Panorama High School
|Panorama High School|
|8015 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City, Los Angeles, California 91402|
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Principal||Dr. Elias De La Torre|
|Color(s)||Gold and Black|
|Website||Panorama High School Official website|
Panorama High School is a public high school located on Van Nuys Boulevard in the Panorama City district of Los Angeles, California, United States. Designed by architect DLR Group WWCOT, Panorama High School opened in 2006 to students in grades 9, 10, and 11. The school is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school serves the Panorama City, Arleta and Van Nuys sections of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. Panorama High School's mascot is a python and the school colors are gold and black.
Panorama opened in fall 2006 with grades 9, 10, and 11, and then added 12th grade in 2007. In June 2008, the first students graduated from the school. Panorama relieved Van Nuys High School, Birmingham High School, and Monroe High School. The opening allowed for Van Nuys High School to return to a traditional calendar. Prior to having the name Panorama High School, the school was known as East Valley Area New High School #3.
The school had previously had a variety of after school classes within an after school program from October 2007 to June 2010. The after school classes were film production, dj music, urban art, sound art, and etc. By September 2010, the after school program at Panorama cancelled the after school classes, leaving only after school tutoring instead.
The first principal of Panorama High School, Sue Lepisto, retired in June 2010. She was replaced by Elias de la Torre in September 2010.
The school has its own softball, baseball, water polo, football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, wrestling, and track teams. The school has two gymnasiums, a heated swimming pool, one fitness room, and a weight room.
City Championship Titles
In 2010 the school gained its first city championship title; when the 2010 boys varsity water polo team, led by head coach Nick Samara, won third place in the CIF Los Angeles City Section. The school won its second championship title, after forming it first ever full girls wrestling team in 2013. Led by head coach Richard Ramos, and assistant coach Abby Herrera, the 2013 girls wrestling team won first place in the CIF Los Angeles City Section.
- Panorama High School served as the location of the Costa Verde High School for Heroes (NBC) in late 2007.
- A JC Penney commercial was shot at the school, using some of the hallways, classrooms, the auditorium, and a band room.
- A new Disney Channel show Madison High was filmed for the first episode.
- The outside of the school was used during episodes of Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures
- Skittles Commercial was filmed in the area behind the bleachers.
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