Monterey High School (Monterey, California)
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|Monterey High School|
Monterey High Toreadore
101 Herrmann Drive
|Established||1905, 114 years ago|
|School district||Monterey Peninsula USD|
|Color(s)||Kelly green and Gold|
|Athletics conference||CIF – Central Coast Section|
|Rival||Seaside High School|
Monterey High School is a public high school the western United States, located in Monterey, California. It is the oldest of the four high schools overseen by the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.
Founded as Monterey County High School, the present-day school occupies the same site as the original school built in 1915. In September 1963, Seaside High School became the second school in what was the Monterey Union High School District. The District unified in 1966 and became the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD). 
The school has two gyms: Randall Gym, which was built in the 1920s, and the smaller Harmon Gym built in the 1940s. The gyms were named after the late coach Randy Randall and the late P.E. teacher Jean Harmon. The school is also home to the Dan Albert Stadium, named after the longtime Monterey mayor and former football coach.
Monterey High School is situated on 12.3 acres (5.0 ha; 0.0192 sq mi) and contains 50 classrooms, a library, a lecture room, two gymnasiums, a dance studio, a music building, a cafeteria, and an administration building. In 2010, the District passed a $78 million bond. Funds have been designated to upgrade the school's infrastructure. Renovations to the school's heating system, swimming pool, student bathrooms, counseling office, library, and includes constructing a college and career counseling center and computer lab. Common areas will be completed in Phase I of the project along with ADA compliance. The district is as of 2014 using general funds to upgrade the technology resources across the campus.
- Dan Albert, 10 terms as Monterey City mayor from 1986-2006; two terms on the City Council from 1979-1986; former MHS teacher and football coach.
- Mike Aldrete, MLB outfielder (1986–1996) and coach
- Tory Belleci, MythBusters
- Victor Cole, MLB pitcher (1992)
- Jim Colletto, college head football coach at Purdue (1991–1996) and NFL assistant coach
- Claude Crabb, NFL defensive back (1962–1968)
- Nick Cunningham, bobsledder, (placed 12th in the two-man sled at the 2010 Winter Olympics)
- Pete Cutino, all-time winningest college water polo coach in U.S. history 
- Herman Edwards, former NFL head coach (2001–2008) and defensive back (1977–1986); current head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils
- Charley Harraway, NFL running back (1966–1973)
- Pete Incaviglia, MLB player (1986–1998), manager of the Grand Prairie AirHogs
- Joe Jackson, American football player
- ML Carter, American football player
- Ron Johnson, American football player
- Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense (2011–2013), CIA Director (2009–2011), White House Chief of Staff (1994–1997), U.S. congressman (1977–1993)
- Josh Randall, actor
- Nate Wright, NFL defensive back (1969–1980)
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