School History & Information

School by establishment year

All Tribes American Indian Charter
34320 Valley Center Road • Valley Center 92082

a.k.a.:  All-Tribes, ATAIC

Mascot:  Wolf

Established ?

Type of School:  Public Charter, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District

Army-Navy Academy
2605 Carlsbad Boulevard • Carlsbad 92018

a.k.a.:  Army-Navy, ANA

Mascot:  Warriors

Established in 1910 in Pacific Beach (now in Carlsbad)

Type of School:  Private, All-Boys, Military, Boarding and Day school

Did you know…

1910:  Col. Thomas Davis founded San Diego Army and Navy Academy in Pacific Beach.

1921:  SDSU played it’s first football game vs. the ANA junior college team when ANA had grades through the 14th grade.  ANA no longer has a junior college.

1936:  Financial problems due to the economy forced the closure of the Pacific Beach campus.  The school was moved to Carlsbad and renamed Davis Military Academy after the founder.  37 cadets enrolled at the school.  When Davis retired the name went back to San Diego Army and Navy Academy.   The Pacific Beach campus was sold to John Brown University and was named Brown Military Academy in 1938.

1944:  Changed name from San Diego Army and Navy Academy to Army and Navy Academy.

1987:  O.J. Simpson’s son, Jason, played football for the Warriors.

Aurora High School
641 Rockwood Avenue • Calexico 92231

a.k.a.:  Aurora

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in ?

Type of School:  Public/Alternative, Calexico Unified School District

(The) Bishop’s School
7607 La Jolla Boulevard • La Jolla 92037

a.k.a.:  Bishop’s

Mascot:  Knights

Established in 1909 (all girls until 1971)

Type of School:  Private, Independent (Episcopal background)

Did you know…

Bishop’s does not have cheerleaders, due to a long standing school policy

1971:  San Miguel School for boys merged with (all-girls) Bishop’s and became co-ed.

1983:  Last year Bishop's had boarding students on campus.

Bayfront Charter High School

830 Bay Boulevard • Chula Vista 91911

a.k.a.:  Bayfront

Mascot:  Sharks

Established in ?

Type of School:  Charter, extension of Mueller Charter School

Bonita Vista High School

751 Otay Lakes Road • Chula Vista 91913

a.k.a.:  Bonita Vista

Mascot:  Barons

Established in 1966

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Bonsall High School

7350 West Lilac Road • Bonsall 92003

a.k.a.:  Bonsall

Mascot:  Legion

Established in ?

Type of School:  Public

Borrego Springs High School
2281 Diegueno Road • Borrego Springs 92004

a.k.a.:  Borrego Springs

Mascot:  Rams

Established in 1966

Type of School:  Public, Borrego Springs Unified School District

Brawley Union High School
480 North Imperial Avenue • Brawley 92227

a.k.a.:  Brawley

Mascot:  Wildcats

Established in ?

Type of School:  Public, Brawley Union High School District

Did you know…

1921:  The Brawley/Calexico, Brawley/Central and Calexico/Central football rivalries are the 2nd oldest continuous rivalries in the state.  Turlock/Modesto (1920) in the Sac-Joaquin Section is the oldest continuous rivarly.

2000:  Joined the San Diego section from the Southern section (with four other schools) because of travel expenses and difficulty competing for playoff spots; the Southern section is five times bigger.

Calexico High School
1030 Encinas Avenue • Calexico 92231

a.k.a.:   Calexico

Mascot:  Bulldogs

Established in 1912

Type of School:  Public, Calexico Unified School District

Did you know…

1913:  Two students graduated as part of the first senior class.

1921:  The Calexico/Brawley, Calexico/Central and Brawley/Central football rivalries are the 2nd oldest continuous rivalry in the state.  Turlock/Modesto (1920) in the Sac-Joaquin Section is the oldest continuous rivarly. 

1936:  Won a CIF championship for all of Southern California, CIF-San Diego section began in 1960. 

1953:  School was modernized. 

1978:  Won a mythical state championship in soccer. 

2000:  Joined the San Diego section from the Southern section (with four other schools) because of travel expenses and difficulty competing for playoff spots; the Southern section is five times bigger.

Calexico Mission School

601 East First Street • Calexico 92231

a.k.a.:  Calexico Mission

Mascot:  To be announced

Established in 1928

Type of School:  Private, Seventh-Day Adventist Academy

Calipatria High School
601 West Main Street • Calipatria 92233

a.k.a.:  Calipatria

Mascot:  Hornets

Established in 1920

Type of School:  Public

Did you know…

At elevation -184 feet, Calipatria is the lowest city in the western hemisphere. The city claims to have the "world's tallest flagpole" at 184 feet, so their American flag will always fly above sea level.

