Saugus High School (California)
|Saugus High School|
|Motto||"We don't just teach students, we develop people who build better tomorrows"|
|Established||September 6, 1975|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Location||21900 Centurion Way
Saugus, California, USA
|Colors||Blue and silver|
|Yearbook||Sword & Shield|
Saugus High School is an American public secondary school located in the Santa Clarita, California community of Saugus, California, and part of the William S. Hart Union High School District. Bill Bolde currently acts as Saugus' principal, with Diane Hamburger, Martha Spansel, and Rich Bahr, as assistant principals.
Saugus' campus is built on a hill, with a leveled upper and lower campus and a sloped quad in between the two campuses. The A, B, C, D, E, F, and G buildings are located on the lower campus. Generally speaking, elective classes are located on the lower campus. The theater arts, choir, and band classes are housed in building E. The ASB is housed in the A building, art and ceramics classes in the B building, computer and business classes in the C building. Video, wood, auto shop, and other elective classes are in the D building. Some core classes are scattered throughout the lower campus nonetheless.
The upper campus is larger than lower campus and houses teachers that teach core subjects. If a teacher also teaches an elective alongside their core class, that elective class will be located here. It houses the H, J, K, L, M, P, Q, R, S Lecture Hall, and X buildings. In buildings H, K, and Q are English classes (although some English classes are scattered in the L, P, and A buildings due to a lack of space). In building J is the math department, in L are social studies classes, in M is the world language department, in P and R are history classes, and in the S building is the S lecture hall.
The two-story Y building is located on both upper and lower campus, with the offices portion on the first floor, lower campus portion and the library located on the second story in the upper campus.
One can enter Saugus through a number of different ways. The main entrance is at Centurion Colonnade located between the Y and A buildings in lower campus. Other lower campus entrances include the student parking lot D gate, auto compound gate, basketball courts gate, and the gate located towards the end of the football field. There are two entrances on the upper campus. The "driveway" is located behind the K and J buildings, leading up to Centurion Way.
Saugus' renovations were completed in September 2007. There were many renovations to the school including: The new X building, the football field, the gym, the amphitheater, the refurbishing of the A, B, C, E, F, H, J, L, K, Q, M, P. R, and S buildings, a new cafeteria, a new Student Store, ASB Office, Library and Administration building. During the modernization, the D classroom building in the lower campus and the W weight room building next to the field were not altered, except for the new exterior paint the D building got to match the school's new and modern look. During the summer of 2011, the D building will go through extensive renovation in order to modernize the current electives up to today's standards. Room D5 which houses video production, and TV production (SNN) will expand and receive a new television studio. Wood shop and the auto compound will also receive new equipment and expand their size.
Saugus high runs on a traditional schedule. There are seven class periods per day, the first period beginning at 6:55 am. Each class period is 57 minutes long except for Wednesdays when first period starts at 8:55 and each class is 41 minutes for teacher collaboration. Saugus offers basic courses as well as many Honors and AP courses. AFJROTC is offered as well to students in grades 9-12.
Hart High School, Canyon High School, and Valencia High School are Saugus' main rivals. Two new schools, Golden Valley High School and West Ranch High School, are quickly forging heated rivalries with the school, making for a total of six rival high schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. The school colors are the blue and the silver and the teams are called the Centurions.
Saugus High School's football team, long overshadowed by surrounding high schools Hart, Canyon, and Valencia, had a turnaround season in 2006, in which they made it into the second game of play-offs. The football team's talent continued as the Centurions advanced to the semi-finals of the CIF Southern Section championship in the 2007 season. The team was ousted by St. Bonaventure High School on December 1, 2007 at a score of 55-36.
Saugus High School Football won the Foothill League Championship in the 2008 season, the first time the school has ever won it.
Saugus' girls cross country team competes on a national level. The team took first in the Division 1 California State Championships in 2006 and 2007 while winning the Division II title in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 finishing second overall in the Nike Nationals competition in 2007 and 2008. They hold the course record on the renowned Mt. Sac cross country course and 6 of the top 10 all-time team times on the course.
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered in the following subjects: English Language and Composition, English Literature, Government, US History, European History, World History, Human Geography, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Art History, Studio Art, Spanish Language, French, and Chinese.
- C. Thomas Howell - 1984 - Actor, The Outsiders, Red Dawn
- Roger Salkeld - 1989 - Pitcher, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds
- Bobby Trendy - 1991 - Interior designer
- Mandy Gonzalez - 1996 - Actress/Singer (Broadway: Aida, Lennon, In the Heights, Wicked)
- Tommy Milone - 2005 - Pitcher, Oakland Athletics
- Tessa Ludwick - 2006 - Actress (Disney's Movie Surfers)
- Katie Volding - 2007 - Actress (movies: Smart House, Au Pair, Au Pair II, Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise)
- Alan S. Tofighi- 2009 -(Multi-media artist and Musician)
- Sara Niemietz - 2010 - Actress/Singer (movie: Akeelah and the Bee, television: Glee)
- GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY: Saugus pins down sixth straight crown - LA Daily News
- Top Ten All-Time Teams-Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational
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- Baseball Draft: Draft Picks who came from Saugus HS (Saugus, CA) - Baseball-Reference.com
- Irwin, Kim (February 6, 1995). "Saugus Teen Dreams of Seeing Name in Lights". Los Angeles Daily News.