Morningside High School
|Morningside High School|
|10500 S. Yukon Ave
Inglewood, California 90303
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Knowledge is Power|
|School district||Inglewood Unified School District|
|Principal||Isaac Burgess IV|
|Student to teacher ratio||24.1|
|Color(s)||Scarlet and white|
|Rivals||Inglewood High School|
|Newspaper||The Side Times|
In 1951, the first two classes of students came to the Morningside Park area of Inglewood to attend the new Morningside High School. Incoming 9th graders came from the surrounding junior high schools, and a class of 10th graders transferred to Morningside from Inglewood High School. Some of Inglewood High School’s faculty transferred as well, including A. John Waldmann, the first principal of Morningside High School.
In popular culture
In 1993, Wesley Snipes narrated the documentary, Hardwood Dreams, following five MHS seniors during their last high school basketball season as they dreamt of the National Basketball Association. Ten years later, Snipes narrated the 2004 TV sequel, Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later.
- Roberta Achtenberg: Assistant Secretary of HUD under President Bill Clinton
- John Arrillaga: real estate investor
- John Bahler: musical arranger and director, including Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Barbra Streisand
- Tom Bahler: singer, arranger and producer, including Brian Setzer, The Partridge Family, and Neil Diamond
- Bobbie Bass: TV and movie stuntman TV and movie extra, including Star Trek: The Original Series. Stepfather to Bo Derek.
- Boris Cabrera: former actor
- Elden Campbell: former professional basketball player who played center in the National Basketball Association
- Jackie Goldberg: politician, teacher (Compton Unified School District), former member of the California State Assembly, former member of the Los Angeles City Council, former president of the Los Angeles School Board.
- Flo Hyman (d. 1986): American volleyball player, Olympic silver medalist
- Charles Jordan (American football): Los Angeles Raiders, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks
- Tom Nardini: Film and television actor, starring in Cat Ballou (1965), Africa Texas Style (1967), and the TV series Cowboy in Africa (1967-1968)
- Vicki Lawrence: singer, including The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia, The Young Americans touring musical group, appeared in the feature film, "The Young Americans", which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary; actress, including The Carol Burnett Show and Mama's Family; won 2004 TV Land Award; won 1976 Emmy Award; nominee Golden Globe Award; nominee Daytime Emmy Award; game show contestant
- Jim Lefebvre: Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers 1965-72), coach (Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers) and manager (Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Brewers and China National Team, 2008 Olympics). Lefebvre also played for the Lotte Orions in the Japanese League from 1972-77.
- Lisa Leslie:Former pro basketball player, actress, Wilhelmina supermodel; 1996 Olympic gold medal; 2000 Olympic gold medal; 2004 Olympic gold medal; 2008 Olympic gold medal
- David Levy, Ph.D.: psychologist, author, speaker; actor in 1970's TV show Wonderbug
- Stan Love: NBA basketball player with the Washington Bullets & Los Angeles Lakers. Brother of Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love, and first cousin of Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson. Father of Minnesota Timberwolves basketball player Kevin Love, the 2007 Gatorade HS Male Athlete of the Year.
- Carolyn Mitchell (née Barbara Ann Thomason): wife of Mickey Rooney; actress
- Jim Photoglo: songwriter, including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hit, Fishin' in the Dark; wrote songs recorded by Marty Robbins, Everly Brothers, Brenda Lee, Dusty Springfield, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, Patty Loveless; musician, including opened for the Beach Boys, toured as a singer/musician with Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, Nicolette Larson, Kathy Mattea and Wendy Waldman
- Curren Price: elected 51st district Assemblyman for California State Assembly in 2006; previously Inglewood City Councilman; ran unsuccessfully for Inglewood mayor (1997)
- Byron Scott: three-time champion as an NBA player with the Los Angeles Lakers
- Tina Thompson: 2004 Olympics gold medal;2008 Olympics gold medal; Former pro basketball player
- Jim Harrick: coached basketball at Pepperdine University, UCLA, University of Rhode Island, University of Georgia, Utah State University
- "Hardwood Dreams". Retrieved 2007-09-06.
- "Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later". Retrieved 2007-09-06.
- "Chris Gaines". Retrieved 2007-09-06.
- "John Bahler". artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "Tom Bahler". artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "Bobby Bass". Retrieved 2007-11-14.
- "The Detroit Pistons are the 2004 NBA Champions". nba.com. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "All-Time Players". National Football League. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "Tom Nardini". IMDb.
- "Awards for Vicki Lawrence". imdb.com. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "INTEGRIS Women's Health Forum". integris-health.com. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "Lisa Leslie". jockbio.com. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "Meet the Faculty David A. Levy, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology". pepperdine.edu. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "Did You Know? Wonderbug". diamondgalleries.com. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "Stan Love". databasebasketball.com. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
- "http://imdb.com/name/nm0593198/bio". imdb.com. Retrieved 2007-11-02. External link in
- "Broadcast Music, Inc". tripod.com. Retrieved 2007-11-02.
- "Jim Photoglo Americana/Roots Music/Folk". myspace.com. Retrieved 2007-11-02.
- "Inglewood's Curren Price set to graduate to Assembly". capitolweekly.net. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-11-02.
- "Coaches Byron Scott". nba.com. Retrieved 2007-11-02.
- "Jim Harrick". nationwidespeaker.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05.