Calvary Christian (Vista)
885 East Vista Way • Vista 92084

a.k.a.:  Calvary

Mascot:  Lions

Established in 1987

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Calvary Christian Academy (Chula Vista)
1771 East Palomar Street • Chula Vista 91913

a.k.a.:  Calvary

Mascot:  Royal Knights

Established in 1987

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Calvin Christian High School
2000 North Broadway • Escondido 92026

a.k.a.:  Calvin Christian

Mascot:  Crusaders

Established in 1980

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Did you know…

2007:   $ 65,000 was raised (didn’t want to use school funds) for the inaugural football season and they elected to play 11-man.  Some high schools have more boys come out for football than Calvin Christian has in their school (about 200 in 2007).

Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Road • San Diego 92130

a.k.a.:  Canyon Crest

Mascot:  Ravens

Established in 2004

Type of School:  Public/Charter, San Dieguito Union High School District

Carlsbad High School

3557 Lancer Way • Carlsbad 92008

a.k.a.:  Carlsbad, C-Bad

Mascot:  Lancers

Established in 1957

Type of School:  Public, Carlsbad Unified School District

Castle Park High School
1395 Hilltop Drive • Chula Vista 91911

a.k.a.:  Castle Park

Mascot:  Trojans

Established in 1963

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Cathedral Catholic High School
5555 Del Mar Heights Road • San Diego 92130

a.k.a.:  Cathedral

Mascot:  Dons

Established in 2005, 1957 as University of San Diego High School

Type of School:  Private, Catholic

Did you know…

1957:  Established as University of San Diego High School

2005:  Moved to a new campus in Carmel Valley and renamed Cathedral Catholic High School.  The new $ 68 million campus includes, arguably, the best athletic facilities in the county.  Fittingly Cathedral/USDHS has a rich athletic history with alumni such as Phil Mickelson (golf), Luke Walton (basketball) and Mark Prior (baseball).   The old USDHS campus, across the street from USD, became condos/apartments and a park.

Central Union High School
1001 Brighton Avenue • El Centro 92243

a.k.a.:  Central, CU, El Centro/Central

Mascot:  Spartans

Established in 1908

Type of School:  Public, Central Union High School District

Did you know…

1921:  The Central/Brawley, Central/Calexico and Brawley/Calexico football rivalries are the 2nd oldest continuous rivalry in the state.  Turlock/Modesto (1920) in the Sac-Joaquin Section is the oldest continuous rivarly.

2000:  Joined the San Diego section from the Southern section (with four other schools) because of travel expenses and difficulty competing for playoff spots; the Southern section is five times bigger.

Children’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy
3051 El Cajon Boulevard • San Diego, CA 92104

a.k.a.:  CCPAA, CAPA

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 1981

Type of School:  Private 

Did you know…

Only has 56 students as of 2008-09.

Christian High School
2100 Greenfield Drive • El Cajon 92019

a.k.a.:  Christian

Mascot:  Spartans

Established in 1969, Christian Unified School District in 1965

Type of School:  Private, Christian, Christian Unified School District

Did you know…

Current all-time boys’ basketball scoring leader Tyrone Shelley ’07 (Crawford) began his prep career at Christian.  Christian shares their athletic facilities with San Diego Christian College; both schools are on the same campus.

Chula Vista High School
820 Fourth Avenue • Chula Vista 91911

a.k.a.:  Chula Vista

Mascot:  Spartans

Established in 1946

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Did you know…

1946:   Opened at Brown Airfield in Otay Mesa, now located in Chula Vista.

1984:  Chula Vista girls’ basketball defeated Castle Park 122-10, then the worst defeat in section history.

Chula Vista Learning Community Charter
590 K Street • Chula Vista 91911

a.k.a.:  Chula Vista Learning

Mascot:  Cobras

Established in 1998, high school in 2012

Type of School:  Independent charter

Did you know…

1998:   Elementary school opened

2001:   Moved to its current location

2009:  Middle school opened with 7th grade only

2012:  High school opened with 9th grade only

Classical Academy High School
144 West Woodward Avenue • Escondido 92025

a.k.a.:  Classical

Mascot:  Caiman

Established in 2006

Type of School:  Public, Charter, Independent study school (emphasizing the arts)

Did you know…

2010:  Joined the CIF-section as a member.

Clairemont High School
4150 Ute Drive • San Diego 92117

a.k.a.:  Clairemont

Mascot:  Chieftains

Established in 1958

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

Clairemont was the inspiration for the film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”.  Author Cameron Crowe posed as a student in 1978 to gather information for a book that later became the movie depicting an All-American high school and it’s students.

Coronado High School
650 D Avenue • Coronado 92118

a.k.a.:  Coronado, ‘Nado

Mascot:  Islanders

Established in 1913

Type of School:  Public, Coronado Unified School District

(Will C.) Crawford Educational Complex
4191 Colts Way • San Diego 92115

a.k.a.:  Crawford

Mascot:  Colts

Established in 1957

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

1957:  School built on 32.8 acres for $ 2.3 million and designed for 1,700 students.  At the time Hoover was the city’s biggest high school.  First San Diego school built with an auditorium ($ 200,000), football field and gym.  The school is named after long time Superintendent (1934-54) of San Diego Unified Schools, Dr. Will C. Crawford, who has passed away before Crawford was built.

