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
Motto "It's a Pride Thing!"
Established September 10, 1959
School district Huntington Beach Union High School District
Principal Joe Fraser
Faculty 109
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,622 (2015-16)[1]
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. It is currently the only school within the Huntington Beach Union High School District to have a working farm as well as the largest school in Orange County.

Overview

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 student government, called The House of Lords, also represents the government of England. Each ASB member serves under a minister position while the board of ASB serves under specific names representing that of England's government. The ASB president is referred to as the Prime Minister, ASB Vice President to Chancellor, Secretary to Minister of Records, and Treasurer to Exchequer. [2]

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 Middle 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.[3]

Demographics

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. [4]

Sports

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's Girls' Tennis won the Golden West League title in 2016.

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's Girls Volleyball won the Golden West League in 2016.

Westminster's Girls Soccer won the Golden West League in 2018 for the second consecutive year.

Westminster Academic Decathlon team won 1st place in Division 3 State Competition in 2016.

Westminster Academic Decathlon team won 1st place in Division 2 State Competition in 2017.

Westminster Academic Decathlon team won 1st place in the Regionals Super Quiz in 2011 and 2018.

Westminster Academic Decathlon team won 1st place in Division 1 Regionals Competition in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2015.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Westminister High". NCES. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "History". Westminster High School. Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  3. ^ "School Accountability Report Card Reported for School Year 2005–06" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  4. ^ https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/california/districts/huntington-beach-union-high/westminster-high-2346/student-body
  5. ^ "Back Troubles Force Utah's Eaton to Retire", Los Angeles Times, September 29, 1994
  6. ^ "Westminster Alumnus Klesko Gives His Old Team Helping Hand", Mike Terry, Los Angeles Times, March 2, 1999.
  7. ^ "1984 Long Beach Olympians", Long Beach Press-Telegram, August 3, 2009.
  8. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/richardbrown/2499865/profile

External links

  • Westminster High School
  • [1]
  • Westminster High School Boys' Basketball
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