Bonita Vista High School

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Bonita Vista High School
Chula Vista, California
Type Public
Established 1966
Principal Bettina E. Batista
Enrollment 2,600[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Navy Blue and Gold
Rivals Eastlake High School
Newspaper The Crusader

Bonita Vista High School (BVH) is a public, four-year (grade levels 9–12) high school located in the city of Chula Vista, California. Bonita Vista High School is one of the few schools that has both the IB and AP programs. It is part of the Sweetwater Union High School District, and currently has about 2,800 students. BVH's Mascot is a Baron. Bonita Vista High School is a California Distinguished High School. Bonita has also been named one of the top 1,500 high schools in the nation by Newsweek. It also has an API score of 844 making it the highest in the Sweetwater Union High School District. BVH also has the highest number of AP and IB graduates in the district.

When it opened in September 1966, Bonita Vista High School served students in grades 7-10. The following year, it served grades 7-11. Bonita Vista Junior High School opened its doors in September 1968, and the students who had completed grades 7 and 8 in the previous 2 years moved over to the new junior school. Bonita Vista High School took on the same configuration as other high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School Diatrict (SUHSD), i.e., grades 10-12, beginning in the 1968-69 school year. In 1992, the district converted Bonita Vista to a four-year high school.

Academic Performance[edit]

The school is placed as the number 1 school of the Sweetwater Union High School District, with an Academic Performance Index score of 851 for the 2011 school year, meeting the statewide standard and exceeding amongst other schools in the same district.[2]


Fall Sports: American football, Women's Volleyball, Women's Tennis, Women's Golf, Cross Country, Men's Water Polo, Women's Field Hockey

Winter Sports: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Wrestling, Women's Water Polo, Roller Hockey

Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Men's Volleyball, Men's Tennis, Men's Golf, Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Swim & Dive

Notable alumni[edit]

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  1. ^ Jurjevics, Rosa (October 18, 2007). "It's Fairly Easy to Get Bored Around Here". San Diego Reader. Retrieved March 2, 2017. Many of Bonita's considerable teen population attend Bonita Vista High, a school of 2600. 
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  3. ^ supports the claim that he attended Bonita. Retrieved November 25, 2008
  4. ^ Sylvia Tiersten (May 2007). "Killer Tomatoes". @ucsd. University of California, San Diego. Retrieved June 14, 2012. It’s Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, the 1978 sci-fi spoof that former Bonita Vista High School buddies John DeBello, Muir ’75, J. Stephen “Steve” Peace, Muir ’76, and Costa Dillon, unleashed on an unsuspecting world. 
  5. ^ Beltran, Raymond R. (January 23, 2004). "State Assembly Elections, District 78". Retrieved June 11, 2009. Shirley Horton grew up in San Diego and graduated from Bonita Vista High School. 
  6. ^ "Shirley Horton: 78th Assembly District State of California". Asian Journal. Retrieved May 28, 2011. I attended Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Paradise Hills, went to O'Farrell Junior High School, and went on to graduate from Bonita Vista High School. 
  7. ^ Stickney, R (May 10, 2013). "Chula Vistan Named Playboy Playmate of the Year | NBC 7 San Diego". Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Varga, George (15 February 2009). "When it came to his new gig, he nailed it". San Diego Union Tribune. San Diego: MLIM Company. Retrieved 19 August 2014. At age 9, he performed his first gigs with F.o.N. at, respectively, Bonita Vista High School and Soma. 
  9. ^ "xxxchurch – Stephanie". [unreliable source]
  10. ^ Bouvier, Geoff (30 March 2006). "San Diego Models Tell All". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 19 August 2014. Werner graduated from Bonita High and went to Cuyamaca College for three years without graduating. 

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Coordinates: 32°38′47.48″N 116°59′55.66″W / 32.6465222°N 116.9987944°W / 32.6465222; -116.9987944