Mendota High School
|Mendota High School|
|1282 Belmont Avenue
Mendota, California, Fresno 93640
|School district||Mendota Unified School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Paul Lopez|
|Principal||Travis Kirby |
|Number of students||755|
|Hours in school day||7.5|
|Color(s)||Black, White & Teal|
|Slogan||Building Scholars, Leaders and Champions|
|Athletics||CIF (Multiple Divisions)|
|Team name||Mendota Aztecs|
|Feeder to||Mendota Junior High School|
In the 2015-2016 school year, the school contained 755 students. 99% were Hispanic, with the remainder Asian.
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."
The heart and soul of Mendota High School is the football team, which was recently featured in an ESPN Sportscenter special. https://vimeo.com/97425098
- Mendota High - Public School
- Marcum, Diana (19 May 2011). "Chess takes root in Central Valley farm town, blossoms into a state title for Latino high school team". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
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