Sacramento High School

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Sacramento Charter High School
2315 34th Street


School districtSacramento City Unified School District
Chief of SchoolsKari Wehrly
Enrollment902[1] (2016-17)

Sacramento Charter High School[2] ("Sac High") is an independent public charter high school in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, California. Originally founded in 1856, Sacramento High is the second oldest public high school in California. In 2003, the school adopted its current form as a charter school within the Sacramento City Unified School District.[3]


Founded in 1856, Sacramento High School moved several times. In 1922, construction began at its current location on 34th Street. It opened at this location in 1924 and continuously served the growing neighborhoods of Downtown Sacramento, Midtown, East Sacramento, River Park, College Greens, Tahoe Park and Oak Park until 2003.

The school was decommissioned as a standard public school by the SCUSD School Board in June 2003 due to low performance, over the objections of many students, parents and teachers. The new charter high school, which opened in September 2003, kept the same school colors, purple and white, and the dragon mascot but not the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPAC) which had been one of the school's unique features for many years. Sacramento Charter High School is governed by a private Board of Directors from St. Hope Public Schools.[4]


The vision for Sacramento Charter School is to become one of the finest urban high schools in America. Its mission is to graduate self-motivated, industrious, and critically thinking leaders who are committed to serving others, passionate about lifelong learning and prepared to earn a degree from a four-year college. In 2019, the school sent 96% of its students to a four-year college which was the highest college going rate in the City.[5]

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  1. ^ "Sacramento Charter High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Sacramento Charter High School A Public Charter School Proposal"
  3. ^ Minutes of SCUSD Board of Trustees, 07/21/03
  4. ^ Sacramento Charter High School A Public Charter School Proposal. St. Hope Public Schools
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Coordinates: 38°33′21″N 121°27′59″W / 38.5559°N 121.4665°W / 38.5559; -121.4665