Sacramento Charter High School

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Sacramento Charter High School
2315 34th Street


Opened2003 (reopened as a charter school)
School districtSacramento City Unified School District
PrincipalShannon Wheatley
Assistant PrincipalPatrick Durant, Jim Scheible, Leticia Magaña
Enrollment902[1] (2016-17)

Sacramento Charter High School[2] ("Sac High") is an independent public charter high school located in the Medical Center neighborhood, adjacent to the Alhambra Triangle and Oak Park neighborhoods in Sacramento, California.[3] Its charter was approved by the Sacramento City Unified School District's Board of Trustees on July 21, 2003.[4] The charter school occupies the school site formerly occupied by Sacramento High School, the second oldest high school west of the Mississippi.[citation needed]


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 closed by the SCUSD School Board in June 2003, 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.[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"
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  4. ^ Minutes of SCUSD Board of Trustees, 07/21/03
  5. ^ 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