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Summer Transition

2025 Summer Transition Support

Seniors the Pilot Center will be open during the summer to help you with your transition to college. June 18th-July 25th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. See the flyer for more information.
BHS Clear Bag Policy

BHS Clear Bag Policy

There will be a new clear bag policy used for games at the Athletic Stadium, Big Gym and Small Gym, and graduation.
To provide a safer environment for the public and to expedite guest entry into athletic events, commencement ceremonies and other activities, Banning High School has implemented a policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the Athletic Stadium as well as other ticketed venues.

Please refer to the BHS Clear Bag Policy for specific details.
College Gear Wednesday

College Gear Wednesday

Wear your favorite college gear on Wednesday's. See the attached file for more information.
Magnet Schools of America

Magnet Schools of America

A California Distinguished School

A California Distinguished School

90 Years of Excellence

College Acceptances

  • Cal State LA
  • Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Cal State Long Beach
  • University of California Irvine
  • UCLA
aerial of campus

About Us

Banning High School is located in Wilmington, California and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school was named in honor of General Phineas Banning who was one of the founders of Wilmington in the late 1800's. Originally known as Wilmington High School and located at the corner of Anaheim and Avalon boulevards.
Banning courtyard

Our Mission

Phineas Banning High School prepares our students for success in college and career, and to be confident, life-long learners engaged in their communities.