Mission Bay Senior High School
|Mission Bay High School|
|2475 Grand Avenue
San Diego, California
|Type||Public secondary school, magnet|
|Motto||Pride, Dignity and Excellence in everything we do.|
|Vice principal||Erin Leszynski & Nella Landau|
|Number of students||Approximately 1,200|
|Color(s)||Black & Gold|
|District||San Diego Unified School District|
Mission Bay High School 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 & Scripps Ranch.
- Adia Barnes accomplished basketball player at high school, college and professional levels. Holder of the national high school record for blocks, holder of the all-time scoring and rebounding record for the University of Arizona, now an assistant Coach for the University of Washington and broadcaster for the Seattle Storm
- Jean Marc Barr French American Actor
- Dillon Baxter, USC college football player
- Matt Bush, baseball player, the No. 1 overall pick in the June 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 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
- Mike Houghton, Drafted number 200 in 2002 NFL Draft by Green Bay Packers, attended San Diego State University
- Tawny Kitaen, actress (attended, but did not graduate)
- Jeanne Lenhart, senior Olympian, amateur volleyball player, senior pageant winner
- Casey Nicholaw, director, choreographer and actor
- Jason Parker, UFL player/California Redwoods
- Kevin Reese, Major league baseball player/New York Yankees
- Betsy Russell, actress
- Richard R. Schrock, chemist and Nobel laureate
- Joel Skinner, Major league baseball player/coach of Cleveland Indians
- Marcus Smith, defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys
- Frank Zappa, musician (attended, but did not graduate)