Serra High School (San Diego, California)

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Junipero Serra High School
5156 Santo Rd.
San Diego, CA 92124
Coordinates 32°49′33″N 117°6′20″W / 32.82583°N 117.10556°W / 32.82583; -117.10556Coordinates: 32°49′33″N 117°6′20″W / 32.82583°N 117.10556°W / 32.82583; -117.10556
Type Public school
Established 1976
Principal Erica Renfree
Enrollment 1,700+ (as of 2016)
Color(s) Brown & Gold          
Mascot Conrad the Conquistador

Junipero Serra High School is a public high school situated in the community of Tierrasanta within the city of San Diego, California. It is named for Junípero Serra, a Spanish missionary who founded Mission San Diego and other settlements in what is now California. It is nearly adjacent to Murphy Canyon, a large military housing community. It is a traditional school and part of the San Diego Unified School District.

Smaller Learning Communities[edit]

Serra uses High School Reform/Small Learning Communities to enable personalized instruction drawing on ongoing data collection and team-teaching.

  • Grade 9 - Freshmen Organized To Create Ultimate Success (FOCUS)
  • Grade 10 - Sophomore School Of Humanities (SSH)
  • Grade 11 - Project American Dream 11
  • Grade 12 - Project American Dream 12

Athletics programs[edit]

In the 2011-2012 season, the girls Basketball team won San Diego CIF by defeating West Hills High School. Varsity Girls Soccer also won a CIF Div. 2 Championship in 2013. The Serra Football program also has won 5 total league championships, in . 1999, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2013.[citation needed] As of 2014, they are in the City League.[1]

School activities and clubs[edit]

  • AP Club
  • Art Club
  • ARC
  • ASB
  • AVID Club
  • Ceramic Club
  • Cheer Club
  • Club Elevate
  • CSF
  • Drama Club
  • Green Garden Club
  • GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Club
  • The Office Club
  • Hiking Club
  • Key Club
  • Link Crew
  • NJROTC (Armed/Unarmed Exhibition)
  • Serrandipity (journalism)
  • La Mision (yearbook)
  • Q News
  • Jedi Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Photography Club
  • Common Ground (Bible Club)

AP classes and testing[edit]

In 2006-2007 students at Serra took Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the following areas:

  • Art History
  • Art: Studio 2-D Design
  • Art: Studio Drawing
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Economics: Micro
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Government & Politics: U.S.
  • Physics B
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • U.S. History
  • World History


Serra High School's most well-known rival is Patrick Henry High School. The Serra Basketball team and Football team have competed against Patrick Henry's teams every year. The Field Hockey team, however, is most known for having a rivalry with Scripps Ranch High School which is located the Scripps Ranch community of San Diego. The Serra Field Hockey team is among the best high school programs in the nation, accruing dozens of league titles and CIF Championships.


  1. ^ "Fall sports". Junipero Serra High School. Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2014-12-25.