Jordan High School (Los Angeles, California)

Jordan High School (Los Angeles, California)
David Starr Jordan High School
2265 East 103rd Street.
Los Angeles, California 90002

Type Public
Established 1923
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 the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts in California.

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's ethnic makeup is over 70% Latino, with the rest being mainly African American. The school colors are 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 High School is one of very few high schools to have produced a rare instance when three, unrelated, Olympic gold medalists come from the same high school in Hayes Edward "Big Ed" Sanders (athlete), 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.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Proposed Changes to South East HS Area Schools." Los Angeles Unified School District. Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "South Gate city, California." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
  3. ^ Nobel biography

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