South Gate High School

South Gate High School is a 9-12 high school in South Gate, California, United States and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

South Gate High School
Address
3351 Firestone Boulevard

,
90280

Coordinates33°57′19″N 118°12′36″W / 33.9553°N 118.20987°W / 33.9553; -118.20987Coordinates: 33°57′19″N 118°12′36″W / 33.9553°N 118.20987°W / 33.9553; -118.20987
Information
TypePublic high school
Established1930; 90 years ago (1930)
School districtLos Angeles Unified School District
PrincipalLeo González
Teaching staff95.83 (on a FTE basis)[1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,437 (2018-19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio25.43[1]
Color(s)Black, White, and Red.
Athletics conferenceEastern League
CIF Los Angeles City Section
MascotRam
Team nameRams
RivalSouth East High School
Websitewww.southgatehs.org

HistoryEdit

South Gate High School opened in January 1930.

Between 1993 and 1996 the number of students that passed Advanced Placement tests in government and macroeconomics subjects increased from 5% to 70%. The teaching of Ron Klein has been credited for this improvement.[3]

Students from this and neighboring schools demonstrated on June 26, 2002 against funding cuts. At South Gate High, nine teachers had been fired and the Second School Program, which provided students who are falling behind with tutoring from university students, had all funding removed.[citation needed]

With the support of the school, about 800 students demonstrated against the counterfeiting of CDs of Latino music on December 5, 2002.[4]

On November 3, 2005, about 500 students took part in a sit-in to protest at issues including overcrowding and a lack of textbooks.[5]

DemographicsEdit

As of the school year 2008-09, there were a total of 3,383 students attending the high school.[6]

SportsEdit

  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Marching Band
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field
  • Softball
  • Cheerleading
  • Color Guard
  • Golf

AchievementsEdit

  • Football - 1955 City Champions, 1988 3A City Champions, 2004 3A City Finalists, 2013 Division II Finalists
  • Football - Benjamin Viramontes - State Sack Leader with 34 in 2004
  • Football - 1994 undefeated South East conference champions. Beat rival bell to preserve undefeated record. Ronnie Landazuri breaks up pass in final moments: [7]
  • Boys Soccer - 2005 City Champions, 2002 3rd Place
  • Girls Soccer - 2016 Division III City Champions
  • Baseball - 1955 City Champions, 1960 City Champions, 1993 3A City Champions, 1995 3A City Champions, 1996 3A City Champions,1956 City Finalist, 1998 3A City Finalists, 2012 Division II City Finalists, 2019 Division II City Finalists
  • Softball - 1985 3A City Champions, 1986 3A City Champions, 1987 3A City Champions, 1989 3A City Champions, 1991 3A City Champions, 1997 3A City Champions
  • Boys Basketball - 1992 3A City Finalists
  • Girls Basketball - 2016 Division III City Champions
  • Volleyball - 2011 Girls Undefeated Eastern League Champions
  • Track & Field- 2008 Undefeated Eastern League Champions
  • Cross Country- 2007 Undefeated Eastern League Champions
  • Volleyball - 2013 Girls Eastern League Champions
  • Volleyball - 2014 Girls Undefeated Eastern League Champions

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b South Gate High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "South Gate Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "70 percent of teacher's students pass Advanced Placement tests", Billy Witz, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, May 28, 2006
  4. ^ "800 High School Students And Latino Music Stars Destroy Thousands Of Pirated CDs To Kick Off National Hispanic Music Anti-Piracy Campaign" Archived March 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, HispanicBusiness.com, December 5, 2002
  5. ^ "South Gate High School protest", Long Beach Press-Telegram, November 3, 2005
  6. ^ http://search.lausd.k12.ca.us/cgi-bin/fccgi.exe?w3exec=school.profile.content&which=8871
  7. ^ "GAME OF THE WEEK : Landazuri's Extra Effort Keys Victory for South Gate". Los Angeles Times. October 30, 1994.
  8. ^ a b McIver, Joel (November 11, 2009). The Bloody Reign of Slayer. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857120380.
  9. ^ Lorenzo Mata Archived November 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, CSTV. Accessed November 17, 2007.
  10. ^ a b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwD5eAYXmcw
  11. ^ Wulf, Steve (April 4, 2014). "The fall guys". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  12. ^ Gonzales, Mark (November 9, 2013). "Renteria climbed managerial ladder the hard way". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 4, 2014.

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