Mission Bay Senior High School

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Mission Bay High School
Motto Pride, Dignity and Excellence in everything we do.
Established 1953
Type Public secondary school
Principal Fred Hilgers
Students Approximately 1,674
Location 2475 Grand Avenue
San Diego
, California, U.S.
District San Diego Unified School District
Colors Black & Gold
Mascot Buccaneer
Website [1]

Mission Bay High School is a public school located in the San Diego, California community of Pacific Beach . It is a magnet school with emphasis on Academic Studies. The school recently introduced a new member of the staff, Principal Fred Hilgers in Fall 2009. [2]

In Fall 2006, Mission Bay introduced International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme courses.

Mission Bay also has a nationally recognized Jazz program, directed by Jean-Paul "J.P." Balmat (formerly directed by Ray Vinole) . This program consists of three groups: the Concert Jazz Ensemble, the Intermediate Jazz Ensemble, and the Preservationists (formerly the Mission Bay High School Dixie Jazz Band). The Preservationists are the only of these to produce any recordings so far.

The racial make-up of Mission Bay High is American Indian - 13 (1%), Asian - 174 (10%), Black - 242 (14%,) Hispanic - 876 (52%), White - 369 (22%). Approximately 83% of the school is bused from other parts of San Diego such as Logan Heights, Sherman, Shell Town, Mount Hope, Lincoln Park, Valencia Park, Encanto, Skyline, Paradise Hills, City Heights & Scripps Ranch.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Shyon Hessamian Rapper, Poet, Psychiatrist, And Professional Iranian national team Olympic gold medal winning wrestler, A student of Coach Donald Samuels.
  • Adia Barnes accomplished basketball player at high school, college and professional levels. Holder of the national high school record for blocks, holder of the all-time scoring and rebounding record for the University of Arizona, now an assistant Coach for the University of Washington and broadcaster for the Seattle Storm
  • Jean Marc Barr French American Actor
  • Dillon Baxter, USC college football player
  • Donald Samuels, Olympic gold medalist, military veteran, and the greatest wrestling coach in Mission Bay High School history

Sam Elgoual, Best Moroccan baseball player in the world.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rosie's Life and Biography". Retrieved 2006-12-29. 

Mission Bay Jazz Band Website

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°48′00″N 117°13′24″W / 32.80000°N 117.22333°W / 32.80000; -117.22333