Huntington Park High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Huntington Park High School
6020 Miles Avenue

, ,

United States
Coordinates33°59′12″N 118°13′08″W / 33.9866°N 118.2189°W / 33.9866; -118.2189Coordinates: 33°59′12″N 118°13′08″W / 33.9866°N 118.2189°W / 33.9866; -118.2189
OpenedDecember 2, 1909
School districtLos Angeles Unified School District
PrincipalCarlos Garibaldi
Teaching staff61.01 (FTE)[1]
Number of students1,387 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio22.73[1]
Color(s)Orange & Gray   
RivalBell High School[2]
NewspaperSpartan Shield

Huntington Park High School is a public high school in Huntington Park, California, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.


The First Grammar School was initially built in 1904. The election was held with 21 registered voters casting ballots. The district was established in 1905, and the first school opened in a 12' board shack, with 13 students of all ages. The families of the students chipped in to hire a young high school girl as teacher, at a monthly fee of $50.

Huntington Park Union High School District was organized in 1909. The cornerstone for the first high school building was laid on December 2, 1909, and the first commencement exercise was held there on June 17, 1910, with Miss Olive Petties being the single graduating student. In January 1932, Huntington Park Union High School District, as a political entity, passed out of existence. The Huntington Park Union High School now became a unit of the Los Angeles City school system, and its official name became Huntington Park High School.

The school itself went through two crises. The first building burned down on 11 October 1911. The second building was wrecked by the violent 1933 Long Beach earthquake.[3]

It was in the Los Angeles City High School District until 1961, when it merged into LAUSD.[4]

In 2005, South East High School in South Gate opened, relieving Huntington Park.[5] When South East opened, it took over areas in the Huntington Park High boundary within the City of South Gate and Walnut Park; Huntington Park High School previously served all of Walnut Park.[6][7]

Huntington Park offers a full range of athletic teams. These teams compete against other schools in the district and in the surrounding area. Playing on a team can increase school spirit, build self-confidence, and improve fitness. In 1986 and 1990, Huntington Park High men's gymnastics were CIF all city champions. Of note, the Los Angeles all city gymnastics trophy is retired at Huntington Park High School, since 1990 was the last year city championships were held between Los Angeles county public schools. Tryouts for the teams usually take place the previous semester. For more information on tryouts contact the coach. In order to participate in extra curricular competitions, including both athletic and club competitions, a student must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Eligibility is determined every 10 weeks and is based on the 10- and 20-week report cards.

Fall Sports

Cross Country


Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Spring Sports


Boys Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse


Track and Field

Boys Tennis

Boys Volleyball



The school serves areas in several municipalities,[9] including most of Huntington Park,[10] most of the Walnut Park census-designated place,[6] and portions of Vernon.[11] Some sections of Huntington Park and Maywood are jointly zoned to Huntington Park and Bell High School in Bell.[10][12]

As of the school year 2008-09, there were a total of 4,312 students attending the high school.[13]

Students by Ethnicity:

Hispanic 98%

Multiple or No Response < 1%

Black < 1%

Asian < 1%

White < 1%

Filipino < 1%

American Indian/Alaskan Native < 1%

Students by Gender:

Male 52%

Female 48%

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Huntington Park Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  2. ^ Mario Villegas, A 'Classic' for many reasons, ESPN Los Angeles, November 4, 2010
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Los Angeles City School District". Los Angeles Unified School District. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b "Walnut Park CDP, California Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 2, 2010.
  7. ^ "South Gate city, California Archived June 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "Huntington Park HS: Athletics". Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  9. ^ "Proposed Changes to South East HS Area Schools." Los Angeles Unified School District. Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
  10. ^ a b "Huntington Park city, California Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 2, 2010.
  11. ^ "Zoning Map." City of Vernon. Retrieved on June 2, 2010.
  12. ^ "Maywood city, California Archived June 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 2, 2010.
  13. ^
  14. ^ Woo, Elaine (2013-01-14). "Youngest on Schindler's list". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
  15. ^

External links[edit]