|University High School|
|University High School|
|11800 Texas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Color(s)||Blue & Persimmon|
|Athletics conference||Western League, Los Angeles City Section, CIF|
University Senior High School, commonly known as Uni, is a secondary school located in West Los Angeles, a district in Los Angeles,California, United States near the border of Santa Monica. University High is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The campus also holds Indian Springs Continuation High School. The school contains the Serra Springs, a sacred site of the Gabrieleno Tongva people and a California State Historical Landmark. The springs are found at two separate locations on campus. The larger is now closed off from the rest of the campus and is under the care of the Gabrielino/Tongva Springs Foundation. The other spring is located on the northeastern edge of the so-called Girls’ Field. A third spring was located farther north, near Texas Avenue, but ceased to flow during the 1940s when a local water company began drawing from the aquifer.
The weekly school newspaper, the Wildcat, is part of the High School National Ad Network. Print issues from the school’s inception as Harding High are available in the journalism archives. More recent issues are archived online at the My High School Journalism site operated by ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors).
While under construction it was known as “Sawtelle High School”, but opened as Warren G. Harding High School when built in 1924, after United States President Warren G. Harding, the school was renamed in 1929 after UCLA moved its campus from East Hollywood to Westwood, and the reputation of former President Harding had declined after the Teapot Dome scandal. The name University is supposed to have originated because it became a site where teachers-in-training from nearby UCLA worked as assistant teachers.
One-third of its class of 1942 did not graduate because of the internment of Japanese-Americans.
Uni was opened in 1924, and is one of very few pre-World War II high schools in Los Angeles which have been partially spared by three major earthquakes since its inception. The original Administration building was designed by the firm Russell & Alpaugh and the construction process began in 1923. The style which was chosen recalls the Romanesque of Northern Italy. The Administration building once displayed an octagonal tower and a portico, but these features were toppled in the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake. An original cafeteria building was located where the current cafeteria and theater stand today. Although the gymnasium and a beautiful and widely admired auditorium were condemned following the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, the school’s original main building from 1924 remains in use to this day. The music building and gym (rebuilt in the early 1980s) are scheduled to be taken down because they sit on a fault line, against district policy. Although the music building is not in use (classes have been moved to another unused room near the top of the school), the gym currently is. Because the main building presents a very traditional and dignified appearance, with weathered brick and arched doorways, the campus is popular with film crews. See#Filming on campus
Native American heritage
Located on Uni’s campus are the Serra Springs, California Historical Landmark #522. The springs, called Kuruvungna by the nativeGabrieleno Tongva people, were used as natural fresh water source by the Tongva people since 400 B.C., and continue to produce 22,000 – 25,000 gallons of water a day. The Portolá Expedition of 1769, one of the two expeditions that led to the founding of Los Angeles, camped at the Kuruvunga village, while travelling along the route that would become known as El Camino Real. The name Serra comes from Father Junípero Serra the founder of the Alta California mission chain, who is reported to have said Mass to there. In the 1800s, the spring served as the water supply for the city of Santa Monica.
Construction at the school in 1925 unearthed evidence of an Indian village, and in 1975, a grave was discovered from what archaeologists now believe to be a burial site.
In 1980 Indian Springs Continuation High School, which is housed on the part of the campus where the springs are, was opened.
In 1992, tribal descendants, community members and teachers and students from the school founded the Gabrielino/Tongva Springs Foundation, a non-profit foundation, to fight a proposed development a block north of the springs that would have cut off the springs’ underground water source. They successfully fought the proposed parking structure, and since that time, the Foundation has been active at the springs.
That same year, the newly established Foundation held the first annual Life Before Columbus Day event. The event, which takes place just before Columbus day every year and celebrates the history of the land and of the Tongva people, has been known to drawn upwards of 600 people some years, including Native Americans from various tribes, local politicians, community members and students and faculty from the school. The event includes tours of the Kuruvunga Village site and springs, performances by dancers from the Tongvaand Aztec tribe and storytelling from the Chumash tribe. There are also hands-on activities offered by authentic Native American vendors.
