Granite Bay High School

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Granite Bay High School
1 Grizzly Way
Granite Bay, California 95746
United States
Type Public
Established 1996
School district Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD)
Principal Jennifer Leighton
Grades 912
Enrollment 2,081 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Green, silver & black
Mascot Grizzly Bear
Rival Del Oro High School
Newspaper Granite Bay Gazette

Granite Bay High School is located in Granite Bay, California. Granite Bay High School was founded in 1996 and was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Secretary of Education in 2002 and a California Distinguished School in 2007. It is one of the five comprehensive schools in the Roseville Joint High School District. Granite Bay High School has more than 20 Advanced Placement classes, and is one of two schools in RJUHSD to have the International Baccalaureate program. It also has a myriad of extracurricular activities and clubs.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Marching band[edit]

GBHS's Emerald Brigade consists of the award-winning marching band and color guard, jazz band, concert band, and winter programs. The 2007 program gave the Emerald Brigade its first-ever undefeated season.

The band regularly travels to the following competitions: Oakmont (Roseville), Del Oro (Loomis), Foothill (Pleasanton), Folsom, and Lincoln (Stockton). In 2011, they took up WBA (Western Band Association) for the first time, where they came in First Place in the 4A Division placing them 6th place in WBA.

The band has approximately 135 members and performs at home football games and at parade/field show competitions throughout Northern California.

The concert program has traveled to Disneyland numerous times and performed at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York in the spring of 2007. The band was also invited to play at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC in 2005. The concert band plays at the annual Delta College and Golden Empire Festivals.[2]


Granite Bay has two choir, Concert and Chamber.[3]

Competitive forensics (competitive speech and debate)[edit]

One of Granite Bay High School's programs is the competitive forensics team, which offers students the opportunity to compete in a variety of speaking events, ranging from dramatic interpretation to policy debate. The Granite Bay High Forensics team is a member of the National Speech and Debate Association.

In April 2010, two team members won the California State Championships in Public Forum Debate, becoming the first state champions in the program's history.[4]

In April 2013, two team members won the CHSSA California State Championships in Parliamentary Debate.[5]

In January 2014, a team membei won the Martin Luther King Jr. Tournament in Lincoln–Douglas Debate, becoming the first person to win MLK Invitational Championship in the program's history.[6]

Academic Decathlon[edit]

Granite Bay High School hosted an Academic Decathlon team. The team won the Placer County championship eight times and made ti to the State championship twice. A team member achieved the highest score in the state of California in 2000. [7]

The team is no longer active.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  4. ^ "California High School Speech Association – Results". 
  5. ^ Roseville Press Tribune, April 26, 2013
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