Modesto High School

Modesto High School
Modesto High School
18 H Street
School type Public
Opened 1883
School district Modesto City Schools
Principal Jason Manning
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2700
Hours in school day 6-8
Campus type Urban
School Colour(s) Crimson, Black
Song Modesto Hymn
Athletics Football, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country, Soccer, Waterpolo, Tennis, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Track, Swimming
Mascot Panther
Nickname MoHi
Newspaper Panther Press

Modesto High School is a high school in Modesto, California, U.S.A. It offers the International Baccalaureate Program, and was the first public school to do so in the Central Valley of California.

Modesto High School is the oldest high school in Modesto.[1]

In 1883, Ruliff Stephen Holway saw the need for a high school that could provide for needs extending beyond a primary grammar education. According to Sol P. Elias, member of the first graduating class of Modesto High School students, R.S. Holway was "a young schoolmaster... with the advantage of a charming character and a sympathetic mind... zeal and personality... (who) guided the pupils almost through the entire course until his departure... to accept a professorship at the University of California." This man, MHS' first principal, was responsible for the education of the entire student body, playing a role of both teacher and administrator before he left to teach in the UC system. Forty pupils comprised the first class organized at the first building located at 14th and I Streets; after four years, ten of these students remained to take part in the first graduation of MHS students. In the succeeding years, the number of seniors receiving diplomas fluctuated greatly; the lowest number occurred in 1893 when no one remained in school all four years to graduate.

The high school moved to its current location in the 1940s.




The school's head principal is currently Jason Manning, he was preceded by Mr. Ramos.

The associate principals are as follows:

Marie McDonald, AP of Curriculum and Instruction

Richard Fonseca, AP of Student Supervision

Marcie Dillon, AP of Pupil Personnel Services

Leilani Johnson, IB Coordinator


The school has 5 counselors, and one college counselor.

Marvin Greener

Jose Guerro

Kim Martinez

Jerry Ochoa

Linda Zoloski

Head Counselor: Renee Argain

College Counselor: Amy Switzer

School Hymn

All hail to thee, Modesto High;

Let not thy soaring echoes die.

In black and crimson majesty;

Thy colors stand for victory.

Thy loyal sons and daughters raise

To thee in ever reverent praise.

A song sent ringing into the sky;

All hail to thee, MODESTO HIGH!


The school offers many sports. For boys in the fall: Soccer, Football, Water Polo, and Cross Country.

For girls in the fall: Golf, Volleyball, Water Polo, Tennis, and Cross Country.

For boys in the winter: Basketball and Wrestling.

For girls in the winter: Basketball.

For boys in the spring: Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Golf, and Track.

For girls in the spring: Soccer, Swimming, softball, and Track.


Modesto High has a wide variety of clubs. The school encourages involvement because there is 'something for everyone". Academic Decathlon


Art Club

Asian Student Union

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

Band/Guard Council

Black Student Union

California Scholarship Federation

Can Achieve

Chess/Board Games

Choir Club

Dance Production Club

Day of Respect

Drama Club


Fishing Club

Gaming Society

Global Lifeguards

Good Samaritans

Gay-Straight Alliance

Human Relations

Hispanic Youth Leaders Club


International Club

Invisible Children

JSA (Junior State of America)

Key Club


Lend a Paw

Mariachi Club


Mock Trial

MoHi Motorsports

Movie Production

Musical Panthers

Panther Press Club

Orchestra Club

Otaku Club

Panther Against Animal Cruelty

Panther Writers Club

Panthers Against Landmines

Panthers for Christ

Ping-Pong Panthers

Political Panthers

Purling Panthers

Panthers for the Cure




School to Career

Science Olympiad


Spoken Words

Vocational Ind. Clubs of America


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • High school radio — within the United States is almost as old as radio broadcasting itself. Simply defined as a radio station, with its studios located at a high school and usually operated by its students with faculty supervision, stations fitting this description… …   Wikipedia

  • Davis High School — can refer to: Davis Senior High School in Davis, California Davis High School (Oklahoma) in Davis, Oklahoma Davis Aerospace High School in Detroit, Michigan Davis High School (Modesto) in Modesto, California Davis High School (Houston) in Houston …   Wikipedia

  • Turlock High School — Infobox School name = Turlock High School motto = Strong and enduring. Rich in tradition. established = 1906 type = Public calendar = Quarter principal= Dana Salles Trevethan location = 1600 East Canal Drive city = Turlock state = CA country =… …   Wikipedia

  • Grace M. Davis High School — is a grades 9 12 high school located in Modesto, California. It was established in 1961. The school mascot is a Spartan. The school colors are green and gold. Davis High School opened in 1961.Etablished in what was then a rural setting, serving… …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Downey High School — Infobox School name = Thomas Downey High School location = Modesto streetaddress = 1000 Coffee Rd. state = California district = Modesto City Schools principal = Mike Henderson schooltype = Public enrollment = 2,500 grades = 9 12 campus type =… …   Wikipedia

  • Fred C. Beyer High School — Infobox school name = Fred C. Beyer High School city = Modesto state = California country = United States coordinates = coord|37.6903| 120.9663|display=inline,title|region:US CA type:edu colors = Red, white and blue district = Modesto City High… …   Wikipedia

  • Central Catholic High School (Modesto, California) — Central Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Modesto, California. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton.BackgroundCentral Catholic was established in 1966. The first year of its existence had only a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cristo Rey High School (Sacramento) — Cristo Rey High School Address 6200 McMahon Drive Sacramento, California, 95824  United …   Wikipedia

  • Central Catholic High School — may refer to: *Allentown Central Catholic High School, Allentown, Pennsylvania *Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, Illinois *Central Catholic High School, Canton, Ohio *Central Catholic High School, DuBois, Pennsylvania *Central Catholic… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden Valley High School (Merced) — Infobox School name = Golden Valley High School imagesize = logo = caption = location = 2121 E. Childs Ave Merced, California 95341 district = Merced Union High School District country = coordinates = coord|37|17|18.8|N|120|27|2.2|W|type:edu… …   Wikipedia