Channel Islands High School

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Channel Islands High School
1400 Raiders Way
Oxnard, California, 93033
United States
Type Public high school
Motto "Once a Raider, always a Raider."
Established 1966
School district Oxnard Union High School District
Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Soumakian
Principal Ms. Maricruz Hernandez
Assistant principals Mr. Randolph Ortiz
Mr. Oscar Verdin
Ms. Leticia Carabajal
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,608 (2006-07)
Campus Urban, Residential
Color(s)           Blue and Gold
Athletics conference Pacific View League
Newspaper The Isle File

Channel Islands High School (CIHS) is a secondary school located in Oxnard, California. CIHS is under the jurisdiction of the Oxnard Union High School District. It had a student population of 2,608 during the 2006-2007 school year. Bijou Beltran, an assistant principal from Pacifica High School, replaced Dr. Rocky Valles, Jr. as principal for the 2008-2009 school year. Superintendent Jody Dunlap announced she would step down in June 2010 and will be replaced by a new principal. Ms. Maricruz Hernandez became principal of the 2010-2011 school year and is still principal today.

Accomplishments in the Performing Arts[edit]

In 1988, Channel Islands High School made history as the first high school to enter a drill team featuring men into competition at the famous Miss Drill Team USA competition in Santa Monica California. The team qualified to compete in the Novelty division and took 2nd overall in the category, setting the stage for other schools to begin incorporating males into their drill teams and eventually the evolution of the 'All Male' divisions.

Channel Islands High School has many Squads: Short Flags, All Male, All Female, Banners, Islander Drill, Drumline, Coed Dance, JV & Varsity Cheer. These squads all participate in various competitions locally, nationally, even internationally, earning recognition and taking top honors at competitions such as USA Nationals and Miss Dance/Drill Team USA. Channel Islands' very own Short Flags has celebrated an unprecedented 15-year first place winning streak at Drill Team USA from 1980–1995, as well as having the honor of being the very first school to 3-Peat at USA Nationals (2001–03). Coed Dance & Islander Drill have also taken home nationals titles from USA Nationals & Miss Dance/Drill Team U.S.A.


  • Mountain Biking
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Girls Softball
  • Boys & Girls Tennis
  • Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Boys & Girls Water Polo
  • Boys & Girls Soccer
  • Boys & Girls Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
  • Marching Band

Notable alumni[edit]

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