De Anza High School
|De Anza High School|
|5000 Valley View Road |
Richmond, CA 94803
|School district||West Contra Costa Unified School District|
|Athletics||Football, tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, swimming, golf, track & field, and badminton|
|Athletics conference||CIF North Coast Section - TCAL|
|Academies||Health Academy, Information Technology Academy, Law Academy|
The school originally opened in 1955. In 2005 local voters passed Measure J, a bond measure which included $161 million to completely rebuild the De Anza campus. Reconstruction began in 2009 with a new all-weather track and artificial-turf football field, along with the demolition of the gym and other site preparation work. The new facility was opened for the start of the 2013 - 2014 school year.
The school offers four academies: Health Academy, Information Technology Academy, Law Academy, and Air Force JROTC.
School clubs include Anime, Asian-Pacific Islander, Banju Community Club, Black Student Union, Christian Club, Freedom of Movement, French, Gay/Straight Alliance, Glee Club, Graffiti Arts, Guitar, Hip-Hop Club, Health Occupational Society of America (HOSA), Interact, MESA, Outdoor Rec, Poetry, Robotics, Shimada, Speech & Debate, Video Game Club, and Yearbook.
|California Standard Tests Scores, proficiency rate |
- Brian Abshire (1982): 1988 Olympian in the 3000 meter steeplechase; former USA indoor 3000 meter record holder
- Joel Beck (1961): early "underground" comic artist
- Davone Bess (2008): NFL player (transferred his sophomore year to Skyline)
- Greg Bracelin (1975): former NFL player
- Ken Burrow (1966): NFL player, Atlanta Falcons, 1971
- Les Claypool (1981): Primus bassist and lead singer
- Kirk Hammett (1980): Metallica lead guitarist
- Frank Lockett (1985): NFL player, Miami Dolphins
- Silkk the Shocker (1994): No Limit rapper and member of TRU; real name Vyshonn Miller
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