Terra Linda High School
|Terra Linda High School|
|San Rafael, California 94903
|School type||Public, Parcel taxes, high school|
|School board||San Rafael City Schools Board of Education|
|Oversight||Western Assn of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools|
|Rivals||San Rafael High School, Marin Catholic High School|
|Communities served||San Rafael, Lucas Valley, Marinwood, Santa Venetia|
|Feeder schools||Dixie School District
|San Rafael City Schools, Our Schools|
Terra Linda High School (also known as TLHS and more commonly known as TL) is a public secondary school located in Terra Linda, San Rafael, California, United States. In 2006, it was named a California Distinguished School.
The official school mascot is the Trojan.
Terra Linda High School was established in 1960 in its current location on 320 Nova Albion Way.
Terra Linda wrestling had an eight season winning streak from 1998–2006 and has consistently been successful in MCALs, due mainly to the hard work and dedication of Mike Gardner, and currently Daniel Dardon. In 2004-2005 season TL won the first NCS team tournament for class 2A Redwood Empire, even though they forfeited two weight classes. TL faltered in 2007, after losing their senior class, TL ended its 46 match in-league winning streak, which is the longest streak of any sport in MCAL history. In 2008 the team rebounded, and won the MCAL title with an undefeated in-league record and is back on track to create another winning streak with their dedicated coaches and alumni who always return to help the current student athletes.
Terra Linda Football dominated the MCAL under Coach Don Lucas from 1966 to 1980; winning ten league titles and the NCS 3A division in 1979 and 1980. The '79 team featured a veer offense and a stout 4-3 defense that allowed only 2 touchdowns all year. The 1980 Trojans did a repeat and won the NCS 3A Championship from El Molino on a quagmire Bailey Field in Santa Rosa.
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