San Fernando Senior High School

  • San Fernando Senior High School serves 2,006 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 21% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • San Fernando Senior High School's student population of 2,006 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,006 students
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Total Classroom Teachers93 teachers
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School Comparison

  • San Fernando Senior High School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of San Fernando Senior High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#4463 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
11%
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Hispanic
98%
54%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
2%
24%
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Diversity Score0.040.64
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Graduation Rate
91%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • San Fernando High School, located in San Fernando, California, is a secondary school that is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school colors are black and gold. All girl teams are referred to as Lady Tigers, all boy teams simply as Tigers.It is the only high school in California with Project G.R.A.D.(Graduation Really Achieves Dreams). San Fernando High School also has the Puente Project, a national-award winning program which has assisted thousands of students reach their dreams of college success.
  • History: San Fernando High School, the second oldest school in the San Fernando Valley, was established in 1896. The first campus was located on Fifth Street and Hager Street. In 1906 the school was moved to a site on North Brand Boulevard. In 1952 the school moved to its present location at 11133 O'Melveny Avenue. The North Brand Boulevard location now houses San Fernando Middle School.
  • San Fernando High School's attendance boundary changed numerous times as new high schools opened in the area. In the fall of 2006, 9th and 10th graders in a portion of San Fernando High School's 2005-2006 school year zone will attend Arleta High School instead of San Fernando; Arleta will phase in grades 11 through 12.
  • The school will be relieved when Valley Region High School 5 opens in 2011.
  • Football: Operating the wishbone offense (a rarity in California) with future USC stars Charles White and Kevin Willimas, San Fernando High won the L.A. City Football title in 1974 and 1975. Prior to the 1975 season, they were ranked #1 in the country. In 1976 they lost their first game of the season to Gardena High by a score of 41-0. The team rebounded, losing only one more game (and defeating John Elway's Granada Hills High team along the way) to earn a spot in the city playoffs. They went on to defeat Gardena High School to win the city title.
  • Wrestling: The San Fernando High School wrestling team currently holds the largest number of city championships in Los Angeles. In the spring season of 2006, the Tiger wrestling team had a perfect undefeated season of 21-0. The 2006 wrestling team took first place at the C.I.F. championship, with five of their wrestlers qualifying for the State championship.
  • Notable Alumni: George Lopez.
  • Anthony Davis, USC running back from 1972-74.
  • Charles White, NFL and USC running back, Heisman trophy winner in 1979.
  • Richie Valens, Late 1950's Pop Icon.

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