Duarte High School
|Duarte High School|
1565 E Central Ave
|School district||Duarte Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Athletics conference||CIF Southern Section|
|Rival||Monrovia High School|
Duarte High School is a public high school located in Duarte, California and is part of Duarte Unified School District. Duarte High School currently[when?] has 950 students enrolled. Their mascot is the falcon. It was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2007 for its high test scores and academic achievement.
Duarte High was recognized in Newsweek as one of the top public high schools in the United States. See below for detailed rankings.
- Duarte School first opened in 1909 in the old schoolhouse that is now The Old Spaghetti Factory. Duarte High School opened in 1958. Prior to that time Duarte high school students attended Monrovia High School. (The Wildcats.)
- Duarte High School is a part of the Montview league. In 2010 Duarte implemented academies, allowing students to take classes that are aimed to focus on their interests. In addition, these academies allow the students to share similar classes with those students in the same academy. The goal of implementing academies is to prepare students for advanced education as well as furthering their knowledge in a desired field.
- Current Administration: Luis Haro (Principal)
- 1975 Duarte High School won the Rio Hondo League wrestling championship. The last year they did so, ending a 4 year streak.
- 1985 Duarte High School won the CIF Title in the 4x100 Relay, Sophomore Martin Cannady wins 100 Meters @ 10.70 and placed 2nd 200 meters @ 21.63
- 1986 Duarte High School won the CIF title in the 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay, 100 Meters, 200 meters, 400 meters
- 1986 Duarte High School won the Southern California Masters Meet 4x100 relay and Runner up in the 4x400.
- 1987 Duarte High School won the 3A CIF Track and Field Title. Winning the 4x100 meter relay, 100 meters, 200 meters.
- On April 26, 2013, Duarte High's Boys' Tennis ends the tennis season as the undefeated team of Montview League, led by first season head coach Byron Leung.
- April 30, 2015, Duarte High's Boys' Tennis team finishes as undefeated League Champions for their third consecutive year.
- In 2016, basketball's Lady Falcons reaches the final round of CIF, making it the first time in Duarte High School history for a team to reach that far in CIF.
- Dennis Weathersby, NFL Player
- Bill Melton, MLB player
- Nate Jacquet, NFL player
- Daimon Shelton, NFL player
- Carlos Fisher, MLB player
- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japanese-American Actor
- Mike Harris, NFL player
- Sam Shepard, American playwright, actor, and television and film director
The table below shows the rankings that Duarte High School received since being recognized as Newsweek's America's Top Public Schools in 2006.
- 2008 - #1264
- 2007 - #1286
- 2006 - #1115
- "Duarte High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2007-06-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)