The Red Tide
The Red Tide was the underground campus newspaper, the first issue of which appeared in November 1971. Soon, the paper had moved from “Yippie” to Marxist.
Highlights of the Red Tide at Uni include the following events:
November 1, 1971
On publication of first issue of the Red Tide, school administration immediately expels staff member Howard Carlip.
March 14, 1972
After Michael Letwin and Robin Prentiss are suspended for distributing Red Tide #2, 500-700 Uni students occupy the Administration Building.
Red Tide challenges Warrior mascot as racist. Twenty-five years later, mascot is removed for that reason.
Red Tide organizes student walkouts and demonstrations against Nixon’s escalation of Vietnam War.
Lawsuit challenges school censorship of the Red Tide (Cynthia Hummel, plaintiff).
February 22, 1973
After long campaign and controversy, Red Tide hosts Jane Fonda antiwar speech at Uni.
March 16, 1973
Two Red Tide members, Michael Letwin and Karen Pomer, are among sixteen people arrested by the FBI for trying to bring supplies to the American Indian Movement occupation at Wounded Knee, SD.
UCLA Law School Professors Leon Letwin and Richard Wasserstrom bring lawsuit (Susie Bright, plaintiff) challenging suppression of Red Tide #13 for article challenging truthfulness of principal at Locke High School, where Red Tide member Larry Robinson is suspended. In 1976, California Supreme Court rules Red Tide’s favor, striking down prior censorship of unofficial student publications.
Citywide Red Tide campaign against police in presence in the schools.
LA Red Tide merges with the Contra Costa Socialist Coalition (Concord, CA), and the enlarged Red Tide becomes youth organization of the International Socialists.
LA and Bay Area Red Tide branches move to Detroit, where the Red Tide organizes to free Gary Tyler and other campaigns against racism.
David McBride, “Death City Radicals: The Counterculture in Los Angeles,” in John Campbell McMillian and Paul Buhle, eds., The New Left Revisited (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003), pp. 125-126.
Hillary Carlip, Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan (New York: Harper, 2006).
Ann Japenga, Activist Memories Fuel Former Red Tide Staff – Radical High School Paper Celebrated in 15-Year Reunion, LA Times, August 24, 1986.
The school’s mascot was formerly the Warrior, but was changed after the Southern California Indian Center petitioned the LAUSD to eliminate the mascots and names of all schools that had American Indian mascot and names. In 1997 the LAUSD decided to eliminate all American Indian mascots. The LAUSD decision was upheld in federal court, but the California Racial Mascots Act, a bill which would eliminate American Indian mascots and names state wide, was vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger twice.
Towards the end of the 1997-1998 school year, students were allowed to vote on a new school mascot. Students chose the Wildcat over the Gators and Jaguars.
Neighborhoods served by University High include West Los Angeles, portions of Brentwood (including Brentwood Glen), Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills Post Office Westwood, Bel-Air,Sawtelle, Benedict Canyon, the Wilshire Corridor, and Holmby Hills. Also included in its service area are relatively distant canyon neighborhoods adjacent to the city of Beverly Hills; since the neighborhoods are in Los Angeles, the students are not in the Beverly Hills Unified School District boundaries.
Like other Westside high schools such as Westchester and Palisades, University High School enrolls a diverse mix of students from its enrollment area and various parts of the city; on top of Westside neighborhoods, Uni draws students from areas such as Koreatown and South Los Angeles. The school also enrolls many Capacity Adjustment Program students which come from areas zoned to heavily overcrowded high schools.
Two new LAUSD high schools opened in fall 2005, four more in fall 2006, and one more in fall 2007, decreasing the number of transfer students in other high schools.
There are many notable alumni graduated from University High.
Ficus tree preservation
Underground water from the Kuruvungna springs sustain seven mature Indian Laurel Ficus trees on the campus which line a walkway between the classroom building and one of the two teachers’ parking lot. In September 2002, LAUSD Area D announced that it would remove the seven ficus trees lining the outside of the classroom building, because the roots had grown into and were pushing up the concrete in the parking lot causing a potential hazard. In response to the removal announcement a campaign was launched to stop the removal of the trees. Notably, a student petition got 1,200 signatures (about half of the student population), and community involvement came from the city of Santa Monica and from the neighborhood councils of Brentwood and West Los Angeles.
