Brea Olinda High School

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Brea Olinda High School
Student activity on -Brea Olinda High School campus during a short break.jpg
Student activity on campus, during snack.
789 Wildcat Way


United States
Coordinates33°56′00″N 117°52′33″W / 33.933244°N 117.875925°W / 33.933244; -117.875925Coordinates: 33°56′00″N 117°52′33″W / 33.933244°N 117.875925°W / 33.933244; -117.875925
TypePublic 4-year
School districtBrea Olinda Unified School District
PrincipalDr. Joshua Porter[1]
Enrollment1,731 (2019-20)[2]
Color(s)Gold and Green   
Athletics conferenceCentury League
YearbookThe Gusher

Brea Olinda High School is a 9th–12th grade public high school located in Brea, California. Established in 1927, the school was originally located across the street from the Brea Mall. In 1989, the school moved to its current location on the northern hills of Brea. Brea Olinda High School is a part of the Brea Olinda Unified School District.


Plans were made in 1924 to make a separate high school in Brea;[3] some parents pushed back and insisted that their children remain at Fullerton Union High School.[4] Construction commenced in 1926; despite some shortcomings by the original contractor, the $400,000 project was finished in time for the 1927–1928 school year.[5] The school's initial enrollment was approximately 200 students and at the original location the school had a working farm as part of Future Farmers of America (FFA).[6]

By 1989, the school population had grown and the high school needed major renovations. The school district decided to construct the new Brea Olinda High School at 789 Wildcat Way, and it opened in September 1989. The new school location would not include a working farm as part of Future Farmers of America (FFA).[7]


BOHS football teams won CIF championships from 1959 to 1962,[8] and again in 2018.[9] The girls basketball team has won ten CIF State Championships.[10]

Performing arts[edit]

Brea Olinda fields four competitive show choirs: the mixed-gender "Masquerade", the all-female "Spellbound" and "Tiffanys", and the all-male "Thundercats".[11] The program hosts an annual competition, the California Classic.[12]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Brea Olinda High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "School Secession Motive Explained". Santa Ana Register. June 7, 1924. Retrieved October 23, 2020 – via
  4. ^ "Parents May Invoke Law in H.S. Row". Santa Ana Register. June 26, 1925. Retrieved October 23, 2020 – via
  5. ^ "Brea-Olinda High School Plant to Be Ready Soon". Santa Ana Register. May 26, 1927. Retrieved October 23, 2020 – via
  6. ^ "Brea-Olinda High School Principal To Aid Students Enroll". Santa Ana Register. September 7, 1927. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  7. ^ Malebranche II, Mark R. (2016). "Brea: Cosmopolitan Present from Provincial Roots". Orange Countiana. Orange County Historical Society. XII: 69–71.
  8. ^ Itagaki, Michael (October 6, 1993). "Football Titles Were a Way of Life at Brea-Olinda 30 Years Ago". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  9. ^ Fryer, Steve (November 20, 2018). "Fryer on football: Brea Olinda a small team doing big things in football playoffs". Orange County Register. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  10. ^ Stephens, Mitch (March 24, 2016). "CIF State Championships: Brea Olinda breezes to its 10th state title". MaxPreps. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "SCC: Viewing School - Brea Olinda High School". Show Choir Community. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  12. ^ Stoloff, Zach (May 22, 2011). "Middle School Students Dance the Night Away". Patch. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  13. ^ Miyamoto, Ken (January 8, 2020). "Screenwriting Wisdom from Auteur James Cameron". Screencraft. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  14. ^ Meyer, Jerry (February 25, 2008). "Fogg on the rise". Rivals. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  15. ^ Devereux, Rick (September 3, 2004). "Mustangs overrun by Wildcats". Daily Pilot. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  16. ^ Harkness, Jeff (September 11, 2018). "So Close: Another Near Miss For Metallica's James Hetfield and Me". B102.7. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  17. ^ Metzger, Roger (June 20, 2019). "Jones latest Cy Young winner to be honored". Times Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  18. ^ "Friends Christian still a sports powerhouse". Orange County Register. May 15, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  19. ^ Whitehead, Brian (May 30, 2013). "A father's everlasting kiss". Orange County Register. Retrieved October 23, 2020.

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