Villa Park High School located in Villa Park, CA. Find contact information and social media links to VPHS and athletics.
Villa Park High School
18042 Taft Ave.
Villa Park, CA 92861
Phone Number: 714-532-8020
Principal’s Office Fax: 714-532-8031
Counseling Office Fax: 714-628-0283
Villa Park High School Map
VPHS Orange Unified Link
OUSD Student Portal
OUSD Parent Portal
Enrollment: 2,400 +
School Colors: Black, Silver, Columbia Blue
Established: 1964 on 40 acres of land
Serves: Villa Park and parts of Orange and Anaheim
Elective Courses: Art of Animation, International Business, Video Production, Dance, Graphic Design, Crime Scene Investigation, Sports Medicine and more
Honors & Advanced Placement Programs: Yes
Schedule: August to June, six classes each day plus 23 zero periods
Athletics League: Villa Park is a part of the Century League which includes Canyon High School, Foothill High School, Brea Olinda High School, El Dorado High School, Esperanza High School, El Modena High School, Yorba Linda High School
Notable VPHS Alumni
- Rebecca Black – YouTuber and singer most notably for her viral 2011 YouTube video single “Friday”
- Aaron Boone – Former MLB infielder, ESPN Baseball Tonight Analyst, Manager of the New York Yankees
- Dennis Burtt – Former MLB pitcher
- Eric Chenowith – (Basketball player) University of Kansas and NBA
- Roy Choi – Celebrity chef and creator of the gourmet Korean taco truck, Kogi
- Kevin Costner – Actor
- Karen Chau – Artist and creator of the children’s television series Ni Hao, Kai-Lan.
- Henry DiCarlo – KTLA meteorologist &sports anchor.
- Douglas Kimbell – Olympic Silver medalist in water polo (1988)
- Dave Leeper – Former MLB outfielder, Kansas City Royals (1985 World Series Champion)
- Robbie Martin – NFL football player, Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts
- Pat McInally – All-Pro NFL punter, Cincinnati Bengals, only verified perfect score (among NFL players) on the Wonderlic Test
- Paul Moyer – Professional football player, Seattle Seahawks
- Jason Sanders – NFL kicker, Miami Dolphins
- Mark D. Sanders – Grammy award-winning country songwriter
- Monte Scheinblum – 1992 U.S. National and World Long Driving Champion
- Jim Sorensen – World and American Masters record holder in the 800 metres and 1500 metres champion)
- Mark Trumbo – MLB Baseball Player, Anaheim Angels, Baltimore Orioles
- Connie Waikle – 6’9 women’s basketball player and 1983 All-Southern Section selection.
- PFSO (Parent-Faculty-Staff-Organization) dedicated to volunteering and school fundraising efforts
- Villa Park High School Accountability Report Card
- Review from Great Schools
- As part of Measure S, VPHS is set to have a new $45.2 million state of the art Science Center.
- VPHS Football plays at Fred Kelly Stadium at El Modena High School. After the 2018 season $24 million in renovations will be made to the stadium and is expected to take 15 months to complete. Varsity football games will be moved during this time.
- As part of the Fred Kelly renovations OUSD has approved upgrading Villa Park’s track and field to a synthetic field for lower-level football games, all soccer games, and lacrosse.
VPHS Social Media
- Spartan Link for Freshman – Twitter
- VPHS Graphics – Twitter
- VPHS Graphics – Instagram
- VPHS ASB – Twitter
- VPHS ASB – Instagram
Villa Park High School Parent-Faculty Staff Organization
Basketball – Boys
Basketball – Girls
Soccer – Girls
Soccer – Men
Volleyball – Girls
Villa Park High School History
VPHS opened in 1964 to over 1,300 sophomores and juniors. The first graduating class was in 1966. Both the teachers and students participated in the landscaping and even building benches for the amphitheater. The project was called “Operation Green Thumb” and by April 7th, 1965 the landscaping was done. The students used funds from OUSD and $625 that the students raised at a dinner. Originally VPHS had quonset huts as classrooms on the east side and an Orange grove. The student body voted on the school mascot, the Spartans, which remains today.
VPHS was opened to relieve crowding at Orange High School and an expected 20% increase in enrollment . The first principal was William E. Montonna who had been an Administrative Assistant to the OHS principal. About 65 teachers and administrators were originally staffed at the Villa Park campus. At the time of the opening there were 26 classrooms, a library, two gymnasiums, administrative offices and special use rooms for business education (4), music (2), science (4), home economics (2), arts and crafts (2), shop (3), mechanical drawing (1), drama (1), driver education (2) and multi-purpose (1).
VPHS also began with a dress code which designated socially acceptable clothes that included full skirts may be one inch above the knee but slim skirts must come to the middle of the knee.
In 1969 there was a nationally publicized issue called the “Gumpertz affair” where Villa Park’s High School student-association president, Bob Gumpertz, said he would not lead the Flag salute. Gumpertz stated that he was not ready to make a “life-long” commitment to the United States before learning more about other countries and cultures. The school board subsequently adopted a policy making a Flag pledge mandatory on student officers.