2004:  Became an Academy (Educational Complex) made up of several schools within a school.

2007:  According to the state Department of Education Crawford is the most diverse high school in the state.

Del Lago Academy, Campus of Applied Science
1740 Scenic Trails Way • Escondido 92029

a.k.a.:  Del Lago

Mascot:  Firebirds

Established in 2013

Type of School:  Public Academy, Escondido Union High School District

Did you know...

2013:  school construction cost $ 69.2 million

Del Norte High School
16601 Nighthawk Lane • San Diego 92127

a.k.a.:  Del Norte

Mascot:  Nighthawks

Established in 2009

Type of School:  Public, Poway Unified School District

Eastlake High School
1120 Eastlake Parkway • Chula Vista 91915

a.k.a.:  Eastlake

Mascot:  Titans

Established in 1992

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Did you know...

2000:  The film “Bring It On” was partly filmed at Eastlake, using the stands and field.

El Cajon Valley High School
1035 East Madison Avenue • El Cajon 92021

a.k.a.:  El Cajon

Mascot:  Braves

Established in 1955

Type of School:  Public, Grossmont Union High School District

El Camino High School
400 Rancho Del Oro Drive • Oceanside 92057

a.k.a.:  El Camino

Mascot:  Wildcats

Established in 1971 (as Oceanside High East)

Type of School:  Public, Oceanside Unified School District

Did you know...

1971:  Opened with 11th and 12th graders as Oceanside High East.

1975:  Opened as El Camino with grades 9-12.

El Capitan High School

10410 Ashwood Street • Lakeside 92040

a.k.a.:  El Capitan, El Cap

Mascot:  Vaqueros

Established in 1959

Type of School:  Public, Grossmont Union High School District

Escondido High School
1535 North Broadway • Escondido 92026

a.k.a.:  Escondido

Mascot:  Cougars

Established in 1894

Type of School:  Public, Escondido Union High School District

Did you know…

1894:  Moved into building built in 1882 by USC, a former Methodist seminary.  Seminary was closed in 1892 (too expensive).  USC forced to will building to Henry Putnam and Putnam donated building to EUHSD.  Building was designed for 100 students.

1898:  Escondido hosted the first football game in San Diego county v. San Diego High, San Diego won 6-0.

1920’s:  Changed mascot from Grape Pickers to Cougars.

Escondido Adventist Academy
1233 West Ninth Avenue • Escondido 92029

a.k.a.:  Escondido Adventist

Mascot:  Hawks

Established in 1903

Type of School:  Private, Adventist

Escondido Charter High School
1868 East Valley Parkway • Escondido 92027

a.k.a.:  Escondido Charter

Mascot:  White Tigers

Established in 1996

Type of School:  Public Charter, Escondido Union High School District

Fallbrook Union High School
2400 South Stagecoach Lane • Fallbrook 92028

a.k.a.:  Fallbrook

Mascot:  Warriors

Established in 1893

Type of School:  Public, Fallbrook Union High School District

Foothills Christian High School
2321 Dryden Road • El Cajon 92020

a.k.a.:  Foothills

Mascot:  Knights

Established in 1997 as Venture Christian

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Did you know…

1997:   Opened as a combination homeschool-classroom school.

2006:  Changed names from Venture Christian to match the name of the church.

Francis Parker School
6501 Linda Vista Road • San Diego 92111

a.k.a.:  Francis Parker, Parker

Mascot:  Lancers

Established in 1912

Type of School:  Private, Independent

Did you know…

Francis Parker is the oldest (1912) and largest (K-12) independent, coeducational, day school in San Diego county.  Bishop’s (1909) does not have an elementary school.  Army-Navy (1910) is an all-boys school.

Gompers Preparatory Academy

1005 47th Street • San Diego 92102

a.k.a.:  Gompers, GPA

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 2005

Type of School:  Charter

Did you know…

2005:  Gompers middle school became a charter school

2009:  Gompers academy became a charter high school with ninth and tenth graders, adding grades once a year.  The campus has been around since the 1950’s as a public school.

 Granite Hills High School

1719 East Madison Avenue • El Cajon 92019

a.k.a.:  Granite Hills

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 1960

Type of School:  Public, Grossmont Union High School District

 Grossmont High School
1100 Murray Drive • El Cajon 92020

a.k.a.:  Grossmont

Mascot:  Foothillers

Established in 1920

Type of School:  Public, Grossmont Union High School District

Did you know…

1922:  School on 14 acres cost $ 123,000 to build.  Land was donated by Col. Edward Fletcher.

