Half Moon Bay High School
|Half Moon Bay High School|
|1 Lewis Foster Dr
Half Moon Bay, California, San Mateo County 94019
|School district||Cabrillo Unified School District|
|Number of students||1041|
|Color(s)||Orange, Black, White|
|Athletics conference||CIF Central Coast Section|
|Rival||Terra Nova High School|
Half Moon Bay High School was founded in August 1909 under the leadership of the school's first principal, Mr. Anderson. Fourteen students registered for classes on the opening day, of whom seven graduated at the school's first commencement in 1912.
|White||Latino||Asian||African American||Pacific Islander||American Indian||Two or More Races|
According to US News and World Report, 51% of Half Moon Bay High School's student body is "of color," with 26% of the student body coming from an economically disadvantaged household, determined by student eligibility for California's Reduced-price meal program. 
Curriculum and Standardized Testing
Half Moon Bay High School offers Advanced Placement courses in US History, World History, Spanish, French, US Government, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Studio Art, Biology, Physics, Calculus and Statistics.
Half Moon Bay High School's graduating senior's SAT scores have consistently averaged well above the overall California state mean. An overwhelming majority of the school's students matriculate to college upon graduation, with the large majority of those electing to attend a school within the California Community College System.
|SAT Scores for 2013–2014 |
|Critical Reading Average||Math Average||Writing Average|
|Half Moon Bay High School||526||524||520|
|San Mateo County||546||576||548|
The Cougars compete in the Peninsula Athletic League of the Central Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Notably, the football team won the Central Coast Section (CCS) title in 2005, 2015, and 2016. The baseball team has enjoyed success in recent years; this success peaked in 2008 and 2009, when they won the PAL Ocean Division and reached the semifinals of CCS respectively. The boys' basketball team has won 2 CCS Division 4 titles, in 1994 and 1996. The boys' cross country team also has a strong tradition, consistently winning league titles throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s, with CCS championship titles in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2015.
Half Moon Bay High School offers the following sports:
Half Moon Bay High School offers many different clubs on its campus. Some of the clubs on its campus are: Art Club, Anime Club, Calculus Club, Dodgeball Club, Drama Club, Future Farmers of America, Future Business Leaders of America, Ghost Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Interact Club, Japan Club, Physics Club, Junior Statesmen of America, The Muse, Prom Committee, Puente Club, Snack Club, Seed Club (book drive club),Tea Club, and Surf Club.
- History of Half Moon Bay High School
- Half Moon Bay High School SARC Report
- Half Moon Bay High School Advanced Placement
- "SAT Report - District Level Scores". California Department of Education. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- California Department of Education - DataQuest
- Historical Record of CCS Football Championship Results
- CCS Boys' Basketball Championship History
- The wrestling team won the PAL championship in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and placed 4th in the CCS in 2015. In 2015 they came home with over 10 league champions, the most in school history. With two CCS champions as well.Historical Record of CCS Boys' Cross Country Championship Results