San Rafael High School

San Rafael High School

Infobox Education in the United States
name= San Rafael High School

imagesize= 300px
motto_translation= San Rafael High School main building
streetaddress= 185 Mission Avenue
city= San Rafael
state= California
zipcode= 94901
schoolboard= San Rafael City Schools Board of Education
district= San Rafael High School District
oversight= Western Assn of Schools and Colleges, [ Accrediting Commission for Schools]
affiliation= none
superintendent=Michael R. Watenpaugh
principal= Judith B. Colton
viceprincipal= Jane Songer
viceprincipal_label=Assistant Principal
staff= 90 (59 teachers)
fundingtype= Public
schooltype= comprehensive high school
grades= 9-12
language= English, Spanish (ELD program)
area= Central Marin County
communities= San Rafael, California Park, Peacock Gap, Point San Pedro, The Canal
feeders= San Rafael Elementary School District
*Davidson Middle School and Gallinas/Venetia Valley Middle School
**Bahia Vista Elementary School
**Coleman Elementary School
**Glenwood Elementary School
**Laurel Dell Elementary School
**San Pedro Elementary School
**Sun Valley Elementary School

campus= Suburban
mascot= Bulldog
teamname= Dawgs
colors= colorbox|red Red and
colorbox|white White
founded= 1888
enrollment= 1001
enrollment_as_of= 2006-07
box_width= 25em
bgcolor_label= pink
bgcolor_value= pink

footnotes= [ San Rafael City Schools, SRHS Demographics]
[ San Rafael City Schools, Our Schools]

San Rafael High School is a coeducational public secondary school located at 185 Mission Avenue in San Rafael, California, United States.

The school is part of the San Rafael City Schools school district. Its official mascot is the Bulldog, however its athletic teams have been known casually as the Dawgs since the mid 1980s.

The school is located on a 33 acre campus in central San Rafael. [ [ San Rafael City Schools] ]


San Rafael High School opened in 1888. The school's current campus opened in 1924 [ [ San Rafael City Schools] ] The school is often cited as the origin of the time and codeword 420 in drug culture; originally "420" served as a code word by a group of marijuana users who would meet in front of a statue of Louis Pasteur at 4:20 P. M. to smoke marijuana. As the usage spread, the original connotations of the word "420" faded away. [ [, "420"] ]

San Rafael High School served as the setting for the video of the 1984 power ballad "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger.

KSRH is the school's radio station, which is completely operated by students. The station broadcasts on only 10 watts of power on 88.1 FM and 107.3 Cable FM. The station takes requests during schools hours at (415) 457-KSRH.

Facilities at the school were upgraded with funds from bond measures passed in 1999 and 2002.

Beginning with the 2001-02 school year, San Rafael High School moved to an A/B rotating block schedule.

In 2006, the school scored 680 on the Academic Performance Index (API), the California Department of Education’s program for measuring school accountability. It also passed all Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) criteria required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.

Notable Alumni

Professional baseball
*Jerry Goff '82 Catcher MLB Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros
*Jesse Foppert '98 Pitcher MLB San Francisco Giants
*Will Venable '01 Outfielder MLB San Diego Padres

Professional football
*Ron Snidow '59 Defensive tackle NFL Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns
*Natu Tuatagaloa '84 Defensive end NFL Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Oilers; elected to the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education in 2001 [ [ San Rafael City Schools, Board Members] , accessed March 23, 2008]

Television and movies
*Byron Stewart '74 Warren Coolidge on the CBS television series The White Shadow.

*Harold Haley '22 former judge of Marin County (Murdered August 7,1970 at the Marin County Civic Center during an escape attempt by the Soledad Brothers).
*Nikki Tyler '90 Adult film actress
*Steve Detwiler '06 Outfielder Fresno State University Bulldogs [ [ Associated Press, "Justin Wilson, Steve Detweiler lead Fresno State to 6-1 win over Georgia to claim the national title," June 26, 2008, "Madera Times"] , accessed June 26, 2008; Detweiler drove in all six runs in the Bulldogs' third-game victory in the College World Series]


External links

* [ San Rafael High School]

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