San Bernardino High School

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San Bernardino High School Cardinal City, CA
1850 North E Street
San Bernardino, California, (San Bernardino County), 92405
Coordinates 34°7′52″N 117°17′41.1″W / 34.13111°N 117.294750°W / 34.13111; -117.294750Coordinates: 34°7′52″N 117°17′41.1″W / 34.13111°N 117.294750°W / 34.13111; -117.294750
Type Senior High School
Motto "The Very Best"
Established 1885

David B. Sturges

Noble A. Richardson
School district San Bernardino City Unified School District
CEEB Code 052797
Principal Myrtle Foster
Vice principal

Daniel Gusman

Persida Torres

Rosa Solorio
Grades 9th-12th
Number of students 900
Education system Semester
Campus Urban
Color(s)      Red
Mascot Cardinals
Nickname 'Berdoo'
Rival Pacific High School (San Bernardino)
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Newspaper Tyro Times
Yearbook Tyro Annual


San Bernardino High School is a public high school located in the "Uptown neighborhood" of San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino High School is located north of Downtown San Bernardino and south of San Bernardino's University District. It is a part of the San Bernardino City Unified School District. SBHS is the only high school which has been chartered as a city, known as Cardinal City. SBHS is also the oldest high school in the City of San Bernardino. The main address is 1850 North E Street.


San Bernardino High School was established in 1885 in the city of San Bernardino, California.

Alma Mater[edit]

Hail Hail S.B. High

All Hail to Thee

Honored by Many

Cherished by All

Daughters and Sons

They Greatness Exalt

Noble in Purpose

And Grand in Thy Might

All Hail to thy Sable and Cardinal Bright

Hail Hail S.B. High

All Hail to Thee


San Bernardino High School offers a wide range of academic classes. The school has regular 'College Prep' classes as well as 'Honors' and Advanced Placement classes for students to take.

  • Social Studies
    • World History
    • United States History
    • European History
    • American Government
    • Macroeconomics
  • English
    • English 1
    • English 2
    • English 3
    • English 4
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra I
    • Geometry
    • Algebra II
    • Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus
    • Calculus AB
  • Science
    • Physical Science
    • Biology I
    • Chemistry
    • Physiology
    • Biology II
    • Physics
    • Chemistry CSU
  • Foreign Language
    • Spanish
  • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Art
    • Ceramics
    • Theatre
    • Symphonic Band
    • Marching Band
    • Jazz Ensemble
    • String Ensemble
    • Concert Choir
    • Music Theory
    • Digitech
  • Electives
    • AVID
    • ROP Bakery Operations
    • ROP Silk Screening
    • ROP Floral Design
    • ROP Autoshop
    • Leaders of the PACC
    • Air Force JROTC


  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Cross-Country
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling
  • Softball
  • Water-polo

Extra-Curricular Activities[edit]

  • Key Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Academic Decathlon
  • Mock Trial
  • Associated Student Body (ASB)
  • Peer Leadership
  • Cheer-leading
  • Block 'S'
  • Sobobans
  • Mr. Cardinal Beauty Pageant
  • Miss Cardinal Beauty Pageant

Distinguished Cardinal City Citizens[edit]

The school has produced a number of accomplished graduates.[1]

  • Dick Adair, Class of 1942
Educator, Coach of CBL and Ivy League Championship teams at SBHS
  • Fred Albrecht, Class of 1956
Police Chief of Clayton, California
  • Neal Baker, Class of 1942
Founder of Baker's Drive-Thru
  • James Bancroft, Class of 1936
Attorney, Entrepreneur
  • James K. Barnum, Class of 1935
  • Tom Bass, Class of 1953
NFL Coach, Author
  • Dr. Charles Beeman, Class of 1950
Pharmacist (Beeman's Pharmacy)
  • Larkin L. Beeman, Principal of SBHS 1910-1920
Principal when school moved to present site and became Polytechnic High
  • Glen Bell, Jr., Class of 1941
Founder of Taco Bell, Taco Tia
  • Rev. Cliff Biggers, Class of 1970
Pastor, Police Detective Major Crimes Unit, Founder Consultant Race Relations Research Inc, Radio talk show host, Past President of the Human Relations Commission, Newark, Ohio
  • Edward J. Blakey, Class of 1937
Educator and Researcher on urban and suburban issues, Author
  • Helen Gleason Bogatin, Class of 1940
Educator and Counselor, was on Centennial Committee (for SBHS Centennial)
  • Emily Bohan, Class of 1994
  • Jack H. Brown, Class of 1956
President and CEO of Stater Bros.
  • Marta Macias Brown, Class of 1962
Foundation Executive
  • Reginald Brown, Class of 1970
Professor, Writer, Director, and Film Producer
  • Bryan Burke, Class of 1943
Taught at SBHS for 20 years and is credited with bringing the archives to life.
  • Dr. Donald Campbell, Class of 1934
Psychology Professor, Member of The National Academic of Sciences
  • Dr. Manuel Cardozo, Class of 1927
Inventor (Electrophotography), Founder Xerox Corporation, Patent Attorney, Physicist
  • Dr. Patricia Carpenter, Class of 1940
Professor, Musician
  • V.Adm. Kenneth M. Carr, Class of 1941
Vice Admiral US Navy, Commander-in-Chief US Atlantic Fleet
  • Wilmer Amina Carter, Class of 1958
California Assembly Member
  • Dr. Leonard W. Charvet, Class of 1932
  • Rachel Clark, Class of 1964
San Bernardino City Clerk
  • Ramon Contreras, Class of 1937
Muralist, Painter
  • Clarence Coombes, Class of 1916
Composer SBHS Alma Mater
  • James Cunningham, Class of 1935
Judge, California State Senator, Mayor of San Bernardino, California
  • Hoyt Curtin, Class of 1940
Composer for Hanna-Barbera Studios (Theme Songs include: Huckleberry Hound Show, The Jetsons, The Flinstones, Space Ghost, and The Smurfs)
  • Mary Lou De La Torre, Class of 1956
"Woman of the Century"
  • Dr. Marshall Dimock, Class of 1921
Educator, Government Official, Assistant Secretary of Labor
  • Tamara Dixon, Class of 1983
  • Kenneth Dyal, Class of 1928
Postmaster of San Bernardino, California
  • Esther Ramos Estrada, Class of 1959
San Bernardino City Councilwoman
  • Dr. Clifford Evans, Class of 1935
Chairman, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution[2]
  • Dr. Katherine Gardner Ferguson, Class of 1940
  • Rev. Msgr. Anthony Thomas Ferrero, Class of 1973
Priest, Monsignor (Msgr.)
  • Dr. Frank Fiscalini, Class of 1940
Educator, Superintendent
  • John Fiscalini, Class of 1944
Pro-Baseball player, Fiscalini Field is named in his honor
  • Dee Fondy, Class of 1942
Baseball Player (Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Ray Fortier, Class of 1941
Paratrooper in WWII, Pitcher for San Diego Padres
  • Dr. Jerry Foytik, Class of 1932
Mathematics Professor
  • Dr. Frank H. Gardner, Class of 1937
  • Dr. Richard Gardner, Class of 1940
  • Dr. Gerald Torres, Class of 1970
Mr. Torres is Professor of Law at Cornell University and former Senior Attorney in the Justice Department during the Clinton Administration. He and Professor Lani Guinier of Harvard Law School are the co-authors of the celebrated book Miner's Canary.
  • Ron Young, class of 1969
Voiceover artist and broadcaster


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  2. ^ "Clifford Evans Papers". Smithsonian Institution Research Information System. Retrieved 28 October 2014.