Tour of Los
Altos High School
the Associated Student Body class served us as guides for the
new and improved Los Altos High School. It's amazing what
has been added since the Class of 1960 thronged these
halls. Not only are there new buildings, but also new
programs and resources.
||The campus has the same amount of land as when we were
The school has been "enlarged" by better use of the land.
Two-story buildings and more tennis courts have been added, and the
See a google
map of the school's land.
For a labeled drawing of the school, see the online Campus
A few more buildings will be built to accommodate a projected
population bump in the next few years. There will soon be as many
students at LAHS as there were in 1960.
|John Tyndall, Tom Evans
Berger, Judie Gollagher, Paul MacWilliamson, Lynne Pfeiffer, Char Schill
Kris Isaacson, Tom Howser, Sharon Eagan, Susan Wetzel
The Quad is much larger now.
Two partial rows of old classroom
buildings were removed and the circular drive with parking was
New buildings were built along the street and benches,
landscaping, and tables were added to the new Quad.
To see the buildings, click on the online CAMPUS
MAP. Also note the new theater,
cafeteria, and library.
Gathering for the Tour. New
buildings in the background.
changing classes. Some things don't change.
Other things DO change. Only freshmen and sophomores are issued
lockers. There are no school buses -- instead there are public
transportation vouchers. The student parking lot shows spaces for
car pools only -- perhaps these are for students living in the
hills? The cafeteria is new but smaller, since many students
leave the (now open) campus for lunch.
The new Library. Included are many resources for students to get
extra or specialized help.
Art classroom in one of the new two-story buildings.
Gathering for the Tour.
Old buildings in background.
new Eagle Theater.
This is a community resource as well
excellent learning opportunity for drama and lighting/sound
See all that is offered under the Performing
Arts pages on the LAHS website.
Art Exhibit in lobby of
One of the new two-story buildings.
Students in the Quad
Looking back toward the administration buildings and the Library on the
Tour guides from the Associated Student Body class.
ASB class trains leaders, provides student tutors as needed, and is
a resource for preparation for college entry.
The ASB class, perhaps wondering why the old people are so interested
MacWilliamson and Larry Berger examine memorabilia in the case honoring
Tom Burt and Leo Long.
Robin Ruble's track record was commemorated on one of the
Swimming Records -- 1957-1960
The glory years of the SCVAL
big Gym looks much the same, but with more graphics and award signs
around the top.
Oldemeyer's 1960 Award for Tennis is the first on the plaque of tennis
Boys' Water Polo Records 1957-1960
The glory years of the SCVAL.
you think they still hold dances in the gym? We forgot to
ask. However, we were told there are still lots of dances.
Looking across the playing fields toward the tennis
courts. There are more tennis courts now.
The track & field are now made of a bouncy "turf" material instead
of the cinders & grass we knew. It's softer to fall on, but
it's hotter from the sun. Also if you bleed or vomit on the field
it's a more difficult clean up!
Student parking lot with new sign. Lynne's
daughter (LAHS1988) and granddaughter also came to the tour.
Mr. Greg Ely teaches the
LAHS Auto Tech classes. Students from other high schools also attend.
Note the "Los Altos High Auto Tech" lettering on the student's race
car. Students participate in auto races as well as learning how
to service cars.
Outside the shop is a parking lot filled with cars, some owned by the
school, some by students. Everyone seemed very enthusiastic!
Culinary Arts classroom. This is not like our old "home ed"
The students in Culinary Arts learn to cater events, and inceed DO
cater events in the community.
menu for a class project.