Oceanside High School

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Coordinates: 33°11′49.44″N 117°22′26.91″W / 33.1970667°N 117.3741417°W / 33.1970667; -117.3741417

Oceanside High School (California)
1 Pirates Cove, Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside, CA
United States
School type Public
Established 1906
Principal Teresa Collis
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,153 (2014-15)[1]
Mascot Pirate
Rival El Camino High School
Newspaper The Driftwood

Oceanside High School (California) is an American public secondary school located in Oceanside, California. It is part of the Oceanside Unified School District.

History and campus[edit]

Oceanside High School is one of two high schools in the Oceanside Unified School District serving Oceanside, CA. Founded in 1906, OHS originally was located on the second floor of a one-room school house located at the site of the present campus. The school primarily serves Oceanside's beach communities and rests less than one mile from the beach. Throughout much of the first half of the 1900s the campus served as the High School for the majority of the North San Diego County region - its territory spanned as far south as Encinitas and east to Vista. In 1934, the school opened a junior college division, which operated on the eastern side of campus and existed until the 1970s when Mira Costa College opened its own campus.

The current school grounds occupy approximately 32 acres in downtown Oceanside. The oldest building still in use on the campus is known as Senior Hall. OHS has experienced recent renovations due to the $125 million bond measure passed by Oceanside residents in 2000 that provided funding to the city's schools. The remodeled campus includes new landscaping, new athletic fields, and a new three-story Science & Technology building. Construction is underway on a new Performing Arts Center and is expected to be completed in 2017. Renovations to other existing buildings such as Senior Hall and the library were also included as part of the bond initiative.

School traditions[edit]

  • The Pirate has been the school mascot since the 1930s.
  • School colors are green and white.
  • A photograph of the entire senior class has been taken annually on the nearby Oceanside Municipal Pier since the 1970s.

-with the exception of class 1978 picture taken on the football field


Notable alumni[edit]

Arts and media

  • Todd Kramer - Film and television actor.
  • Barbara Mandrell - Country singer. Former Miss Oceanside. Graduated from Oceanside High School in 1967.
  • Jim Evans - Artist/Designer, T.A.Z. the poster artist, Photographer and Owner/Creative Director of Division 13 digital design group.



Notable faculty[edit]

Alma Mater[edit]

Oceanside, Oceanside Can't you hear us calling? Alma Mater, dear to all, to thee our hearts are tied. Strong to fight, and fair to win. On to victory. Oceanside, Oceanside Hail, Hail, Hail!

The Alma Mater is often sung after varsity football games.

Use in media[edit]

The exteriors of Oceanside High School CA are used for the fictional Neptune High on the television show Veronica Mars.


  1. ^ "Oceanside High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ http://hsujacks.com/coaches.aspx?rc=175

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