El Segundo High School

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El Segundo High School
640 Main Street
El Segundo, California
Type Public high school
Motto Enter to learn.
Go forth for service
Established 1927, 90 years ago
School district El Segundo Unified S.D.
Principal Jaime Mancilla[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Nickname Eagles
Publication Reflections
(student created work)
Newspaper Bay Eagle
Yearbook Golden Eagle
El Segundo High School

El Segundo High School, also called ESHS, is a four-year public high school located in El Segundo, California. Part of the El Segundo Unified School District, it has been in operation since 1927.

Housed in a 1927 building, El Segundo High School was a California Distinguished High School in 2003 and 2007. In 2008, Newsweek placed ESHS in the top 5% of high schools nationally.[citation needed] Between 2015 and 2017, the school has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School.[2]

The campus has been used for multiple films and movies, including War Games, and many other movies.

School information[edit]

Ethnic composition:[3]
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.2%
Asian: 3.9%
Pacific Islander: 0.4%
Filipino: 0.9%
Hispanic/Latino: 15.1%
African American: 3.9%
White: 58.9%
Other/Declined to State: 16.6%

Notable alumni[edit]

Jim Norris, Olympic Games Water Polo 1852, Ath;etic Officer USS Los Angeles 1953-1955, Faculty ESHS 1957-1961, Counselor El Camino College 1964-1981, President CA Community College Counselors Assoc., LA County Beach Lifeguard 1948-1968, Owner with Lynne Olive Press Publishing

  • Jim Obradovich, NFL tight end
  • Dr. James Puffer, head team physician, U.S. Olympic Team 1984 & 1988
  • Carrie Rugh, world class figure skater
  • Ryan Jaunzemis, professional soaper
  • Bob Saari, Olympic Games Water Polo player
  • Roy Saari, Olympic Games gold medalist swimmer/world record holder
  • Zak Shinall, professional baseball player
  • James B. Sikking, actor[4]
  • Jim Slatton, Olympic Water Polo bronze medalist
  • John Spargo, Olympic Games Water Polo player
  • Linda Stimpson, U.S.national champion swimmer
  • Billy Traber, MLB pitcher[5]
  • John Van Hamersveld, graphic designer
  • Jonathan Vigil, vocalist of melodic hardcore band The Ghost Inside (band)
  • Steve Wennerstrom, author, photojournalist, women's sports historian
  • Bill Wardrop, professional volleyball player
  • Fred Zuelich, professional beach volleyball player


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "El Segundo Unified School District". www.elsegundousd.net. Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  3. ^ Statistics
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Alumni Hall of Fame". El Segundo High School Alumni Association. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Billy Traber Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°55′30″N 118°24′50″W / 33.925°N 118.414°W / 33.925; -118.414