Venice High School (Los Angeles, California)

Venice High School (Los Angeles, California)

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Venice High School (Los Angeles, California)

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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 classes.

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......
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