In response to the public outcry, the LAUSD held meetings to determine what would happen to the trees. Walter Warriner, the Arborist of the city of Santa Monica proposed installing Rubbersidewalks by Rubbersidewalks, Inc., which could be easily lifted in order to prune the tree roots for maintenance. After months of negations, the LAUSD decided not to remove the trees and agreed to install Rubbersidewalks, making University High School the first high school in the United States to use Rubbersidewalks in order to preserve its trees. Installation for the Rubbersidewalks started on November 20, 2003, over a year after the LAUSD had originally condemned the trees. Installation of the Rubbersidewalks was covered by Huell Howser for California’s Gold. The episode covering Uni High’s Rubbersidewalks aired on KCETon January 28, 2004. Rubber asphalt was also used to repave the pushed up concrete in the teachers’ parking lot.
Filming on campus
The school, which has been able to maintain much of its original architecture, is one of the only Los Angeles schools with buildings constructed before World War II. Its brick facades, wide hallways, and “unique east coast look” make the school an attractive place to film. The administration, which allows filming during school hours, moves classes as needed and allows productions to make minor changes to the campus, has a long history of bringing in filming (and the money that goes with it) to the school.
The usage of the school for filming is a controversial one. Filming often takes place during school hours, and students and teachers are moved from classrooms and walkways are blocked off as needed. The school often undergoes renovations for filming, anything from retiling and painting, to temporary removal of furniture and lockers. These disruptions are a cause for students and teacher complaints.
Past articles in the Wildcat addressed not only the distruption to students, but how the money made from the constant filming is spent. Editorials have complained about the portion of the money that goes to the LAUSD, and the way the money is spent by the school.
University High charges the standard district fee for each day of filming (currently $2,500). A portion of the money earned goes to FilmL.A., Inc., formerly named the Entertainment Industry Development Corporation, which acts as an intermediary between the LAUSD and the entertainment industry. The name change, which followed the naming of a new president and finance chief and came as the company was preparing to relocate its headquarters and implement a revised contract with the Los Angeles City Council, helped distance the private non-profit from its “bureaucratic and scandal-ridden image.” In March 2005, the LAUSD entered into a new three year contract with the EIDC, aftering soliciting bids from other vendors. Ruben Rojas, the LAUSD’s director of revenue enhancement, said that the district choose to continue working with the EIDC because of “its proven track record and ability to deal with complex film-permitting issues.”. Indeed, during that time, FilmL.A. expanded the number of schools that had hosted on-location filming from 19 schools to more than 200 schools: coordinating 1,500 film shoots at 250 LAUSD sites. The LAUSD’s filming profits for the 2003-2004 school year generated almost $1 million dollars, and the district is on target to for an annual film revenue increase to at least $1.5 million. The doubling of the LAUSD’s film revenue in the four years since FilmL.A. was original hired in March 2002 was a contributing factor to Burbank Unified School District‘s decision to hire Film L.A. in July 2006.
Under FilmL.A.’s current contract with the city, the company receives “a 16% management fee based on the total use fee”. 75 percent of the remaining filming monies go to the individual schools that host the on-location shooting to be used at the school’s discretion, and 25 percent goes to a district fund that benefits schools that do not generate film revenues of their own. Uni High distributes among the departments the first $12,000 made each year from on-campus filming. The Budget Committee makes spending recommendations for any additional monies.
Recent budget cuts have made filming at schools more attractive. In 2004, the number of schools volunteering to be film locations grew from 19 to 160 and the district’s annual film revenue doubled to $1 million. In 2005, LAUSD officials revised the district’s fee structure for the first time since 1992. The revision included extending a full day of shooting from 14 to 15 hours, and a daily rate increase from $1,700 to $2,500.
