Woodrow Wilson Classical High School

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Woodrow Wilson High School
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4400 East Tenth Street
Long Beach, California
United States
Type Public
Established 1926[1]
School district Long Beach Unified School District
Grades 912
Enrollment 4,109[2]
Campus Urban
Color(s)      Cardinal red
Athletics conference Moore League
Mascot Bruin
Team name Bruins[3]
Newspaper Loudspeaker
Yearbook Campanile
Wilson Science Building

Woodrow Wilson Classical High School is a secondary school in Long Beach, California. It is part of the Long Beach Unified School District and opened in 1926.[4]


Woodrow Wilson Classical High School was established in 1925 as the second school in the city, and ultimately opened for classes in 1926.[5]

In 2005 Woodrow Wilson High School was recognized as a California Distinguished School for the second time. The school is a "classical" high school, in that it exceeds LBUSD standards and requires additional credits in order to graduate. Former Wilson students and their teacher Erin Gruwell also inspired the movie Freedom Writers, that was made of the collected diaries of the students.

Wilson/Whitney InvenTeam[edit]

In April 2009, the Wilson Engineering Club received a $100,000.000 grant from the LemelsonMIT InvenTeam program. They invented a wind power generation system for semi-tractor trailer trucks. The wind turbine, installed on the roof of the truck's cab, will generate electricity while the truck is in motion, and then store that electricity in a battery system for use when the truck is parked. The goal of the project is to provide truck drivers the ability to meet the parked power needs of their cabs without having to idle their engines and burn fossil fuels.

Notable staff[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


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Coordinates: 33°46′37″N 118°08′27″W / 33.777042°N 118.140822°W / 33.777042; -118.140822