San Ramon Valley High School
|San Ramon Valley High School.|
|501 Danville Blvd
Danville, California 94526
|School district||San Ramon Valley Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Athletics conference||East Bay Athletic League|
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.
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.
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. The team was ranked 1st in the country and 1st in the state by Max Preps.
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.
The boys' 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 boy'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.
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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 (juniors-seniors), and Jazz Ensemble (a cappella, eight people). The Theatre and Dance programs have won awards from competitions.
The San Ramon Valley Theatre awards include:
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
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. 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.
- Scott Bauhs – Professional Distance Runner for Adidas, NCAA Division II 5k (2008), 10k (2007) and Cross Country (2008) Champion.
- Jim Bogios – Drummer for the band Counting Crows
- Jeff Campitelli – Professional percussionist most notably as the drummer for guitarist Joe Satriani
- Charles David Eyster – Current elected District Attorney of Mendocino County, California
- Paul Fericano – Poet. Co-founder of Yossarian Universal News Service
- John Gesek – pro football player for the Dallas Cowboys and multiple Super Bowl Champion
- Bob Ladouceur – Head Coach for the De La Salle High School (Concord, CA)
- Mark Madsen – National Basketball Association former player for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers. Won an NBA Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers
- Brandon Schantz – Filmmaker and television producer
- Jason Lucash – Inventor and Founder of Origaudio, Time Magazine's Top 50 Inventions of 2009, winner on ABC's show Shark Tank (TV series), and Entrepreneur (magazine)'s "Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012.
- Randy Winn – former Major League Baseball player for the San Francisco Giants
- Keith Varon – singer, songwriter, and producer signed to Bug Publishing
- Omar Samhan – former basketball player at Saint Mary's College of California, who played in the Sweet 16 in 2010. He is currently signed as a player for the Žalgiris Kaunas.
- Chris Carter – NFL Wide Receiver for the Seattle Seahawks
- Nate Schierholtz – Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs
- Roy Helu – NFL Running Back for the Washington Redskins
- Dan Buch – Drummer with vocalist Davey Pattison, from Gamma, Robin Trower and Schenker Pattison Summit
- Bryan Brown – singer, songwriter, and producer signed to Angry Mob Music Group
The racial breakdown of SRVHS is as follows 
- Asian - 190- 10%
- African-Americans - 6- .3%
- Hispanic - 112 - 6%
- Native American - 13- .7%
- Pacific Islander - 13- .7%
- White, not Hispanic origin - 1596- 82%
- Other - 6- .3%
- California Department of Education. "Enrollment by Grade for 2011-12". DataQuest. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "GNIS Detail - San Ramon Valley High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 19 January 1981. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
- "Newsweek rankings of the top US high schools". MSNBC. 2006-05-23. Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2006-11-06.
- "2009 All-Great West Conference Football Team Announced" (Press release). Great West Conference. 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
- "Wendy's Heisman Alumni – Hall of Fame 2006 – Wendy's High School Heisman".
- Bones Discovered at Gym Construction Site July 9, 2009. DanvilleWeekly.com. Retrieved July 23, 2009
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