Marina High School (Huntington Beach, California)
|Marina High School|
15871 Springdale Street
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Live. Breathe. Vikings.|
|School district||Huntington Beach Union High School District|
|Number of students||2,411 (2019-20)|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue, Gold, & Columbia Blue|
|Athletics conference||CIF Southern Section |
Marina High School is a public high school located in the northwest corner of Huntington Beach, California which first began operating in 1963. Marina is part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, which includes several other area high schools. The school is located on Springdale Street between Edinger Avenue and McFadden Avenue. In 2009, the school was named a California Distinguished School, the highest honor given to schools in California.
Marina's athletic teams are known as the Vikings and their school colors are Navy Blue, Columbia Blue, and Gold. They compete in the Big 4 League of the Golden West Conference California Interscholastic Federation's (CIF) Southern Section. Marina has no on-campus stadium and plays most of its football home games at nearby Westminster High School.
In 2007, Marina Boys Basketball broke the National record for 3-point shots made in a season, making 437 three-pointers.
Beginning in 2014, the woodshop class of the school (whose mascot is a Viking) began planning, funding, and constructing a replica of a Viking ship. In May 2016 the ship sailed on its maiden voyage at Sunset Aquatic Marina; short ocean-going trips to Long Beach and Catalina Island are planned for the future.
- Daric Barton, professional baseball player
- Jake Bauers, professional baseball player
- Robin Beauregard, Olympic medalist
- Vanessa Laine Bryant, model, dancer
- Johnny Christ, bassist for hard rock/metal band, Avenged Sevenfold
- Evelyn Cisneros, ballerina, former principal dancer for the San Francisco Ballet
- Kevin Elster, former MLB baseball player
- Bob Forrest, vocalist of the bands Thelonious Monster and The Bicycle Thief
- Chanda Gunn, Olympic bronze medalist in 2006, women's ice hockey goaltender
- Adam Hayward, NFL football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Alan Knipe, head coach of the Long Beach State 49ers men's volleyball team and former head coach of the United States men's national volleyball team
- Dave Mustaine, lead vocalist and guitarist for hard rock/metal band, Megadeth
- Natalie Nakase, basketball player and coach
- Marc Newfield, former MLB baseball player
- Lute Olson, NCAA Champion basketball coach 
- Cherokee Parks, former NBA basketball player
- Tony Parrish, former NFL football player
- Joe Penny, actor 
- Justin Sellers, infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates
- Victoria Anthony, 2015 and 2017 U.S. Open champion and Olympian.
The demographics of Marina High School are as follows:
- Two Races:2.9%,
- American Indian:5.9 %,
- Pacific Islander:.6%
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- Marina High School website
- Huntington Beach Union High School District website
- Marina High School's 2006 STAR (California Standardized Testing and Reporting) test scores
- Marina Football Website
- Marina Marching Band/Concert Band/Jazz Band/Orchestra/Drumline/Color Guard
- Marina Choral/Vocal Music Website