San Ramon Valley High School

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San Ramon Valley High School.
SRVHS Entrance Stone.jpg
501 Danville Blvd
Danville, California, 94526
Type Public
Established 1910
School district San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Principal Ruth Steele
Enrollment 2,127[1] (2011-12)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Athletics conference East Bay Athletic League
Mascot Wolves

Coordinates: 37°49′34″N 122°00′21″W / 37.8260372°N 122.0057941°W / 37.8260372; -122.0057941[2]

San Ramon Valley High School is a four-year public high school located in the East Bay neighborhood of Danville, California, USA. San Ramon Valley High School is one of the schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. It is a National Blue Ribbon school from the Blue Ribbon Schools Program as well as a California Distinguished School.

SRVHS's cross town rival is Monte Vista High School.


Historical plaque

San Ramon Valley High School has the highest API score in the district at 867. Newsweek ranked San Ramon Valley High School as the number one high school in the district in a 2006 study of US high schools. San Ramon Valley was ranked #855 in the nation in 2006, #817 in 2007; #772 in 2008, the other high schools in the district, California High School and Monte Vista High School were ranked #983 and #1034 respectively.[3]


New building

The football team is considered to be one of the top programs in the state. It is a member of the EBAL league, and won an NCS championship against Cardinal Newman in 2007. The team was coached by Dave Kravitz until 2009 when Mark Kessler took over until 2014. Aaron Becker is now serving as interim head coach. The varsity team has many NCAA Division-I alumni including Corbin Louks, Roy Helu, Zack Madonick, Paul Martinez, Sam Keller, Joe Southwick, Brian Cristol, and others. Chris Carter ended his career at UC Davis as the school's career leader in receptions.[4] The team was ranked 1st in the country and 1st in the state by Max Preps.[citation needed]

The baseball team had a legendary run from the 1970s through 2007 under Coach Rick Steen, including 3 NCS titles. Major League players include Nate Schierholtz, Randy Winn, and Josh Butler, the first two of which have played for the San Francisco Giants.

Samuel Finlayson, a water polo player, was the national winner of the 2006 Wendy's High School Heisman Award.[5]

The men's cross country team has won EBAL Championships in 1973, 1987, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009; and NCS Championships in 1973, 1987, 2002, 2009, and 2010. Scott Bauhs, a former cross country team member, entered the Olympic trials in 2008 for the 10k. In 2009, the boys cross country team won both EBAL Championships and Division I NCS Championships and placed 10th in the Division I CIF Cross Country Championships.

The men's volleyball team has been EBAL Champions in 1993, 1994, 2003, 2004, 2005, and has won NCS in 1994, and most recently earned back to back titles in 2004 and 2005.

The men's soccer team won their 3rd NCS Championship ever in 2015.

Performing arts[edit]

Kyle Nash is now the director of the performing arts program at San Ramon High School. He replaces former director Ryan Weible.

There are six choirs at San Ramon Valley High School: all under the direction of Mr. Ken Abrams. These choirs include Mens Ensemble (men only, first years, mostly freshman), Woman's Ensemble (girls only, first years, mostly freshman), Treble Clef (all girls, 2nd and 3rd years), Concert Choir (boys and girls, sophomores-seniors), Chamber Singers (sophomores-seniors, advanced), and Jazz Ensemble (a cappella, eight singers, top singers of all choir). The choir program is prestigious in competition, having won the Golden State Choir Competition countless times over the years.

The Theatre and Dance programs have won awards from competitions.

The San Ramon Valley Theatre awards include:

  • 2000 Superior Ensemble,
    Silver Acting Honor,
    Silver Acting Award,
  • 2001 Gerard Larson Best Production,
    Ultimate Gold Performer,
    Silver Acting Honor,
    Bronze Acting Honor,
  • 2002 Superior Production,
    Gold Performer,
    Silver Performer,
    Bronze Performer,
    Gold Duet Performance,
    Silver Duet Performance,
  • 2003 Gerard Larson Best Production,
    Ultimate Gold Performer,
    Gold Duet Performance,
  • 2004 Superior Production,
    Gold Performers,
    Most Improved Duet,
  • 2005 Command Performance,1st Place Monologue Performance,
    Command Performance Monologue,
    Command Performance Monologue,
  • 2006 Silver Superior Production,
    Silver Duet Performance,
  • 2007 Bronze Superior Production,
    Outstanding Performer-One Act,
    Gold Monologue Performance,
    Silver Monologue Performance,
    Gold Duet Performance,
    Bronze Duet Performance

The San Ramon Valley Jazz Ensemble ("A" band), Jazz Band ("B" band), Marching Band, and Symphonic and Concert bands are directed by Cheryl Yee Glass. The color guard is overseen by Christy Asbury

The San Ramon Valley Instrumental Jazz Combo consists of students from the Jazz Band and the Jazz Ensemble; however, the Jazz Combo does not have practice during school hours.

In 2008 the Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Band attended a competition in Merced, and the Marching band received fourth in class, Jazz Band received fifth in class, and the Jazz Ensemble won sweepstakes for the Jazz competition.

The Jazz Ensemble has won sweepstakes for the jazz competition at the Central California Band Review for the past 3 years, with a score of 94.2 in 2009.

In 2010, the Marching Band placed third at the Cal High competition. They also attended the Central California Band Review, where the Marching Band placed fourth in class, the color guard placed third in class, and the Jazz Ensemble placed first in class.

In 2011, the Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz Ensemble attended the Central California Band Review yet again. The Jazz Band placed first in class and the Jazz Ensemble won sweepstakes for the jazz competition. The color guard and Marching Band both won first in class.

Native American remains unearthed[edit]

On July 9, 2009, construction workers unearthed the remains of a native American whilst working on the new gymnasium, and construction was halted for five days. Archeologists claim the main camp was located six miles away and that finding a skeleton remains such a distance from the camp is unusual; however, similar remains were discovered during repairs of the nearby I-680 freeway.[6] More remains were unearthed soon after. In all, the remains of more than two dozen native Americans were found. It is believed that the location was a burial ground.

Notable alumni[edit]


The racial breakdown of SRVHS is as follows [1]


  1. ^ California Department of Education. "Enrollment by Grade for 2011-12". DataQuest. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "GNIS Detail - San Ramon Valley High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 19 January 1981. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Newsweek rankings of the top US high schools". MSNBC. 2006-05-23. Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2006-11-06. 
  4. ^ "2009 All-Great West Conference Football Team Announced" (Press release). Great West Conference. 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  5. ^ "Wendy's Heisman Alumni – Hall of Fame 2006 – Wendy's High School Heisman". 
  6. ^ Bones Discovered at Gym Construction Site July 9, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009
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External links[edit]

San Ramon Valley Unified School District