Mendota High School

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Mendota High School
1282 Belmont Avenue
Mendota, California, Fresno 93640
United States
Coordinates 36°44′55″N 120°22′40″W / 36.748483°N 120.377718°W / 36.748483; -120.377718Coordinates: 36°44′55″N 120°22′40″W / 36.748483°N 120.377718°W / 36.748483; -120.377718
Type Public
Opened 1993
School district Mendota Unified School District[1]
Superintendent Dr. Paul Lopez
Principal Travis Kirby [2]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 755[1]
Hours in school day 7.5
Color(s) Black, White & Teal
Slogan Building Scholars, Leaders and Champions
Athletics CIF (Multiple Divisions)
Mascot Aztecs
Team name Mendota Aztecs
Rival Firebaugh Eagles
Feeder to Mendota Junior High School
Information (559) 655-1993

Mendota High School is a public high school in Mendota, California, United States, attended largely by Hispanic-Americans.

In the 2015-2016 school year, the school contained 755 students. 99% were Hispanic, with the remainder Asian.[1]

In 2011, the school's 12-person chess team, named the Knuckleheads, placed first in the Premier Division at the CalChess State Championships in Santa Clara, California. They were honored not only by the City Council but also by the California State Assembly, which caused the Los Angeles Times to remark that for many of the players, that the 180 miles (290 km) trip to Sacramento, California "was the farthest they had ever traveled from Mendota."[3]

The heart and soul of Mendota High School is the football team, which was recently featured in an ESPN Sportscenter special.