Tomales High School

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About Tomales High[edit]

Coordinates: 38°14′51″N 122°53′43″W / 38.24750°N 122.89528°W / 38.24750; -122.89528[1]

Tomales High School is located in the town of Tomales, California. It is the comprehensive high school for the Shoreline Unified School District. It serves the rural communities stretching from the southern communities of Point Reyes Station and Inverness running north past the fishing port of Bodega Bay to the mouth of the Russian River, a distance of nearly 50 miles (80 km) and widens 13 miles (21 km) east from the west coast. Tomales High School draws its students from approximately 450 square miles (1,200 km2). The school opened in 1912; the current campus was built in 1969 and remodeled in 2011. Hired in 2012, Adam Jennings serves as principal. The faculty includes 20 certificated employees made up of 15 full-time teachers, 4 part-time teachers and one counselor. The school also has one full-time special day class teacher, a resource specialist, and one English Language Learner staff member. Student to teacher ratio averages 15:1.

Communities Served[edit]

Tomales High draws students from West Marin Elementary which serves the West Marin communities Point Reyes Station, Inverness, and Olema.

The other feeder school is Tomales Elementary which is compromised of students from the Nothwest Marin communities of Marshall, Tomales, and Dillon Beach and the Sonoma County communities of Valley Ford, Bloomfield, Bodega, and parts of rural western Petaluma. Bodega Bay is served by Bodega Bay Elementary which feeds middle school students to Tomales Elementary and then into Tomales High.


Enrollment has declined steadily from 295 in 1998-99 (including adjoining Shoreline High School) to an all time low of 169 in 2008-09. Since then enrollment has remained steady between 180-190 students.

Tomales High Demographics

2012-13 Percent
White 47%
Hispanic or Latino 47%
Black or African American 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander/Other 2%
Total 185 Students
2013-14 Percent
Hispanic or Latino 52%
White 45%
Black or African American 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander/Other 3%
Total 172 Students


The Tomales Braves are in the North Coast Section. The Braves are a member of the North Central League II.


The Braves have been dominant over the past 20 years making the NCS playoffs 20 out of 21 seasons since 1991. The Braves have won 5 NCS titles (1983,1995,1998,2001,2002) and have been section runner up 5 times (1992,2004,2006,2010,2011). The Braves won 6 straight NCL II league titles (2006-2011) and went 36-0-1 in that stretch. Head Coach Leon Feliciano was named the 2011 North Coast Section Honor Coach. Since 1996 he has gone 118-56-4.



Howard Wilson has served as head coach since 2011-12. The 2013-14 Braves made the NCS Section playoffs and defeated rival basketball power St. Vincent de Paul for the first time since 1999.


Chris Kenyon led the Lady Braves to a 2011 NCS Division VI title. Kenyon retired after the 2014 campaign.


Bill Tucker has been the head of the program since 1995. The team was NCS runner up in 2007 and 2010. The Braves won the NCS D- VI title in 2013.

Other Sports[edit]

  • Soccer (Boys & Girls)
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Cheerleading