Pacifica High School (Garden Grove, California)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Pacifica High School
Pacifica HS logo.png
6851 Lampson Avenue


United States
Coordinates33°46′53″N 118°0′49″W / 33.78139°N 118.01361°W / 33.78139; -118.01361Coordinates: 33°46′53″N 118°0′49″W / 33.78139°N 118.01361°W / 33.78139; -118.01361
School districtGarden Grove Unified School District
SuperintendentGabriela Mafi
PrincipalSteve Osborne[2]
Staff67.53 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,643 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio24.33[1]
Color(s)Black, white, and blue
Athletics conferenceEmpire League
MascotSea (Bull)Dog
YearbookThe Reef
WebsiteSchool website

Pacifica High School is a high school in Garden Grove, California, within the Garden Grove Unified School District. It opened in 1965 and has enrolled more than two thousand students yearly.[3]


A campus landmark is a Navy anchor in the quad. At first painted blue but repainted black in 2011, the anchor was donated by the U.S Navy.[3]


Pacifica's sports teams, the Mariners, compete in the Empire League of the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section. Before 2006, they competed in the Garden Grove League with the other schools in the district.

Sports offerings are:[4]

  • Football (boys)
  • Cross Country (coed)
  • Tennis (coed)
  • Volleyball (coed)
  • Waterpolo (coed)
  • Basketball (coed)
  • Soccer (coed)
  • Wrestling (boys)
  • Baseball (boys)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Swim (coed)
  • Track (coed)
  • Golf (coed)

Marching band and drumline[edit]

In 2003 and from 2005 through 2009, the Pacifica Marching band's drumline took the Southern California Percussion Alliance gold medal, and from 2006 through 2009, it garnered the Winter Guard International World Championship gold medal in the Percussion Scholastic Open division, along with numerous first-place finishes throughout Southern California. Pacifica also finished with a Percussion Alliance bronze medal in 2004 and a Winter Guard International silver medal in 2005. The Pacifica drumline is the second ensemble to have captured four consecutive WGI World Championship golds.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Pacifica High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b "Pacifica High". Los Angeles Times. June 3, 1998.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 17, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ [1] Archived July 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Pacifica High School
  7. ^ a b 1985 Pacifica High School yearbook.
  8. ^ "Jeff Carlson".
  9. ^ Bio
  10. ^ She Alone Carries On For U.s. – Chicago Tribune
  11. ^ Here Comes the Groom... :
  12. ^ "Amanda Freed". UCLA. Archived from the original on December 17, 2002. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Famous People from Pacifica". Pacifica School History. Garden Grove Unified School District. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008.
  14. ^ 1978 Pacifica High School yearbook
  15. ^ 1971 Pacifica High School yearbook WGG Library

External links[edit]