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Loara High School
File:Saxon Pride.gif
Address
1765 West Cerritos
Anaheim, California, 92804
United States
Information
School type High school
Motto "Once a Saxon, Always a Saxon"
Established 1962
Principal Pam Krey
Staff 111 (2007-8)[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,578 (2007-8)[1]
Color(s) Red and Gold         
Mascot Saxons
Website


Loara High School a public, four-year American high school in the Anaheim Union High School District, located in the city of Anaheim in Orange County, California. The campus consists of 2,578 students and 111 certificated staff.[1] As of 2008 the student to teacher ratio of 25.8 to 1.[1] Loara is a California Distinguished School which prepares students to "innovate in service of their community".

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Students

As of 2008, the campus' over 2,578 students consists of the following percentage of ethnic groups: 0.3% American Indian, 7% Asian, 2% Pacific Islander, 3% Filipino, 64% Hispanic, 1% Asian Indian, 2% African-American, and 16% Caucasian.[1] Over half of the student qualify for the reduced lunch program. Nearly one fourth of the students participate in an English learners program. Students are the driving force of the school and are an amazing source of spirit and energy. "Hail Loara, School We Cherish."

History

Loara was established in 1962 and is one of eight comprehensive high schools within the district. The school's name is said to be an amalgamation of the names Laura and Sara, the daughters of an early Anaheim pioneer.

In 1971, Then-California Governor and Future U.S. President Ronald Reagan visited the Loara campus on a tour of the city of Anaheim.

The school has recently undergone modernization under Bond Measure Z, which includes two gyms, a science building, and a math building. Loara has an IB program which is delivering very successful and intelligent students. In 2006, the campus completed an extensive technology improvement plan. This includes the construction of the prototype for "Classroom of the Future", two technologically advanced rooms that were designed to model future prospects.

Sammy Saxon is the school mascot. His appearance is typically depicted as a caricature of an Anglo-Saxon warrior.

Academics

International Baccalaureate

Loara has one of the largest International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in Orange County.[2] Loara was authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme in July 1999, the program is taught in English to 148 students.

Students usually take IB exams in May. Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups. Normally three subjects are studied at the higher level representing 240 teaching hours, and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level representing 150 teaching hours. All three parts of the core curriculum (extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, action, service) are compulsory and central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.

In the last examination session, students completed the following exams: Biology HL, Chemistry SL, English A1 HL, French B SL, History HL, Japanese B SL, Math.Studies SL, Mathematics HL, Psychology SL, Spanish B HL, Spanish B SL and Theory Knowl. TK. Due to its late introduction into the curriculm, many IB classes are offered as combined classes, such as Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate.

The two-year IB Diploma Programme curriculum presents students with opportunities to demonstrate and build on their positive qualities. It offers challenges—academic, artistic and sporting—as well as community responsibility, through the creativity, action, service (CAS) requirement.

Recent IB graduates have been accepted into, but not limited to, ivy league colleges.

Recent changes in the monetary allowance of the Anaheim Union High School District have instilled a plan for the IB program at Loara High School to be discontinued, along with its counterpart Kennedy High School. The primary cause of such action would be a result of the district's decision to remove all secretarial positions from its campuses. Loara officially ended its IB program with the class of 2009, although the class of 2010 will still have the opportunity to complete the program.

Departments

+ denotes availability of Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate courses

Programs

Extracurricular activities

LOARA HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND, DRILL TEAM, AND FLAG CORP "The Show-Band of the Western States!" Multiple Sweepstakes Competition winners throughout the years.

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Active organizations

  • The Club the best club that loara has just check out The Club Live on youtube.com and you will see the tuffy boys at work.

Dances

Athletics

The student athletes compete in the CIF-SS Empire League. Loara has varied success in a variety of sports. Loara has a long-standing rivalry with Katella High School.[citation needed] The school maintains a separate Hall of Fame for wrestling achievement.

Volleyball: Girls volleyball is an astonishing sport of the season. Varsity knows how to spike/downball the balls. We will miss the seniors of this year who have participated in volleyball. Junior Varsity (JV) is really good in competetion. Frosh/Soph is good this year of 09'. Frosh/soph won 1st place in the frosh/soph all tournament. GOOD JOB LOARA VOLLEYBALL, LADY SAXONS! LOARA HIGHSCHOOL IS PROUD TO REPRESENT THIS SPORT! Lady Saxons of '09 to '10! Proud to rep!


These are a number of programs in which Loara participates; each activity is followed by state and national accomplishments, listed chronologically, by past Loara teams and individuals.'

Sport Number of Squads National/State Awards
MALE 16
Baseball 3 1983 C.I.F. Championship, Ron Leon, '80, Orange county player of the year, all-CIF first team, and 1980 California All-State baseball team.
Basketball 3 State Player of the Year Abu Dhabi
Football 3 CIF (AAA) Championship in 1968, CIF Southern Conference in 1979
Swimming 1
Tennis 2
Volleyball 3 CIF-SS (DIV III) Runner-Up 2008
Water Polo 2
Wrestling 3 Two State Championships; Bruce Terry (98 pound class) 1978 and 1979. Honors include First Team All American, Big A Empire Wrestler of the Decade, and First Team All California Century Wrestling Team.

State Individual rankings 1976: Richard Meza 5th in 1995. State (CIF) Team Rankings: Second in the entire CIF in 1979, first in 1983, second in 1984 and first in 1985. In 1999 2 CIF Championships (Team and Individual)

FEMALE 12
Basketball 3
Softball 2 Lauren Lappin All State 2002,[3] member of U.S. national team.
Swimming 2 Charleen Shinoda: the All-American Swimmer list
Tennis 2
Volleyball 3
Water Polo 2
COEDUCATIONAL 6
Badminton 2 CIF-SS Singles Champion(Monica Ortiz, 1974).
Cross-Country 2
Inline Hockey 1 2007 Nationals (Div. IV);

2007 State Finals (Div. III);
2008 State Finals 3rd Place (Div. III).
Yen Le - Anaheim Hockey Club Player of the Season, 2007. IHF All-Star Team, 2008.
Keith Dickson - IHF Div. IV Top Scorer, 2007.
Jose "Chicle" Martinez - IHF All Star Team, 2009.

Track & Field 2 Ralph Serna: 1973 CIF Individual Cross Country (two miles) 9:41.6; 1974 CIF Individual Cross Country 10:03 and fifth in the mile in track; 1975 second in the State for the Two Mile and with the best time in the nation in the Mile, 4:07.0.

Notable people

Loara High School houses two halls of fame; i.e., one recognizing LHS alumni and one recognizing former LHS faculty.

Alumni Hall of Fame

Faculty Hall of Fame

  • Lute Olsen; NBA basketball player and Olympic Coach.

References

External links


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