Leuzinger High School

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Leuzinger High School
Logo leuzinger.gif

United States
Coordinates33°54′08″N 118°20′49″W / 33.902158°N 118.34698°W / 33.902158; -118.34698
MottoCitius, altius, fortius
School districtCentinela Valley Union High School District
PrincipalHoward Ho
Enrollment1,935 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)    Blue and white
Address4118 West Rosecrans Ave.
Lawndale, CA 90260-1601

Leuzinger High School is a public high school (9th through 12th grades) in Lawndale, California, United States. It opened on January 27, 1931, with an enrollment of 268.[2] It was named after Adolph Leuzinger in recognition of his 25 years of service on the Board of Trustees of the Inglewood Union High School District. The school is in the Centinela Valley Union High School District.

Leuzinger High had an enrollment of 1,726 as of the 2013-14 school year.[3]

Faculty and administration[edit]

For many years, Leuzinger High School was considered to be a typical inner-city school, mostly known for producing athletes such as Kei Kamara, Marvcus Patton and Russell Westbrook. However, over the past few years,[when?] it has consistently shown academic growth spurts, largely due to its faculty and administration. As of 2018, the administration is headed by principal Dr. Pamela Brown, and associate principals Grace Yang, Jose Varela, and Dr. Karma Nicolis.[4]

Olympic mascot[edit]

As Leuzinger's first senior class graduated while the 1932 Summer Olympics were hosted in and around nearby Los Angeles, the school's nickname became the "Olympians". Leuzinger was granted authorization for the school to use the Olympic name and Olympic rings trademark. In turn, the campus of the "Olympians" also provided staging for aspects of the 1932 Olympics; facilities for the use of competitors, including a shooting range, and a bowling alley, were constructed under the main building. On September 8, 1936, construction on a women's gym with an Olympic-size swimming pool was begun. However eventual earthquake damage, combined with tougher safety codes and remodeling opportunities, required the pool's removal.[when?][citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Leuzinger High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  2. ^ [1] "Johann Jakob Leuzinger (1838-1906), Adolph Leuzinger (1859-1931), a.nd Leuzinger High School"
  3. ^ Leuzinger High School NCES
  4. ^ https://www.leuzinger.org/
  5. ^ [2] "Shouting Over A Quiet Man," Sports Illustrated, July 19, 1976
  6. ^ Teetor, Paul (June 3, 2009). "Mike Gin, Redondo Beach's Chinese-American, Rotarian, Gay Mayor". LA Weekly. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  7. ^ [3] "The Rap Trap," Metro, Aug. 13-19, 1998
  8. ^ [4] "Kamara gives back to Leuzinger," Pure Preps, Jan. 15, 2009
  9. ^ [5] "This General Patton Plays Linebacker for the UCLA Bruins and Hits Like a Tank," L.A. Times, Aug. 31, 1989
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2010-07-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) UCLA Basketball, Russell Westbrook profile
  11. ^ "Delon Wright Utah Utes bio". Utah Utes. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  12. ^ [6] "Prospect Profile: Dorell Wright," NBA Draft 2004
  13. ^ Peltz, Jim (July 2, 2013). "Galaxy rookie Gyasi Zardes is considered a diamond in the rough". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 8, 2014.

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