Santa Clara High School (Santa Clara, California)

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Santa Clara High School
3000 Benton Street

Santa Clara

United States
Coordinates37°20′45″N 121°58′54″W / 37.34591°N 121.98179°W / 37.34591; -121.98179Coordinates: 37°20′45″N 121°58′54″W / 37.34591°N 121.98179°W / 37.34591; -121.98179
TypePublic secondary school
MottoHome of the Bruins!
PrincipalGregory Shelby
Faculty170 (2019)
Number of students1,956 (2019)
Color(s)Royal blue and gold
Team nameBruins
NewspaperThe Roar

Santa Clara High School is a comprehensive, co-educational, public high school located in Santa Clara, California, United States. It is one of four high schools in the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD).


The school started in 1872 in downtown Santa Clara[1] at 270 Washington Street, what is now the campus of Buchser Middle School.[2] In 1981, the school name moved to what was originally known as Buchser High School (1960-1981) at 3000 Benton Street. The new location picked up the Buchser mascot as the Bruins.

The original school handled grades 9-12 with the middle schools of the district taking grades 7-8 Jefferson Middle School was closed with the campus eventually being sold. Cabrillo Middle School was closed for a period of time but has since reopened.


San Jose State University Alumnus George Haines formed the Santa Clara Swim Club on campus in 1950. By 1960, seven swimmers from the club had qualified for the Olympics. The success of the club attracted swimmers to the high school. As a result of the club, the original Santa Clara High School was responsible for assembling the most Olympic gold medalists from a single high school.

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