Gardena High School

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Gardena High School
Gardena High School is located in Southern Los Angeles
Gardena High School
Gardena High School
Gardena High School is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Gardena High School
Gardena High School
Gardena High School is located in California
Gardena High School
Gardena High School
Gardena High School is located in the United States
Gardena High School
Gardena High School
1301 West 182nd Street

United States
Coordinates 33°52′03″N 118°17′48″W / 33.867378°N 118.296586°W / 33.867378; -118.296586Coordinates: 33°52′03″N 118°17′48″W / 33.867378°N 118.296586°W / 33.867378; -118.296586
Type Public
Motto If you can dream it, You can achieve it
Established 1901
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Dean Dean Seislove, Daron Andrade
Principal Mrs. Martinez 2015-Present[1]
Staff 64.51 (FTE)[2]
Faculty Deborah Wallace
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,431 (2017-18)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 22.18[2]
Color(s)           Dark Green and White
Athletics conference Marine League
CIF Los Angeles City Section
Mascot Panther (formerly, The Mohican, until 1997)

}} Gardena High School, known as GHS, is a public high school in Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, California, United States, adjacent to the City of Gardena.[3] It serves grades 9 through 12 and is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Small Learning Communities

Gardena High School comprises seven Small Learning Communities(SLCs): The Green House also known as The Ninth Grade Academy, Architecture, Construction, Computers, Engineering, and Robotics (ACCER), Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME),Southern California International Business Academy (SCIBA),Global Leadership Academy (GLA), Sports, Health and Public Service (SHAPS), and the Foreign Language/International Studies Magnet center.

Student activities

  • Anime Club (ARC)
  • ARC Leadership (ARC)
  • Art Appreciation Club
  • Book Club
  • Chess Club (ARC)
  • DISC (Dancing in Style Club) (ARC)
  • Drama Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • French Club
  • Gardena Honor Society (GHS)
  • Game Club
  • Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • High School Task Force (HSTF)
  • Interact Club
  • Junior Reserves Officer Training Corp. (JROTC)
  • Key Club
  • Mecha
  • New Life Club
  • Pacific Islander Club
  • Poetry Club
  • Roots & Shoots
  • Salsa Club
  • Justice Society
  • Ukulele Club
  • Vietnamese Club (ARC)
  • Women's Leadership Project
  • Marching Band


GHS opened in 1907.[4] In Spring 1956, the junior high school classes stayed at the old Gardena High School while the high school classes moved into a new building designed by architects Henry L. Gogerty (1894-1990) and D. Stewart Kerr.[5] Up until the opening of the new Gardena High School, high school students held morning shifts, while junior high school students held afternoon shifts.[6] The junior high is now known as Peary Middle School.

In the 1980s, rival gangs clashed with each other in the high school hallways. It was once known as a "Crip School" before Hispanic gangs formed in the late 80s.[clarification needed] In 1977 a gang fight between the Shotgun Crips and the 135 Prius (Fives) occurred in the school. At least 20 to 30 students were involved. No one was seriously injured.[citation needed]

On January 18, 2011, two students were wounded when a gun brought to the school by a student accidentally discharged when the backpack containing the firearm was dropped on the ground, with a single bullet wounding both victims.[7][8] State prosecutors intend to try the 17-year-old who possessed the gun as an adult.[9]

Attendance boundary

The school serves the City of Gardena, portions of Carson, and portions of Los Angeles (including Harbor Gateway and portions of Wilmington).[10]


As of the school year 2008-09, there were a total of 3,186 students attending the high school.[11]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2008-05-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Gardena Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Gardena city, CA Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.
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  5. ^ Pacific Coast Architecture Database: Gardena High School
  6. ^ "Peary Middle School History Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine." Peary Junior High School. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.
  7. ^ "2 injured at Gardena High in accidental shooting by student Archived 2011-06-28 at the Wayback Machine." Southern California Public Radio. January 18, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
  8. ^ Blankstein, Andrew and Sam Allen. "Suspect in Gardena High School shooting surrenders; students in classroom safe." Los Angeles Times. January 18, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
  9. ^ Martinez, Michael. "Prosecutors: Student charged in gun-firing in L.A. high school." CNN. January 20, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
  10. ^ "LAUSD School Improvement Proposal for Gardena High School, 2010 – 2011 Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine." Gardena High School. Retrieved on December 27, 2010. "Student Enrollment: The school has attendance boundaries set by LAUSD, reaching from the City of Gardena, Los Angeles, Harbor Gateway, Wilmington, and Carson."
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  12. ^ "Enos Cabel Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  13. ^ "George Farmer Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards. Archived 2011-11-22 at the Wayback Machine." Retrieved on October 7, 2011.
  14. ^ "Nesby Lee Glasgow". Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  15. ^ "Gaston Green". Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  16. ^ "Don Horn". Retrieved November 26, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "In New Book, Niecy Nash Says It's Hard to Fight Naked". Black America Web. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  18. ^ "Judge Kevin Ross Presides Over America's Court on KCAl 9". Los Angeles CBS Local. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-11. Retrieved 2013-07-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

  • Official Gardena High School website
  • Great Schools Gardena High School

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