Thousand Oaks High School

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Thousand Oaks High School
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Lancer statue in central quad
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Thousand Oaks High School
2323 N. Moorpark Road

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91360

United States
Coordinates 34°12′40″N118°52′10″W / 34.21111°N 118.86944°W / 34.21111; -118.86944 Coordinates: 34°12′40″N118°52′10″W / 34.21111°N 118.86944°W / 34.21111; -118.86944
Information
TypePublic
Established1962
School district Conejo Valley Unified School District
PrincipalEric Bergmann
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,042 (2019–20) [1]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)  
Athletics conference CIF Southern Section
Marmonte League
Nickname Lancers
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
NewspaperThe Lancer
YearbookThe Lancer Legend
Website School website

Thousand Oaks High School (TOHS) is a high school in Thousand Oaks, California, United States. Established in 1962, it is part of the Conejo Valley Unified School District. It has a suburban campus with one story buildings primarily accessed by covered halls. The campus was originally built in the 1960s, however some of the campus has undergone (or is planned to undergo) renovation and construction, including the addition of a football stadium in 1999. [2] As of the 2020–21 school year, the school has an enrollment of 2,042 [3] out of a planned capacity of 2,886; [2] graduating classes typically number between 450–500.

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Demographics

In the 2019–20 school year, 24.9% of students received free or reduced lunch and 4.1% were classified as English learners. [3]

History

Before Thousand Oaks High School opened, high school students in the Conejo Valley attended Oxnard High School and later Adolfo Camarillo High School, both campuses of the Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD). In response to rapid population growth throughout the district in the postwar years, OUHSD superintendent Joseph W. Crosby began an ambitious school construction program. In 1960, voters approved a school bond measure that enabled the building of several new high school campuses. [4] OUHSD purchased a 50.5-acre (20.4 ha) site on Moorpark Road from Janss Corporation for $245,693.45 and awarded a $2.275 million building contract to Viola Incorporated, more than $200,000 over budget. [5] Thousand Oaks High School opened in 1962 with a student body of 895; the first principal was Tom Roser, a former social science teacher at Oxnard High School. The campus was shared with the Valley Oaks School District, educating 300 students in grades K–8 while Meadows Elementary of the Arts and Sciences was being built. [5]

On July 1, 1974, the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) was formed from the easternmost territory of OUHSD, merging with two elementary school districts serving the Conejo Valley. The new district took control of TOHS and Newbury Park High School, the latter which opened in 1967. [6]

A 350-seat performing arts center opened at Thousand Oaks High School in 1999. [7] In 2000, the campus underwent a major modernization project, addressing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and ADA accessibility issues.

During the 2016–17 school year, the district created a three-phase master plan regarding future campus modernization; the elements within aim to increase energy efficiency and utilize green technologies, enhance the educational environment, remove portable buildings in poor condition, and promote fiscally responsible beautification. [2] The master plan is split into three phases. Phase one includes a new STEAM building, modernizing the cafeteria and library, removing portable buildings, replacing windows and the HVAC system, and deferred maintenance. Phase two includes a new two-story administration and classroom building, expanding parking lot capacity, and finishing the replacement of the HVAC and windows. Phase three consists of a new athletic building, finishing the removal of the portables, modernizing the gym and locker rooms, and basic classroom modernization. The master plan estimates the cost of each phase at $15.99 million, $12.27 million, and $13.35 million, respectively; it is funded by Measure I bonds (passed in 2014 and authorizing the issuance of up to $197 million in bonds), [8] Proposition 39 proceeds, and planned future bond money. As of 2019, the master plan is in phase one, with HVAC replacement completed in 2018 [9] and the school library renovated in 2019. [10]

In January 2020, Schneider Electric donated an outdoor classroom shade structure and solar panels to the school. Called the Sustainable Outdoor Learning Environment (SOLE), the 30-by-30-foot (9.1 m × 9.1 m) structure seats 40 students, is powered entirely by renewable energy, and features outdoor furniture and an interactive white board. Construction concluded in April 2021. [11] [12]

Academics

Thousand Oaks High School was named a California Gold Ribbon School in 2016–17. [13] In the 2019–20 school year, the mean SAT score was 1206 (604 in Mathematics, 602 in Evidence Based Reading) and the mean ACT composite score was 26.4. [13] The school has specialized programs for research (the Center for Advanced Studies and Research or "The Center"), entrepreneurship and business (ETHOS Entrepreneurship Academy or "ETHOS"), and a majors program. TOHS offers the California Biliteracy Seal to students who demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English and at least one other language. [13]

Athletics

Thousand Oaks High School athletic teams are nicknamed the Lancers. The school is a member of the CIF Southern Section and competes in the Marmonte League. Thousand Oaks' main rival is Newbury Park High School. [14] [15] The student spirit section is known as the Green Hole.

The TOHS cross-country program owns three CIF State championships. The boys' team won state titles in 1993 [16] and 1994, [17] while the girls' team earned a championship in 1993. [17]

The Lancers baseball team won CIF-SS championships in 2003 [18] and 2021. [19] En route to the 2021 title, on May 19, 2021, the team reached 31 consecutive victories dating back to the 2020 season, setting a Ventura County record and ranking ninth among all-time winning streaks in California. [15]

Notable alumni

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