Venice High School
is a public high school located in western Los Angeles, California
within the Los Angeles Unified School District
(LAUSD). The school contains a Foreign Language and International Studies Magnet
, Bilingual Business and Finance Academy(BBFA) and a New Media Academy. The school is known for offering a large number of Advanced Placement
The school's English-language newspaper is The Oarsman
and its Spanish-language newspaper is El Heraldo Latino
. A bohemian
literary journal characteristic of the area, Written Voice
, features students' poetry, short stories, and other work. An unofficial newsmagazine
, The Venice Independent
, was formerly run by Venice students.
A famous statue modeled by movie legend Myrna Loy when she was a student stood for 70 years at the front of the school, but was taken down in 1991 after vandalism and wear and tear. A bronze-cast replacement statue was mounted before 2000 onlookers in an April 2010 ceremony.
The school's current principal is Dr. Elsa H. Mendoza.The vast majority of the students are Mexican American
, with small minorities of European Americans
, African Americans
and Asian Americans
.Despite the fact that the school is east of Walgrove Avenue, which forms the boundary with the adjacent neighborhood of Mar Vista
, the boundaries of the neighborhood of Venice actually extend east of Walgrove to encompass the campus.
Several neighborhoods, including Venice, Marina Del Rey, Mar Vista
, and Del......