Hawthorne High School (Hawthorne, California)

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Hawthorne High School
4859 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA
Coordinates Coordinates: 33°55′2.22″N 118°21′47.27″W / 33.9172833°N 118.3631306°W / 33.9172833; -118.3631306
Type Public
Motto Mens sana in corpore sano
A sound mind in a sound body
Established 1951
Enrollment 2,903 (2004–2005) [1]
Scarlet and Gold

Hawthorne High School is a public High school located in Hawthorne, California, within the Centinela Valley Union High School District. It opened in 1951 with 9th and 10th grades. The first graduating senior class was that of 1954. It is most notable for its association with The Beach Boys, whose original members Brian, Carl, Dennis Wilson, and Al Jardine attended the school. Coincidentally, Olivia Trinidad Arias, who later became Olivia Harrison (George Harrison’s wife), also attended; she graduated in 1965.

Hawthorne High School is a cross-town rival with Leuzinger High School.[citation needed]

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On-campus violence[edit]

The school has dealt with issues of race- related as well as gang-related fighting on campus in the past. In March 2007, gang-related fighting during lunchtime resulted in police officers from several law enforcement agencies entering the school with riot helmets and pepper spray. The school was subsequently shut down for the remainder of the day.[2] Other gang-related issues continue to plague the school with sporadic on-campus fighting more recently.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "California State Meet Results - 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Hawthorne High quiet after brawl". latimes.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Hawthorne Police meet with Tongan Community at Dinner". dailybreeze.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 

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