College Park High School (Pleasant Hill, California)

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College Park High School
201 Viking Drive


United States
Coordinates37°57′54″N 122°04′15″W / 37.96500°N 122.07083°W / 37.96500; -122.07083[1]Coordinates: 37°57′54″N 122°04′15″W / 37.96500°N 122.07083°W / 37.96500; -122.07083[1]
School typePublic high school
PrincipalJoe Alvarez[2]
Faculty87.00 (FTE)[3]
Enrollment2,036 (2018-19)[3]
Student to teacher ratio23.40[3]
AreaPleasant Hill, California
Color(s)Purple and white         
AffiliationMount Diablo Unified School District

College Park High School is a public high school located in Pleasant Hill, California, United States, adjacent to Valley View Middle School and Diablo Valley College. It is part of the Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD). CPHS was honored as a 2013 California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education.[4]


College Park High School was founded in 1960 to alleviate population pressure from nearby Pleasant Hill High. The new institution chose the falcon for its mascot. The school had been constructed on land adjacent to Diablo Valley College, leading to the name College Park. A fierce rivalry developed between College Park and Pleasant Hill High until the latter closed. This rivalry would later be transferred to both Alhambra and Northgate High Schools. [5]


  • In June 2004, members of the student body were found to have created a website that contained stolen test answers and student-posted homework answers. Much of the junior class was found to have knowledge of the site, which had existed nearly all year long. Two students as well as a teacher went on to appear on the Dr. Phil show as a result of the incident, gaining College Park national attention for the scandal.[6][7]
  • CPHS also gained national media attention in January 2005 when United States Army recruiters turned the school's quad into a lunchtime shooting range. The event was approved by the school's principal, but, after much criticism, he claimed he had envisioned a different type of event than what took place.[8]


Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ United States Geological Survey (19 January 1981). "GNIS Detail -College Park High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  2. ^ "School Administrators & Counselors". Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  3. ^ a b c "College Park High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "2013 Distinguished Middle and High Schools". Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  5. ^ Nilsen, Adam P. (2007). Images of America: Pleasant Hill. San Francisco, CA: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-5565-2.
  6. ^ "Dr.". Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Public Affairs - Clips". Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  8. ^ Burrell, Jackie (January 27, 2005), "U.S. Army recruiters cause uproar at College Park High", Contra Costa Times
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  10. ^ Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine>