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Montebello High School

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Type  Public
Principal  Helen Meltzer
Grades  9-12
Phone  +1 323-728-0121
Color  Blue & Gold
Established  1909
Teaching staff  118.04 (FTE)
Enrollment  3191 (2012-2013)
Mascot  Ollie the Oiler
Montebello High School
Address  2100 W Cleveland Ave, Montebello, CA 90640, USA
District  Montebello Unified School District

Montebello high school students walk out over fiscal management

Founded in 1909, Montebello High School (MHS) is a public high school which is part of the Montebello Unified School District, and has an enrollment of approximately 3,400 students in grades 9-12. Its campus is located in Montebello, California (USA), a suburb of Los Angeles. It is named for the city of Montebello.


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The Montebello High School mascot is known as Ollie the Oiler, and the schools alumni are referred to as Oilers.


The demographic breakdown of the 3,191 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year was:

  • Male - 50.7%
  • Female - 49.3%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.1%
  • Asian/Pacific islander - 0.9%
  • Black - 0.3%
  • Hispanic - 96.1%
  • White - 2.4%
  • Multiracial - 0.2%
  • Additionally, 86.3% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.


    The school currently offers 2 Pathways. The first of the two is the CATS Pathway, which teaches students how to be creative media artists and animators. The second of the two is the DRIVEN Pathway, which focuses on students learning about ergo alternative fuels and the automotive industry for future green jobs.


    The varsity sports teams are referred to as the "Montebello Oilers." The school colors are blue and gold. The school has an athletic rivalry with nearby Schurr High School.

    Sports offered at MHS:

    Clubs and activities

  • The Mighty Oiler Marching Band
  • Golden Key
  • Government and politics

  • David L. Snowden, 1961: Police Chief of City of Beverly Hills, CA, (2004-Current)
  • Art Torres, 1964: former United States Democratic Party state senator.
  • Arts, sciences, and education

  • John DeCuir, 1936: art director and production designer.
  • Robert Bruce Merrifield, 1939: American Biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984 for the invention of solid phase Peptide synthesis.
  • Sports and entertainment

  • Jack Kramer, 1939: American Tennis Player.
  • Tom Tellez, 1951: former Track Coach at the University of Houston in Texas.
  • Darlene Hard, 1954: American Tennis Player
  • Barney Rosenzweig, 1955: American television Producer.
  • Jerry Pimm, 1956: former Basketball coach at University of Utah.
  • Bobby Knoop, 1956: retired MLB second baseman who played for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, and Kansas City Royals
  • Edward James Olmos, 1964: actor and director.
  • John Madrid, 1966: iconic jazz and pop music trumpeter during the 60's,70's, and 80's.
  • Media appearances

    The music video for Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock" was filmed at Montebello High School. While filming at the school, the band performed in the school's auditorium.


    Montebello High School Wikipedia

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