Mira Mesa Senior High School

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Mira Mesa Senior High School
Mira mesa high logo.png
Established 13 September 1976[1]
Type Public
Principal Scott Giusti [2]
Students 2,617 (2010-2011) [3]
Grades 9-12
Location 10510 Reagan Road,
San Diego, California 92126, USA
District San Diego City Schools
Campus Suburban
Colors           Blue and gold
Mascot Marauders
Website http://www.sandi.net/miramesa

Mira Mesa Senior High School is a public high school in the San Diego City Schools District. The school is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School.

History[edit]

Located in the northern portion of the San Diego city limits, Mira Mesa is situated in an area once inhabited by Indian tribes. Because much of the land was considered wasteland, it was not put to much use for years until developers in the early 1960s saw its potential to relieve the housing shortage San Diego was suffering.

In 1974, a school bond issue was passed to help build the schools that the now full-fledged town of Mira Mesa sorely needed. On September 13, 1976, Mira Mesa Jr./Sr. High School was opened and now serves grades 9-12, fed by the local Challenger and Wangenheim Middle Schools.

Athletics[edit]

Mira Mesa High School's Athletics programs include: Football, basketball, field hockey, waterpolo, swimming, baseball, soccer, tennis, cross country, cheerleading, volleyball, badminton, softball, wrestling, lacrosse, track and field etc.

The Mira Mesa Wrestling team won its first ever CIF Championship (Division 1) in 2014. The team has also won three consecutive Eastern League Titles and three consecutive City Conference Titles.

Performing arts[edit]

  • Drama
  • Technical Theatre
  • Band/Marching Band [1]
  • Orchestra
  • Choir/Madrigals
  • Color Guard [2]
  • Dance/Drill Team

Mira Mesa High School's marching band, the Sapphire Sound, was part of the band that performed in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. The band will perform in the 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2016.

Mira Mesa AFJROTC[edit]

MMHS is home to the 936th Wing of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (CA-936). This unit has a Sabre Team, an Armed Fancy Drill Team, an Unarmed Fancy Drill Team, and Color Guard. The Wing has a friendly rivalry with Herbert Hoover High School's AFJROTC Group. They are also neighbors to the Scripps Ranch AFJROTC branch no. 935. Among other awards, CA-936 has been awarded the Stillwell trophy at the annual Pass and Review.

This Air Force branch of JROTC has served MMHS since 1993. Upon being established and until the present day, certified Air Force Science Instructor and Veteran Master Sergeant James B. Manson has served the cadets faithfully.

The Witch Creek Fire[edit]

Evacuees at evacuation site

On October 22, 2007, many victims found shelter in the school gym, after they evacuated from the Witch Creek Fire and several other fires threatening San Diego at the time. The fire burned over 20,000 acres (81 km2).

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 32°54′39″N 117°08′26″W / 32.91083°N 117.14056°W / 32.91083; -117.14056