Jefferson High School (Los Angeles)

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Thomas Jefferson High School, usually referred to as Jefferson High School, is a public high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.wikipedia
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Woody Strode

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As of 1936, several notable alumni such as Ralph Bunche, Woody Strode and Samuel R. Browne had graduated from Jefferson High School.
He attended Thomas Jefferson High School in South East Los Angeles and college at UCLA, where he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Theresa Harris

After graduating Jefferson High School, she studied at the UCLA Conservatory of Music and Zoellner's Conservatory of Music.

Alvin Ailey

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He arrived a year later, enrolling at George Washington Carver Junior High School, and then graduating into Thomas Jefferson High School.

Ralph Bunche

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As of 1936, several notable alumni such as Ralph Bunche, Woody Strode and Samuel R. Browne had graduated from Jefferson High School.
Bunche was a brilliant student, a debater, and the valedictorian of his graduating class at Jefferson High School.

Suzette Harbin

Harbin graduated from Jefferson High School in 1934, soon after the school's buildings were destroyed in the 1933 Long Beach earthquake.

Carmen de Lavallade

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After graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, she was awarded a scholarship to study dance with Lester Horton.

List of high schools producing multiple Olympic gold medalists

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This is a rare instance when two Olympic Gold medalists have come from the same high school.

South Los Angeles

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Located in South Los Angeles, its surrounding communities are Downtown, Central-Alameda, Florence, Historic South-Central and South Park.

Augustus Hawkins

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Hawkins graduated from Jefferson High School in 1926, and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1931.

Earl C. Gay

He attended Florence Avenue Grammar School, Jefferson High School and Manual Arts High School, both in Los Angeles, after which he received a degree from the Henry Coleman School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California.

Historic South Central Los Angeles

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Located in South Los Angeles, its surrounding communities are Downtown, Central-Alameda, Florence, Historic South-Central and South Park.

Roy Ayers

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The schools he attended (Wadsworth Elementary, Nevins Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School) were all close to the famed Central Avenue, Los Angeles' equivalent of Harlem's Lenox Avenue and Chicago's State Street.

Iwao Takamoto

At 15 years of age, Takamoto graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles.

Richard Berry (musician)

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Berry attended Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, and with many other pupils practiced singing vocal harmonies in the corridors.

Central-Alameda, Los Angeles

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Located in South Los Angeles, its surrounding communities are Downtown, Central-Alameda, Florence, Historic South-Central and South Park.
Jefferson High School is situated within Central-Alameda at 41st and Hooper streets.

Addison Farmer

Farmer and his brother moved to Los Angeles in 1945, attending the music-oriented Jefferson High School, where they got music instruction and met other developing musicians such as Sonny Criss, Ernie Andrews, Big Jay McNeely, and Ed Thigpen.

Stiles O. Clements

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In 1933, Architect Stiles O. Clements was hired to build a 45-unit campus with a budget of $353,000.

Frank Morgan (musician)

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Morgan attended Jefferson High School during the day, where he played in the school big band that also spawned jazz greats Art Farmer, Ed Thigpen, Chico Hamilton, Sonny Criss, and Dexter Gordon.

Jackie Kelso

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At fifteen, Jefferson High School classmate Chico Hamilton urged him to take up the alto saxophone, and he made his professional debut with Jerome Myart that same year.

Ed Thigpen

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Thigpen was raised in Los Angeles and attended Thomas Jefferson High School, where Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon and Chico Hamilton also attended.

Charles Dumas

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Mal Whitfield and Charles Dumas both received gold medals in the Olympics.
He started his jumping career as a student first at Thomas Jefferson High School in South Central Los Angeles for 2 years.

Don Cherry (trumpeter)

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Cherry recalled skipping school at Fremont High School in order to play with the swing band at Jefferson High School.

Art Farmer

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Farmer and his brother moved to Los Angeles in 1945, attending the music-oriented Jefferson High School, where they got music instruction and met other developing musicians such as Sonny Criss, Ernie Andrews, Big Jay McNeely, and Ed Thigpen.

Bill Douglass

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At Jefferson High School, both Douglass and Gordon began taking band under teacher Lloyd Reese, who encouraged the rudiments and private instruction.

Jennell Hawkins

Jennell "Jenny" Grimes was born in Los Angeles, and while at Jefferson High School formed a singing group, the Fidelitones, with friends Marc Gordon (later a successful songwriter and record producer), Ray Brewster, and Bill Piper.