Campolindo High School

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Campolindo High School
300 Moraga Road
Moraga, California 94556
United States
Coordinates 37°52′01″N 122°07′37″W / 37.86694°N 122.12694°W / 37.86694; -122.12694Coordinates: 37°52′01″N 122°07′37″W / 37.86694°N 122.12694°W / 37.86694; -122.12694
School type Public high school
Established 1962
School district Acalanes Union High School District
CEEB code 052058
NCES School ID 060165000033[1]
Principal John Walker
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,285[2] (2011–12)
 • Grade 9 296
 • Grade 10 306
 • Grade 11 342
 • Grade 12 341
Color(s) Navy blue and red         
Mascot Cougar
Newspaper La Puma[3]
Yearbook Compañero

Campolindo High School is a public high school located in Moraga, California, United States, and is in the Acalanes Union High School District. Campolindo offers an advanced education system with particular emphasis on its participation in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program.

In 2015, Campolindo was ranked 28th in California (and 178th nationally) by U.S. News & World Report.[5]


The Campolindo Cougars play in Division III, and have programs in women's volleyball, men's football, men's/women's basketball, men's baseball, men's/women's water polo, men's/women's cross country, men's/women's track and field, men's/women's swimming and diving, men's/women's soccer and men's volleyball.[citation needed]

Men's fall sports: football, water polo, and cross country

Men's winter sports: basketball, soccer, and wrestling

Men's spring sports: baseball, golf, swimming, diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and lacrosse

Women's fall sports: water polo, cross country, golf, volleyball, and tennis

Women's winter sports: basketball and soccer

Women's spring sports: softball, swimming, diving, track and field, golf, and lacrosse

Academic Decathlon[edit]

Campolindo's Academic Decathlon team has won the Medium Size Schools state decathlon award in 2013, advancing to the online national championship while placing third in Division III and winning a most improved team award in the process. At the 2013 Online National Championship held April 4 and 26, the Cougars won first place, in the process earning the first national title for Campolindo in any competition and the first national championship in Academic Decathlon for any school in Northern California. In 2017, the Campolindo team won the county competition for the seventh time in a row, making a new record in the Contra Costa County for consecutive county championships in Academic Decathlon.[citation needed]

Soda Aquatic Center[edit]

The Soda Aquatic Center opened to the public in 1999 and has three pools: a 3.5-foot-deep (1.1 m) pool, a diving well 10 to 13 feet (4.0 m) deep with two 1-meter springboards and two 3-meter springboards, and a competition pool. The 50 meter by 25-yard (23 m) competition pool is considered to be one of the fastest pools in the country.[citation needed]

The Soda Aquatic Center is the annual host of:

  • The Water Polo Premier League
  • The Orinda Moraga Pool Association's Swimming Championship Meet
  • The DFAL Swimming and Diving Championship Meet

Because it has one of the few 50 meter pools in the area, the Soda Center is home to Orinda Aquatics and frequently used for USA Swimming swim meets.

The diving tank was used during the filming of the science television program Mythbusters to test the myths "Underwater Car and "Breathing Through a Tire".

The center replaced a large blacktop area which was known by students as the "backlot", where some students (sometimes called "backlotters") would congregate in large numbers during breaks to smoke and socialize.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ California Department of Education. "School Enrollment by Grade – Campolindo High School". DataQuest. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
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  21. ^ "Jon Zuber Statistics and History". Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
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  25. ^ "Heather David". IMDb. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  26. ^ Bruce Shutan. "Acad internship provides jump start into biz". Variety. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  27. ^ "USA Volleyball – Features, Events, Results". Team USA. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Player Bio: Scott Lathrope". Archived from the original on October 29, 2006. Retrieved April 6, 2007. 

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