Montebello High School

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Montebello High School
Montebello High School M logo.jpg
2100 West Cleveland Avenue
Montebello, California 90640
United States
Coordinates 34°00′56″N 118°07′21″W / 34.0155700°N 118.1225700°W / 34.0155700; -118.1225700Coordinates: 34°00′56″N 118°07′21″W / 34.0155700°N 118.1225700°W / 34.0155700; -118.1225700
Type Public
Established 1909
Principal Helen Meltzer
Teaching staff 118.04 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3191 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 27.03
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue & Gold         
Athletics conference CIF Southern Section
Almont League
Mascot Ollie the Oiler
Nickname Oilers
Rival Schurr High School
Newspaper Derrick Diary
Yearbook Golden Key

Founded in 1909, Montebello High School (MHS) is a public high school which is part of the Montebello Unified School District, and has an enrollment of approximately 3,400 students in grades 9-12. Its campus is located in Montebello, California (USA), a suburb of Los Angeles. It is named for the city of Montebello.


The Montebello High School mascot is known as Ollie the Oiler, and the schools alumni are referred to as Oilers.


The demographic breakdown of the 3,191 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year was:

  • Male - 50.7%
  • Female - 49.3%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.1%
  • Asian/Pacific islander - 0.9%
  • Black - 0.3%
  • Hispanic - 96.1%
  • White - 2.4%
  • Multiracial - 0.2%

Additionally, 86.3% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]


The school currently offers 2 Pathways. The first of the two is the CATS Pathway, which teaches students how to be creative media artists and animators. The second of the two is the DRIVEN Pathway, which focuses on students learning about ergo alternative fuels and the automotive industry for future green jobs.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


The varsity sports teams are referred to as the "Montebello Oilers." The school colors are blue and gold. The school has an athletic rivalry with nearby Schurr High School.

Sports offered at MHS:[2]

Clubs and activities[edit]

  • The Mighty Oiler Marching Band
  • Golden Key

Notable alumni[edit]

Front of school

Government and politics[edit]

  • David L. Snowden, 1961: Police Chief of City of Beverly Hills, CA, (2004-Current)[3]
  • Art Torres, 1964: former United States Democratic Party state senator.

Arts, sciences, and education[edit]

Sports and entertainment[edit]

Media appearances[edit]

The music video for Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock" was filmed at Montebello High School. While filming at the school, the band performed in the school's auditorium. [7]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Montebello High". Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Montebello Oilers Athletics". Montebello Oilers - Montebello High School Sports. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Police Chief". Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
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  5. ^ "Johnny Madrid". Facebook. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  6. ^ jazzbone. "Benedictus". Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock (Official Video). YouTube. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 

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