Livermore High School

Our History

History of Livermore High School

Mr. F. R. Fassett, who was one of the leading citizens of Livermore and served in the State Legislature in 1890, introduced a bill which allowed any township to establish a union high school. Livermore established its high school which was opened in 1891 with E. H. Walker as teacher and principal in one of the rooms of the Livermore Grammar School. The Class of 1894 was first to graduate from Livermore Union High School.

The contract for the first high school building was agreed upon December 31, 1892. The building consisted of eight rooms and was finished in the summer of 1893 on the site of what is now a Livermore Area Parks and Recreation District Facility.

Immediately after spring vacation in 1930, the high school students moved into a new two-story, red brick building with 14 classrooms and an auditorium, located at the present site. In 1939, the building was made earthquake-proof and refinished with a stucco face. Since then, many new classrooms, buildings, and facilities have been added to the school. During the 1988-89 school year the auditorium was completely renovated, and is now known as the Livermore High School Performing Arts Theater.

School Values - Pride Respect

These are the values that will guide the daily actions of teachers, students, administrators and staff.

1. We are proud of who we are, of our histories, of our heritages and of our cultures.

2. We are proud of the work we do and the way we behave. We are honest in our work and in our dealings with others.

3. We are proud of our classes, our teams, our school and our community. Our pride is reflected by our behavior.

4. We treat others with respect and expect to be treated with respect.

5. We respect and honor the contributions of others to the strength of our school, our community, our country and the world.

6. We respect our surroundings and the environment.

7. We are proud to be learners, to acknowledge what we don't know and to work to improve continually.

8. We believe everyone is capable of learning.

9. We each take responsibility for our own success, and we contribute to the success of our friends, our classmates, our students, our colleagues, our children, our teams and the school. 

School Plan

Goal 1. Promote Academic Excellence

Strategy 1.1 Teach reading in every class.
Strategy 1.2 Reduce the number of failures on the writing competency exam.
Strategy 1.3 Use technology to facilitate learning.
Strategy 1.4 Reduce number of failures in Algebra and Fundamentals of Algebra.
Strategy 1.5 Implement the AP Challenge Grant.
Strategy 1.6 Provide additional tutoring.
Strategy 1.7 Make progress towards the implementation of standards-based instruction.

Goal 2. Build Community

Strategy 2.1 Promote pride and respect.
Strategy 2.2 Improve communication to parents.
Strategy 2.3 Revise and implement the ESLRs.
Strategy 2.4 Implement standards-based instruction.

Goal 3. Prepare Students for College and Careers

Strategy 3.1 Strengthen the curriculum for the use of the Four Year Plan folders.
Strategy 3.2 Expand SAT preparation.
Strategy 3.3 Provide college counseling at all grade levels.
Strategy 3.4 Expand career awareness activities.
Strategy 3.5 Provide additional services through the Career Center.