San Fernando Senior High School
San Fernando Senior High School serves 2,051 students in grades 9-12.
San Fernando Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
San Fernando Senior High School's student population of 2,051 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
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First Day of Instruction
August 15, 2022 (Monday)
Last Day of Instruction
June 15, 2023 (Thursday)
San Fernando Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of San Fernando Senior High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#5158 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
- 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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