William S. Hart High School (California)

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Hart High School
Hart High School is located in California
Hart High School
Hart High School
24825 Newhall Avenue
Newhall, Santa Clarita, California
United States
Coordinates 34°23′2″N 118°32′12″W / 34.38389°N 118.53667°W / 34.38389; -118.53667Coordinates: 34°23′2″N 118°32′12″W / 34.38389°N 118.53667°W / 34.38389; -118.53667
Type Public high school
Motto "Alive with Pride"
Established 1945
School district William S. Hart Union High School District
Principal Collyn Nielsen
Faculty 82.4 FTEs[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,326 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 28.2:1[1]
Color(s)      Red
Team name Indians
Newspaper The Smoke Signal
Yearbook The Tomahawk

William S. Hart High School is a four-year public high school in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California, United States. It is the oldest high school in the Santa Clarita Valley in California. The school has been educating students through the 12th grade since 1945. Hart was named for local cowboy actor William S. Hart and is a part of the William S. Hart Union High School District.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,326 students and 82.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 28.2:1. There were 491 students (21.1% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 86 (3.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Alma mater[edit]

All hail Hart High, all hail to thee. We're loyal and true.

Though we wander far from home we always cherish you.

We bless your name, your praise proclaim, together and apart.

Honestly you'll always be our own sweet Hart.

The Alma Mater was written by Hart teacher, Mr. Sims. Mr. Sims taught at Hart From its opening in 1945.

Fight song[edit]

On to victory Hart High Indians. Let us fight to win this game. We're loyal Hart High Indians and we're proud to bear the name. We will wave our banners proudly as we honor the Red and Black. Doing our best to play fair all the way. Let us fight with all our might. Onward you Hart High Indians. Conquer the Foothill League, You stalwarts on to victory. Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight Lead us to victory. Fight, Fight Go Hart Go! Bring another win back home.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Hart High School was formerly the host of the Hart Invitational Quiz Bowl, a quiz bowl competition for teams from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Lori Huenink coached the quiz bowl team for 21 years from 1974 to 1995.[2]

Notable faculty[edit]

Film composer Paul Hertzog currently works there as a music teacher.[3] Mr. Hertzog also teaches Honors English.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d School data for William S. Hart High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Paul Hertzog". Hart High School. 
  4. ^ "Kevin Millar". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Matt Moore". Miami Dolphins. 
  6. ^ "Todd Zeile Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 

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