 Guajome Park Academy
2000 North Santa Fe Avenue • Vista 92083

a.k.a.:  Guajome Park, Guajome, GPA

Mascot:  Frogs

Established in 1994

Type of School:  Public/Charter, Vista Unified School District

Health Sciences High & Middle College

3910 University Avenue, Suite 100 • San Diego 92105

a.k.a.:  HSHMC, Health Sciences

Mascot:  Surgeons

Established in 2007

Type of School:  Charter, Sharp Hospital & SDSU

Helix Charter High School
7323 University Avenue • La Mesa 91941

a.k.a.:  Helix

Mascot:  Highlanders

Established in 1951

Type of School:  Public Charter, Grossmont Union High School District

Did you know…

Helix nearly became the first high school in the nation to have back-to-back # 1 picks in the NFL draft (2005 # 1 pick for San Francisco Alex Smith, 2006 # 2 pick for New Orleans Reggie Bush).  Bush was the favorite as the # 1 pick but Houston picked DE Mario Williams as the # 1 pick in 2006.  Helix did become the first high school to have two Heisman finalist in the same year, Alex Smith and Reggie Bush were both finalist in 2004.

High Tech High Village Charter (San Diego)
2861 Womble Road • San Diego 92106

a.k.a.:  High Tech (SD)

Mascot:  Storm

Established in 2000

Type of School:  Charter

Did you know…

This school is the original campus, now there are schools all over the state.

High Tech High Village Charter (Chula Vista)
1945 Discovery Falls Drive • Chula Vista 91915

a.k.a.:  High Tech (CV)

Mascot:  Bruins

Established in 2007

Type of School:  Charter

High Tech High Village Charter (North County)
1420 West San Marcos Boulevard • San Marcos 92078

a.k.a.:  High Tech (NC)

Mascot:  Raptors

Established in 2009

Type of School:  Charter

Hilltop High School
555 Claire Avenue • Chula Vista 91910

a.k.a.:  Hilltop

Mascot:  Lancers

Established in 1959

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Did you know…

1976:   Mythical CalHiSports.com state champion (regardless of size) in by going 17-0.

Holtville High School
755 Olive Avenue • Holtville 92250

a.k.a.:  Holtville

Mascot:  Vikings

Established in 1908

Type of School:  Public, Holtville Unified School District

(Herbert) Hoover High School
4474 El Cajon Boulevard • San Diego 92115

a.k.a.:  Hoover, Hoo-ryde

Mascot:  Cardinals

Established in 1929

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

Ted Williams ’37 decided to play baseball for Hoover at least partly because he felt he was not good enough to play for baseball power San Diego High.  The current gym has the same floor from the original gym, which is still on campus.

Horizon Christian Academy High School
5331 Mt. Alifan Drive • San Diego 92111

a.k.a.:  Horizon

Mascot:  Panthers

Established in 1985, closed in 2017

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Did you know…

2007:    Changed colors from red & black to maroon and blue

2017:  Horizon closes because High Tech High bought the property from San Diego Unified in 2014 and Horizon was unable to find new property.  Horizon boys basketball won 4 state titles and 15 section while girls basketball won 5 section titles.  In 24 seasons football won 3 section titles including one in the last year of 2016-17.  Softball won 3 section titles and girls soccer won 2 section titles.

Imperial High School
517 West Barioni Boulevard • Imperial 92251

a.k.a.:  Imperial

Mascot:  Tigers

Established in 1902

Type of School:  Public, Imperial Unified School District

Julian High School
1656 Highway 78 • Julian 92036

a.k.a.:  Julian

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 1892

Type of School:  Public, Julian Union High School District

Kearny Educational Complex
7651 Wellington Street • San Diego 92111

a.k.a.:   Kearny

Mascot:  Komets

Established in 1941

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

2000:  The film “Bring It On” was partly filmed at Kearny, using the gym for “East Compton High School.”

2004:  Kearny became an Academy (Educational Complex) made up of several schools within a school.

King-Chavez Community High School

201 A Street • San Diego 92101

a.k.a.:  King-Chavez

Mascot:  Vaqueros

Established in 2009

Type of School:  Charter

Kuyper Preparatory School
2400 Euclid Avenue • National City 91950

a.k.a.:   Kuyper

Mascot:  ?

Established in ?

Type of School:  Private, Independent, Christian

La Costa Canyon High School
1 Maverick Way • Carlsbad 92009

a.k.a.:  La Costa Canyon, LCC

Mascot:  Mavericks

Established in 1996

Type of School:  Public, San Dieguito Union High School District

Did you know…

1996:  LCC took the place of San Dieguito High, which opened in 1936 and closed in 1995.  San Dieguito Academy opened on the old San Dieguito High campus as a school of choice (charter).

La Jolla High School
750 Nautilus Street • La Jolla 92037

a.k.a.:  La Jolla

Mascot:  Vikings

Established in 1922

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

Boys’ tennis has won the most section titles in the state, over 40, regardless of the sport.

2000:    La Jolla was the first school to install the new type of turf (FieldTurf was the brand).

2001:    On February 23rd so much hail fell on La Jolla that it looked like snow.

La Jolla Country Day School
9490 Genesee Avenue • La Jolla 92037

a.k.a.:  La Jolla Country Day, LJCD

Mascot:  Torreys

Established in 1926

Type of School:  Private, Independent

Did you know…

Originally known as the Louise C. Balmer School from 1926-1955

2003:   LJCD changed their nickname from Torres to Torreys; named after the La Jolla pine tree. Botanist Charles Perry discovered the rare pine in 1850 and named the tree after his friend John Torrey.

