About Us

Explore Our Approach at Locke

Academics

Counseling

campus life

arts

athletics

Academics

At Locke, we pride ourselves on offering a rigorous college-prep curriculum that sets our students on the path to academic success. Our students have access to advanced placement courses, including the new AP African American Studies, ensuring they are well-prepared for college-level work. Our English-Language Development (ELD) program is one of the few that offers comprehensive support year-round, helping 32% of our students, who are emerging bilinguals, to thrive. Additionally, our innovative science and technology programs, featuring a cybersecurity capstone and robotics station, equip students with cutting-edge skills.

Counseling

 School counselors are passionate about supporting students academically and personally. Our team provides personalized guidance to help students navigate the college application process, explore career options, and develop essential life skills. Through one-on-one counseling and college visits, we ensure every student is equipped and excited to make informed decisions about their future. We encourage students to dream big and are ready to support them along the way.

Campus Life

Campus life at Locke is rich and diverse, creating a nurturing and engaging environment for all students. Our after-school activities are extensive, including options like cooking classes, the boxing club, e-gaming, and free driver’s education classes. Our Educare programming supports student development, while community partnerships provide resources for health, wellness, and other essential services. With a focus on creating a safe, inclusive, and vibrant community, Locke ensures that every student feels valued and supported in their journey.

arts

Our revived world-class marching band and drill team offer students a chance to shine and develop their musical talents. Students can also explore their interests in various arts programs, such as cosmetology, photography, video production, and arts and crafts. These programs not only nurture artistic skills but also build confidence and foster a sense of community and collaboration among students.

athletics

Locke’s athletics program is dynamic and inclusive, offering a wide range of sports to engage students and promote physical fitness. Our offerings include football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, competitive cheer, soccer, baseball, softball, and track and field. With fitness and conditioning programs available for both in-season athletes and all students, everyone has the opportunity to stay active and healthy.

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Community

Our campus buzzes with vibrant activities and robust community partnerships that provide essential resources for health, wellness, and more. We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment where every student feels like family. Through mentorship programs, cultural events, and community service opportunities, we foster strong bonds and a sense of belonging. Join us and be a part of our dynamic, caring, and diverse Locke family!

We have built a strong sense of community with our sister school, Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School. Many students graduate from Ánimo James B. Taylor and continue on their path to college readiness on our campus.

Student Quote

Ánimo James B. Taylor and Locke High School are excellent, and that is why I have stayed with these schools. [My daughter] is currently in 9th grade and her transition has been smooth. She feels well prepared and supported by her teachers

Amelia Romo

Parent of Ánimo James B. Taylor graduate and current Locke student

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