Jordan High School (Los Angeles, California)

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David Starr Jordan High School
2265 East 103rd Street.
Los Angeles, California 90002
Type Public
Established 1923
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Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,300
Color(s) Royal Blue, White
Athletics conference Eastern League
CIF Los Angeles City Section
Mascot Bulldog
Nickname Jordan

David Starr Jordan High School is a public comprehensive four-year high school in Los Angeles. The school was named for David Starr Jordan, the first president of Stanford University (from 1891–1913).

Some sections of Florence-Graham, an unincorporated neighborhood in Los Angeles County, are jointly zoned to Jordan and John C. Fremont High School. The Gonzaque Village, Imperial Courts, Jordan Downs, and Nickerson Gardens public housing developments of Los Angeles are zoned to Jordan.

The school colors are Royal blue and white and the mascot is a bulldog.

Prior to the 2005 opening of South East High School, Jordan served portions of the City of South Gate.[1][2]

Jordan is one of a few high schools to have three, unrelated, Olympic gold medalists come from the same high school in Hayes Edward Sanders, Florence Griffith-Joyner and Kevin Young. Sanders, in 1952, became the first African American to win the Olympic Heavyweight Boxing Championship while both Griffith-Joyner and Young still hold the current World Record in their respective events.

King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science opened in bungalows of Jordan in 1982.[3] In 1999 it moved to a standalone campus in Willowbrook.[4]

Notable alumni


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  2. "South Gate city, California." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
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  4. Landsberg, Mitchell. "This King/Drew, a Magnet School, Is a Robust Success." Los Angeles Times. April 27, 2005. p. 2. Retrieved on April 16, 2014.
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