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Crescenta Valley High School

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Type  US Public Secondary
Principal  Dr. Linda Gubler Junge
Enrollment  3000
Mascot  Falcons
Established  1960
Grades  9–12
Phone  +1 818-249-5871
Number of students  3,000
Motto  Honor, Tradition, And Pride
Address  2900 Community Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214, USA
District  Glendale Unified School District
Similar  Rosemont Middle School, Clark Magnet High Sch, Glendale High School, LCHS, Verdugo Hills High School
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Crescenta Valley High School is a high school in La Crescenta, California. 3000 students attend the school. The school serves North Glendale, unincorporated La Crescenta and Monrose, and a municipal neighborhood on the western boundary of the City of La Cañada Flintridge.

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Crescenta Valley received a National Blue Ribbon School award in 2000 and a California Distinguished School award in 2005. Crescenta Valley received a Bravo Award for excellence in the arts from Los Angeles County in 2005.

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History

Crescenta Valley High School holds a key foundation in the city of La Crescenta's roots. CV normally scores very high in California standardized testing, attracting a very diverse community to what was once a very small white suburb of Los Angeles, CA.

The school itself has a much tighter community of kids than other public schools in Southern California. La Crescenta has only one Middle School (Rosemont Middle School) and one public high school. Clark Magnet High School is also located in the CV area, though most of the students attending are bused from south Glendale. Those wishing to access a higher learning curve in the math and sciences tend to go to Clark.

Those attracted to higher Music and Arts learning prefer to attend CV, as Crescenta Valley High have an abnormal amount of Hollywood-industry families that have come through the school because of its location near Hollywood. Also, CVHS is a popular location for families of JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories, NASA).

On average, Crescenta Valley High School has 80-90% of their students attending college after graduating. Their sister school across town, La Canada High School, averages 99–100% graduate to college rate. Both schools together form one of the strongest public academic geographical regions in the entire Southern California area.

US News ranks Crescenta Valley High School #80 in CA (La Canada High School is ranked #39) in 2013. Both schools are the highest in their respective school districts (Glendale Unified School District and La Canada Unified School District).

Miscellaneous history

A section of the east wing of the school was badly damaged in the Sylmar earthquake of February 9, 1971, and had to be razed.

Jim Morrison and The Doors once played at Crescenta Valley High School in 1967. Jim defaced the wall in the original gymnasium but it was repainted shortly after. Earlier that same "school year" the student council pulled-off a major coup by booking the then already popular group The Association. The Association concert was very successful as the band cranked out their current chart hits as well as several yet-to-be released tracks.

Activities

The Falcon is a monthly student publication. The school yearbook is the Talon.

Crescenta Valley's boys' varsity soccer team won the CIF championship for division IV in 2012 and were ranked 5th nationwide.

Notable alumni

  • Laurence Powell, former LAPD officer, involved in the beating of Rodney King
  • Trevor Bell, pitcher playing in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system
  • Bill Slayback (Baseball) went on to play on the Detroit Tigers (1972–1974)
  • Wil Wheaton (Actor) Star Trek: TNG
  • Eric Lloyd (Actor) Dundston Checks In, The Santa Claus with Tim Allen
  • Michael Shermer, writer, television personality, and editor-in-chief of Skeptic magazine
  • Ryan Bittle (Actor)
  • Bethany Cosentino (Singer)
  • Tinashe (Singer)
  • References

    Crescenta Valley High School Wikipedia


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