John A. Rowland High School

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John Rowland High School
Coordinates33°58′51″N 117°53′23″W / 33.98083°N 117.88972°W / 33.98083; -117.88972Coordinates: 33°58′51″N 117°53′23″W / 33.98083°N 117.88972°W / 33.98083; -117.88972
School districtRowland Unified School District
CEEB code052696
PrincipalMitchell Brunyer
Number of students2,188 (2016-17)[1]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Navy blue and old gold          
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Valle Vista League
RivalNogales High School
John A. Rowland High School

John A. Rowland High School is a public, four-year high school and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in the city of Rowland Heights, California, United States. It is one of the two high schools in the Rowland Unified School District. It is located directly across from one of the district's elementary schools, Killian Elementary School.

Rowland High School received a six-year WASC accreditation in 2007[2] as well as being named a California Distinguished School[3] in 1996 and 2004, and a National Blue Ribbon School[4] in 1998. Rowland High School was named a Gold Ribbon School in 2017.[5]


The school entered a period of building and renovating; the initial conceptual designs were presented in 2013, and the process of modernization started in 2017. Renovations planned for the high school include additional new buildings, such as a two-story classroom building, a two-story building that will replace the existent administration and library building, a multipurpose room, and a new performing arts center, among other upgrades.[6] The project is expected to be finished by September 2019.


Rowland participates in the Valle Vista League of the CIF Southern Section.

CIF Southern Section Championships[edit]

  • Boys' basketball (1976)
  • Boy's Gymnastics (1982)
  • Boys' cross country (1988)
  • Boys' water polo (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Girls water polo (2003, 2004)
  • Girls' soccer (1997)
  • Girls' swimming (2018)
  • Boys' swimming (2017, 2018)

Notable alumni[edit]

Aja King-Actress (How to Get Away With Murder, The Birth of a Nation) and Spokesperson for L’Oréal.


  1. ^ "John A. Rowland High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Rowland High School:"Overview of Rowland High"[1] Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. ^ California Department of Education Distinguished School Awards Honorees
  4. ^ Rowland High School:"Overview of Rowland High"[2] Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  5. ^ Rowland High School:"Rowland High School and Alvarado Intermediate Named 2017 Gold Ribbon Schools" 20 April 2017 [3] Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  6. ^ Rowland Unified School District Board of Education: "Rowland Heights Modernization" September 2015 [4] Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. ^ "JSA: Civics Education and Leadership Programs for High School Students - Lanhee Chen". Junior State of America. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  8. ^ Lanhee Chen, the 'orchestra leader' behind Romney's campaign|WCT Archived 2013-09-26 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ [5]
  10. ^ President Obama Announces Another Key Administration Post |

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