El Capitan High School
|El Capitan High School|
10410 Ashwood Street
|Type||Comprehensive high school|
|Motto||Spanish: Ahora Y Siempre|
("Now and Always")
|School district||Grossmont Union High School District|
|NCES District ID||0616230|
|NCES School ID||061623002019|
|Teaching staff||71.90 (FTE)|
|Average class size||30|
|Student to teacher ratio||23.30|
|Color(s)||Black and gold|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Newspaper||The El Capitan Horizon|
El Capitan High School (commonly known as El Cap) is a public high school in Lakeside, California, United States, a census-designated place in San Diego, and serves students in grades nine through twelve. Opened in 1959, El Capitan is the fifth of twelve high schools to be constructed in the Grossmont Union High School District. El Capitan High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
As of 2008, El Capitan High School is the only high school in the Grossmont Union High School District to feature an agriculture program. In September 2018, construction began on an $11 million event center that included an event space, lobby and concession areas, band room, practice room, dance studio, and drama classroom. The construction of the event center was completed in December 2019.
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The school fields teams in the following sports: American football, baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer (football), tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wrestling.
In 2014, the varsity football team enjoyed its best performance in school history. After an upset victory against Helix High School, a Division I team, El Capitan finished the regular season undefeated at 10–0. Defeating Mt. Carmel and Brawley, the school would win its first CIF San Diego Section Division II championship in a 14–7 victory against Rancho Bernardo High School. However, El Capitan suffered its first and only defeat of the season in the Division III state championship game when it was defeated 35–28 by Campolindo.
In 2016, the girls varsity volleyball team finished the season 25–5 and won its first San Diego Section Division III championship.
- Jeff Byrd, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
- Delanie Gourley, softball pitcher
- Matt LaChappa, minor league pitcher for the San Diego Padres
- Ryan Lindley, quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals
- Nic Long, Olympic cyclist
- Jaime Preciado, bass player for Pierce The Veil
- Kevin Ginkel, pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks
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