Contents 1 History 2 Notable alumni 3 Notable faculty 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Polytechnic High School opened in 1897 as a "commercial branch" of the only high school at that time in the city, the Los Angeles High School. As such, Polytechnic is the second oldest high school in the city. The school's original campus was located in downtown Los Angeles on South Beaudry Avenue, the present location of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education headquarters. Old campus of Polytechnic High under construction in 1905 In 1905, Polytechnic moved to the corner of Washington Boulevard and Flower Street, in downtown Los Angeles.[2] Polytechnic High School was the first school to offer studies in multiple class subjects, which is now modeled by many high schools, as "periods". Polytechnic High School was renamed in 1935, in favor of the school's founder and first principal John H. Francis. In February 1957 Polytechnic moved to its present site in the San Fernando Valley and opened its doors to new students for the then fast growing suburb. Since Poly's relocation, the former site has been the campus of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. The school mascot is a parrot named Joe Parrot, and he now has a female companion named, Josie. In 2006, the establishment of Arleta High School[3] and Panorama High School[4] relieved much of the overcrowding at Polytechnic. The 2009 opening of Sun Valley High School additionally relieved overcrowding.[5] In February 2012, a 27-year-old athletic assistant was arrested for having a relationship with a 16-year-old student from another school.[6] Poly's football and track stadium is named for NBA Hall-of-Famer Gail Goodrich, a Poly alumnus. The Parrots have had a longtime rivalry with both Van Nuys High School and North Hollywood High School.

Notable alumni[edit] Carl David Anderson: recipient of the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics.[7] Tom Bradley (1937): 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (1973-1993)[8] Helen Gurley Brown (1939): author, publisher, and businesswoman who founded Cosmopolitan magazine and was its editor in chief from 1965-1997[9] Bill Davila, first Mexican-American to preside over a supermarket chain[10] Marcellite Garner (1928): voice actress of Minnie Mouse[11] D. J. Gay (2007): basketball player[12][13] Harvey Goodman (1970): NFL player, author[citation needed] Gail Goodrich (1961): basketball player in the NBA, attended UCLA[14] William Hung (2001): singer[15] George A. Kasem (1938): Democratic US Representative for California's 25th congressional district (1959-1961)[16] John W. Olmsted (1915): Professor Emeritus at University of California, Riverside[17] Stephen Paddock, perpetrator of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting Greg Palast (left for college in 1969): investigative journalist[18] Bruce Jeffrey Pardo: Murderer[19] Peter Senge (1965): Author, Scientist, and director of the Center for Organizational Learning at MIT Vaino Spencer (1938): judge[20] Herbert R. Temple, Jr. (1947): Lieutenant General and Chief of the National Guard Bureau, 1986-1990[21] Sloppy Thurston, starting pitcher in Major League Baseball[22] Danny Trejo: actor[15]

Notable faculty[edit] Arthur E. Briggs, Los Angeles City Council member, 1939–41, taught law at night Ralph Jesson, football coach at Polytechnic (1924-1928)

References[edit] ^ "John H. Francis Polytechnic". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 26, 2017.  ^ School history ^ Arleta High School ^ Panorama High School ^ "Proposed Changes to Sun Valley High School Area Schools," Los Angeles Unified School District. Retrieved on March 17, 2010. ^ Blankstein, Andrew. "Athletic assistant arrested in relationship with 16-year-old". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 February 2012.  ^ Anderson, Carl David (1999). Weiss, Richard Jerome, ed. Early Years as a Curious Child. The Discovery of Anti-matter: The Autobiography of Carl David Anderson, the Youngest Man to Win the Nobel Prize. World Scientific. p. 3.  ^ Tom Bradley Bio ^ Scanlon, Jennifer (2009). Toff, Nancy, ed. Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown. Oxford University Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-19-534205-5.  ^ ^ Peri, Don (2008). Working with Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 1-934110-67-1.  ^ ^ ^ Gail Goodrich bio ^ a b ^ ^ F.M. Carney; N. Ravitch; L.M. Van Deusen; R.V. Hine (1986). Krogh, David, ed. "John W. Olmsted, History: Riverside". University of California: In Memoriam: 225–227. Archived from the original on 2015-10-18.  ^ "Greg Palast" (PDF). Current Biography. June 2011. pp. 73–80.  ^ Abdollah, Tami (2009-07-11). "Inside the mind of a killer 'Santa'". Los Angeles Times.  ^ Jessie Carnie Smith, ed., Notable Black American Women Volume 2 (VNR AG 1996): 612. ISBN 9780810391772 ^ Turner Publishing Company, The Military Order of World Wars, 1997, page 60 ^ "Sloppy Thurston". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 

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