Hayward High School
|Hayward High School|
|1633 East Avenue
Hayward, California, 94541
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||"Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence"|
|School district||Hayward Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Black and gold|
|Athletics||49 teams in 15 sports|
|API average||688 (2012-13)|
|Website||Hayward High School|
Hayward High School is a public high school in Hayward, California, one of four high schools in the city. It is one of the oldest high schools in Northern California. The official mascot for Hayward High is the "Farmer" which dates back to Hayward's period as an agricultural center and its emblem features a farmer with a plow, a reference to the city's agricultural past.
Founded in 1892, Hayward High is one of the oldest high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first true high school that opened in 1893 was called Union High School #3. It served students from Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Redwood, Palomares and Stonybrook. Initially, it was a one story building with a basement. As late as the 1960s, students still rode their horses to school and tied them to hitching posts. As the number of students exceeded the campus' limit, the site was expanded from 10 to 30 acres (120,000 m2). The architecture for the new buildings included ionic columns, low-pitched roofs, and friezes of goods. This building, built in 1911, lasted until Hayward High moved to its current campus in 1962, to make way for the City Center Building. Frederic Johnson was principal of the school from the 1911 opening to 1935. The school gymnasium became the now demolished Centennial Convention Center.
Hayward High had an enrollment of 1,665 students in the 2014 school year.
Hayward High has over 30 student groups, including Advancement Via Individual Determination, Model United Nations, Junior Statesmen of America, Gay Straight Alliance, California Scholarship Federation, and DECA.
Hayward High is a member of the Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL), the North Coast Section (NCS), and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and offers a full interscholastic athletic program providing a total of 15 sports during the school year. Over 700 students participate during the fall, winter and spring seasons.
The Hayward High basketball program won the California Division IV State Championship in 1991.
- Chauncey Bailey, journalist, editor-in-chief of The Oakland Post
- Jeff Barnes, National Football League linebacker, Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders from 1977 to 1987
- C. J. Brown, soccer player, Major League Soccer, Chicago Fire
- D. J. Carrasco, MLB baseball player, Kansas City Royals
- Jack Del Rio, current NFL head coach, Oakland Raiders
- Chris Eckert, actor and member of The Groundlings
- Tom Eplin, actor
- Samora Goodson, wide receiver including for the San Jose SaberCats in 2008 and 2011–2013
- Eddie House, point guard, Miami Heat and 2008 NBA champion Boston Celtics
- Prerna Lal, writer and attorney
- Jon Miller, Major League Baseball announcer
- Landon Curt Noll (1979), astronomer, cryptographer and mathematician
- Diamon Simpson, basketball player
- Don Wakamatsu, Manager, Seattle Mariners, first Asian-American Major League Baseball manager, Bench Coach Oakland A's, Texas Rangers
- Bill Walsh, Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University football head coach
- Adrian Ward, cornerback, UTEP, Minnesota Vikings
- Andre Ward, Olympic gold medalist, 2004 Olympics boxing champion
- Michael Darren Young, outfielder and designated hitter, Major League Baseball
High schools in Hayward
- Mount Eden High School
- Tennyson High School
- Moreau Catholic High School
- Conley-Caraballo High School
- Sunset High School (closed)