Damien High School

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Quick Facts

President: Fr. Peadar Cronin, SS.CC.

 

Principal: Merritt Hemenway, Ph.D.

 

Past Principals: Fr. Patrick Travers, SS.CC. (1980-2011); Fr. Martin O'Loghlen, SS.CC (1971-1980); Fr. James Mitchell, SS.CC. (1966-71); Fr. Cyril Sheehan, SS.CC. (1963-66); Fr. Fred Furey, SS.CC. (1959-1963)

 

Founded: 1949, Pomona Catholic High School (co-ed)


Location & Operational Change: 1959, Pomona to La Verne (boys only)


Name Change: 1967, Damien High School

 

Nickname: Spartans

 

School Colors: Green & Gold (Pantone 560 and 4515)

 

Student Population: 920 (Fall 2016)

 

Affiliation

The Los Angeles Archdiocese school system (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura) began in 1903 with 19 parochial schools, five academies, and a total enrollment of 2,895. Today, LAD is the fourth-largest diocese in the United States in number of Catholic schools, 270 (Elementary TK-8, Middle 6-8 and High School 9-12), and students enrolled (95,000). It is the third largest school district in the State of California.


Academic Courses

AP - 27

IB - 15

Honor  - 8

Computer Science - 5

English - 14

Mathematics - 18

Physical Education - 3

Science - 20

Social Science - 15

Theology - 8

Visual & Performing Arts - 18

 

Specialized Programs

  • Project Lead The Way (4-year Engineering Program)
  • Sports Medicine Program
  • International Student Program
  • 1:1 Chromebook Program

 

Spring 2016:

10 National AP Scholars

57 AP Scholars

20 AP Scholars with Honors

37 AP Scholars with Distinction

 

Future Plans for Graduates

Class of 2015: 215 graduates chose a college to attend (79% 4-year college; 21% 2-year college)

Class of 2016: 204 graduates chose a college to attend (82% 4-year college; 13% community college; 6% other – U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Cordon Bleu, Fashion Institute, LDS Mission, NET Ministries)

 

Athletics (16 Sports)

13 CIF Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

 

1 ADHSHL Sport: Ice Hockey

1 ADISL Sport: Roller Hockey

1 SoCal NICA Sport: Mountain Biking (co-ed)

 

In 2016-17: 723 students participated in athletics; 79% of the student population

 

Student Body

9th grade: 228

10th grade: 210

11th grade: 258

12th grade: 224

 

Students attending Damien come from over 100 public & private schools in the U.S. including home school.

 

Damien averages approximately 70 international students each year.

 

Roman Catholic: 68%

Other Religions: 32%

 

Campus

25 Acres

9 Buildings for Class Instruction

Chapel

Digital Resource Center (Library)

Quad

 

Athletic Facilities

Activities Center – dances, meetings, events, CYO, sport practices, basketball, volleyball

Athletic Center – basketball, volleyball, wrestling

Baseball Stadium

Football Stadium (football, lacrosse, soccer, track & field)

Swimming Pool

Tennis Courts

Weight Room