English Department

The Compton High School English Language Arts courses are designed to prepare students in multiple areas of English Language Development. Courses range from Beginning English Language Development (ELD) to Advanced Placement Composition and Literature.  All of these courses are aligned with California State ELA course standards.  There are four genres which each course considers primary areas of focus: Vocabulary Development and Fluency,

Reading Comprehension, Writing (both grammar and applications), and Literary Response and Analysis. Success  in each of these areas is essential so that students will be successful on the CST yearly exams, the California High School Exit Exam, CUSD Benchmark and Quarterly Exams, the SAT and ACT college entrance exams, and the Advanced Placement Exams.

English Teachers 2016-17

Adams, Anjelica (310) 635-3881 ex.672-43 Teacher - AP English Lit; AP English Lang; English II
Ebrahimi, Luigi (310) 635-3881 ex.67271 Teacher - English I
Espino, L, Luisa (310) 635-3881 ex.675-78 Teacher - English I
Fairchild, Mary (310) 635-3881 ex.67242 Teacher - English II; Beg./Adv. ELD
Horne, Tommy (310) 635-3881 ex.672-54 Teacher - English III; English ERWC
Jackson, Mrs. (310) 635-3881 ex.67579 Teacher - English I
McDaniel, Cherie (310) 635-3881 ex.67244 Teacher - A P English; English III; English ERWC
McKnight, Antoinette (310) 635-3881 ex.67208 Teacher - English I; English II; Rdng. Intervention
Ney, W, William (310) 635-3881 ex.672-50 Teacher - AP English Lit.; AP Art History; English II; AVID
Phillips, B, Bobette (310) 635-3881 ex.675-11 Teacher - English 1; AVID
Tellez, Victor (562) 508-9305 ex.67255 Teacher - Beg./Int. ELD
Terry, Burdena (310) 635-3881 ex.672-51 Teacher/English Department Chair - AP English Lang.; English II
Utzman, Andrea (310) 635-3881 ex.675-70 Teacher -English II; English IV
White, W, Wanda (310) 635-3881 ex.675-07 Teacher - Rdng. Intervention; Leadership
Williams, N, Njemila (310) 635-3881 ex.672-45 Teacher - English III

ELA Courses, Electives and Interventions

Core ELA Courses:

  • ELA I 
  • ELA II
  • ELA IV
  • ELD: Beginning ELD; Intermediate ELD; Advanced ELD

ELA AP Courses:

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition

ELA Electives:


ELA Intervention:


  • Reading - Read 180
  • Achieve 3000