James Madison High School (California)

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Madison High School
Football field seen from the East
4833 Doliva Drive

United States
Coordinates32°49′55″N 117°10′26″W / 32.832°N 117.174°W / 32.832; -117.174Coordinates: 32°49′55″N 117°10′26″W / 32.832°N 117.174°W / 32.832; -117.174
School districtSan Diego Unified School District
PrincipalHeather Seaton
Teaching staff48.75 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,023 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.98[1]
Color(s)Navy Blue, Grey and White             
RivalPoint Loma High School, Clairemont High School

James Madison High School is a public high school in San Diego, California. It is part of the San Diego Unified School District. Madison's 50-acre (200,000 m2) campus opened in 1962.[2] Serving almost 1,100 students in grades 9-12, it is located in the Clairemont Mesa neighborhood, north of Interstate 8 and west of Interstate 805.


The Warhawks were Central League Champions for football in 2005, 2007, and 2008. They went to the C.I.F. Finals in 2008 against defending champion Valley Center, led by head coach Rick Jackson. In 2010, Madison High School won their first C.I.F. title against Valley Center. Also has won the Western League Championship 2006-2015

Two years later, the football program won their second C.I.F. San Diego championship in 2012. The team was invited to and won the 2012 California Division 3 State Championship Bowl game. Finally winning the division 1 California State championship in December 2016, when they got second overall in the state of California. Cathedral Catholic High School, another school in Southern California, won the Elite division, or the Open division. They got first overall.

The baseball facility is named after longtime coach Bob Roeder. The baseball head coach is Robert Lovato.

The Warhawks football field also serves as the home field for the PDL team San Diego Zest.

Notable alumni[edit]


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