San Gabriel High School

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San Gabriel High School
801 Ramona St.

United States
TypePublic high school
MottoCarpe Bos Cornu
Established1955 (1955)
PrincipalDebbie Stone
Enrollment2,253 (2015-16)[1]
Color(s)Royal Blue and Crimson Red
Athletics conferenceAlmont League
CIF Southern Section
MascotGabriel the Bull
Team nameMatadors
NewspaperThe Matador
YearbookEl Camino Real

San Gabriel High School is a public high school located around the border of San Gabriel and Alhambra, California and run by the Alhambra Unified School District.[2]

It traditionally served students residing in San Gabriel although the balance was shifted in 1994 when San Gabriel Unified School District separated itself from Alhambra Unified. Upon separation, SGUSD opened Gabrielino High School to serve its students. San Gabriel High School now serves students from portions of Alhambra, San Gabriel, and Rosemead.[citation needed]


San Gabriel High School first opened its doors in September 1955. It has been open with a couple of new buildings being built since then.[3]


  • Arthur H. Kruger (1955–1971)
  • R. Reed Channell (1971–1975)
  • Elizabeth C. Luttrell (1975–1977)
  • Jack B. Mount (1977–1996)
  • Linda Marryott (1996–1998)
  • Barbara Randolph (1998–2000)
  • Alex Ayala (2000–2004)
  • Marsha Gilbert (2004–2007)
  • Jim Schofield (2007–2015)
  • Debbie Stone (2015- )

Assistant Principals[edit]

  • Robby Jung, Asst. Principal of Guidance and Pupil Services
  • Jeannie Gutierrez, Assistant Principal of Instruction
  • Matthew Dultz, Asst. Principal of Business and Activities
  • Jocelyn Castro, Asst. Principal of Student Services
  • Khevin DeVaughn, Asst. Principal of Student Services[3]


Students of San Gabriel High should complete 220 credits in order to graduate. San Gabriel offers 15 Advanced Placement (AP) courses including: English language, English literature, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, World History, US History, American Government, Chemistry, Biology, Physics 1, Psychology, Spanish language, Chinese language, and Art History.[4]


Cross Country[edit]

The San Gabriel Cross Country team took 4th in State in 1991, led by a Cross Country champion, Angel Martinez.

School Demographics[edit]

The school has 2,429 students and 76 full-time teachers. The ethnic composition of San Gabriel High School is 57.1% Asian, 41% Hispanic, 1% White, 1% Two or More Races, 0.2% African American, and 0.1% Pacific Islander.[5]

1988 Hostage Incident[edit]

Jeffrey Lyne Cox, a senior at San Gabriel High School, took a semi-automatic rifle to school on April 26, 1988, and held a humanities class of about 60 students hostage for over 30 minutes. Cox held the gun to one student when the teacher doubted Cox would cause harm and stated that he would prove it to her. At that time three students escaped out a rear door and were fired upon. Cox was later tackled and disarmed by another student. A friend of Cox's told the press that Cox had been inspired by the Kuwait Airways Flight 422 hijacking and by the novel Rage,[6] which Cox had read over and over again and with which he strongly identified.[7] He pleaded no contest to charges of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon after the jury deadlocked.[8] He was sentenced to five years in prison.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "San Gabriel High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Alhambra city, CA (Sbeet 1)" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 6, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "San Gabriel High School". December 31, 1999. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "Course Listings".
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Associated Press (April 27, 1988). "Hijack Tied to Teen Classroom Siege". The Press-Courier. Oxnard.
  7. ^ Katz, Jesse (January 14, 1990). "A High School Gunman's Days of Rage". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ "Youth Pleads No Contest in Hostage Incident". LA Times. January 9, 1990. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "Youth Who Took Class Hostage Gets 5 Years". LA Times. April 7, 1990. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  10. ^ John Grabow Stats |
  11. ^ "Collections:David Henry Hwang". Los Angeles Times.
  12. ^ Mike Krukow Stats |


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Coordinates: 34°05′34″N 118°06′35″W / 34.09270°N 118.10968°W / 34.09270; -118.10968