Compton High School

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Compton High School
Compton High School billboard.jpg
The billboard of Compton High School in 2005
601 S. Acacia Avenue


Coordinates33°53′28″N 118°13′38″W / 33.89111°N 118.22722°W / 33.89111; -118.22722Coordinates: 33°53′28″N 118°13′38″W / 33.89111°N 118.22722°W / 33.89111; -118.22722
TypePublic high school
School districtCompton Unified School District
PrincipalDr. Rigoberto Roman
Enrollment1,673 (2016-17)[1]
School color(s)Columbia blue and white

Compton High School is a high school in Compton, California, USA, part of the Compton Unified School District.


Compton High School's original building in 1912.

The school opened in 1896 as Compton Union High School and was later re-established as Compton Senior High School in the 1950s after Compton College separated from the high school district and opened its new campus at 1111 East Artesia Boulevard in 1953.

During the 1960s, there was a dramatic transition from a white student body to one which was predominantly African-American.[2] Today, Compton High School is over eighty percent Latino as immigrants settled in South Los Angeles.

New Campus[edit]

In 2019, the school will be doing construction of a new campus.

Dr. Dre donation[edit]

On June 15, 2017, Dr. Dre pledged to donate $10 million to the school for a 1200-seat performing arts theater.[citation needed]


Compton High School Mascot: The Tarbabe.

Compton College's mascot name is the Tartars, named after the Turkic Tatars, so the mascot name for Compton High School became the Tartar Babies; the mascot itself is "Baby Tartar" who wears a diaper and carries a big sword.[3][4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Compton High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  2. ^ The City Of Compton
  3. ^ Marc's Collection of High School Mascots Part 1: A-E
  4. ^ Fisher, Marc (November 17, 2005). "Block That Mascot? Bite Your Tongue". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ "Interviews of Tokyo Rose,09-09-1945 (full)". YouTube. WWIIPublicDomain. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  6. ^ Close, Frederick P. (2014). Tokyo Rose/an American Patriot : a dual biography (Revised and expanded edition. ed.). p. 55. ISBN 9781442232068. Retrieved 10 February 2016.

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