Casa Grande High School

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For the Arizona high school, see Casa Grande Union High School.
Casa Grande High School
Casa Grande High School.jpg
333 Casa Grande Road
Petaluma, California
United States
Type Public
School district Petaluma City Schools
Principal Eric Backman
Faculty 83.20 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9th-12th
Enrollment 1,839[1] (2009-10)
Student to teacher ratio 22.10[1]
Campus Suburban
Mascot Gaucho

Casa Grande High School is a public high school in Petaluma, California. Casa Grande is one of six high schools in the Petaluma City Schools District. As of the 2010-2011 school year, Casa Grande had an enrollment of 1,770 students.[1]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Academic Decathlon[edit]

Casa Grande has raised an Academic Decathlon team. The team has represented Sonoma County for the last 30 years in the decathlon's state-level competition. They won California's Division II title seven times. The team has advanced to the final competition at the national level once, where it took sixth place overall.[2]


The Gaucho Gazette is Casa Grande High School newspaper.[3] Established for more than a decade as of 2012, the Gaucho Gazette won the first place 63rd Redwood Empire Excellence in Journalism prize for high school journalism in 2009.[4] The paper was named the 4th best student newspaper by the National Scholastic Press Association in 2012.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Casa Grande High". web. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Benefield, Kerry. "Casa Grande's Academic Decathlon Dynasty Keeps Rolling." Editorial. Press Democrat [Santa Rosa] n.d.: n. pag. Press Democrat, 26 Feb. 2013. Web. 27 June 2013.
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  6. ^ "Former Casa star getting world-class basketball education". The Press Democrat. October 19, 2010. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ Barber, Phil (April 3, 2013). "Casa Grande standout will be on roster Friday in Sacramento". The Press Democrat. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ Britton, Tim (June 19, 2014). "Baseball continues to bond Gomes brothers". Providence Journal. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ Jackson, John (November 12, 2010). "Giants' TV reporter returns to her roots". Argus Courier (The Press Democrat). Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ Cahill, Greg (1995). "Phoenix Rising". MetroActive. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 38°14′34″N 122°35′56″W / 38.24278°N 122.59889°W / 38.24278; -122.59889