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 Mr. Vincent Mays
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 City Schools.

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] They are currently in the City League.

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
  • Hiking Club
  • Key Club
  • Link Crew
  • NJROTC (Armed/Unarmed Exhibition)
  • Serrandipity (journalism)
  • La Mision (yearbook)
  • Q News
  • Jedi Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Photography 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 Schools most well-known rival is Patrick Henry High School. The Serra Basketball Team/Football Team have competed against each other every year. Since 2013, the Serra Basketball has went undefeated against Patrick Henry. The Field Hockey team, however, is most known for having a rivalry with Scripps Ranch High School which is right up the 15 freeway. The Serra Field Hockey team is among the best high school programs in the nation, accruing dozens of league titles and CIF Chanpionships.