Pacifica High School (Garden Grove, California)

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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[1]
Staff67.53 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment1,643 (2018–19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio24.33[2]
Color(s)Black, white, and blue
Athletics conferenceEmpire League
MascotSea (Bull)Dog
YearbookThe Reef

Pacifica High School is a high school in 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.[3] One of Pacifica's most valuable landmarks on campus is the Navy Anchor placed in the quad. Initially painted blue until repainted black in 2011, the anchor was donated by the U.S Navy..[3]


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:[4]

  • 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)
  • Golf


The Pacifica High School Orchestra in 2018–2019 received a superior at the SCSBOA Regional Festivals, held at Garden Grove California.[citation needed] In that same year, the high school orchestra also received a unanimous superior at DSUSD (Desert Sands Unified School District).[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.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c "Pacifica High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  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. ^ a b 1985 Pacifica High School yearbook.
  7. ^ Bio
  8. ^ She Alone Carries On For U.s. – Chicago Tribune
  9. ^ Here Comes the Groom... :
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 1978 Pacifica High School yearbook
  12. ^ 1971 Pacifica High School yearbook WGG Library

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