Henry J. Kaiser High School (California)

Henry J. Kaiser High School is a small to medium-sized high school located at 11155 Almond Avenue in Fontana, California. Kaiser High is one of five comprehensive high schools within Fontana Unified School District. The school is named after renowned American industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, who founded the famous Kaiser Steel Mill, which helped to revolutionize the city of Fontana.[2]

Henry J. Kaiser High School
Kaiser High School seal.jpg
Address
11155 Almond Ave

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Information
TypePublic school
MottoTogether We Build
EstablishedSeptember 1998
School districtFontana Unified School District
PrincipalJose A. Espinoza
Faculty102.21 (FTE)[1]
Number of students2,110 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.64[1]
Color(s)     
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Sunkist League
MascotCat
Websitehttps://www.fusd.net/kaiser

The school was established in 1998. As of 2021, the principal is Jose A. Espinoza. Kaiser High School has been experimenting recently with small learning communities.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2013, the student population was 84.5% Hispanic, 5.1% White/Non-Hispanic, 6.8% of African American, 1.4% Asian, 1.1% Filipino, .3% American Indian or Alaskan Native, .3% Pacific Islander, and .5% other or not specified ethnic backgrounds.[3]

AthleticsEdit

FootballEdit

Kaiser High School is known for its successful football program under coach Dick Bruich. Under his supervision, he led Kaiser Football to one state championship, two CIF championships, one CIF runner-up award, two CIF semi-final appearances, eight Sunkist League titles, and eight consecutive playoff berths, before retiring in 2009.[4]

In 2006 Lonyae Miller was a standout on the football team, chosen as All-CIF Southern Section at running back and named the Sunkist League Offensive MVP.[5] Miller later attended Fresno State and is now a professional player in the NFL.[6]

As of 2014 the football team were back-to-back Sunkist League champions. In 2012, the Kaiser Football team made it to the SS-CIF championship, where they defeated Rancho Verde to claim the 2012 CIF Central Division Championship Title.

Student activitiesEdit

Catamount Pride Marching Band & Color GuardEdit

Kaiser High School is home to the Catamount Pride Marching Band and Color Guard. In 2008, and most recently 2014, the band won the sweepstakes at the Azusa Golden Days Parade. They've also won sweepstakes in the Riverside King Band Review, 2nd place in the Chino Band Review, 10,000 dollars at the LA County Fair, sweepstakes and music award in the Ganesha Band Review, and 1st place in the Arcadia Band Review.

The Kaiser Catamount Pride Marching Band hosted the first annual Kaiser Band Review September 26, 2009.

In 2019, the band participated in the 2019 Rose Parade with Grand Marshal Chaka Khan in the opening show.

Kaiser Artistic and Theatrical SocietyEdit

Kaiser Artistic and Theatrical Society, known as "K.A.T.S. Productions", is the name of the drama club at Henry J. Kaiser High. The club is responsible for producing the school theatrical productions each year. In addition, the club engages in other theatrical activities, like improvisational workshops and field trips to see professional productions. The club includes an active troupe of the International Thespian Society, number 6721.

Shows performed at Kaiser High School include: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Devil and Daniel Webster, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Harvey, Annie Get Your Gun, Picnic, Little Shop of Horrors, Arsenic and Old Lace, Into the Woods, Little Women, Once Upon A Mattress, The Mousetrap, A Christmas Story, Once On This Island, Fools, A Christmas Carol, Seussical the Musical, Twelve Angry Men, Taming of the Shrew, West Side Story, The Diviners, Hamlet, Midsummer/Jersey, Spoon River Anthology, Romeo and Juliet, Fame, Alice, Rent, Julius Caesar, Les Misérables, The Winter's Tale, Legally Blonde, Peter and the Starcatcher, Lazarus Rising, 1984, Alice in Wonderland, The Laramie Project, The Addams Family, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, Little Women, Bridge to Terabithia, The Wizard of Oz, A Piece of My Heart, and The Crucible.

AwardsEdit

  • 3 CIF Football Championship(2003,2004,2012, and 2018)
  • 1 CIF Softball Championship(2012)
  • Inland Empire Team of the Decade for football(Sunkist league champions 2001–2011)
  • 2nd Place at SCSBOA 35th Annual Chino Invitational Band Review
  • 1st Place at SCSBOA 2005 La Palma Days Band Review
  • 5th Place at SCSBOA Arcadia Festival Of Bands (2005, 2006)
  • Sweepstakes at SCSBOA Riverside King Invitational Band Review (2006, 2008, 2013, 2014)
  • 4th Place at SCSBOA Annual Chino Invitational Band Review (2006, 2007)
  • Sweepstakes at SCSBOA Azusa Golden Days Parade (2007, 2008, 2011, 2014)
  • 3rd Place at SCSBOA Riverside King Band Review (2007, 2009)
  • 2nd Place at SCSBOA 2007 La Palma Days Band Review
  • 3rd Place at SCSBOA 2007 Arcadia Festival Of Bands
  • 3rd Place at SCSBOA 38th Annual Chino Invitational Band Review
  • Sweepstakes at SCSBOA 2008 Ganesha Band Review
  • 1st Place at SCSBOA Arcadia Festival Of Bands (2008, 2009)
  • 3rd Place at SCSBOA 2009 San Dimas Western Days Parade
  • 1st Place at SCSBOA 2009 Ganesha Band Review
  • 1st Place at SCSBOA Azusa Golden Days (2010, 2012, 2013) & Riverside King Band Review (2010 & 2012)
  • 1st Place at SCSBOA 41st Annual Chino Invitational Band Review
  • 2nd Place at SCJA Eisenhower & Patriot Field Shows 2012
  • 2nd & 3rd Place at the Los Angeles County Fair Marching Band Competitions (2006-2011, 2013)
  • Sweepstakes at the Los Angeles County Fair Marching Band Competition (2014)
  • 3rd Place at the MBOS Vista Murrieta Field Tournament 2013
  • 5th Place at the SCSBOA 43rd Annual Chino Invitational Band Review
  • 4th Place at the SCSBOA 44th Annual Chino Invitational Band Review
  • Overall Winners of the SCJA Eisenhower & San Gorgonio Field Shows 2014

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Henry J. Kaiser High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  2. ^ "Henry". Archived from the original on 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  3. ^ "KAISER HIGH 2012-13 School Accountability Report Card" (PDF). Fontana Unified School District (FUSD.net). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  4. ^ "Dick Bruich : Inland Empire Gridiron Report". Archived from the original on October 10, 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  5. ^ "Official Website of the Senior Bowl". Archived from the original on 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  6. ^ "Player Bio: Lonyae Miller - Fresno State Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  7. ^ "Tyler Allgeier Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2022-06-10.
  8. ^ "Chris Carter". Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  9. ^ "David Carter". Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Lonyae Miller". Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  11. ^ "Jason Shirley". Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  12. ^ "Josh Shirley". Retrieved February 19, 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 34°03′03″N 117°29′36″W / 34.05083°N 117.49333°W / 34.05083; -117.49333