Gardena High School
|Gardena High School|
"If you can dream it, You can achieve it"
|1301 West 182nd Street
Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Dean||Dean Seislove, Daron Andrade|
Dr. Thompson 2009-2015Mrs. Martinez 2015-Present
|Color(s)||Dark Green and White|
|Athletics conference||Marine League
CIF Los Angeles City Section
|Mascot||Panther (formerly, The Mohican, until 1997)|
Gardena High School, known as GHS, is a public high school in Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, California, United States, adjacent to the City of Gardena. It serves grades 9 through 12 and is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Small Learning Communities
Gardena High School comprises seven Small Learning Communities(SLCs): The Green House also known as The Ninth Grade Academy, Architecture, Construction, Computers, Engineering, and Robotics (ACCER), Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME),Southern California International Business Academy (SCIBA),Global Leadership Academy (GLA), Sports, Health and Public Service (SHAPS), and the Foreign Language/International Studies Magnet center.
- Anime Club (ARC)
- ARC Leadership (ARC)
- Art Appreciation Club
- Book Club
- Chess Club (ARC)
- DISC (Dancing in Style Club) (ARC)
- Drama Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
- French Club
- Gardena Honor Society (GHS)
- Game Club
- Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
- High School Task Force (HSTF)
- Interact Club
- Junior Reserves Officer Training Corp. (JROTC)
- Key Club
- New Life Club
- Pacific Islander Club
- Poetry Club
- Roots & Shoots
- Salsa Club
- Justice Society
- Ukulele Club
- Vietnamese Club (ARC)
- Women's Leadership Project
- Wrestling Club
- Marching Band
GHS opened in 1907. In Spring 1956, the junior high school classes stayed at the old Gardena High School while the high school classes moved into a new building designed by architects Henry L. Gogerty (1894-1990) and D. Stewart Kerr. Up until the opening of the new Gardena High School, high school students held morning shifts, while junior high school students held afternoon shifts. The junior high is now known as Peary Middle School.
On January 18, 2011, two students were wounded when a gun brought to the school by a student accidentally discharged when the backpack containing the firearm was dropped on the ground, with a single bullet wounding both victims. State prosecutors intend to try the 17-year-old who possessed the gun as an adult.
As of the school year 2008-09, there were a total of 3,186 students attending the high school.
- 59.2% Hispanic (1,885)
- 1.4% White (46)
- 33.1% Black (1,053)
- 0.6% Native American (19)
- 4.7% Asian (149)
- 1.1% Pacific Islander (34)
- Steven C. Bradford: (Class of 1978): California Assemblyman 2009-2014
- Enos Cabell: MLB, 1972–1986, with the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Dock Ellis (Class of 1963), MLB pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, and New York Mets
- George Farmer: NFL wide receiver, 1982–1984, 1987, attended Southern University, played for the Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins.
- Glen Fukushima - former Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for Japan and China 1988-1990
- Warren Furutani - former California Assemblyman 2008-2012
- Nesby Glasgow: NFL safety, 1979–1992, attended University of Washington, and was recognized as part of the Century Team at the University of Washington.
- Gaston Green: NFL running back, 1988–1992, attended UCLA, played for the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 1991 as a Bronco.
- Don Horn: NFL quarterback, with the Green Bay Packers, first round pick All-American out of San Diego State University by the Green Bay Packers
- Keith Lee: NFL player
- Niecy Nash: comedian, actress on Comedy Central television series Reno 911 and currently TV Land's The Soul Man.
- Vincent Okamoto: Japanese American Vietnam War veteran, later prosecutor and judge
- Michael "Tyga" Nguyen-Stevenson: American rapper, YMCMB recording artist
- Wayne Collett: Olympics Silver Medallist in the 400 meters at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Graduated from UCLA in 1971 and later earned his law degree there. Collett died on March 17, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.
- Butch Patrick: actor, portrayed Eddie Munster on The Munsters
- Kevin A. Ross: host, daytime syndicated court show America's Court with Judge Ross.
- Leo Terrell (class of 1972): Civil rights attorney and talk radio host on Talk Radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles
- Glen Walker: NFL punter
- "Gardena city, CA." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.
- Pacific Coast Architecture Database: Gardena High School
- "Peary Middle School History." Peary Junior High School. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.
- "2 injured at Gardena High in accidental shooting by student." Southern California Public Radio. January 18, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
- Blankstein, Andrew and Sam Allen. "Suspect in Gardena High School shooting surrenders; students in classroom safe." Los Angeles Times. January 18, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
- Martinez, Michael. "Prosecutors: Student charged in gun-firing in L.A. high school." CNN. January 20, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
- "LAUSD School Improvement Proposal for Gardena High School, 2010 – 2011." Gardena High School. Retrieved on December 27, 2010. "Student Enrollment: The school has attendance boundaries set by LAUSD, reaching from the City of Gardena, Los Angeles, Harbor Gateway, Wilmington, and Carson."
- "Enos Cabel Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
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- "In New Book, Niecy Nash Says It’s Hard to Fight Naked". Black America Web. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
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