Right off the top, no Beverly Hills High School isn’t the scene of the 90’s hit television series Beverly Hills, 90210. School officials were originally asked to lend the campus and name to the show, but they turned it down and the producers created the fictional West Beverly Hills High School.
The school’s sports complex uses every inch of land available on the tiny campus that was built in the shadow of the Century City skyline. The school’s sports complex has several different configurations that can be used for football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, and track and field.
Beverly Hills High School Nickoll Field
The school’s nickname — the Normans — is one of the more unique names in the nation. The nickname comes from the Normans, who were people that lived in the 10th and 11th centuries. The Normandy region in northern France draws its name from the Normans.
Another unique aspect to the school is it’s built on an active oil field. Wikipedia states that in 2006, the wells were pumping 400 to 500 barrels per day, which resulted in the school receiving $300,000 per year in royalties.