Compton High School

Compton High School is a high school in Compton, California, United States, part of the Compton Unified School District.

Compton High School
Compton High School billboard.jpg
The billboard of Compton High School in 2005
Address
601 S. Acacia Avenue

,
CA
90220

Coordinates33°53′28″N 118°13′38″W / 33.89111°N 118.22722°W / 33.89111; -118.22722Coordinates: 33°53′28″N 118°13′38″W / 33.89111°N 118.22722°W / 33.89111; -118.22722
Information
TypePublic high school
Opened1896
School districtCompton Unified School District
PrincipalDr. Rigoberto Roman
Teaching staff79.53 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,583 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio19.90[1]
School color(s)Columbia blue and white
         
MascotTarbabe
Website

HistoryEdit

 
Compton High School's original building in 1912.

The school opened in 1896 as Compton Union High School and was later re-established as Compton Senior High School in the 1950s after Compton College separated from the high school district and opened its new campus at 1111 East Artesia Boulevard in 1953.

During the 1960s, there was a dramatic transition from a white student body to one which was predominantly African-American.[2] Today, Compton High School is over eighty percent Latino as immigrants settled in South Los Angeles.

New CampusEdit

In 2019, the school will be doing construction of a new campus.

Dr. Dre donationEdit

On June 15, 2017, Dr. Dre pledged to donate $10 million to the school for a 1200-seat performing arts theater.[citation needed]

MascotEdit

 
Compton High School Mascot: The Tarbabe.

Compton College's mascot name is the Tartars, named after the Turkic Tatars, so the mascot name for Compton High School became the Tartar Babies. The mascot itself is "Baby Tartar" who wears a diaper and carries a big sword.[3][4]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Compton High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  2. ^ The City Of Compton
  3. ^ Marc's Collection of High School Mascots Part 1: A-E
  4. ^ Fisher, Marc (November 17, 2005). "Block That Mascot? Bite Your Tongue". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Reynaldo Brown 2010)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Robin Cole 2018)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Demar DeRozan 2010)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  8. ^ "El Companile 58 "Walter Gordon" (Compton High School, Compton, California)". Ancestry.com. Generations Network. 1959. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Marvin Lawrence Fleming 2018)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (William Denby "Bill" Hanna 2010)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Roy Lee Jefferson 2018)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Datone Wayne Jones 2018)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Kevin "Keb'Mo'" Moore 2010)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Louis (Louie) Nelson 2018)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Violet Palmer 2018)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Walt Roberts 2010)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Alvin Ray "Pete" Rozelle 2010)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Hugo Salcedo 2018)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Woody Sauldsberry 2018)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  20. ^ "El Companile 64 "Howard Scott" (Compton High School, Compton, California)". Ancestry.com. Generations Network. 1964. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  21. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Robert (Bobby) Smith 2018)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Edwin "Duke" Snider 2010)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Interviews of Tokyo Rose,09-09-1945 (full)". YouTube. WWIIPublicDomain. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  24. ^ Close, Frederick P. (2014). Tokyo Rose/an American Patriot : a dual biography (Revised and expanded edition. ed.). p. 55. ISBN 9781442232068. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  25. ^ "Compton High School Hall of Fame (Ulis Williams 2010)". Compton High School Alumni Association. Retrieved 15 May 2020.

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