Liberty Charter School
1012 East Bradley Avenue • El Cajon 92021

a.k.a.:  Liberty Charter, Liberty

Mascot:  Lions

Established in 2008

Type of School:  Public/Charter, Grossmont Union High School District

Did you know…

2001:  Literacy First Charter School (K-3rd grade) approved by S.D. County Board of Education.  Established high school in 2009.

Lincoln High School
4777 Imperial Avenue • San Diego 92113

a.k.a.:  Lincoln

Mascot:  Hornets

Established in 1952, new campus in 2007 after a 4-year closure

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

Lincoln has the 2nd most players who have played in the NFL; Marcus Allen and Terrell Davis being the most famous. 

2007:  The architect for the new campus was Joseph Martinez ‘66.  The new campus:   24 acres, $ 129 million and designed for 2,700 students.

Lutheran High School of San Diego
810 Buena Vista Way • Chula Vista 91910

a.k.a.:  Lutheran

Mascot:  Knights

Established in 1975

Type of School:  Private, Lutheran

(James) Madison Senior High School
4833 Doliva Street • San Diego 92117

a.k.a.:  Madison

Mascot:  Warhawks

Established in 1962

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

1982:   Madison was the softball CalHiSports.com mythical state champion (regardless of size) by going 20-0.

Mar Vista High School
505 Elm Avenue • Imperial Beach 91932

a.k.a.:  Mar Vista

Mascot:  Mariners

Established in 1950

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Maranatha Christian School
9050 Maranatha Drive • San Diego 92127

a.k.a.:  Maranatha

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 2006

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Mater Dei Catholic High School
1615 Mater Dei Avenue • Chula Vista 91913

a.k.a.:  Mater Dei

Mascot:  Crusaders

Established in 1960 as Marian Catholic, 2007 as Mater Dei

Type of School:  Private, Catholic

Mira Mesa Senior High School
10510 Reagan Road • San Diego 92126

a.k.a.:  Mira Mesa

Mascot:  Marauders

Established in 1977

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

1991:  QB Chad Davis ’92 set the national passing record with 9,332 career yards, although he played for Palm Springs his freshman and sophomore years and played for Torrey Pines his junior year.

2002:  Mira Mesa was softball CalHiSports.com mythical state champions (regardless of size) by going 31-1.

Mission Bay High School
2475 Grand Avenue • San Diego 92109

a.k.a.:  Mission Bay

Mascot:  Buccaneers

Established in 1953

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Mission Hills High School
One Mission Hills Court • San Marcos 92069

a.k.a.:  Mission Hills

Mascot:  Grizzlies

Established in 2004

Type of School:  Public, San Marcos Unified School District

Did you know…

2004:  the campus was built on 43 acres, cost $ 128 million and was designed for 2,400 students.  Built on a former Hollandia dairy farm.

Mission Vista Dual Magnet High School
5760 Melrose Drive • Oceanside 92057

a.k.a.:  Mission Vista

Mascot:  Timberwolves

Established in 2009

Type of School:  Public, Vista Unified School District

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Monte Vista High School
3230 Sweetwater Springs Boulevard • Spring Valley 91977

a.k.a.:  Monte Vista

Mascot:  Monarchs

Established in 1960

Type of School:  Public, Grossmont Union High School District

Montgomery High School
3250 Palm Avenue • San Diego 92154

a.k.a.:  Montgomery

Mascot:  Aztecs

Established in 1970

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

(Samuel F.B.) Morse High School
6905 Skyline Drive • San Diego 92114

a.k.a.:  Morse

Mascot:  Mascot:  Tigers

Established in 1962

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District 

Mount Carmel High School
9550 Carmel Mountain Road • San Diego 92129

a.k.a.:  Mt. Carmel

Mascot:  Sundevils

Established in 1974

Type of School:  Public, Poway Unified School District

Did you know...

2000:    The film “Bring It On” was partly filmed at Mt. Carmel, using the locker room and scoreboard.

Mount Miguel High School
8585 Blossom Lane • Spring Valley 91977

a.k.a.:  Mount Miguel, Mt. Miguel

Mascot:  Matadors

Established in 1957

Type of School:  Public, Grossmont Union High School District

Mountain Empire High School
3305 Buckman Springs Road • Pine Valley 91962

a.k.a.:  Mountain Empire, Mt. Empire

Mascot:  Red Hawks

Established in 1925

Type of School:  Public, Mountain Empire Unified School District

Did you know...

1925:    Original nickname was the Emperors.  During World War II switched to Redskins.

1998:    Switched the nickname to the Red Hawks.

National University Academy

2030 University Drive, Vista 92083

a.k.a.:  National University, National, NUA

Mascot:

Established:  2001

Type of School:  Charter

Ocean View Christian Academy
2460 Palm Avenue • San Diego 92154

a.k.a.:  Ocean View, OVCA

Mascot:  Patriots

Established in 1977

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Did you know…

2010:  Changed name from Midway Baptist High School.

