Hercules Middle/High School
|Hercules High School|
|1900 Refugio Valley Road
|School district||West Contra Costa Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Black, Columbia blue, and silver|
Hercules High School is a secondary school located at 1900 Refugio Valley Road in Hercules, California, United States. The campus consists of both a middle school and high school on the same premises, with the administrative complex and library separating the two sides. It was established in 2001 as a 6-12 school. In July 2014 the West Contra Costa Board of Trustees approved the split of the middle and high schools as two separate schools. It is a part of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
As of 2010, the Hercules High School student population was 45.2% Asian/Pacific Islander, 25.0% Black, 14.9% Hispanic, 9.9% White, and 0.3% American Indian. 25% were considered economically disadvantaged, participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program, and 9% were English language learners.
- Hercules High School's newspaper is the Titan Template. John Brown ran the publication since the school's opening in 2001 until his retirement in 2009. Since then, Natalie Wojinski has taken over advising the newspaper. In 2009, it won an "excellent" in JEANC's Best of the West. The publication can be viewed online at http://issuu.com/titantemplate.
- Hercules High School also has a fledgling online newspaper, ArkeNews. It is so named because Arke was the messenger of the Titans in mythology.
- Hercules Middle School's newspaper is the Titan Times and is advised by Lynne Dirk.
- Hercules High School's award-winning yearbook is The Olympus. It is advised by Natalie Wojinski.
- The school also has a creative literary magazine, The Dynamite Factory. It is published by the Creative Writing class and is advised by Jamey Genna.
Hercules High School competes in the Tri-County Athletic League (TCAL) of the North Coast Section (NCS).
Sports are only available for high school students. They include badminton, football, cross country, tennis, golf, water polo, cheer, soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, swimming, and track.
The Hercules High School Rhythm n' Motion Dancers dance production group ended in 2011 when the dance teacher Teresa Felix retired because the school's dance program was being threatened by budget cuts.
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