The first High School

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Jul 22, 2013
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Ventura High School 1961 to 1963
by: russell

Ventura High was a large, modern, clean, respected, open campass high school. The new buildings replaced the large, historic, brick building that was Ventura High School.

All the students from Oak View, Casitas Springs, the Foster Park area, the Avenue district and all of Ventura went to Ventura High School. There were 460 some graduating students in my class of 1963.

Ventura High was a progressive school with an outstanding education program. There was a wide range of classes. Everthing from theater, drama, sports, swimming, home economics, sewing, typing, shops, driver education, math, government, english, health, labs and other classes.

There were many student clubs and organizations. A strict Dean of Girla and Dean of Boys who guided students in proper dress and behavior for school and community. We had several excellent teachers who were involved in our education and our wellbeing. I have good and fond memories of several of my teachers. Especially Mrs. Records and Mr, Eckart.

The new Buana High School was constructed on the east end of Ventura and during my Junior year (1962) Ventura High School was devided and students seperated. Several of my friends were moved to Buana High School.


Aug 07, 2013
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High School History
by: Anonymous

Ventura High School was established in 1889. It is located at 2 North Catalina Street. The brick high school building was demolished in 1958 and the present mid-century design school buildings replaced it.

Previous addresses for Ventura High School were on Thompson Blvd. (Cabrillo Middle School property)and Ann St. (Lincoln Elementary School property).

From 1925 - 1955, Ventura Junior College shared a campus with Ventura High School. This resulted in a unique separation of grades in the schools so that elementary schools were grades 1-6, Junior High had grades 7-10 and Senior High had grades 11-12 PLUS 13-14 (Junior College). When Ventura College moved to its own campus in 1955, the grades were redistributed as grades 7-9 in Junior High, and 10-12 in Senior High. Today Ventura High has 2,000 students in grades 9-12.

Oct 11, 2013
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remember
by: Anonymous

i remember Mrs Records, but most of all I remember Bob Ectkart. What a teacher. We wrote the answers to test questions on our hands. (and he knew it) Had them in the late 50's.

Sep 18, 2014
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Coach Bob Tuttle
by: Anonymous

I also remember coach Tuttle, Echart. I went to Cabrillo Jr. High and then to Oxnard High (9-12)in 9th, about halfway through I was expelled and finished 9th at Camarillo High. Then finished 10th -12th at Ventura Senior High. My sister (83yo) went there,my Brother Gary (deceased)My brother Dave (70) all graduated from there also. Oh, by the way my last name is Fondersmith, we resided on Cornwall Lane on Pierpont. I cut school once and found out that the same attendance lady that was there when my sister went there was also there when I went there and she was one of my mothers best friends. Got a big red CUT for that day. Lesson learned.

Nov 09, 2014
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to russel
by: Anonymous

don't know who you are but those were my favorite teachers also. I have good memories of the old ventura high. especially the ciriculum. never learned how to spell tho. as you can see.

Sep 23, 2015
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Fantastic
by: Magdalene M

Wow, fantastic weblog structure! How long have you ever been blogging for you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is great, as neatly as the content material!

Dec 28, 2015
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To Anonymous
by: Russell

Oh! Boy! The school days at Ventura High. Can not remember the Dean of Girls name but she had strict dress codes for the girls. Much differant than today. The good old days--the early 60's.



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