- Jordan High School (Los Angeles, California)
David Starr Jordan High School  Location 2265 East 103rd Street.
Los Angeles, California 90002
Information 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 Website Official website
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.
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.
- B.G. Knocc Out, legendary Compton rapper
- Glenn T. Seaborg, Nobel prize winning Chemist
- Hayes Edward Sanders, Olympic Heavyweight Boxing Gold Medalist; first African American to win the Olympic Heavyweight Boxing title
- J. Stanley Sanders, Rhodes Scholar
- Florence Griffith-Joyner Multiple-Olympic Gold Medalist and current World Record Holder in the 100 meters and 200 meters
- Kevin Young (athlete) 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist and current World Record Holder in the 400 meter hurdles
- Charles Mingus, jazz bassist
- Buddy Collette, jazz saxophonist
- Fletcher Joseph Perry, NFL Hall of Fame Running Back
- Brenda Holloway, Motown recording artist
- James Washington, NFL Player
- Walter Scott, The Whispers
- Wallace "Scotty" Scott, The Whispers
- Johnie Scott, Co-founder of the Watts Writers Worshop, Emmy Award Winner and College Professor
- Wally Parks, Founder of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), Class of 1931
- ^ "Proposed Changes to South East HS Area Schools." Los Angeles Unified School District. Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
- ^ "South Gate city, California." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
- ^ Nobel biography
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