School Profile


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Mr. Duane Russell

Office of Instruction:
Assistant Principal- Marisa Meyka
Office Manager – MaryHelen Renteria
Assistant Principal – Carol Young
Office Manager – Sandra Esparza
Business and Activities:
Assistant Principal – Phuong Nguyen
Office Manager – Maria Lozano
Student Services:
Assistant Principal - Carly Chavez & Edgar Alas
Office Manager – Denise Palomares


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Public: Grades 9-12

Enrollment: 2,800

Faculty: 115 (classroom teachers)

Accreditation: Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through 2018

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Alhambra High School is located in the city of Alhambra, a suburb of Los Angeles. In 2000, the population was 85,804. The population consists of 47% Asian, 38% Hispanic, 14% Caucasian, and 15% African-American. (Please note: On the 2000 Census, respondents were able to select more than one ethnicity, resulting in a total of more than 100%.)


Alhambra High School is one of three comprehensive high schools in an ethnically-mixed district. Curriculum offerings range from Reading for remedial instruction to advanced placement courses in six departments. In 2009-2010, the minority population was 95.8%, 31.6% of our students were limited English proficient, and 83.7% received free or reduced lunch.

CEEB Code 050050 Use this number for SAT, ACT and school applications

Marking System,

description of: Regular Classes –Honors & Advanced Placement–Semester Credit

(Grade Point Value) A=20 A=Add 5 points 5

(Grade Point Value) B=15 B=Add 5 points 5

(Grade Point Value) C=10 C=Add 5 points 5

(Grade Point Value) D=5 D=Add 0 points 5

(Grade Point Value) F=0 F=Add 0 points 0

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Each letter grade is given a point value based on the number of credits awarded or attempted. GPA = Total number of grade points divided by the total number of credit given/attempted. This includes all marks and credits from 10th grade through 11th grade. It also includes summer before 10th and 11th grades, challenge tests, grades from other schools, and repeat courses. Total grade points are divided by the number of courses attempted. Physical education, drill team, pep squad, sports, and pass marks are not included.

Class Rank

(Method of Computing)

The student with the highest GPA ranks #1, and the second highest ranks #2. If more than one student shares the same GPA, they have the same rank, and the student’s rank that follows that GPA will be lower according to how many students share the same GPA.

For example:

1. Marissa 4.0

2. Steve 3.9

2. Cindy 3.9

2. Jesus 3.9

5. Quan 3.8

Post-High School Plans (Class of 2010)

Four-Year College: 39%, Two-Year College: 32%, Military or Other Plans: 30%

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Course Offerings

The following Alhambra High School Courses are honored by the University of California Admissions Office as fulfilling its entrance requirements. Designations in parenthesis indicate additional courses at the same level that also meet the entrance requirements.

1/2=1st and 2nd semester, etc. AP=Advanced Placement H=Honors

NS=Native Speaker S#=Specially Designated Academic Instruction in English


American Literature

Structured English Immersion 7/8 (S#)

English 1-6 (H)

World Literature (English 7/8)

Eng. Language/Composition AP


Algebra I 1/2, 3/4 (H, S#,A,B)

Algebra II A& Algebra II B: a two-year sequence (equivalent to Algebra II 1/2)

Geometry 1/2 (H, S#)

Informal Geometry 1/2 (H, S#)

Trig/Pre-Calculus 1/2 (H)

Algebra II 1/2, (H)

Calculus AB AP

Calculus BC AP


Biology 1/2 (H, S#)

Biology 3/4 AP

Chemistry 1/2 (H,S#)

Environmental Science 1/2 (AP)

Physics 1/2

Physics 1/2B AP

Physics 1/2C AP

Physiology 1/2


Japanese 1-8 AP

Mandarin 1-8, 1-8 NS

Chinese 1/2 AP

Spanish 1-8, 1-6 NS

Spanish Language AP

Spanish Literature AP


American Government/Civics A (AP, S#)

United States History 1/2 A (AP, S#)

World History 1/2 (S#,AP)


Advanced Band Jazz Band

Advanced Choir Mixed Choir

Art History 1/2

AP Music Theory 1/2 AP

Ceramics 1-6

Oral Interpretation

Concert Band Photography 1-4

Concert Choir Study of the Guitar

Dance 1-4

Drama 1-8 Tri-City Orchestra

Technical Theatre I, II

Drawing and Painting 1-6 Digital Photo and Film

Handbell Choir

Instruments 1/2


AVID Seminar Debate 1-8 Journalism 1-8

Child Development Earth Science Psychology ½, AP

Classical Age/Age of Chivalry

Speech & Debate 1/2, 3-8

Academic Decathlon

In addition to the above offerings, our school has a variety of courses available to both the college-bound and general education students, namely: art, business education, industrial technology, music and an extensive program in career and vocation preparation.


We are a member of the California Interscholastic Federation – Southern Section, and field a complement of interscholastic athletic teams. These include: badminton (co-ed), baseball (boys), basketball (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), football (boys), soccer (boys/girls), softball (girls), swimming (boys/girls), tennis (boys/girls), track (boys/girls), volleyball (boys/girls), water polo (boys/girls), and wrestling (boys).

If you would like to know more about AHS’s Athletics, please go to our Athletics page.

2 comments on “School Profile
  1. Greetings from Newport, Oregon!

    My father, Bill Nary, graduated from your high school in 1933. He is also in your Sports Hall of Fame for golf. I know he made it to several reunions, and to the school itself to be honored for your Hall of Fame. He passed away on March 13, 2012. I was wondering if you had any photos of him during his high school years that you could send to me, and I could scan to be included in his Web site, where he lives forever.

    Thank you,
    Catherine Nary
    His Daughter

    • AHS Moors says:

      Hi Catherine, sorry for the delay. Thank you for contacting us! Please contact the school directly for any alumni pictures. You can call the main office at 626-943-6910.

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