Temple City High School
Founded in 1954, Temple City High School continuously strives to raise the bar of excellence as a comprehensive high school that is student-centered, distinctive in its academic experience, and dynamic in its intellectual climate.
Located in the West San Gabriel Valley, Temple City High School serves students in grades nine through twelve. Geographically situated 15 miles northeast of Los Angeles, the school is well known for its long-standing history of academic excellence and continued 'small town pride'. The school mirrors the ethnic diversity present in the changing community; one that reflected a white population of 80.9% in 1980 to a latest profile (Aeries Student Information System, 2011-2012) of 12% white, 65% asian, and 17% hispanic.
The school offers a rich academic program that includes Advanced Placement, honors, support courses in language arts and mathematics, Career Technical Education courses, special needs offerings in RSP, SDC, VH and MDD, plus an expanded and highly successful English Learner transition program.
Temple City High is proud of its strong student engagement beyond the classroom, embracing 35 athletic teams, 125 clubs including four service organizations, a Peer Listener Program available in five languages, a stellar performing arts program, and direct student involvement throughout the city by way of a 100-hour community service graduation requirement.
The staff is comprised of 93 teachers, six counselors, four administrators, and a variety of support staff. Faculty and staff participate in three staff development days each year as well as designated professional planning time with a student late start each Wednesday morning. Parents serve as volunteers in many aspects of campus life and enjoy open communication with the school including Back to School Night, School Site Coordinating Council, PTA, Parent Conference Day, counseling partnerships, parent college/career forums, and various communications over the course of the year that are also translated into Chinese, and further interactive opportunities through e-mail.
All of these facets work in concert to support Temple City High School’s focus of a personalized approach to teaching and learning.