Buchser High School

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Emil R. Buchser High School was a public high school in Santa Clara, California. It graduated its first class in 1960 and closed in 1981. Another school, Santa Clara High School, now occupies Buchser High's original campus and Santa Clara High's previous campus became the home of the new Buchser Middle School. The science wing at Buchser Middle School caught fire in 2004, but has been rebuilt since then.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Steve Bartkowski, NFL quarterback who played for the Atlanta Falcons (1975–1985) and the Los Angeles Rams (1986) was a 1971 graduate of Buchser High. An All-American QB at University of California, Berkeley, he was the 1st overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft, even ahead of the great Walter Payton.
  • Joe Charboneau the colorful Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians attended Buchser High. He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1980 while playing for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Mark Langston, Pitcher who played Major League Baseball from 1984 to 1999, is a Buchser High alumnus. He started his career with the Seattle Mariners, but spent most of his MLB career with the California Angels. He was selected four times as an All-Star pitcher, in 1987, 1991, 1992, and in 1993.

James Jones, NFL wide-receiver-Green Bay Packers 2007-present

High school information[edit]

  • Buchser High School's mascot was a "Bruin" bear. The school's colors were scarlet red, black, and white.
  • Buchser High has an active alumni Web site at www.buchserhigh.org, where alumni can get information on anything related to the high school and its alumni.
  • Buchser High alumni gather annually for a reunion picnic at Central Park in Santa Clara, California. It is held in late August on a weekend and all Bruin alumni from all classes are invited. Full information on the reunion picnic is available at www.buchserhigh.org.
  • Krazy George Henderson, the renowned wacky cheerleader for many college and professional teams, got his start while teaching at Buchser High in 1975.
  • Donald Callejon was the longest-serving Principal at Buchser High and has long been considered its "heart and soul".[by whom?]