Bolsa Grande High School

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Bolsa Grande High School
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Bolsa Grande High School
Address
9401 Westminster Blvd.

,
92844
United States
Coordinates33°45′43″N 117°57′52″W / 33.761943°N 117.964384°W / 33.761943; -117.964384Coordinates: 33°45′43″N 117°57′52″W / 33.761943°N 117.964384°W / 33.761943; -117.964384
Information
School typePublic high school
Founded1959
SuperintendentLaura Schwalm
PrincipalLouise Milner
Grades9–12
Enrollment2,028 (2016-17)[1]
LanguageEnglish
AreaGarden Grove, California
Color(s)Red, blue, and white               
MascotMatador
Website

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.

Academics[edit]

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.

It was recognized as a California Distinguished School.[citation needed] 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.

Athletics[edit]

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.

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bolsa Grande High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 4, 2019.

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