Narbonne High School
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|Narbonne High School|
|Harbor City, Los Angeles, California|
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Dean||Kellye Backstrom, Ray Vasquez|
CIF Los Angeles City Section
Harbor City |
|Feeder Schools||Fleming Middle, White Middle|
Nathaniel Narbonne High School (NHS) is a school located at 24300 South Western Avenue, in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles, California. Narbonne serves grades 9 through 12 and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Narbonne serves the Harbor City area and the city of Lomita.
Narbonne dates back to 1925. The school was named for Nathaniel A. Narbonne, a sheep rancher, who owned most of the land in the Lomita and Harbor City area. The original building, from when Narbonne covered 7th through 12 grades, is in Lomita, and is now Alexander Fleming Middle School. In 1957 the new school was built on the present site at 242nd Place and Western Avenue. The school motto is "Domus Victorum" which means "Home of the Victors." Narbonne's colors are green and gold. The school's mascot is the Gaucho, which is often regarded as an Argentinian cowboy. The official fight song for the high school is "Onward Narbonne!" which is a variation of "On, Wisconsin!" – the official state song of Wisconsin as well as the fight song of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
As of the school year 2010–11, there were a total of 3,486 students attending the high school.
- 63.5% Hispanic (2,214)
- 6.9% Non-Hispanic White (240)
- 17.7% Black (617)
- 0.5% Native American (19)
- 9.3% Asian (325)
- 2.0% Pacific Islander (71)
1995 Killing of Shazeb Andleeb
In May 1995 Shazeb Andleeb, a 17-year-old student of Pakistani descent, was killed by several other students in a hallway at Narbonne High School. The incident is referred to in the track "The Last Stand of Shazeb Andleeb" on the 1996 album The Cult of Ray by Frank Black aka Black Francis. He attended Narbonne in the early 1980s.
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- James Lesure—actor For Your Love (TV series), Las Vegas (TV series), Mr. Sunshine (2011 TV series), Men at Work (TV series), Uncle Buck (2016 TV series), Class of 1988.
- Jeff Dedmon – Former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves from 1983 to 1987 and the Cleveland Indians in 1988.
- Antwan Applewhite – NFL Linebacker, Carolina Panthers, Class of 2003
- Nnamdi Asomugha – NFL All-Pro Cornerback, Philadelphia Eagles, spouse of American actress Kerry Washington.
- Marc Brown – Television News Anchor, KABC-TV Los Angeles
- Bobby Brooks - professional baseball player, played for the Oakland Athletics and California Angels 
- Major Culbert – football player
- Lynn Davis - Singer, voice actress, and record producer.
- Steve Lacy - Singer, producer
- B. B. Dickerson- Bass player and vocalist with the band War, sang lead vocal on the title track from their album The World Is a Ghetto. He is now with "The Lowrider Band".
- Dashon Goldson – NFL Pro Bowl Free Safety, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Patrick Goodpaster – NFL Defensive end, Baltimore Ravens, Class of 2000
- Tom Graham – Defensive linebacker for Denver Broncos
- Ebony Hoffman – WNBA Center, Indiana Fever, Class of 2000
- Diana Lee Inosanto - Film director, writer, producer, actress, stuntwoman, and martial artist The Sensei, writer, director, actress, producer, Class of 1984
- Daddy Kev – Music producer and engineer, Class of 1992
- Roy Lewis-NFL Cornerback Seattle Seahawks
- Brandon Manumaleuna – NFL Tight End, San Diego Chargers
- John Mizuno - United States Congressman, (2006–present) State of Hawaii District 30, Kamehameha Heights, Kalihi Valley, Fort Shafter, Class of 1982
- Loree Moore – WNBA Guard and Captain, New York Liberty
- Denise Nakano – News Anchor, Weekend Anchor for NBC 10 News. Also a reporter for NBC 10 News Philadelphia, Class of 1992
- Stephen L. Neal – United States Congressman representing North Carolina 1975–1995, Class of 1952 
- Marcus O'Keith – NFL Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs, Class of 2002
- Paul Pettit – Pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball's first $100,000 signing bonus, Class of 1950 
- Joe Puerta – Member of rock bands Ambrosia and Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Class of 1969 
- Chad Qualls – Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees.
- Jonathan McKenzi Smith – NFL Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs
- Art Stephenson – Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, 1998–2003 
- Edward O. Thorp – Author of "Beat The Dealer", the original scientific study on card counting in the gambling game of Blackjack, class of 1949.
- Imani – The Pharcyde Hip-Hop artist, Class of 1989
- Lisa Willis – WNBA Guard, New York Liberty
- Jessica Williams - Actress and comedian on The Daily Show, Class of 2007
- Mat Kaplan – Planetary Society host/presenter class of 1971
- Uchenna Nwosu - NFL Outside Linebacker, Los Angeles Chargers
Attended but did not graduate from Narbonne
- Dale Atkeson S. D. Navy, NFL 3 Seasons 1954–1956 Washington
- Frank Black (Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) – Musician, Pixies lead singer
- Bo Derek (Mary Cathleen Collins) – Movie actress (e.g. 10 (film)) and supermodel.
- Rick Griffin – Artist and illustrator 
- Amir Johnson – NBA Forward for the Toronto Raptors. Graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California and entered the NBA draft upon graduation. He was chosen 56th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2005 NBA Draft.
- Bill Sharman – NBA 8-time All-Star and 4-time champion with the Boston Celtics. Head Coach, Los Angeles Lakers 1971–76, NBA Champions 1972, including the longest winning streak (sports) in NBA history and the history of American major professional team sports (33 games). 
- Bill Stits – UCLA, NFL 8 seasons 1954–1961, Detroit, SF, Washington, NY Giants.
- Quentin Tarantino – Film director (e.g. Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction), actor.
- Douglas Christopher Judge - actor, played Teal'c in television series Stargate SG-1. (Graduate of Carson High School, Class of 1982)
Narbonne in the media
Narbonne has been a filming location for the following movies:
- Trippin' aka G's Trippin'
- "Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
- Kim Kowsky; Jeff Kass (19 May 1995). "Student Dies After Youths Beat Him at High School". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "metrolyrics.com The last stand of shazeb andleeb lyrics".
- "Bobby Brooks Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 26, 2012.