Marina High School (Huntington Beach, California)

Coordinates: 33°43′52″N 118°1′31″W / 33.73111°N 118.02528°W / 33.73111; -118.02528
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Marina High School
15871 Springdale Street


Coordinates33°43′52″N 118°1′31″W / 33.73111°N 118.02528°W / 33.73111; -118.02528
TypePublic high school
MottoLive. Breathe. Vikings.
School districtHuntington Beach Union High School District
PrincipalMorgan Smith
Number of students2,003 (2023-24)[1]
Student to teacher ratio24.61[1]
CampusSuburban Area
Color(s)Navy Blue, Gold, & Columbia Blue    
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Sunset League
Team nameVikings
"The Bowl"

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.[2]


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 2000, Marina's varsity field hockey team played an undefeated season of 13–0 and took both the Sunset League Championship as well as the CIF Championship.[citation needed]

In 2007, Marina Boys Basketball broke the National record for 3-point shots made in a season, making 437 three-pointers.[citation needed]

In 2016, Marina's PoleVaulter Jett Gordon Won the CIF California State Meet and broke the CIF Division II record at 17'2".

In 2021, Marina’s track and field star Elliot Elliott won the CIF California State Meet. She broke a record for longest distance run without water.

Other activities[edit]

On September 20, 2013, for the first time, a transgender teen was named as Marina High School's homecoming queen.[3][4]

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.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


The demographics of Marina High School are as follows:[citation needed]

  • Male:54%,
  • Female:46%,
  • White:49.8%,
  • Hispanic:19.7%,
  • Asian:20.1%,
  • Black:1%,
  • Two Races:2.9%,
  • American Indian:5.9 %,
  • Pacific Islander:.6%


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