Colton High School (California)

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Colton High School
777 W Valley Blvd
Colton, California, San Bernardino County 92324
United States
Type Public
Opened 1872[1]
School district Colton Joint Unified School District
Principal Mrs. Murphy
Grades 9-12
Number of students 3300
Color(s) Crimson and Gold   [2]
Athletics conference CIF Southern Section
Sunkist League
Mascot Yellowjackets
Rival Grand Terrace
Newspaper Pepper Bough[3]

Colton High School is an American public high school in Colton, California. It is located just north of Interstate 10 at Rancho Avenue. The school currently enrolls 3314 students, which is more than its normal capacity. Colton High School opened in 1872 as the first High School of the Colton Joint Unified School District. It is one of five High Schools in the district.

The school draws students from the city of Colton, as well as Grand Terrace and a small section of San Bernardino. The school is identified as a national AVID demonstration school, and was named a 2011 AP District of the Year in the midsize category by the College Board.


In the 2010 Fall football season, the Yellowjackets won the CIF Championship, the first time since 1979.

Notable athletes include Kevinn Pinkney of the Boston Celtics, Allen Bradford of the Seattle Seahawks, Daniel Sorensen of the Minnesota Vikings, Shareece Wright of the Baltimore Ravens, Nat Berhe of the New York Giants and Jimmy Smith of the Baltimore Ravens.


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  2. ^ "COLTON HIGH SCHOOL - COLTON CA - HOME". Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pepper Bough". Colton High School. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 

Coordinates: 34°04′11″N 117°20′03″W / 34.06972°N 117.33417°W / 34.06972; -117.33417