Pacifica High School (Garden Grove, California)

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Pacifica High School
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[1]
Enrollment1,650 (2016-17)[2]
Color(s)Black, Blue and White
Athletics conferenceEmpire League
MascotSea (Bull)Dog
YearbookThe Reef

Pacifica High School is a high school in the West Grove neighborhood of Garden Grove, California and is a member of the Garden Grove Unified School District. Pacifica High School first opened its doors in 1965, and since then Pacifica has enrolled more than two thousand students each year.[4] One of Pacifica's most valuable landmarks on campus is the Navy Anchor that sits in the quad, which was painted blue(now is Black-2011)The anchor was a donation which was made by the U.S Navy.[4]


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

Sports offered are as follows:[5]

  • Football (boys)
  • Cross Country (girls and boys)
  • Tennis (girls & boys)
  • Volleyball (girls & boys)
  • Waterpolo (girls & boys)
  • Basketball (girls & boys)
  • Soccer (girls & boys)
  • Wrestling (boys)
  • Baseball (boys)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Swim (Coed)
  • Track (Coed)


The Pacifica High School Orchestra in 2004-2005 received a unanimous superior at the SCSBOA Regional Festivals, held at Norwalk California.[citation needed] In that same year, the high school orchestra also received a superior at GGUSD (Garden Grove Unified School District) Orchestra.[citation needed]

Marching band and drumline[edit]

In 2005-2009 and in 2003, The Pacifica Marching Band's Drumline took the SCPA (Southern California Percussion Alliance) gold medal, and in 2006-2009, took the WGI (Winter Guard International) World Championship gold medal in the PSO (Percussion Scholastic Open) division, along with numerous first-place finishes throughout Southern California. Pacifica also finished with an SCPA Bronze medal in 2004 and a WGI silver medal in 2005. The Pacifica drumline is the second ensemble to ever capture four consecutive WGI World Championship gold medals.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Pacifica High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Pacifica High School (Garden Grove, CA)". Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Pacifica High". Los Angeles Times. June 3, 1998.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-17. Retrieved 2014-06-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ [1] Archived July 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b 1985 Pacifica High School yearbook.
  8. ^ Bio
  9. ^ She Alone Carries On For U.s. - Chicago Tribune
  10. ^ Here Comes the Groom... :
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 1978 Pacifica High School yearbook
  13. ^ 1971 Pacifica High School yearbook WGG Library

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