Mission Bay High School

Coordinates: 32°48′01″N 117°13′24″W / 32.8003°N 117.2233°W / 32.8003; -117.2233
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Mission Bay High School (MBHS)
Current Logo for Mission Bay High School
2475 Grand Av
San Diego

TypePublic, Magnet
MottoPride, dignity and excellence, in everything we do.
PrincipalEric Brown[1]
Number of students1,185 (2021–2022)[2]
Team nameBuccaneers
NewspaperThe Beachcomber
DistrictSan Diego Unified School District
WebsiteMission Bay High School Home Page

Mission Bay High School (MBHS), is a public high 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 courses that students could take to help them get their I.B. diploma.[3]

The Mission Bay High jazz program is home to the Award-winning and touring Mission Bay Preservationists, as well as the Mission Bay Mambo Orchestra, the only youth-Latin big band in California. The music program also includes a concert band, string orchestra, full-size symphonic orchestra, swing and concert choirs, and the aforementioned 2 jazz-bands. The music program has been taught by Jean-Paul Balmat[4] since 2006, becoming Mission Bay High's music educator after a 2-year hiatus from 2004 to 2006.

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 Heights, Shelltown, Mount Hope, Lincoln Park, Valencia Park, Encanto, Skyline, Paradise Hills, City Heights, and Scripps Ranch.

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  1. ^ "ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICE STAFF DIRECTORY". Mission Bay High School. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Mission Bay High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "1. IB Diploma Programme". missionbay.sandiegounified.org. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  4. ^ Balmat, Jean-Paul. "Jean-Paul Balmat". Jean-Paul Balmat's Linkedin. Jean-Paul Balmat via LinkedIn. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Brock Ungricht - Baseball Coach". University of San Diego Athletics. Retrieved 7 May 2024.

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32°48′01″N 117°13′24″W / 32.8003°N 117.2233°W / 32.8003; -117.2233