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PRESIDENT:   Dr. Joseph Siegmund (2020-)

 

PRINCIPAL:   Dr. Mike Castillo (2020-)

 

PAST PRINCIPAL:   Merritt Hemenway, Ph.D. (2012-20), Sam Pearsall (2011-12); 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); Pomona Catholic Boys (1959-67); Damien High School (1967-)


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:   837 (Fall 2019)

 

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO:   17.4 to 1, the average class size is 21.4 (2019-20)

 

 

 

 
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.
 
 
 
 

 

27 - AP 

15 - IB 

8 - Honor  

5 - Computer Science 

14 - English 

18 - Mathematics 

3 - Physical Education 

20 - Science 

15 - Social Science 

8 - Theology 

18 - Visual & Performing Arts 

 

 

 

 

 
+ Project Lead The Way (4-year Engineering Program)
+ Sports Medicine Program
+ International Student Program
+ 1:1 Chromebook Program
+ International Baccalaureate Diploma Authorized
 
 
 
 

3 National AP Scholars

24 AP Scholars with Distinction

20 AP Scholars with Honors

67 AP Scholars

 
 
 
Approximately 80% of Damien graduates attend 4-year colleges, while approximately 18% of graduates attend 2-year colleges. An average of 27% of graduates matriculate at out-of-state colleges.
 
 
 
 
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)

 

PARTICIPATION: 700+ students participated in athletics (2019-20)

 

 

 

36% Hispanic/Latino

25% White

17% Multi-Racial

10%  Asian/Pacific Islander

7% Filipino

3% African American

2% Decline to State

 

Damien will host about  30 international students in 2020-21

 

66% Roman Catholic

32% Other Religions

 

 

 

 

25 Acres

9 Buildings for Class Instruction

Chapel

Digital Resource Center (Library)

Quad

 

 

 

Event 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

Wrestling Practice Facility