History of Compton High
Compton High School began as a one room school house and graduated its first class in 1898. It was a time when ladies wore ankle skirts and young men wore suits and ties. The school mascot was a Lion, not the Tarbabe as we know it today. The mascot was changed Baby Tarters in 1927. The name was later shortened to Tarbabes. Over the years, the school has gone through significant changes.
The school was torn down in the summer of 2021, making way for a new school. This video gives a short history of Compton High and follows alumni as they take one last look at their Alma Mater.