Mission Bay Senior High School
|Mission Bay High School (MBHS)|
2475 Grand Avenue,
|Motto||Pride, Dignity and Excellence in everything we do.|
|Number of students||1,054 (2015-16)|
|District||San Diego Unified School District|
Mission Bay High School (MBHS), is a public school located in the San Diego, California community of Pacific Beach. It is a magnet school with emphasis on Academic Studies. In Fall 2006, Mission Bay introduced International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme courses.
Mission Bay also has a nationally recognized Jazz program, directed by Jean-Paul "J.P." Balmat (formerly directed by Ray Vinole). This program consists of three groups: the Concert Jazz Ensemble, the Intermediate Jazz Ensemble, and the Preservationists (formerly the Mission Bay High School Dixie Jazz Band).
The racial make-up of Mission Bay High is American Indian - 13 (1%), Asian - 174 (10%), Black - 242 (14%,) Hispanic - 876 (52%), White - 369 (22%). Approximately 83% of the school is bused from other parts of San Diego such as Logan Heights, Sherman, Shell Town, Mount Hope, Lincoln Park, Valencia Park, Encanto, Skyline, Paradise Hills, City Heights, and Scripps Ranch.
- Adia Barnes, basketball player and coach, holder of national high school record for blocks and all-time scoring and rebounding record for the University of Arizona, now head coach of the Arizona Wildcats
- Jean Marc Barr, French-American actor
- Dillon Baxter, USC football player
- Matt Bush, baseball player, pitcher for the Texas Rangers, No. 1 overall pick of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft
- Amir Derakh (originally Amir Davidson), guitarist with bands Rough Cutt, Orgy, Dead by Sunrise, and Julien-K
- Arian Foster, collegiate football star for the Tennessee Volunteers, running back for the NFL's the Houston Texans
- Skip Frye, legendary surfboard shaper, world-class professional surfer
- Mike Fuentes, drummer of Pierce the Veil
- Vic Fuentes, singer and guitarist of Pierce the Veil
- Rosie Hamlin, singer, Rosie and the Originals
- Mike Houghton, selected 2002 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, attended the San Diego State University
- Tawny Kitaen, actress (attended, but did not graduate)
- Jeanne Lenhart, senior Olympian, amateur volleyball player, senior pageant winner
- Casey Nicholaw, Broadway director, choreographer and actor
- Jason Parker, UFL player, California Redwoods
- Kevin Reese, Major League Baseball player, New York Yankees
- Ralph Rubio, founder, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill
- Betsy Russell, film and television actress
- Richard R. Schrock, chemist and Nobel laureate
- Joel Skinner, Major League Baseball player and coach of the Cleveland Indians
- Marcus Smith, defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys
- Frank Zappa, musician (attended, but did not graduate)
- "Mission Bay High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 25, 2018.