William Howard Taft High School (Los Angeles, California)
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William Howard Taft High School Los Angeles, California
William Howard Taft Charter High School is a public school located on the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Winnetka Avenue in the Woodland Hills district of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California, within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school gained affiliated charter status beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
Named after former
U.S. president William Howard Taft, the school first opened in 1960. 
It was in the
Los Angeles City High School District until 1961, when it merged into LAUSD. 
Jeshua Anderson - track and field sprinter 
Rick Auerbach - MLB shortstop 1971-81 
Steve Bartek - musician, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 
Matteo Barzini - Italian filmmaker
Justine Bateman - actress, TV series Family Ties 
Mike Bercovici - college and pro football quarterback
Scott Bloch - Office of Special Counsel 
Mike Borzello - bullpen catcher Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees 
Craig Buck - Olympic volleyball player 
Phil Buckman - musician, actor, and voiceover artist, bass player for Filter
Bryce Dejean-Jones - basketball shooting guard 
Larry Dierker - MLB pitcher, manager, broadcaster 
Spencer Dinwiddie - NBA point guard for the Brooklyn Nets 
Larry Drew II - basketball point guard 
Eazy-E - rapper, West Coast hip hop 
Everlast - rapper/singer House of Pain
Jordan Farmar - basketball point guard, 2-time NBA champion 
William Finnegan - Pulitzer Prize winning writer surfing essayist
Jeff Fisher - Los Angeles Rams head coach from 2012 to 2016
Char Fontane - actress and singer 
Barry Green - U.S. orchestral and solo double bass player and teacher 
Guy Hansen - professional baseball pitcher and coach 
Steve Hartman - sportscaster 
Ice Cube - rapper, actor, director, producer, , Friday , Are We There Yet? Straight Outta Compton 
Airabin Justin - NFL and CFL defensive back 
Gabe Kapler - MLB outfielder, San Francisco Giants manager 
Brad Kearns - professional triathlete, Guinness World Record Speedgolfer, New York Times bestselling author 
Kevin Kennedy - MLB manager and radio-TV baseball commentator 
Dave Koz - smooth jazz saxophonist, radio personality 
Lisa Kudrow - actress, TV series Friends 
Pete LaCock - MLB first baseman and coach 
Dale Launer - comedy screenwriter 
Epic Mazur - vocalist, rapper, and record producer
Maureen McCormick - actress, TV series The Brady Bunch 
Danny Boy O'Connor - rapper, House of Pain 
Susan Olsen - actress, TV series The Brady Bunch 
Kelly Paris - MLB third baseman 
Dana Plato - actress, TV series Diff'rent Strokes
DaShon Polk - NFL linebacker 
Paul Pratt - NFL defensive back for Detroit Lions 
Malcolm Smith - Super Bowl XLVIII champion and MVP  
Steve Smith - NFL wide receiver, Super Bowl XLII champion 
Jan Smithers - actress, TV series WKRP in Cincinnati 
Jeff Stork - volleyball Hall of Famer, member of 1988 Summer Olympics gold-medal U.S. men's team 
Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan - NASA space shuttle astronaut 
Michael Thomas - NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver, New Orleans Saints 
Justin Tryon - NFL cornerback 
Mark Tulin - musician, founding member of The Electric Prunes 
Wilmer Valderrama - actor, TV series That '70s Show 
Duffy Waldorf - professional golfer, member of UCLA Sports Hall of Fame 
Quincy Watts - athlete, winner of two gold medals at 1992 Summer Olympics 
Jane Wiedlin - musician, singer and original member of band The Go-Go's
Brad Wilk - drummer for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave 
Darrion Weems - NFL offensive tackle 
Robin Wright - actress, , The Princess Bride , Forrest Gump , House of Cards Wonder Woman (2017 film) 
Larry Yount - MLB pitcher 
Robin Yount - Baseball Hall of Fame player, 19 seasons with Milwaukee Brewers of MLB  Antwaun Woods - Nose tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, college Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2016 
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