Oceanside High School
One Pirates Cove • Oceanside 92054

a.k.a.:  Oceanside, O-side

Mascot:  Pirates

Established in 1904

Type of School:  Public, Oceanside Unified School District

(Mabel E.) O'Farrell Community School:  Center for Advanced Academic Studies
6130 Skyline Drive • San Diego 921114

a.k.a.:  O’Farrell

Mascot:  Falcons

Type of School:  Public Charter

Did you know…

1959:  Established as Mabel E. O'Farrell Junior High School.

1990:  Opened as a district-run magnet school.

1994:  Became a charter school. 

Olympian High School

1925 Magdalena Avenue • Chula Vista 91915

a.k.a.:  Olympian

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 2006

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Did you know…

The United States Olympic Committee initially denied Sweetwater Union High School District the name Olympian.  The school was to be named Olympic Vista (having a view of the Olympic training center) but the USOC finally approved the name Olympian.  School cost $ 112 million, 54 acres for 2,800 students.

Orange Glen High School
2200 Glenridge Road • Escondido 92027

a.k.a.:  Orange Glen

Mascot:  Patriots

Established in 1962

Type of School:  Public, Escondido Union High School District

Did you know…

The school’s land was a cow pasture, Orange Glen was known as “Cow Pie High” early on.

Otay Ranch High School
1250 Olympic Parkway • Chula Vista 91913

a.k.a.:  Otay Ranch

Mascot:  Mustangs

Established in 2003

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Did you know…

2003:  School cost $ 63 million.

(Academy of) Our Lady of Peace
4860 Oregon Street • San Diego 92116

a.k.a.:  Our Lady of Peace, OLP

Mascot:  Pilots

Established in 1882

Type of School:  Private, All-Girls, Catholic

Did you know…

OLP was co-ed until the late 1890’s

OLP students make up the cheerleading team for the all-boys St. Augustine football and basketball teams.

2000:  The film “Bring It On” was partly filmed at OLP, using the gym for “Rancho Carne High School.”

Pacific Ridge High School
6269 El Fuerte Street • Carlsbad 92009

a.k.a.:  Pacific Ridge

Mascot:  Firebirds

Established in 2007

Type of School:  Private, Independent

Did you know…

Pacific Ridge was established partly because some North County parents wanted an independent school of note that was in the North County area.  Traditionally, the top independent schools have been Bishop’s (La Jolla), La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) and Francis Parker (San Diego).

Palo Verde Valley High School
667 North Lovekin Avenue • Blythe 92225

a.k.a.:  Palo Verde Valley, Palo Verde

Mascot:  Yellow Jackets

Established in ?

Type of School:  Public, Palo Verde Unified School District

Did you know…

2000:  Joined the San Diego section from the Southern section (with four other schools) because of travel expenses and difficulty competing for playoff spots; the Southern section is five times bigger.

Patrick Henry High School
6702 Wandermere Drive • San Diego 92120

a.k.a.:  Patrick Henry, Henry

Mascot:  Patriots

Established in 1968

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Point Loma High School
2335 Chastworth • San Diego 92106

a.k.a.:   Point Loma, Pt. Loma

Mascot:  Pointers

Established in 1925

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

1976:  School was rebuilt.

1994:  New science facility.

Pointers David Wells and Don Larson both pitched perfect games for the N.Y. Yankees.

Poway High School
15500 Espola Road • Poway 92064

a.k.a.:  Poway

Mascot:  Titans

Established in 1961

Type of School:  Public, Poway Unified School District

(The) Preuss School UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive • La Jolla 92023

a.k.a.:  Preuss

Mascot:  Tritons

Established in 1999

Type of School:  Public/Charter, San Diego Unified School District & UCSD

Did you know…

University of California Regent Peter Preuss gave $ 5 million of the $ 14 million to establish the Preuss School.  Students attend 198 days of school, compared to 180 at a traditional school.  Students attend 396 minutes of school per day, compared to 360 minutes at a traditional school.  Preuss has the same nickname/colors as UCSD and uses some of the UCSD athletic facilities.  Preuss is also located on the UCSD campus.

Ramona High School
1401 Hanson Lane • Ramona 92065

a.k.a.:  Ramona

Mascot:  Bulldogs

Established in 1894

Type of School:  Public, Ramona Unified School District

Rancho Bernardo High School
13010 Paseo Lucido • San Diego 92128

a.k.a.:  Rancho Bernardo, RB

Mascot:  Broncos

Established in 1990

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know…

According to the book “Moneyball”, Rancho Bernardo is known in baseball circles as “The Factory”.  Major Leaguers Cole Hamels, Hank Blalock and Danny Putnam are alumni.

1990:  School cost $ 37 million.

