Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center) and library. Turner Construction started work on these buildings beginning in the summer of 2009, and was completed and occupied by students and staff in January 2011. In addition, the schools locker rooms, weight room, and gymnasium were gutted and renovated.
Under Propositions BB and Prop O, classrooms were renovated in 2006, and construction of new buildings on campus began in 2009. The Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center is one of the largest environmentally friendly performing arts venues in the South Bay, and is seeking LEED Platinum certification. This center seats over 700 guests, and has movable seating, enabling this venue to be used for a variety of events. 4 classrooms are also attached to the Tygett Center - Band, Orchestra/Mariachi, Dance, and Choir rooms - all sound-dampened along with their own private offices for teachers, and ample storage for students. There are also dressing rooms, and 3 lobbies in the front of the building with a vast amount of glass to minimize the use of artificial lighting and let natural light come through. A Spartan statue donated by a previous graduating class, was also relocated from another part on campus to stand in front of this new center to be more visible, and serve as a focal point in front of the building. Phase 1 also included work on renovating the school's gymnasium and locker rooms by installing new flooring, upgrading electrical and heating systems, new windows, cabinets, new movable bleachers in the gym, and a fresh coat of paint.
Turner Construction Company, one of the leading green builders in the U.S., served as General Contractor for Phase 1 from 2009-2011, and successfully completed the project with zero safety incidents. BCA Architects designed both the performing arts center, along with the new Library located by K Street. BCA utilized Eco-conscious materials in these buildings, which include low voltage lighting, low v.o.c. adhesives and finishes, energy efficient windows and air conditioning systems, white rooftops, and solar panels. The exterior landscape surrounding these buildings also has the environment in mind with pervious concrete strips to let rainfall migrate back into the ground naturally, and reduce runoff; as well as low water use plantings.
Subcontractors for this project included Structures West for concrete work; McMahon Steel; Pecoraro Painting; Brady Company for stucco, drywall, and doors; Resource Floors; New Era Tile; New Dimension Masonry; La Mesa Glass; California Comfort Systems; and Benchmark Landscape.
Construction on Phase 2 at Chula Vista High School was slated to begin sometime around 2012, although recent budget constraints among other issues have this in question.
- Billy Casper, professional golfer, 1950
- Charisma Carpenter, actress, Chula Vista High School of the Creative and Performing Arts, 1988
- Tim Danielson, 2nd USA High School athlete to run a sub-4-minute mile
- James Daughton, actor, 1968
- Grey DeLisle, voice actress, 1991
- Donnie Edwards, former San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, 1991
- Lee Kohse, artist, 1992
- Mario Lopez, actor, game show host, 1991
- J. Michael Straczynski, writer/producer, 1972.
- Ty Wigginton, professional baseball player, 1995
- Chula Vista Senior High
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- Official website
- Chula Vista Master School Index
- The Chula Vista School for the Creative and Performing Arts
- Mariachi Chula Vista
Last Editing: February 29, 2018