Peter Johansen High School

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Peter Johansen High School
641 Norseman Dr.
Modesto, California
School type Public
Opened 1992
School district Modesto City Schools
Principal Nathan Schar
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2300
Color(s) Purple, Black, and White,
Athletics Marching Band, Winter Drumline, Color Guard, Cheer Leading, Football, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country, Soccer, Water Polo, Tennis, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Track, Swimming
Mascot Viking

Peter Johansen High School is public school located in east side Modesto, CA. It is part of Modesto City Schools and serves students in grades 9-12.

The school is two story structure with brick exterior. To those unfamiliar with the area and features an Olympic-sized pool, two baseball fields, a softball and soccer field, three indoor full-size basketball courts, tennis courts and a football stadium across the street from the campus. The enclosed campus has two bridges crossing the middle and southern portion of the school. Majority of the classrooms are located in 3 buildings, others are located in portables located in southwest corner of the campus. The school colors evolved from Purple/Turquoise/White to the present Purple/Black during the late 1990s.

The school was originally thought to have opened in the fall of 1992 to only freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The first graduating class should have received their diplomas in the spring of 1994, if not for the fact that 1999 was the first four-year graduating class.

The school was recognized for building design excellence with the 1993 D. MacConnell Award from the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International.


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