Westminster High School (Westminster, California)
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|Westminster High School|
|14325 Goldenwest Street
Westminster, California 92683
|Type||Public high school|
|Established||September 10, 1959|
|School district||Huntington Beach Union High School District|
|Number of students||2647|
|Color(s)||Red, black and white|
|Mascot||Leo, the British lion|
The school's name and traditions are derived from Westminster Abbey in London, England. The school colors of red, black and white are those of the Queen's Guard, and the school's mascot, Leo the lion, is a national animal of England.
The school opened on September 10, 1959 following population growth associated with the incorporation of Westminster in 1957. It covers approximately 57.1 acres (231,000 m2), including 5 acres (20,000 m2) of working farm land and is the largest school in Orange County. The school serves students from Johnson Middle School, Warner Middle School, and Stacey Intermediate School. In 2002 the school completed its construction and was the first school in the Orange County area that has an elevator to serve handicapped students for their two story building located on the North side of campus. The new Social Studies wing can use 100% "natural lighting" making reading easier than fluorescent lighting. The new stadium is top notch and boasts a professional level Football and Soccer field along with a 9-lane polyurethane Track and bleachers that hold 5,500 fans.
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According to US News and World Report, 95% of Westminster's student body is "of color," with 78% of the student body coming from an economically disadvantaged household, determined by student eligibility for California's Reduced-price meal program. 
Westminster High School athletes compete in the Golden West League of CIF's Southern Section.
Westminster Boys' Basketball won the Golden West League title in 2014 and 2015.
Westminster's Boys' Tennis won the Golden West League title in 2011 and 2015.
Westminster Boys' Volleyball won the Golden West League title in 2015.
Westminster Boys' Soccer won the Golden West League title in 2013
Westminster Football won the Golden West League titles in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2001.
Westminster Badminton won CIF Division 2 in 2015 & 2016.
Westminster Academic Decathlon team won Division 3 State Competition in 2016
Westminster Academic Decathlon team won Division 2 State Competition in 2017
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- Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star player for the Utah Jazz in 12 years. 
- Ryan Klesko, former MLB Player for 13 years with Braves, Padres and Giants.
- Debbie Green, Olympic volleyball player
- Penelope Spheeris, American director, producer, and screenwriter of SNL, Roseanne and "Wayne's World".
- Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen, co-host of Thuy Nga's Paris By Night
- Richard Brown (born 1965), Former NFL Player with Rams, Chargers, Browns and Vikings.
- Van Tuinei - NFL career with the Chargers, Colts and Bears.
- Mick Mars (Bob Deal) of Motley Crew class of 1969
- Carlos Palomino Welter Weight Champ 77' - 79' class of 1970
- Jay Williams, star of the film FLESH GORDON class of 1965
- Randy Steven Kraft, convicted homosexual serial rapist and killer class of 1963
- "History". Westminster High School. Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- "School Accountability Report Card Reported for School Year 2005–06" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- "Back Troubles Force Utah's Eaton to Retire", Los Angeles Times, September 29, 1994
- "Westminster Alumnus Klesko Gives His Old Team Helping Hand", Mike Terry, Los Angeles Times, March 2, 1999.
- "1984 Long Beach Olympians", Long Beach Press-Telegram, August 3, 2009.