Bolsa Grande High School

Coordinates: 33°45′43″N 117°57′52″W / 33.761943°N 117.964384°W / 33.761943; -117.964384
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Bolsa Grande High School
Bolsa Grande High School
9401 Westminster Blvd.

United States
Coordinates33°45′43″N 117°57′52″W / 33.761943°N 117.964384°W / 33.761943; -117.964384
School typePublic high school
SuperintendentGabriella Mafi
PrincipalTracy A. Conway
Staff76.19 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,961 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio25.74[1]
AreaGarden Grove, California
Color(s)Red, blue, and white      

Bolsa Grande High School is a public high school in the Garden Grove Unified School District in Garden Grove, in southern California, United States. The school opened on September 28, 1959. The school's nickname is the Matadors.


Bolsa Grande (which translates from the Spanish as "big pocket" or "big bag") is geographically related to Bolsa Chica wetlands, and was named after the Bolsa Grande lowlands, which is the larger of the two topographical depressions and is set about five miles inland.

The high school was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2007 and again in 2019.[2] In 2008, the school's API was 770. The following year, 2009, the API increased to 789. In 2010, the API increased again to 797, with the average California High School API being 728. In 2011, Bolsa Grande's API score improved considerably from 797 to 822, the largest gain in the Garden Grove Unified School District for that year.


Bolsa Grande's sports teams are known as the Matadors and compete in the Garden Grove League of the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section. Their school mascot is "Matty the Matador".

The school is home to one of only two on-campus football stadiums in the GGUSD (the other is at Garden Grove High School). All seven high schools in the district share these two stadiums during football season.

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  1. ^ a b c "Bolsa Grande High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "California Distinguished Schools Awardees 2019" Archived 2019-02-05 at the Wayback Machine. California Department of Education. Retrieved June 5, 2021.

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