Gardena High School
|Gardena High School|
1301 West 182nd Street
|Motto||If you can dream it, You can achieve it|
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Dean||Dean Seislove, Daron Andrade|
|Principal||Dr. Thompson 2009-2015 Mrs. 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
- 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.
In the 1980s the school as rival gangs clashed with each other in the high school hallways. It was once known as a "Crip School" before Hispanic gangs formed in the late 80s.[clarification needed] In 1977 a gang fight between the Shotgun Crips and the 135 Prius (Fives) occurred in the school. At least 20 to 30 students were involved. No one was seriously injured.
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
- Anthony Frederick - former Pepperdine standout; NBA player from 1987-1992
- 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.
- Dennis Gilbert: Sports agent, baseball executive and co-founder of the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation.
- 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 and actress
- Vincent Okamoto: Japanese American Vietnam War veteran, later prosecutor and judge
- Michael "Tyga" Nguyen-Stevenson: American rapper
- Wayne Collett: Olympics Silver Medallist in the 400 meters at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
- 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
- D.L. Hughley: Actor/Comedian (Class of 1980)
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