Marina High School
|Marina High School|
Victory to the Valiant
|15871 Springdale Street
Huntington Beach, CA, 92649
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Huntington Beach Union High School District|
|Number of students||3,000 students, Grades 9-12|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue, Gold, & Columbia Blue|
Marina High School is a public high school located in the northwest corner of Huntington Beach, California which first began operating in 1963. Marina is part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, which includes several other area high schools. The school is located on Springdale Street between Edinger Avenue and McFadden Avenue. In 2009, the school was named a California Distinguished School, the highest honor given to schools in California.
Marina's athletic teams are known as the Vikings and the school colors are Navy Blue, Columbia Blue, and Gold. They compete in the Sunset League of the California Interscholastic Federation's (CIF) Southern Section. Marina has no on-campus stadium and plays most of its football home games at nearby Westminster High School.
In 2007, Marina Boys Basketball broke the National record for 3 point shots made in a season making 437 three pointers.
- Daric Barton, professional baseball player for the Oakland Athletics
- Robin Beauregard, Olympic medalist
- Johnny Christ, bassist for hard rock/metal band, Avenged Sevenfold
- Kevin Elster, former MLB baseball player
- Bob Forrest, vocalist of the bands Thelonious Monster and The Bicycle Thief
- Chanda Gunn, Olympic bronze medalist in 2006, women's ice hockey goaltender
- Adam Hayward, NFL football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Alan Knipe, head coach of the Long Beach State 49ers men's volleyball team and former head coach of the United States men's national volleyball team
- Dave Mustaine, lead vocalist and guitarist for hard rock/metal band, Megadeth
- Marc Newfield, former MLB baseball player
- Cherokee Parks, former NBA basketball player
- Tony Parrish, former NFL football player
- Joe Penny, Actor 
- Justin Sellers, INF for the Los Angeles Dodgers
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- Marina High School website
- Huntington Beach Union High School District website
- Marina High School's 2006 STAR (California Standardized Testing and Reporting) test scores
- Marina Football Website
- Marina Marching Band/Concert Band/Jazz Band/Orchestra/Drumline/Color Guard
- Marina Choral/Vocal Music Website