Uni has been noted in the press as being one of the more popular schools for filming, even compared to other local schools with similar structure and appearance. In 2003 and 2004 alone, 38 movies, TV shows and commercials were filmed at University High. This popularity, with both its positive and negative impacts, is credited to the Assistant Principal who is responsible for the filming on campus.
The Assistant Principal, Ali Galedary, who graduated from Uni High himself in 1978, says, “Our kids understand, and our teachers understand, that filming is beneficial to University High School.” He also believes that the filming can be a good experience for the students. Student reporters have interviewed actors filming at the school and the drama students get to “observe the set”. One student’s photograph of Jim Carrey during the Bruce Almighty shoot ran in the Christian Science Monitor with a photo byline for her and the school newspaper (where the photograph originally ran).
In November 2006, Drillbit Taylor, starring Owen Wilson began filming at Uni. As of April 2007, the $90,000 received for this production is the most that the school has made on an individual filming contract. Uni underwent massive renovations in order to prepare for the filming of Drillbit Taylor. The interior and exterior of the main building were painted, and the main building was retiled as well. The facade of the building was altered to read “McKinley High School,” and plants and grass patches were added throughout the school.These changes were unusual not only because the extent and timing of the changes meant that construction took place during the school year, but also because Drillbit Taylor production did not pay for the re-tiling. The district had provided money to re-tile floors throughout the LAUSD, so the re-tiling of the floors itself was not unusual or controversial. However, as the film’s production needs guided the color choices for the re-tiling and the schedule for construction, many students were upset by the behavior of the movie company and the school.
Below is an incomplete list of productions that have filmed at University High:
- Billie, 1965
- Pretty Maids All in a Row, 1971
- Jawbreaker, 1999
- Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, 2000
- Bruce Almighty, 2003
- The Battle of Shaker Heights, 2003
- Raise Your Voice, 2004
- Surviving Christmas, 2004
- The Hot Chick, 2004
- Freedom Writers, 2007,
- Drillbit Taylor, 2008
- Pineapple Express (film), 2008
- Miss March, 2008
- Valentine’s Day (film), 2009
- My So-Called Life, 1994
- Oliver Beene, 2003 – 2004
- 7th Heaven, from 1995 – 2007, University High served as Glen Oak High School
- Even Stevens, aired 2001 – 2004
- Joan of Arcadia, aired 2003 – 2005
- Arrested Development, aired 2003 – 2006
- Room 222, aired 1969 – 1974
- The Flannerys, pilot, shot 2003
- High School Undercover, pilot, shot March 2004
- JAG, shot March 2004
- Filmore Middle, pilot, shot 2005
- Day Break, pilot, shot 2007
- The Division, season finale, shot May 2004
- Privileged 2008
- 90210 The Dionysian Debacle, filmed in early 2009
- Lincoln Heights Summer 2009
- Ghost Whisperer Show Film on October 12, 2009
Notes and references
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- ^ Online archives of the Wildcat
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- ^ Annual “Life Before Coumbus Day Event”
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- ^ a b Shapiro, Regina (2004-03-19). “FBI Agents and Cheerleaders Shoot Pilot”. Wildcat. Retrieved 2007-04-22.
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- ^ a b Berezin, Jacob (2003-09-26). “Filming Abates Budget Cuts”. Wildcat. Retrieved 2007-04-22.
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- ^ a b Kennedy, Mike (February 1, 2004). “The Big Squeeze”. American School & University Magazine. Retrieved 2007-05-25.
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- ^ Mr. Ali Galedary’s entry in University High School’s Alumni Directory
- ^ Mr. Ali Galedary’s profile in University High School’s Staff Directory
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- ^  at the Internet Movie Database
- ^ The Flannerys at the Internet Movie Database
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- ^ Dubon, Lynda (2005-04-29). “Film Crews Cruise Uni’s Halls”. Wildcat. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
- ^ Shapiro, Regina (2006-03-24). “Taye Diggs Films Pilot”. Wildcat. Retrieved 2007-04-22.
- Location Information for University High School from FilmL.A., Inc.
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