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Hollywood High School

1903; 114 years ago (1903)

Alejandra Sanchez(2012–present)

1521 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

Hollywood High School is a four-year public secondary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, located at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and West Sunset Boulevard in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.


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In September 1903, a two-room school was opened on the second floor of an empty storeroom at the Masonic Temple on Highland Avenue, north of Hollywood Boulevard (then Prospect Avenue). Hollywood was incorporated as a municipality in November 1903. The Hollywood High Organ Opus 481 was a gift from the class of 1924. After suffering severe water damage from the Northridge earthquake in 1994, it was restored in 2002. The campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 2012.

The school's mascot was derived from the 1921 Rudolph Valentino film of the same name, The Sheik. In the 2015-2016 Fall Football Season the boys Varsity football team played in the schools 3rd championship game led by head coach Frank Galvan. They finished the season with a 12-2 overal record.

Filming location

Hollywood High has been the filming location for movies, television shows, and other productions, including the following:

  • Made
  • Nancy Drew
  • Neon Maniacs
  • Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (season 5, episode 1, "Obesity")
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
  • Grease
  • Mural

    In 2002, artist Eloy Torrez painted a mural of 13 famous entertainers, titled "Portrait of Hollywood", across the entire east wall of the school's auditorium. From left to right, the entertainers displayed are Dorothy Dandridge, Dolores del Río, Brandy Norwood, Selena, Lana Turner, Laurence Fishburne, Cantinflas, Carol Burnett, Cher, Ricky Nelson, Bruce Lee, Rudolph Valentino, and Judy Garland. In 2007, Torrez added a 50-foot (15 m) tall mural of John Ritter, who died four years earlier, on the connecting portion of the building's north wall. All but four of the entertainers, Cantinflas, Lee, Selena and Valentino, were students at Hollywood High School. The artist said the mural is a celebration of a diverse ethnic range of actors and entertainers.

    Present Day Learning Academies

    Hollywood High School is an excellent school for teenagers to find their calling and prepare for a life of success. Known for preparing its graduates for careers in teaching and the performing arts, it has also become a diverse and well-rounded school. Students have many opportunities in different fields of study. Hollywood High School offers four academies to its students, each of them with a different purpose.

    Teaching Career Academy

    Hollywood High school offers a Teaching Career Academy (TCA) to students who seek to work with children as a career. Potential careers range from becoming a teacher to being a social worker. In order to give a student a little experience, the school works with other elementary schools to allow elementary students to receive tutoring by Hollywood High School students.

    Performing Arts Magnet

    For students seeking an entertainment career, Performing Arts Magnet is the best choice. This academy helps students develop their talents and personalities to become performing artist. The academy focuses on training students to develop their skills of actors, singers, and/or dancers.

    New Media Technology

    If students prefer to go into the filmmaking industry, this academy offers the best opportunities. The New Media Technology academy helps students build their knowledge of technology. They are afforded hands-on experience with equipment usually found inside a film studio. The software used is the newest on the market. This academy also provides internships to permit graduates to immediately start working in that field.

    School for Advanced Studies

    This academy does not focus on a specific career, but helps students prepare for university life. If a student likes to be challenged, this academy offers classes that are at the same level of difficulty as a college class. The academy prepares students for their careers, and helps them get them into the best universities around the country.


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