Lemoore High School

Lemoore Union High School (commonly known as Lemoore High School or Lemoore High) is a public school located in Lemoore, California. It serves grades 9 through 12, and is accredited through the California Department of Education. Its enrollment for 2006-2007 was 2066 students.

Lemoore Union High School
Address
101 E. Bush St

Coordinates36°17′52″N 119°46′48″W / 36.29778°N 119.78000°W / 36.29778; -119.78000[1]Coordinates: 36°17′52″N 119°46′48″W / 36.29778°N 119.78000°W / 36.29778; -119.78000[1]
Information
TypePublic
Established1901
School districtLemoore Union High School District
PrincipalRodney Brumit[2]
Faculty75.09 (FTE)[3]
Grades9-12[3]
Enrollment1,916 (2019–20)[3]
Student to teacher ratio24.34[3]
Color(s)   Purple and Gold
MascotTiger
Website[1]

HistoryEdit

Lemoore High School was originally opened in 1900 to 35 students assembled as freshmen in the old Heinlen Hall in downtown Lemoore and began classes. Students in that first year were offered Latin, ancient History, Algebra and English. In 1902, the high school moved after Lemoore voters approved a school bond to build a new facility on the corner of Fox and B Streets. Lemoore High Schools first graduating class (1904) consisted of three persons: Margaret Hayes and Arthur and Ed Blank. In 1909, the first football team was formed from the 18 boys enrolled. The first school bus, a 20-passenger, 15 mile per hour average speed vehicle, made its debut in 1916. The current school, located at 101 East Bush Street was opened February 1, 1924. Ellen Truckell was the 1929 Student Body President, the first female president to serve at Lemoore High School.

In 1940, the "music building" (the small building west of the main gym) was added to provide a band and choir room, ceramics studio, and 2 classrooms; and the auto shop was added to the existing shop building (that is now the maintenance department). In 1941, a swimming pool was added; in 1953, the Ag building; in 1958, the J.F. Graham Memorial Gymnasium; in 1960, the business building, followed by the science wing and administration building in 1962. The home economics building was completed in 1963, and followed in turn by the library and tennis courts in 1964. The football stadium and bus garage were finished in 1965. The metal shop (now the auto shop, T-1) was erected in 1969, along with the industrial drawing and electronics classrooms. In 1970, the "girls" gym was remodeled, and the exercise room added.

In 1973, a $2.75 million bond was supported by the taxpayers to erect the 10 classrooms in the S-Wing, the cafeteria, wood shop, and an addition to the boys' locker room. In 1978, the main building was renovated. In 1991 a new swimming pool was completed, and the old pool buildings converted to classrooms.

In 1993, the Gundacker Center was established to house the alternative education programs, such as Continuation, Adult Ed, Independent Study, Pregnant Minors (Cyesis), and Child Care programs. The Gundacker Center was dedicated to Gertrude Gundacker, a longtime faculty member. The Continuation School is dedicated to Don Jamison, the first continuation principal and a track coach.

Notable alumniEdit

Notable Lemoore High School alumni include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lemoore High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ https://www.cde.ca.gov/schooldirectory/details?cdscode=16639821635606
  3. ^ a b c d "Lemoore High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "California State Meet Results – 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2021.
  5. ^ "Tommie's Bio". TommieSmith.com. Archived from the original on March 26, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2021.
  6. ^ "HEAD OF THE HOUSE - Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha". Retrieved June 23, 2021.

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