Monterey High School (Monterey, California)

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Monterey High School
Monterey High School Toreadore logo.gif.jpg
Monterey High Toreadore
101 Herrmann Drive
Monterey, California, 93940
Coordinates 36°35′43″N 121°54′07″W / 36.5954°N 121.9019°W / 36.5954; -121.9019Coordinates: 36°35′43″N 121°54′07″W / 36.5954°N 121.9019°W / 36.5954; -121.9019
Type Public
Established 1905
School district Monterey Peninsula USD
Principal Marcie Plummer
Grades 912
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Kelly green and Gold
Athletics conference CIF – Central Coast Section
Mascot Toreador
Nickname Toreadores ("Dores")
Yearbook El Susurro

Monterey High School is a public high school in Monterey, California, United States. It is the oldest of the four high schools overseen by the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.


Monterey Union High School in 1917.

Founded as Monterey County High School, the present-day school occupies the same site as the original school built in 1915. In 1963, Seaside High School became the second school in what was the Monterey Union High School District. The District unified in 1966 and became the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD).[1] [2]


Monterey High School is known to be one of the best high schools for sports in the county. It has a rich history and many athletes advance to play sports in college and beyond. Seaside High School is its main rival as they share the beautiful Monterey Bay together. The school has two gyms: Randall Gym which was built in the 1920s and the smaller Harmon Gym built in the 1940s, named after the late coach Randy Randall and the late P.E. teacher Jean Harmon. It is also home to the Dan Albert Stadium named after the longtime Monterey Mayor and former football coach.


Monterey High School is situated on 12.3 acres (5.0 ha; 0.0192 sq mi) and contains 50 classrooms, a library, a lecture room, two gymnasiums, a dance studio, a cafeteria, and an administration building. In 2010, the District passed a $78 million bond. Funds have been designated to upgrade the school's infrastructure. Renovations to the school's heating system, swimming pool, student bathrooms, counseling office, library, and includes constructing a college and career counseling center and computer lab. Common areas will be completed in Phase I of the project along with ADA compliance. The district is as of 2014 using general funds to upgrade the technology resources across the campus.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]