Walnut High School
|Walnut High School|
400 N. Pierre Rd.
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Fight song||Sons of Westwood|
|Athletics conference||Hacienda League|
|Rival||Diamond Bar High School|
|Athletic facility||Ken Gunn Stadium|
|Website||Walnut High School Website|
Walnut High School is located in Walnut, California among the San Jose Hills of the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. Ranked in the top 100 high schools in America by the Daily Beast Publication - it is also located within the prestigious Walnut Valley Unified School District which has also been ranked by numerous sources to be one of the top public school districts in all of Southern California. The school is a two-time National Blue Ribbon School (1992–93 and 1997–98), six-time California Distinguished school (1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2005 and 2009), and a California Gold Ribbon School (2017). Walnut High School has also offered the International Baccalaureate program since 1999.
In the aquatics program, the water polo team won a CIF championship and both the water polo and swim teams won league titles.
The soccer program has won two CIFSS 1-A Championships (1990, 1992), including an undefeated season in 1992 (25-0-1).
Walnut's National Champion Dance Team holds eight national titles and were back-to-back champions from 2008-2012 and 2014-2015.
The Lady Mustangs (Girls Soccer Team) won the CIFss 2002,2003,2004
Walnut's Boys' Cross Country Team won CIF State in 1987 & 1988.
Walnut's Baseball Team won The CIF-SS Division 3 Championships in 2017.
- Paul Caligiuri, National Soccer Hall of Fame and 1990 FIFA World Cup soccer player. Played professionally in Germany and for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
- Gerardo Mejia, Ecuadorian rapper and singer, most famously known for his song, "Rico Suave"
- Michael Cho, artist shot to death by La Habra police
- Tod McBride, former NFL defensive back
- Lance Parrish, former MLB catcher
- Juliana Yendork, triple jumper
- Gary Zimmerman, former NFL offensive lineman
- Adanna Duru, is an American singer, who placed in tenth on the fourteenth season of American Idol.[better source needed]
- DJ_Rose, Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias is a TV Host/Producer (DirecTV & Time Warner Cable) and entrepreneur that was featured in Forbes & Billboard as the Founder of mydiveo that also helped launch MySpace.com.
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- Walnut High School Official Website
- Walnut High School Athletics
- Walnut High School Student Newspaper