Junípero Serra High School (San Mateo, California)
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|Junípero Serra High School|
|451 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, California 94403
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Dean of Studies||Rita Lee|
|Admissions Director||Carl Dos Remedios '78|
|Athletic Director||Dean Ayoob '95|
Junípero Serra High School (commonly Serra or JSHS) is a Catholic, college preparatory in San Mateo, California, serving students in grades 9–12. A part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, this school provides education for young men. The school has an academic focus with a college preparatory curriculum. The school's core values are "faith, wisdom, service, community and leadership." 
More than 60 percent of Serra students are enrolled in honors and Advanced Placement courses. Serra has averaged an 80 percent AP pass rate over the past five years, which is more than 20 points higher than the national average. Serra graduates of the past five years are currently attending the following private colleges and universities: Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania, Caltech, the University of Notre Dame, Duke University, Northwestern University, the University of Southern California, Swarthmore College, Georgia Tech, the University of Chicago, and Santa Clara University, among many others. Alumni have also been accepted to all campuses of the University of California and California State University, as well as the University of Michigan, the College of William and Mary, the University of Washington and the University of Illinois. Serra's Class of 2016 received more than $17 million in college scholarships.
- El Padre yearbook
- Serra Friar newspaper
- Traditions magazine
Fight on Serra Padres,
Win the game for Serra High!
Fight, you Serra Padres,
Let them know you'll never die!
Blue and Gold we're with you,
We're behind you all the way!
So fight, fight, fight, Serra Padres, Padres, Hooray!
Junípero Serra High School is a Roman Catholic school. It offers faith and theology education through its Campus Ministry program and curriculum. Campus Ministry offers four-day-long Kairos retreats, retreat leadership opportunities, liturgical leadership opportunities and Immersion trips to Watsonville, West Virginia, Nicaragua, San Jose and Los Angeles. The Campus Ministry office also manages the school's Christian Service program. Theology courses offer instruction in the Catholic faith, morality and worship, and stress the importance of individual faith development.
- David Bakhtiari, Class of 2009, NFL Offensive Tackle for the Green Bay Packers
- Ruben Barrales, Class of 1980, Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States and Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
- Peter Barsocchini, Class of 1970, Writer/Producer, created Disney's franchise High School Musical
- Barry Bonds, Class of 1982, Major League Baseball left fielder (1986–2007) for the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-time NL MVP, 12-time Silver Slugger Award winner, 8-time Gold Glove Award winner, 14-time All-Star selection, and 3-time NL Hank Aaron Award winner.
- Bryan Bishop, Class of 1996, sound effects engineer (Adam Carolla Show and Adam Carolla Podcast)
- Tom Brady, Class of 1995, NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots (2000-), 4-time Super Bowl champion (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014), 3-time Super Bowl MVP (2001, 2003, 2014), 2-time NFL MVP (2007, 2010). 6 time AFC Champion (2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014).
- Tim Cullen, Class of 1960, former Major League Baseball infielder
- Bob Fitzgerald, Class of 1984, Professional sports play-by-play announcer, KNBR talk show host and Radio announcer for the Golden State Warriors
- Marcus "Sweet Hands" Bergamaschi, Class of 2008, Rubix cube title holder 2016
- Jim Fregosi, Class of 1959, Major League Baseball shortstop (1961–1971) and manager, 6-time All-Star, Gold Glove Award winner
- Jesse Freitas, Class of 1969, NFL quarterback for the San Diego Chargers (1974–1975)
- Danny Frisella, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Kevin Gilbert, American songwriter, musician, composer, producer
- Greg Gutfeld, Class of 1983, Journalist, editor of The Daily Gut; host of Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld and co-hosts The Five on Fox News Channel
- Keala Keanaaina, American football player
- Gary Hughes, Class of 1959, Major League Baseball executive and scout
- Scott Igoe, Class of 1986, Vice President at ABC
- Gregg Jefferies, Class of 1985, Major League Baseball infielder (1987–2000), 2-time All-Star
- William J. Justice, Class of 1960, Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of San Francisco
- Bill Keller, Class of 1966, New York Times Executive Editor, Pulitzer Prize winner
- Joe Kmak, Class of 1981, Major League Baseball catcher (1993, 1995) for the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs (Baseball Dad in FCLL)
- John Lescroart, Class of 1966, New York Times best selling author
- Chuck Lofgren, Class of 2004, Minor League Baseball pitcher (2010–present) for the San Francisco Giants organization California League San Jose Giants.
- Stephen Lumpkins, Class of 2008, professional basketball player
- Jeremiah Masoli, Class of 2006-7, quarterback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Phil Monahan, Class of 1950, Major General in the US Marine Corps and Bronze Star recipient
- Tony Renda, Class of 2009, Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds
- John Robinson, Class of 1954, former NFL head coach and college football head coach (three Rose Bowl victories as coach of the USC Trojans) 
- Tom Scott, Class of 1969, CFL Hall of Fame member winner of five straight Grey Cup Championships while playing with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.
- Dan Serafini, Class of 1992 Major League Baseball pitcher (1996–2003)
- John V. Shields, Class of 1950, Retired President and CEO of Trader Joe's
- Michael Shrieve, Class of 1968, drummer for Santana[unreliable source?]
- Lynn Swann, Class of 1970, former NFL wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1974–1982), Hall of Famer, Super Bowl MVP; 2006 GOP nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania
- Michael Trucco, Class of 1988, actor (Battlestar Galactica, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Fairly Legal)
Junipero Serra High School is a part of a program called Tri-School, a partnership with Notre Dame High School, Belmont, and Mercy High School, Burlingame, both all-female schools. The schools host some morning classes with mixed education and collaborate in other activities as well.
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