Pasadena High School (Pasadena, California)

Pasadena High School (Pasadena, California)

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Pasadena High School (Pasadena, California)

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Pasadena High School (PHS) is a public high school in Pasadena, California.

History

The school was first established as a district school in 1884 and became Pasadena High School in 1891. In 1928, the school merged into Pasadena Junior College and operated as a four-year school, grades 11, 12, 13 and 14. Pasadena realigned its 6-4-4 school system in 1954 with Pasadena High School regaining its separate identity. PHS, however, shared the Pasadena City College Colorado Boulevard campus through the graduating class of 1960 when PHS moved to its present campus on Sierra Madre Boulevard at Washington Boulevard.

Student profile

In 2009, the school had 2213 students, with 51% Latino/Hispanic, 23% Black, 19% White, and the remainder belonging to other races.

Academics

Pasadena High School offers several special unique programs. The Graphic Communications Academy was established in partnership with the Printing Industry of Southern California and Pasadena City College. The Visual Arts and Design Academy is linked with the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena City College and the Pasadena Art Armory. The Center for Independent Study program is a remedial program to help students who are behind in credits.

Sports

Turkey Tussle

PHS competes against the John Muir High School at the Rose Bowl in a football game called the Turkey Tussle. The tradition began in 1947.<ref name="Turkey...
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