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Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School

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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Community Members,

I am excited to be in my fifth year as the principal of Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School for College and Career Preparation. We understand how important it is for you to find a good high school for your child. Mendez will provide your children with wonderful learning opportunities as well as helping them reach their college and career goals.

Below is some information about Mendez High School:

Academic Achievements
• Partnership High School of the Year for 5 consecutive
  years (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015)
• Western Association of Schools & Colleges 6 Year Accreditation
  (July 1, 2014- to June 30, 2020)
• Highest API Gain in the State of California Among Public High
  Schools (2012-2013)
• White House Bright Spot Award for Latino/a Education – September
  of 2015
• # 1 in Attendance Gains Among all LAUSD Traditional
  High Schools over the last five years
 
College and Career Preparation
• # 1 in Graduation Gains Among all LAUSD Traditional High Schools
  over the last five years
• # 1 in AP Success Rate Gains Among all LAUSD Traditional
  High Schools over the last five years
• # 1 in CAHSEE Passing Gains Among all LAUSD Traditional
  High Schools over the last five years
• 88% Graduation Rate and 90% College Going Rate
• Robust AP Program (English, Calculus, Social Studies,
  Science, Spanish)
• Honors Program
• Full-time College and Career Counselor
• East Los Angeles College Classes for College and High School
  Credit (Robotics, Introduction to Engineering & Administration
  of Justice)
 
Community Partnerships
• National Award for Community Partnerships – January of 2015
• Jaime Escalante Math Program
• City Year
• Communities In Schools
• Geffen Playhouse
• Promesa Boyle Heights

Not only am I the principal, but I am also the father of two Mendez students. We would appreciate the opportunity to give you and your child a tour of our high school. During your visit we can give you more information about our programs. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Xavier Contreras (323-981-5407), Mendez Recruitment Coordinator, if you have any questions.

Respectfully,

Mauro Bautista, Principal
Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School For College and Career Preparation