Villa Park High School
|Villa Park High School|
18042 Taft Avenue
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Orange Unified School District|
|NCES School ID||062865004456|
|Teaching staff||93.21 FTE) (2016–17)|
|Student to teacher ratio||26.06:1 (2016–17)|
|Mascot||The 300 - Spartanx|
|Feeder schools||Cerro Villa Middle School|
Villa Park High School (or VPHS) is a 4 year suburban public high school located in the city of Villa Park, California. The school was built in 1964 and is one of four comprehensive high schools in the Orange Unified School District. The campus serves students residing in Villa Park and portions of the cities of Orange and Anaheim.
Enrollment at VPHS (for 2011-12 school year) is 2,491 students. The ethnic breakdown of the student population is 20.9% Asian, 56.7% Hispanic, .16% African American and 16.5% white (non Hispanic). The professional staff includes 88 teachers, five counselors, a library media specialist, a career adviser, an activities director, and three administrators. A dedicated classified staff also supports the school program.
The school Academic Performance Index (API) for the 2011–2012 school year was 815, a 6-point increase over the previous year. The regular school day begins at 7:55 AM and ends at 2:46 PM. A small number of earlier classes are available for students who want to begin and finish their school day earlier. These "zero period" classes meet from 6:55—7:50 AM.
- Basketball (Boys)
- Basketball (Girls)
- Cross Country
- Ice Hockey
- Soccer (Boys)
- Soccer (Girls)
- Track & Field
- Water Polo
Visual & Performing Arts
Villa Park HS offers a variety of Visual & Performing Arts that students may take throughout their 4 years of high school.
- Vocal Music
- Advanced Dance
- Marching Band
- Instrumental Music
- Choral Music
- Rebecca Black – Youtube Star
- Aaron Boone – Former MLB infielder, ESPN Baseball Tonight Analyst, Manager of the New York Yankees 2017-present
- Eric Chenowith – (Basketball player) University of Kansas, and NBA
- Kevin Costner – Actor
- Dave Leeper – Former MLB outfielder, Kansas City Royals (1985 World Series Champions)
- Pat McInally – All-Pro NFL punter, Cincinnati Bengals
- Paul Moyer – Professional football player, Seattle Seahawks
- Mark D. Sanders – Grammy award-winning country songwriter.
- Jason Sanders – NFL Kicker, Miami Dolphins
- Monte Scheinblum, 1992 US National and World Long Driving Champion.
- Jim Sorensen – World and American Masters Record Holder in the 800 metres and 1500 metres
- Mark Trumbo – MLB baseball player, Baltimore Orioles
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