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Schurr High School

Schurr High School
Established 1971
Type Public Secondary
Principal Stacey Honda
Students 3,352
Grades 9–12
Location Montebello, California, USA
Colors Green and White
Mascot Sammy the Spartan
Yearbook 'Spectrum'
Newspaper 'Spartan Scroll'
Website Schurr High School
Front of Schurr High School

Schurr High School is a secondary school in the Montebello Unified School District, located at 820 North Wilcox Avenue, Montebello, California, 90640. Students attending this school live in the Montebello-Monterey Park area.


  • The school was previously a junior high school. Because of the growing population of students in the area, the school became a high school in 1971. The first principal of Schurr High School was Walter Wohlheter.
  • The Alma Mater is based on the Russian National Hymn and the words were written by music and history/government teacher David A. Lebow (1971-2003).
  • The school colors are officially green and white. Contrary to popular belief, gold is an accent color, not a school color.
  • Band director, Barry Ulrich (1973–86) [1], composed the official "unofficial" fight song, "Taco Mambo."


Schurr High School was originally built to accommodate 1,700 students. Today, Schurr's population is nearly doubled - 4,000 students. Of those 3,352 students, 1,000 are freshman. School officials expect more students to enroll throughout the school year. In the 2005-2006 school year, Schurr's population totaled 4,726.

Notable alumni

  • Jason Chung (Class of 2003), better known as Nosaj Thing, is a Korean American electronic musician based in Los Angeles County, California. He self-released his first EP Views/Octopus in 2006 and released his debut LP, Drift, on Alpha Pup Records on June 9, 2009.
  • Bobby Logan (Class of 1973) is the writer, producer and director of many comedy feature films, including the cult "Exorcist" spoof "Repossessed" starring Leslie Nielson and Linda Blair, and "Meatballs 4." He has also written, produced and directed many network TV programs, and also wrote for Garry Shandling, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield and Sam Kinison among many others. He is currently producing and directing several network reality series, and is developing a feature film version of the classic 1960s ABC comedy-western TV series "F TROOP."
  • Ada Maris Class of 1975, Movie and Television actress.
  • Catherine J. K. Sandoval [2], first Latina Rhodes Scholar (Master's degree in Politics at Oxford University in Oxford, England), graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and J.D. from Stanford Law School. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at Santa Clara University.
  • Sergio Mora, class of 1997, won the television boxing show, The Contender and is the former WBC Light Middleweight Champion
  • Todd Spitzer (Class of 1978) Orange County, California politician
  • Daryn Okada (Class of 1978) Cinematographer/ Director of Photography
  • Myles Kovacs (Class of 1991) Founder/President of DUB, automotive magazine
  • Pablo Castillo (class of 2002)Professional Musician Played bass guitar for Brandy, Beyoncé Knowles, Brian McKnight, Sin Bandera, and Joseph Cabanilla
  • Catherine Sandoval (Class of 1980) First Latina Rhodes scholar; professor of law, California Public Utilities Commissioner
  • Lorin Sklamberg (Class of 1974) is a member of the Klezmatics and is the winner of a Grammy Award.
  • Henry K. Priest (Class of 1988) An actor and producer of film, TV and Live events. Acting debut in the Walt Disney movie SPOONER. Director of the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. Mr. Priest produced a film titled "American Identity" which received a standing ovation at the prestigious Festival De Cannes in France. His latest project BEYOND THE MAT was shot at various schools in the Los Angeles area including Schurr High School.
  • Rodney Eastman (Class of 1985) Canadian actor best known for playing the role of Joey Crusel in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and the sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • Debbie Kanamoto (Class of 1978) Fitness model
  • Ramona Pagel (Class of 1979) American record holder in the Shot Put


External links

  • Official Homepage
  • Schurr High Spartan Legion
  • Schurr Wrestling
  • Newsweek Top 1000 Public Schools, 2003

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