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Schurr High School
Established 1971
Type Public Secondary
Principal Art Revueltas
Students 3,352
Grades 9–12
Location Montebello, California, USA
Colors Green, White, and Gold
Mascot Sammy the Spartan
Yearbook Spectrum
Newspaper Spartan Scroll
Website 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. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... View of Montebello and Pico Rivera from Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, notice the Downtown Los Angeles skyline in the distant background Montebello is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... For other uses, see Yearbook (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Montebello Unified School District is a school district based in Montebello, California, United States. ... Location of Montebello in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country County County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor Norma A. Lopez-Reid Area  - City  8. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Location of Montebello in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country County County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor Norma A. Lopez-Reid Area  - City  8. ... Location of Monterey Park in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , State County Government  - Mayor David Lau  - City council Sharon Martinez (Vice Mayor) Benjamin Frank Venti Mitchell Ing Anthony Wong Area  - City 19. ...



  • 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 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"

Alma Mater

Hail to our High School,
Mighty and Strong,
We'll meet and conquer ev'ry foe,
Our whole life long,
We shall seek justice
And with truth we ne'er can fail,
So hail to our High School,
Schurr High all hail!


Schurr High School was originally built to accommodate 1,700 students. Today, Schurr's population is nearly doubled - 3,352 students. Of those 3,352 students, 902 are freshman. School officials expect more students to enroll throughout the school year. In the 2005-2006 school year, Schurr's population totaled 3,388. Due to overpopulation, school officials brought back two lunches for the 2005-2006 school year.

Student Population Ethnicity:

  • Hispanic or Latino 83%
  • Asian 13%
  • White 3%
  • Filipino 1%
  • African American <1%
  • Pacific Islander <1%

Many of the faculty members are alumni of Schurr, including former principal Arthur Sanchez. Sanchez was replaced by Art Revueltas in July of 2006.


The Department of Education reported Schurr High School's Academic Performance Index (API) rose 47 points in 2005 from 630 to 677 in the 2004-2005 school year. In the following year, the API rose 9 points, totaling to 686. Although it was not large improvement, Schurr High School has the highest API in the Montebello Unified School District, followed by Montebello High School with 645, and Bell Gardens High School with 610. The Academic Performance Index (API) is a measurement in California of academic performance and progress of individual schools in California. ... Montebello Unified School District is a school district based in Montebello, California, United States. ... Montebello High School is a four year high school (9th through 12th) located within the Montebello Unified School District, located at 2100 West Cleveland Ave. ... Bell Gardens High School is a High School in Bell Gardens, California. ...

Advanced Placement classes include: Advanced Placement (AP) is the term used to describe high school classes that are taught at a college level. ...

  • American Government
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • U.S. History
  • World History

In 2007, Schurr was ranked among Newsweek Magazine's "Top Public High Schools" list for the third time in the school's history at 1093. In 2006, the school was ranked 1018, and in 2003, it was ranked 506. [1]

Music Program

  • The Mighty Spartan Marching Band has been an award winning band for well over 20 years.
  • In 2005, the Band attended SCSBOA Field Band Championships for the first time in the school's history.[citation needed]
  • In December 2007, the Mighty Spartan Marching Band won the Division V title at California State Band Championships.

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Schurr High School sports include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball
  • cheerleading
  • Schurr also has been known to have a strong football and wrestling program throughout the past many years including the CIF Football Championship in 1980. The football team recently won the CIF Football Championship again, beating Santa Fe High School Chiefs 40-22 on December 8th, 2006 at Cal State Fullerton.
  • Class 1992(& Jr's,Soph) lost to Esperaza Aztec's(26-0),semi-finals,12- 6 lag first half,final score 12-49,disadvantage was fatigue(2-way-starter's). First loss, Montebello,12-35. Schurr almost had an 11 game winning streak, lost to Hart High(8th game),30-31,officials called back 3 touchdowns, 2 weren’t regained.Team wasn’t expected to make playoffs, Schurr's 3rd time reaching semifinals.

Notable alumni

  • Bob Logan (Class of 1973, Schurr's first graduating class) is the writer and directing of many comedy feature films, including the cult "Exorcist" spoof "Repossessed" starring Leslie Nielson and Linda Blair, and "Meatballs 4" starring Corey Feldman. Previous to that he had written, produced and directed many network TV programs, and also wrote for comedians such as Garry Shandling, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield and Sam Kinison among many others. Currently, he is working on 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.
  • 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
  • Pablo Castillo (class of 2002)Professional Musician Played bass guitar for Brandy, Beyonce Knowles, Brian McKnight, Sin Bandera, and Joseph Cabanilla
  • Jorge Martinez (Class of 2006) - Succesful Day Trader and full time student
  • Hector Patino, aka "the trumpet God", (Class of 2007)- Currently attends CSU, can hit an impossibly large range of notes on a trumpet

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  1. '^ "America's Top Public High Schools", Newsweek Magazine, retrieved 10-09-07.

External links

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

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