Westminster High School (Westminster, California)

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Westminster High School
Location
14325 Goldenwest Street
Westminster, California 92683

United States
Coordinates 33°45′14″N 118°00′28″W / 33.75397°N 118.00771°W / 33.75397; -118.00771Coordinates: 33°45′14″N 118°00′28″W / 33.75397°N 118.00771°W / 33.75397; -118.00771
Information
Type Public high school
Established September 10, 1959
School district Huntington Beach Union High School District
Principal Joe Fraser
Faculty 109
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2647
Color(s) Red, black and white             
Mascot Leo, the British lion
Team name Lions
Website

Westminster High School is a public high school located in Westminster, California. It is part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District.

Overview[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

White Latino Asian African American Pacific Islander American Indian Two or More Races
5% 49% 39% 1% 1% 3% 2%

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. [3]

Sports[edit]

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

Notable alumni[edit]

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