Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School, an International Baccalaureate World School, is located between the cities of Pasadena and Glendale in the northeastern tip of Los Angeles, one of sixty-one high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. It is the only one with a 7-12 grade configuration, housing both a comprehensive junior and senior high school, as well a magnet program serving gifted, high ability and highly gifted students in grades 7-10. ERHS also offers a fully authorized IB Middle Years Programme to all students grades 7-10.
ERHS is a learning community whose mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural respect and understanding. To this end, the school works with communities and organizations to develop a challenging program of international education and rigorous assessment. The school encourages students to become compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people with their differences provide valuable insights.
The ERHS educational community is accountable for rigorous standards-based curricula in a safe, well-maintained learning environment, which provides a climate of respect for self and others. The school provides an environment, which promotes intercultural awareness, holistic learning, and effective communication.
Eagle Rock Junior High School
Gifted and High Ability Magnet (545 students): The Magnet Program meets the needs of gifted learners with respect to curriculum content, pace, process, and/or enrichment within an academic environment that values and enhances intelligence, talent, affective growth, and intuitive ability. Students develop and use critical-thinking skills, comprehension, application, analysis, and synthesis. Contact Derek Steinorth, Magnet Coordinator, for more information.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (490 students): ERHS is a fully authorized IB Middle Years Programmee. Students participating in the Programme develop a broad and balanced base of knowledge through the study of eight subjects, completing a minimum of 50 hours instruction each year, in each of the following subjects: Arts- Performing and Visual, Humanities - Social Studies, Language A - English, Language B - Spanish, German or French, Mathematics, Physical Education/Health, Science, Technology. Contact Laurie Bollman-Little, IBMYP Coordinator, for more information.
Foreign Languages: German, French, and Spanish.
Music: Students may participate in the following ensembles that practice and perform year round: Junior Choir, Beginning Orchestra, and Junior Jazz. Advanced students may join the high school ensembles.
Sports: Intramural sports are available as an activity for junior high students.
Eagle Rock Senior High School
Students participate in numerous clubs and organizations including but not limited to: Key Club, Debate Club, SAT Club, Anime Club, MESA, Sierra Club, Amnesty International, Latin Jazz Band, Cheer, Computer Science, California Scholarship Federation, Yearbook, Recycling Club, Drill Team, The Writer’s Bloc, Battle of the Bands, Nature Club, and, the Harry Potter Club. A more comprehensive can be found on our Clubs & Organizations page.
University Partnership: Occidental College has an established partnership with ERHS. Oxy's Neighborhood Partnership Program enables 42 Oxy students to work as tutors in 115 classes at ERHS. Oxy provides science laboratory equipment to ERHS that enables students to enjoy a more rigorous, enriched science laboratory experience. Each year, Oxy awards a full scholarship (the Occidental Centennial) including room & board, to a graduating ERHS Senior.
NEWSWEEK America's Best High Schools 2010 is based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1.600 schools--only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.--made the list. ERHS placed 650th. http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010/americas-best-high-schools/list.html
2010 U.S.News & World Report - Silver Medalist