We had schools all around the area and mine were all with in walking distance.
The school was already "old" and was two stories tall with a great unseen basement (you will have to read about it). I met long term friends there who I still talk to after 65 years! Joel Prell and Gil Segal are still quite alive and kicking and live in West LA.
It was a concrete fortress with several two story buildings but it also had bungalow's after the war. That was the first place I went to a sock hop! I began to change during these years and did "my thing" instead of going with the flow.
Another oldie but goodie complete with a three story brick building that still exists. The old cafeteria had to be taken sown after an earthquake in the 1970s. It was a transitional time for me; I followed my desires and not those of my long time friends. I have many memories of that time in life.
We got back together after 50 years and had a good time.