Crescenta Valley High School

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Crescenta Valley High School
Los Angeles County (La Crescenta address), California
Coordinates 34°13′24″N 118°14′35″W / 34.22333°N 118.24306°W / 34.22333; -118.24306Coordinates: 34°13′24″N 118°14′35″W / 34.22333°N 118.24306°W / 34.22333; -118.24306
Type US Public Secondary
Motto Honor, Tradition, And Pride
Established 1960
School district Glendale Unified School District
Principal Dr. Linda Gubler Junge
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 3000[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s)           Columbia and Navy Blue
Mascot Falcons

Crescenta Valley High School is a high school in La Crescenta, California. 3000 students attend the school. The school serves La Crescenta and North Glendale.

Crescenta Valley received a National Blue Ribbon School award in 2000 and a California Distinguished School award in 2005. Crescenta Valley received a Bravo Award for excellence in the arts from Los Angeles County in 2005.[2]


Crescenta Valley High School holds a key foundation in the city of La Crescenta's roots. CV normally scores very high in California standardized testing, attracting a very diverse community to what was once a very small white suburb of Los Angeles, CA.

The school itself has a much tighter community of kids than other public schools in Southern California. La Crescenta has only one Middle School (Rosemont Middle School) and one public high school. Clark Magnet High School is also located in the CV area, though most of the students attending are bused via LAUSD. Those wishing to access a higher learning curve in the math and sciences tend to go to Clark.

Those attracted to higher Music and Arts learning prefer to attend CV, as Crescenta Valley High has an abnormal amount of Hollywood-industry families that have come through the school because of its location near Hollywood. CVHS is also a popular location for families of JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories, NASA).

On average, Crescenta Valley High School has 80-90% of their students attending college after graduating. Their sister school across town, La Canada High School, averages 99–100% graduate to college rate. Both schools combined form one of the strongest public academic geographical regions in the entire Southern California area.

US News ranks Crescenta Valley High School #80 in CA (La Canada High School is ranked #39) in 2013. Both schools are the highest in their respective school districts (Glendale Unified School District and La Canada Unified School District).

Miscellaneous History[edit]

A section of the east wing of the school was badly damaged in the Sylmar earthquake of February 9, 1971, and had to be razed.

Jim Morrison and The Doors once played at Crescenta Valley High School in 1967. Jim defaced the wall in the original gymnasium but it was repainted shortly after. Earlier that same "school year" the student council pulled-off a major coup by booking the then already popular group The Association. The Association concert was very successful as the band cranked out their current chart hits as well as several yet-to-be released tracks.


The Falcon is a monthly student publication. The school yearbook is the Talon.

Crescenta Valley's boys' varsity soccer team won the CIF championship for division IV in 2012 and were ranked 5th nationwide.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Note:This Wikipedia page is continually changed and tends to leave out any former Actors/Musicians that have gained fame. The list would be unnecessarily accurate because most of these people never finished or graduated from Crescenta Valley. Often, leaving early for undocumented reasons to pursue work or be home-schooled.


  1. ^ Student count from GUSD information page
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  3. ^ "The L.A. Riots: 15 Years After Rodney King". Time. 27 April 2007. 
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  8. ^ Best Coast
  9. ^ Tinashe

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