Armijo High School
|Armijo High School|
|824 Washington Street
Fairfield, California 94533
|Motto||All students can grow and achieve. It is everyone's responsibility to see that the opportunity is present.|
|School district||Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District|
|Faculty||110.7 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||26.3|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Athletics conference||CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I|
|Nickname||AHS, Armijo High, Armijo|
|Team name||Armijo Indians|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges
|Publication||The Armijo Signal|
|Former name||Armijo Union High School|
Armijo High School is a public secondary school located in Fairfield, California. It is the oldest of the three high schools in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School district, the other two being Fairfield High School and Angelo Rodriguez High School. It is named after the Armijo family, who purchased one of the original six land grants in Solano County awarded to General Mariano Vallejo. The school serves about 2600 students in grades 9 to 12, as one of the three main Secondary Schools in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District.
The school started in 1891 with 30 students in a single classroom located in the Crystal Elementary School building. In 1893, separate wooden building was built for use as the high school. In 1915, the school moved to a large stone building on Union Avenue in downtown Fairfield that is now used as the Solano County courthouse. There it stayed for nearly 50 years, with construction completed in 1964 on a newer facility located on Washington Street, roughly two blocks from the Union Avenue location.
- Robert E. "Rufus" Bowen (Class of 1964), Mathematician
- Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis and the News Saxophonist/Guitarist
- Huck Flener, Major League Baseball player
- Robert F. Hale (Class of 1964), Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller)
- George Martin (Class of 1971), National Football League player
- Pat Morita, actor
- Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, an American sustainability advocate and the CEO of the anti-poverty organization Green For All.
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