Ground was broken in 1997 for the Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School. In 1945 Mr. Mendez and others filed the landmark case Mendez vs. Westminster seeking to end segregation of Mexican students in Orange County; this was accomplished in 1947. The Mendez School was dedicated and classes opened in 2001.
“Santa Ana Historic Timeline.” City of Santa Ana Downtown Orange County. 1999. Federal