Natomas High School

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Natomas High School
Address
3301 Fong Ranch Rd
Sacramento, CA, Sacramento, 95834
United States
Information
School type Public, High School
Established 1997
Founded 1995
Opened 1997
Status Open
School district Natomas Unified School District
Principal Mark Beebe
Vice principal Matt Huddleston, Shea Borges, Jessica Martin
Grades 9–12
Gender Co-Ed
Classes English, Industrial Technology, Math, Physical Education, Science, Social Science, Visual & Performing Arts, World Languages
Average class size 35
Language English, Spanish, Napelese, Filipino, Ebonics, Hindi,etc.
Campus size 500 acres
School color(s) Burgundy/Black/White/Silver
Slogan "It's a Great Day to be a Nighthawk!...CAW!"
Athletics Baseball, Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, Boys Tennis, Cheer leading, Cross Country, Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Softball, Wrestling
Mascot Nighthawks
Team name Nighthawks
Rival Inderkum Tigers
STAR average 701
Graduates 87%
Phone 916-641-4960
Website

Natomas High School is a high school in the Natomas Unified School District located in the Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento. It is located at 3301 Fong Ranch Road. The school mascot is Nelly the nighthawk. Mark Beebe is the principal with Jill Thom, Shea Borges, and Jessica Martin are vice principals.

History[edit]

Opened in 1997, the school is the first high school built in the Natomas Unified School District. A total of 1,300 students started attending the school that year, although it was built to accommodate 1,800 and has a total capacity of 2,200.[1] For the previous three years, high school students in the district attended classes on the campus of Leroy Greene Middle School.[2]

In 1998, the school started a Business and Professions Academy. By 2001, eighty students in the program would regularly come to school in dresses, suits and ties or other clothing considered "business appropriate".[3]

The Sacramento Theatre Company used the school's stage in 2002 when renovations delayed the use of the theater where the company normally performed.[4]

Videos of fights occurring in Natomas-area schools had been posted onto the internet by 2008. To combat the posting of fighting videos, Eick procured a video camera and began to use it whenever fights occurred, to identify all people who are participating and watching; a person choosing to watch a fight may be suspended. The school and Eick also began assigning video projects so that students no longer have the energy to make fight videos.[5]

In 2009, NHS was named the second most diverse school in the country.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • 2008 Varsity Boys championship Soccer Team

Natomas Nighthawks (14-6-4), played Bella Vista (13-6-3) 2-1 in pouring rain to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship at Folsom High School. It was Nighthawks' first boys section soccer championship and the first time Coach Joe Rebelo's team advanced past the first round of the playoffs in his eight years at the school.

Number Player Position Grade
1 Kris Schultz GK FR
2 Oscar Espinoza D FR
3 Ernesto Oliver FORW Soph
4 Raul Gutierrez D SR
5 Armando Basurto D SR
6 Rigoberto Gonzalez MF, DFORW SR
7 Michael Patch FORW, MF SR
8 Alex Ortega MF, D SR
9 Armando Villalobos MF, FORW SR
10 Miguel Romo MF SR
11 Luis Huerta MF, FORW Soph
12 Frank Ankomah D SR
13 Markis Quiming D JR
14 Edward Gutierrez MF, D Soph
15 Uriel Guevara MF, FORW FR
16 Kyle Rossow MF JR
17 Aldo Meza MF, D FR
18 Jack Gonzalez D SR
19 Ryan Ashby FORW, MF JR
20 Daniel Cuevas FORW FR
21 Albert Fernandez FORW, MF Soph
22 Hugo Urena D FR

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]"NATOMAS GEAR UP FOR THE ... FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, September 2, 1997, Page B8
  2. ^ [2]"NATOMAS HIGH OPENS TO RAVE REVIEWS COMMUNITY HAS WAITED NEARLY A DECADE FOR MODERN, HIGH-TECH CAMPUS", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, September 11, 1997, Page N1
  3. ^ [3]"Business academy suits students at Natomas High", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, November 22, 2002, Page N1
  4. ^ [4]"Stage flight: 'Picasso' opens STC's season in a high school theater, one of the many challenges the company faces", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, September 26, 2002, Page E1
  5. ^ "School Turns Tide On Violent Fight Videos." KCRA. November 11, 2008. Retrieved on May 16, 2012.

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