2302 S Gramercy Pl  Los Angeles, CA 90018   -Office 323-731-8633 Fax -323-734-8048 Fax -323-731-5984

General Information
School	                Widney High School 1914    
Principal               Dan Murphy
Vice-Principal        Evon Smith
Address 	             2302 S Gramercy Pl, Los Angeles, Ca 90018 
Phone                    323-731-8633
Fax1	                     323-734-8048	
Fax2                      323-731-5984		
Local District	     3
Configuration	     7-12	Calendar 1 Trk     No. Of Tracks	1 	
Year Opened	         1933
Title I	No 	         Charter	No 	Learn  Yes  SBM    No 	
Bd of Educ	1           Marguerite Poindexter Lam	
Home Page	             www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Widney_HS

Widney High School is one of several Special Education Centers in Los Angeles Unified School District. It is located in a low Socio-Economically impacted area serving a student population of approximately 367.  Widney students have a wide range of significant disabling limitations or disabilities.  These disabilities which are define under idea include “autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment (including blindness)”, (http://idea.ed.gov/explore/home). Widney students are bussed in from areas with populations that are ethnically diverse, i.e., Central, South-Central, East, and South Los Angeles.  The student population is classified as 69.8% Hispanic, 18.5% African American, 5.7% White (Not Hispanic), 4.6% Asian American, and .8% Filipino and other 0.5%, Together they represent a vast diversity of languages and cultures.

J. P. Widney High School is a special education high school in Los Angeles, California, and is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. This school is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Pomeroy Widney, a prominent early Los Angelino.
The school serves students ranging in age from 13 to 22 who have severe disabilities and are thus unable to attend other high schools in the district. Because students are bussed to the Central Los Angeles school from surrounding communities, its student body reflects widely diverse cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
The school is possibly best known for its music group, The Kids of Widney High, a rock band whose membership rotates with the changing student body. The group has recorded three CDs, and has appeared in the 2005 film The Ringer.

Joseph Pomeroy Widney
Joseph Pomeroy Widney (December 26, 1841 — July 4, 1938) was a polymathic pioneer American physician, clergyman, entrepreneur-philanthropist, proto-environmentalist, prohibitionist, racial theorist, and prolific author.
He was the second President of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California and the founding dean of the USC School of Medicine. He was one of the founders and first general superintendents of the Church of the Nazarene, and primary founder of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. One of the "most conspicuous Southern Californians of his generation", Widney was a cultural leader in Los Angeles for nearly seventy years. To find more about J. P. Widney click on the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Pomeroy_Widney

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