Chaffey High School

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Chaffey High School
Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium
1245 North Euclid Avenue


Coordinates34°04′47″N 117°39′14″W / 34.079802°N 117.653986°W / 34.079802; -117.653986Coordinates: 34°04′47″N 117°39′14″W / 34.079802°N 117.653986°W / 34.079802; -117.653986
School districtChaffey Joint Union High School District
PrincipalChristina Martinez
Teaching staff139.62 (FTE)
Enrollment3,268 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio25.58
Color(s)     Orange
Team nameTigers
RivalOntario High School

Chaffey High School is a public high school in Ontario, California. It is one of the eleven schools of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. The school rests on approximately 65 acres (260,000 m2), making it one of the largest high schools by area in California.


Chaffey College of Agriculture, 1885.

The Chaffey College of Agriculture, founded by the Ontario founders George and William Chaffey, opened on October 15, 1885. The institution, which also had a secondary school, was operated by the University of Southern California until 1901, when it came under the control of the local community and was renamed Ontario High School. In 1911, enrollment was opened to students from Upland and the school was renamed in honor of the Chaffey brothers. Almost all the high school-age students in western San Bernardino County attended Chaffey, a trend that continued until the 1950s. The school's buildings were rebuilt and many new ones were constructed during the government public works programs of the New Deal. Chaffey College continued to operate on the campus until 1960, when it was relocated to the nearby community of Alta Loma.


The demographic breakdown of the 3571 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year was:[2]

  • Male - 51.6%
  • Female - 48.4%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
  • Asian/Pacific islander - 2.2%
  • Black - 2.6%
  • Hispanic - 86.5%
  • White - 6.8%
  • Multiracial - 1.7%

In addition, 77.7% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  3. ^ Anton, Mike (March 30, 2014). "Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Ward, Mike (May 10, 1990). "Campaign Styles a Reflection of Candidates". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "Doll Nears Scoring Title, Katzka Next". San Bernardino County Sun. February 25, 1938. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  6. ^ Brewster, Louis (March 31, 2014). "This Redlands grandmother reaches 113 mph at Speedway". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  7. ^ Erardi, John (July 1998). "Major League Talent?". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  8. ^ Lusk, Brad (November 17, 1963). "Their stories deserve to be printed, they were so good. Here they are, slightly condensed". San Bernardino County Sun. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  9. ^ "Miracles happened in Keyworth's career". 23 November 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  10. ^ Sproul, Suzanne (June 15, 2009). "Noted nurse, teacher honored at Chaffey High Tiger of the Year". Contra Costa Times. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  11. ^ "NASA scientist Robert Williams honored as Chaffey High Tiger of the Year". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. May 18, 2014.

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