Huntington Park High School
|Huntington Park High School|
6020 Miles Avenue
|Opened||December 2, 1909|
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Number of students||1,595 (2016-17)|
|Color(s)||Orange & Gray|
|Rival||Bell High School|
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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.
In 2005, South East High School in South Gate opened, relieving Huntington Park. 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.
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.
Track and Field
The school serves areas in several municipalities, including most of Huntington Park, most of the Walnut Park census-designated place, and portions of Vernon. Some sections of Huntington Park and Maywood are jointly zoned to Huntington Park and Bell High School in Bell.
As of the school year 2008-09, there were a total of 4,312 students attending the high school.
Students by Ethnicity:
Multiple or No Response < 1%
Black < 1%
Asian < 1%
White < 1%
Filipino < 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native < 1%
Students by Gender:
- Leon Leyson, believed to be the youngest member of the Schindlerjuden, the group of Jews saved by Oskar Schindler during the Holocaust. Taught tech ed at the high school until his retirement in 1997.
- James Anthony Murphy (born 1894) – noted race car driver and riding mechanic.
- Tex Winter (born 1922) – member of Basketball Hall of Fame, nine NBA Championships in his tenure as an NBA assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, basketball innovator who taught the triangle offense to basketball player Michael Jordan.
- Tippi Hedren (class of 1950) – American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model. 
- Craig Fertig (class of 1960) – Quarterback at University of Southern California (USC), where he set 8 passing records, head coach at University of Oregon, talent scout for USC, television broadcaster for USC football, uncle of another USC quarterback, Todd Marinovich.
- Orwin C. Harvey (class of 1944) Pan American Games medalist in diving, variety artist, had a 30 year career as Hollywood stuntman and member of the Stuntmen's Association. He stunt doubled Gale Gordon, Jackie Gleason, George Kennedy and was an actor in movies and television.
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