Las Lomas High School
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|Las Lomas High School|
|1460 South Main St.
Walnut Creek, California 94596
|School district||Acalanes Union High School District|
|Color(s)||Maroon and gold|
|Slogan||"Do The Knight Thing"|
|Website||Las Lomas High School|
Las Lomas High School (LLHS) is a public high school in Walnut Creek, California, United States. It was founded in 1951 by the Acalanes Union High School District, and opened its doors in the fall of 1952 to its first graduating class. Las Lomas was the second of five schools built within the Acalanes Union High School District. It is a traditional high school serving grades 9-12, and has a history of both athletic and educational excellence. The school has a strong college preparatory program as well as many extracurricular programs. The colors of the school are maroon and gold and the school mascot is the Knight. Las Lomas had 1,482 students in 2011-12. The school has a 96.4% graduation rate, and about 97% of its graduates attend college. U.S. News & World Report ranked Las Lomas #372 in the nation in 2013. It was voted a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008.
New tennis courts were completed during the 2011-2012 school year. George DeKlotz Stadium, Las Lomas' new football stadium and track, was finished in 2005. At the same time, the baseball field reopened after a year of remodeling. A year prior, Las Lomas completed construction on a new softball field. Other facilities include a swimming pool, gym, small gym, five tennis courts, locker rooms, and weight room.
Campus wide organizations
Within Las Lomas High School are four main campus-wide organizations that help the school in various ways. The PTSA is a combined effort of over 1,500 parent and student volunteers. This organization works toward improving education, health, and well-being of the students. Among other areas, they focus on campus communications, parent education programs, student scholarships, student health and safety programs, Reflections - art recognition and achievement, legislative advocacy, classroom support services, and staff appreciation events.
The Athletic Boosters also helps keep the campus running smoothly. This group provides the students and coaches with the needed support for their sports. The group provides trainer fees, repair and replacement of equipment, and awards and scholarships for the student athletes.
The Music Foundation provides support for high quality vocal and instrumental musical education and appreciation on campus. They not only work to spread appreciation within the campus but within the surrounding community as well. Their fund raising efforts go towards instruments, performances, and awards and scholarships for student musicians.
The Associated Student Body is a student government group composed of Las Lomas students who were voted for by their peers. Led by the Student Body President, they are in charge of creating an atmosphere of school spirit and appreciation. ASB opens up opportunities within the surrounding community for student volunteer service. Under special circumstances when communities are in need, ASB is in charge of arranging fundraisers for aid.
- Steve Alexakos, professional football player
- Akhil Reed Amar, constitutional law expert
- Vikram Amar, constitutional law expert
- Kasey Carlson, swimmer
- Corey Duffel, professional skateboarder
- Kyle Gass, comedian
- Brandon Harkins, professional golfer
- Kira Kazantsev, Miss America
- Craig Klass, Olympic water polo silver medalist
- Mariya Koroleva, Olympic athlete
- Joshua Kors, investigative reporter
- Cass McCombs, singer/songwriter
- Markie Post, actress, Night Court
- Jeff Richards, cast member of MadTV and Saturday Night Live
- Katharine Ross, actress
- Mike Senese, television host, Rock and Roll Acid Test, Catch It Keep It
- Tracee Talavera, Olympic gymnast
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