School facilities, including technology, library and media resources
Compton High School consists of a Main Administration Building and ten (10) satellite buildings that include 83 regular classrooms, 6 science lab classrooms, 5 computer classrooms, and one multi-purpose room. A multi-year school site renovation is currently underway hallmarked by the construction of a "State-of-the-Art" multi-media Learning Support Center (LSC) that will house a digital classroom, professional development center, and a student assessment center.
The CHS physical education facilities consist of a gymnasium and two locker rooms. Students are served both breakfast and lunch at the newly remodeled student cafeteria.
The student library and textbook repository is located in the Administration Building and is named after philanthropist Frank Walton. The library houses extensive volumes for research, a wide variety of literary selections, and fifteen Internet-ready computers.
In the 1990's, funding to increase student access to computer-assisted learning and technology was made available through the Digital High School Grant. Compton High updated much of the campus computer infrastructure and network/facilities. Prior to the current remodeling cycle, most classrooms were equipped with Internet-access capability and a minimum of four computer terminals available for student use. However, lack of equipment maintenance, technology funding, and infrastructure support has resulted in a decline in student access to school-wide technology.
Most classrooms are presently without computer accessibility. However, students are afforded limited computer access at fifteen computer stations located in the library. These computers offer full Internet access. There are five fully functional computer labs presently being used as full-time classrooms.