Santa Fe High School (California)

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Santa Fe High School
10400 Orr and Day Road
Santa Fe Springs, California 90670
United States
Coordinates 33°56′24″N 118°5′24″W / 33.94000°N 118.09000°W / 33.94000; -118.09000Coordinates: 33°56′24″N 118°5′24″W / 33.94000°N 118.09000°W / 33.94000; -118.09000
Type Public High School
Established 1954
School district Whittier Union High School District
Principal Craig Campbell
Faculty 104
Grades 912
Enrollment 2755[1] (2011-2012)
Color(s)      Black
Nickname Chiefs
Santa Fe High School

Santa Fe High School is a public high school located in Santa Fe Springs, California. The school has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students and was founded in 1954 as a part of the Whittier Union High School District. It serves students in grades 9–12 in the cities of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Downey, and Whittier.

Santa Fe was named a California Distinguished School in 2007.[2] For the 2009-2010 school year, Santa Fe met its Federal AYP;[3] the school's API score was 786 for that same year.[4] Santa Fe's API Score for the 2010-2011 school year was 803, placing the school within the proficient range starting at 800.


Santa Fe high school's mascot is the Chief, and the school colors are Black and Gold. Sports offered include wrestling, football, baseball, track, soccer, tennis, water polo, swimming, softball, volleyball, cross-country, cheerleading and golf.[5]

Clubs and Activities[edit]

Santa Fe High School also offers many clubs and sports and activities. One of the many clubs available is FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) which students from Santa Fe High school have partaken in and placed nationally in business competitions. Another club is Santa Fe's ASB (Associated Student Body) which has won the California Student Activities Best Activities Program award (sponsored by CADA and CASL) for ten consecutive years.[6]

Santa Fe Chieftain Tribe[edit]

The Chieftain Tribe marching band participates in marching band competitions, competing against other high schools in California.

Smaller subsets of the marching band are the wind ensemble, concert band, jazz band, winter drumline, and winter guard. These groups are usually active during the Winter/Spring semesters after the marching band/football season has ended.

Notable alumni[edit]

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