Mt. Whitney High School

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Mt. Whitney High School
900 South Conyer Street, Visalia, CA 93277
United States
Type Public
Established 1952
School district Visalia Unified School District
Principal Rick Hamilton
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1593 (2014-2015) [1]
Color(s) Maroon and white
Mascot Pioneers

Mt. Whitney High School is a public high school in Visalia, California, founded in 1952.


Mt Whitney High School currently offers a curriculum that prepares its students for post-secondary goals as well as for direct entry into the workplace. The school utilizes a six period day format with a 220-unit[clarification needed] requirement for graduation that includes school board education mandates of required classes as well as electives.[clarification needed]

In 2009 it was declared a California Distinguished School.[2]


Mt Whitney competes in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Central Section Division II, West Yosemite League (WYL). Most of the sports teams have won several league titles as well as CIF Central Section Division I, Division II, and Division III titles.


Prior to the opening of Mt. Whitney High School, Visalia's public high school had been Visalia Union High School (VUHS).

From 1952 to 1954, the VUHS campus served as a junior high school for two years when Mt. Whitney was opened a few blocks to the south, before reopening as Redwood High School in 1955. Mt. Whitney retained VUHS's original school colors of maroon and white, and their Pioneer mascot.[3][4] [5]


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  2. ^ Rocha, Kimberlina (2009-04-02). "Mt. Whitney, Exeter Union high schools named distinguished schools of 2009". Visalia Times, cited at pqarchiver (Visalia, California, US). Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  3. ^ About Our School
  4. ^ (page 18)
  5. ^ The 1944 VUHS yearbook refers to their football team as the "Squad TYBG".

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