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Culver City High School is the main public high school of the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) in Culver City, California. It was opened in 1951. The school's colors are primarily blue and silver, and the mascot is the centaur. As of 2008, the enrollment was 2,308. Culver City High School is recognized as a California Distinguished School, earning the honor in 2005.
Sony Studios, also situated in Culver City, has sponsored the high school and its active Culver City Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Likewise, CCHS's facade and field have been filmed for television shows and movies. For example, The Wonder Years, "Another Gay Movie", "James at 15", and "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" filmed the facades of CCHS and the connected Culver City Middle School. Also, Nickelodeon used CCHS's exterior for the school in its show The Journey of Allen Strange. In addition, the shows Arrested Development and Party of Five was filmed at CCHS, as were several music videos.
CCHS also hosts several events. Since 2004, it has held an annual peace concert called Peace of Music. Every year on July 4, CCHS hosts a fireworks show, sponsored by the Culver City Exchange Club. In addition, Rigoberta Menchú has visited and spoken on peace.
The school's newspaper is The Centaurian, which is part of the High School National Ad Network. CCHS also offers a variety of academic extracurricular activities such as speech and debate, math club, and mock trial.
Among the school's notable alumni are Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Suicidal Tendencies singer Rocky George, Darrin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs, and Karl Paymah of the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, and San Francisco 49ers.