Rancho Buena Vista High School
1601 Longhorn Drive • Vista 92081

a.k.a.:  Rancho Buena Vista, RBV

Mascot:  Longhorns

Established in 1987

Type of School:  Public, Vista Unified School District

Did you know…

RBV had to wait until 2004 to get their own stadium.  The Longhorns played home football games at their city rival Vista for 15 years.

River Valley Charter High School
9707 ½ Marilla Drive • Lakeside 92040

a.k.a.:  River Valley

Mascot:  Snow Leopards

Established in 1996

Type of School:  Public/Charter, Lakeside Unified School District

(The) Rock Academy
2277 Rosecrans Street • San Diego 92106

a.k.a.:  The Rock, Rock

Mascot:  Warriors

Established in 2007, Middle School in 2003

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Sage Creek High School
3900 Cannon Road • Carlsbad 92010

a.k.a.:   Sage Creek

Mascot:  Bobcats

Established in 2013

Type of School:  Public, Carlsbad Unified School District

Did you know…

Mascots also considered included Golden Hawks, Rattlers, and Lobos.

Construction of the school cost $ 104 million and took 3 years of permitting and 3 years of construction.

Saint Joseph Academy
1605 West Mission Road • San Marcos 92069

a.k.a.:   St. Joseph

Mascot:  Crusaders

Established in 1995 as Sierra Madre Academy, 2008 as St. Joseph Academy

Type of School:  Private, Catholic

Did you know…

2008:  Moved to a new campus with a new name (St. Joseph Academy).

San Diego High Educational Complex
1405 Park Boulevard • San Diego 92101

a.k.a.:  San Diego

Mascot:  Cavers

Established in 1882

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Did you know… 

San Diego is the oldest public school in California still on it’s original site.

1882:   Russ High opened on August 14th.

1885:  Joseph Russ (Russ Lumber Company) gave the lumber to build the school.  The school, minus the lumber, cost $ 18,418.73 to the City of San Diego.

1907:   A new school was built to alleviate over crowding.

1914:   Balboa Stadium was built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition with an original capacity of 34,000.  The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt have all had events at Balboa Stadium.  The Chargers played at Balboa Stadium from 1961-66. 

1950’s:  San Diego had the most football wins in the state in the 1950’s (85-15-2). 

2004:   Became an academy.

San Diego Academy
2800 East 4th Street • San Diego 91950

a.k.a.:  San Diego Academy

Mascot:  Cavaliers

Established in 1899

Type of School:  Private, Adventist

Did you know...

1930:  Added grades 9-12th grades.

1947:  Moved next to Paradise Valley Hospital

2005:  New campus was built next to the old campus. 

San Diego Jewish Academy

11860 Carmel Creek Road • San Diego 92130

a.k.a.:  Jewish Academy

Mascot:  Lions

Established in 1979

Type of School:  Private, Jewish

Did you know...

2009:  Natural turfgrass athletic field (4.1 acres) was named the top high school soccer field in the nation by Sports Turf Managers Association.

San Dieguito Academy
800 Santa Fe Drive • Encinitas 92024

a.k.a.:  San Dieguito, SDA

Mascot:  Mustangs

Established in 1996

Type of School:  Public/Charter, San Dieguito Union High School District

Did you know...

1936:  San Dieguito High opened in 1936 and closed in 1995, replaced by La Costa Canyon.

1996:  San Dieguito Academy opened as a “school of choice” on the same campus as San Dieguito High.

San Marcos High School
1615 San Marcos Boulevard • San Marcos 92069

a.k.a.:  San Marcos

Mascot:  Knights

Established in 1961

Type of School:  Public, San Marcos Unified School District

Did you know...

1961:  Opened with 299 students.  Students came from Escondido high school.

2012:  Construction on the new campus began. 

2014:  Completion of the new campus on the same site.   The new campus cost $ 180 million, there is no exterior paint on the buildings and the floors are concrete to save on money and maintenance.

San Pasqual High School
3300 Bear Valley Parkway • Escondido 92025

a.k.a.:  San Pasqual

Mascot:  Golden Knights

Established in 1972

Type of School:  Public, Escondido Union High School District

Did you know...

1990:  Both the boys and girls cross country teams won state team titles in division II, no other San Diego school has had both teams win state in the same year.

San Pasqual Academy
17701 San Pasqual Valley Road • Escondido 92025

a.k.a.: San Pasqual Academy

Mascot:  Dragons

Established in 2002

Type of School:  Public, San Diego County Office of Education

Did you know...

San Pasqual Academy is a school for foster children with students living on campus.

2002:  The first three students graduated.

