South Gate High School

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South Gate High School
Location
3351 Firestone Boulevard
South Gate, CA 90280

Information
TypePublic high school
Established1930
School districtLos Angeles Unified School District
PrincipalGerman Cerda
Faculty138.8 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment3,383 (as of 2008-09)[2]
Student to teacher ratio26.8[1]
Color(s)Red,Black,and White
Athletics conferenceEastern League
CIFLA Los Angeles City Section
Team nameRams
RivalSouth East High School
Website
 
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South Gate High School
Location
3351 Firestone Boulevard
South Gate, CA 90280

Information
TypePublic high school
Established1930
School districtLos Angeles Unified School District
PrincipalGerman Cerda
Faculty138.8 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment3,383 (as of 2008-09)[2]
Student to teacher ratio26.8[1]
Color(s)Red,Black,and White
Athletics conferenceEastern League
CIFLA Los Angeles City Section
Team nameRams
RivalSouth East High School
Website

South Gate High School is located on Firestone Boulevard, South Gate, California, United States. The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. South Gate's school colors are black, white and red and the school mascot is the ram.

As of the 2008-09 school year, the school had an enrollment of 3,383 students and 138.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 26.8.[1]

History[edit]

South Gate opened in January 1930.

Between 1993 and 1996 the number of students that passed Advanced Placement tests in government and macro economics increased from 5% to 70%. The teaching of Ron Klein has been credited for this improvement.[3]

Students from this, and neighbouring schools, demonstrated on June 26, 2002 against funding cuts. At South Gate High, nine teachers had been fired and the Second School Program, which provided students who are falling behind with tutoring from university students, had all funding removed.[4]

With the support of the school, 800 students demonstrated against the counterfeiting of CDs of Latino music on December 5, 2002.[5]

On November 3, 2005, about 500 students took part in a sit-in to protest at issues including overcrowding and a lack of textbooks.[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of the school year 2008-09, there were a total of 3,383 students attending the high school.[2]

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