Narbonne High School - Oh the Memories!
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As we were driving back from the cemetery, Mom drove by my old high school. It has changed quite a bit since the late 1980's! LOL. One of the main things we did not have were decent bleachers so we could have night games with lights! Of course, when I was attending there, we had such a bad rap as being a school with absolutely no talent (sports wise) so I guess it did not matter. I attended the Magnet Math/Science program with all the smart kids - didn't say I was smart, just went to school with them! Some people went on to MIT, Yale, Harvard, yeah..hard core! As for sports, we played against some of the power giants of the South Bay like Banning and Carson High. Funny thing is I guess when Mom attended there in the 60's they had not won a football game then either! I remember in my 3 years there, our Jr Varsity team one ONCE! LOL.
Recently, I heard on the radio people were googling their high school and they will list notable persons who attended and/or graduated. I checked Narbonne while writing this and what the heck....for being such a bad school for athletes, why do we have quite a list of notable people, most of which are sports related!!!!!!!!!????? I've included the list pasted below. Quentin Tarentino went to my school!! LOL. The only person of note per the list that I was in school with was a news anchor who graduated in 1992.
 Notable Alumni
- Ellis White - NCAA Free Safety/Corner back, Central Oklahoma, Class of 2004
- Brandon Smith - NCAA Defensive back/Kick & Punt Return, Central Oklahoma, Class of 2003
- Antwan Applewhite – NFL Linebacker, San Diego Chargers, Class of 2003
- Nnamdi Asomugha – NFL All-Pro Cornerback, Oakland Raiders
- Douglas R.
- Marc Brown – Television News Anchor, KABC-TV Los Angeles
- Larry Carlton – Session guitarist. 
- Willnett Crockett – WNBA Forward, Seattle Storm
- Major Culbert – NCAA Defensive back, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Class of 2006
- Kevin Garrett – NCAA Linebacker, Oregon Ducks, Class of 2005
- Dashon Goldson – NFL Free Safety, San Francisco 49ers
- Patrick Goodpaster – NFL Defensive end, Baltimore Ravens, Class of 2000
- Ebony Hoffman – WNBA Center, Indiana Fever, Class of 2000
- Phil Hulett – Radio announcer at KNAC Radio.
- Marc Hull – NCAA Linebacker, San Diego State University Aztecs, Class of 2003
- Daddy Kev – Music producer and engineer, Class of 1992
- Victor Love – Actor, lead role in The Hank Gathers Story, among others.
- Brandon Manumaleuna – NFL Tight End, San Diego Chargers
- Deane E. McMinn – Manager, United States Figure Skating Team (1961), Class of 1935 
- Loree Moore – WNBA Guard and Captain, New York Liberty
- Denise Nakano – News Anchor, MyPHL News at 10. Also a reporter for NBC 10 News Philadelphia, Class of 1992
- Stephen L. Neal – United States Congressman representing North Carolina 1975–1995, Class of 1952 
- Marcus O'Keith – NFL Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs, Class of 2002
- Jerry Osborne - Author, publisher, and syndicated newspaper columnist specializing in music and entertainment, Class of 1962
- Paul Pettit – Pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball's first $100,000 signing bonus, Class of 1950 
- Joe Puerta – Member of rock bands Ambrosia (band) and Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Class of 1969 
- Jonathan Smith – NFL Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs
- Art Stephenson – Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, 1998–2003 
- Chris Takino – Founder Up Records Seattle,WA, Class of 1986 
- Robert Thornton – Nebraska Cornhusker Defensive Back – Class of '69
- Edward O. Thorp – Author of "Beat The Dealer", the original scientific study on card counting in the gambling game of Blackjack, class of 1949. 
- Jessica Williams – Nickelodeon (TV channel) sitcom actress, Class of 2007
- Lisa Willis – WNBA Guard, New York Liberty
Attended but did not graduate from Narbonne
- Frank Black (Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) – Musician, Pixies lead singer
- Bo Derek (Mary Cathleen Collins) – Movie actress and supermodel.
- Rick Griffin – Artist and illustrator 
- Amir Johnson – NBA Forward for the Detroit Pistons. Graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California and entered the NBA draft upon graduation. He was chosen 56th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2005 NBA Draft.
- Bill Sharman – NBA 8-time All-Star and 4-time champion with the Boston Celtics. LA Lakers Head Coach 1971–76, NBA Champions 1972. 
- Quentin Tarantino – Film director, actor.
 Narbonne in the Media
Narbonne has been a filming location for the following movies:
- Trippin' aka G's Trippin' (1999)
- 1977 (2007)