Jordan High School (Long Beach, California)
|David Starr Jordan High School|
|6500 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90805
|School district||Long Beach Unified School District|
|Principal||Ronnie Coleman, Bill Salas|
|• Grade 9||1,184 (2005-2006)|
|• Grade 10||1,186 (2005-2006)|
|• Grade 11||997 (2005-2006)|
|• Grade 12||912 (2005-2006)|
|Athletics conference||Moore League|
Jordan High School comprises two campuses. The main campus serves students from grades 10-12 and select 9th graders in special programs. The second campus, known as the Jordan Freshman Academy, was constructed in 2001 and serves the incoming 9th grade students. Referred to as "The Freshman Academy" or "Baby Jordan" by students, it is located at the site of the former Dominguez Mercy Hospital at 171 W. Bort Street, Long Beach, CA. Jordan Freshmen Academy then had its final year for the group of 2011-2012. Starting from late 2012, Jordan Freshmen Academy became known as, "J Plus[+] or Jordan Plus[+]". Jordan Plus became the campus available to failing students, or students with a low GPA.
Smaller Learning Communities
Jordan is divided into smaller learning communities:
- Panther Academy (PA)
- Business and Entertainment School of Travel, Trade, and Tourism (BESTT)
- Excellence Through the Arts (ETA), established 2007
- Jordan's Media and Communication (JMAC)
- International Baccalaureate Magnet (IB)
- Academy of Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE)
- Aspiration in Medical Services (AIMS)
- Jordan Technology (JTECH)
Jordan belongs in CIF-SS Div I.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (May 2011)|
- Dennis Brown - former Defensive End for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL; played in and won Super Bowl XXIX.
- Travon Bryant - former Forward-Center for the University of Missouri and perennial Euroleague player.
- Ron Fairly - Former Major League Baseball player and broadcaster.
- Thomas Mikal Ford - Actor/Comedian, starred in TV show Martin.
- Clint Jun Gamboa - Singer and semi-finalist on TV Show American Idol.
- Warren Griffin III - alias Warren G, current G-Funk Rapper.
- Leon Hooten, former baseball player for Oakland Athletics.
- Gail Hopkins, former professional baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Bob Humphreys, American football player
- John Ross III, American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals
- John Timu, American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears
- Vince Staples, rapper/songwriter
- Marcus Turner, American football player for the Phoenix Cardinals and the New York Jets.
- James Q. Wilson - Academic Professor of political science and leading authority on public administration at Boston College. 
- Kathy Young - Singer, Recorded a hit song, " A Thousand Star" sold a million copies. The follow-up, "Happy Birthday Blues" varied only slightly from "A Thousand Stars>" Released in January 1961, it made it into the Top Thirty. [See History of Rock & Role,
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- "Travon Bryant". Mizzou Tigers. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Ron Fairly Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Leon Hooten Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.