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Montebello High School

Coordinates: 34°00′56″N 118°07′21″W / 34.0155700°N 118.1225700°W / 34.0155700; -118.1225700
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Montebello High School
2100 West Cleveland Avenue


Coordinates34°00′56″N 118°07′21″W / 34.0155700°N 118.1225700°W / 34.0155700; -118.1225700
School districtMontebello Unified School District
PrincipalConstantino Duarte[1]
Enrollment2,054 (2022–23)[2]
Color(s)Blue & Gold   
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Almont League
MascotOllie the Oiler
RivalSchurr High School
NewspaperDerrick Diary
YearbookGolden Key

Founded in 1909, Montebello High School is a public high school which is part of the Montebello Unified School District, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,600[4] students in grades 9-12. Its campus is located in Montebello, California, 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 school's students and alumni are referred to as Oilers, (a reference to when Montebello was an oil-drilling town during the 1920s and 1930s).


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.[3]


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. For the other stuff, there is also AVID. AVID, which focuses to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

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:[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

Front of school

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  1. ^ "Montebello High". California Department of Education. March 25, 2024. Retrieved May 21, 2024.
  2. ^ "Montebello High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 21, 2024.
  3. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Montebello High". ed.gov. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  4. ^ "ABOUT OUR SCHOOL". mhs-montebellousd-ca.schoolloop.com. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  5. ^ "Montebello Oilers Athletics". Montebello Oilers - Montebello High School Sports. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Police Chief". beverlyhills.org. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Edward James Olmos". IMDb.
  8. ^ "Johnny Madrid". Facebook. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  9. ^ jazzbone. "Benedictus". mominani.blogspot.com. Retrieved 16 July 2015.

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