Narbonne High School

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Narbonne High School
Harbor City, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 33°48′12″N 118°18′19″W / 33.8032°N 118.3054°W / 33.8032; -118.3054Coordinates: 33°48′12″N 118°18′19″W / 33.8032°N 118.3054°W / 33.8032; -118.3054
Type Public
Motto Domus Victorum
Established 1925
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Dean Kellye Backstrom, Ray Vasquez
Principal Gerald Kobata
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,596 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s)           Green, Gold
Athletics conference Marine League
CIF Los Angeles City Section
Mascot Gaucho
Communities served 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.[2]

1995 Killing of Shazeb Andleeb[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] He attended Narbonne in the early 1980s.

Notable alumni[edit]

Attended but did not graduate from Narbonne

Narbonne in the media[edit]

Narbonne has been a filming location for the following movies:


  1. ^ "Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
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  3. ^ Kim Kowsky; Jeff Kass (19 May 1995). "Student Dies After Youths Beat Him at High School". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ " The last stand of shazeb andleeb lyrics". 
  5. ^ "Bobby Brooks Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 

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