San Ysidro High School
5353 Airway Road • San Diego 92154

a.k.a.:  San Ysidro

Mascot:  Cougars

Established in 2002

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Santa Fe Christian School
838 Academy Drive • Solana Beach 92075

a.k.a.:  Santa Fe Christian, Santa Fe, SFC

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 1977

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Santana High School
9915 Magnolia Avenue • Santee 92071

a.k.a.:  Santana

Mascot:  Sultans

Established in 1965

Type of School:  Public, Grossmont Union High School District

Scripps Ranch High School
10410 Treena Street • San Diego 92131

a.k.a.:  Scripps Ranch

Mascot:  Falcons

Established in 1993

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

(Junipero) Serra High School
5156 Santo Road • San Diego 92124

a.k.a.:  Serra

Mascot:  Conquistadors

Established in 1976

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

South Bay Christian High School
395 D Street • Chula Vista 91910

a.k.a.:  South Bay Christian

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 1977

Type of School:  Private, Christian

Southern California Yeshiva High School
8660 Gilman Drive • La Jolla 92037

a.k.a.:  SoCal Yeshiva, Yeshiva, SCY

Mascot:  Hawks

Established in 2003

Type of School:  Private, Jewish

Southwest High School (El Centro)
2001 Ocotillo Avenue • El Centro 92243

a.k.a.:  Southwest (EC)

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 1995

Type of School:  Public, Central Union High School District

Did you know…

2000:  Joined the San Diego section from the Southern section (with four other schools) because of travel expenses and difficulty competing for playoff spots; the Southern section is five times bigger.

Southwest Senior High School (San Diego)
1685 Hollister Street • San Diego 92154

a.k.a.:  Southwest (SD)

Mascot:  Raiders

Established in 1975

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Did you know…

1976:  In football’s inaugural season the Raiders went 0-9 and were outscored 0-411.

St. Augustine High School
3266 Nutmeg Street • San Diego 92104

a.k.a.:  St. Augustine, Saints

Mascot:  Saints

Established in 1922

Type of School:  Private, All-Boys, Catholic

Steele Canyon Charter High School
12440 Campo Road • Spring Valley 91978

a.k.a.:  Steele Canyon

Mascot:  Cougars

Established in 2000

Type of School:  Public Charter, Grossmont Union High School District

Did you know…

2007:  Became a charter school.

Sweetwater Union High School
2900 Highland Avenue • National City 91950

a.k.a.:  Sweetwater, SuHi

Mascot:  Red Devils

Established in 1907

Type of School:  Public, Sweetwater Union High School District

Did you know…

1915:  Changed name from National City High School to Sweetwater Union High School.

1984:  (Yolanda) Gail Devers ’84 won ten section titles in six different events in track & field and went on to become a three-time Olympic champion.

1985:  Football won 36 consecutive games (1983-85), the most in section history.

Torrey Pines High School
3710 Del Mar Heights Road • San Diego 92130

a.k.a.:  Torrey Pines

Mascot:  Falcons

Established in 1974

Type of School:  Public, San Dieguito Union High School District

Did you know…

Torrey Pines has won the most San Diego section titles.

2000:  The film “Bring It On” was partly filmed at Torrey Pines, using the field.

Tri-City Christian High School
1737 West Vista Way • Vista 92083

a.k.a.:  Tri-City Christian, Tri-City, TCC

Mascot:  Eagles

Established in 1971

Type of School:  Private, Christian

University City High School
6949 Genesse Avenue • San Diego 92122

a.k.a.:  University City, UC

Mascot:  Centurians

Established in 1981

Type of School:  Public, San Diego Unified School District

Valhalla High School
1725 Hillsdale Road • El Cajon 92019

a.k.a.:  Valhalla

Mascot:  Norseman

Established in 1974

Type of School:  Public, Grossmont Union High School District

Did you know…

1974:  School cost $ 6.5 million.  Valhalla first built a pool and had planned to build a gymnasium but cost overruns meant no gym to open the school.  Ten years later in 1985 Valhalla finally raised money to build a gymnasium.

Valley Center High School
31322 Cole Grade Road • Valley Center 92082

a.k.a.:  Valley Center

Mascot:  Jaguars

Established in 1998

Type of School:  Public, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District

Vincent Memorial Catholic High School
525 West Sheridan Avenue • Calexico 92231

a.k.a.:  Vincent Memorial

Mascot:  Scots

Established in 1949

Type of School:  Private, Roman Catholic

Did you know…

1949:  Established as Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, an all-girls school

1966:  Moved to present location of 525 West Sheridan Avenue in Calexico, became coeducational and was renamed Jean B. Vincent Memorial High School.

2002:  Renamed Vincent Memorial Catholic High School to more align with the Catholic church.

Vista High School

One Panther Way • Vista 92084

a.k.a.:  Vista

Mascot:  Panthers

Established in 1937

Type of School:  Public, Vista Unified School District

Warner High School
30951 Highway 79 • Warner Springs 92086

a.k.a.:  Warner

Mascot:  Wildcats

Established in ?

Type of School:  Public, Warner Unified School District

West Hills High School
8756 Mast Boulevard • Santee 92071

a.k.a.:  West Hills

Mascot:  Wolfpack

Established in 1987

Type of School:  Public, Grossmont Union High School District

Did you know…

1989:  School cost $ 32 million on 76 acres.

Westview High School
13500 Camino Del Sur • San Diego 92129

a.k.a.:  Westview

Mascot:  Wolverines

Established in 2002

Type of School:  Public, Poway Unified School District