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Compton High School

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Type  Public high school
Principal  Dr. Rigoberto Roman
Mascot  Tarbabe
Founded  1896
Highest grade  Twelfth grade
Opened  1896
Website  Compton HS
Phone  +1 310-635-3881
Lowest grade  Ninth grade
Compton High School
School color(s)  Columbia blue and white
Address  601 S Acacia Ave, Compton, CA 90220, USA
District  Compton Unified School District

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


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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. Today, Compton High School is over eighty percent Latino as immigrants settled in South Los Angeles.


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.

Notable alumni

  • Rod Barksdale: NFL wide receiver with Los Angeles Raiders and Dallas Cowboys
  • Polly Bergen: movie, television and stage actress, singer, entrepreneur
  • Joe Cain: former NFL player
  • Ken Carpenter: 1936 Olympic discus throw gold medal winner
  • James Coburn: movie and television actor, Oscar winner
  • Robin Cole: former NFL player
  • Nadine Conner: opera star
  • Aaron Craver: former NFL player
  • David Croudip: former NFL player
  • DeMar DeRozan: NBA player for the Toronto Raptors
  • Eazy-E: rapper from the group N.W.A
  • Marv Fleming: NFL tight end with Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins
  • Alfonso Freeman: actor
  • The Game: rapper
  • William Hanna: animator and co-founder of Hanna-Barbera
  • Tim Harris: former NFL player
  • Ed Hervey: CFL All-star and general manager
  • Roy Jefferson: NFL wide receiver with Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts, Washington Redskins
  • Dean Jeffries: car designer and builder, movie stuntman
  • Cornelius Johnson: 1936 Olympic high jump champion
  • Datone Jones: NFL Green Bay Packers
  • Don Klosterman: professional football player, general manager of LA Rams and other teams
  • Jim Marshall: athlete, coach and scout with over 60 years in professional baseball
  • Walter Roberts: former NFL player
  • Pete Rozelle: former NFL commissioner
  • Troy Ruttman: racecar driver
  • Woody Sauldsberry: basketball player
  • Howard E. Scott: guitarist and co-founder of the funk band War
  • Bobby Smith: former NFL player
  • Duke Snider: Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Iva Toguri: Second World War Japanese propaganda broadcaster
  • William Cameron Townsend: Bible translator
  • John William Finn: Congressional Medal of Honor winner in Second World War
  • Ulis Williams: 1964 Olympian in track, President of Compton College
  • Tyler Okonma: Rapper
  • References

    Compton High School Wikipedia