Santa Fe High School (New Mexico)

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Santa Fe High School
SFHS Logo.gif
2100 Yucca Street


United States
Coordinates35°39′03″N 105°58′17″W / 35.6507°N 105.9715°W / 35.6507; -105.9715Coordinates: 35°39′03″N 105°58′17″W / 35.6507°N 105.9715°W / 35.6507; -105.9715
School districtSanta Fe Public Schools
PrincipalCarl Marano
Enrollment1,308 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)     Royal blue      Santa Fe gold
RivalsSt. Michael's High School
Capital High School (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
YearbookPara Mañana

Santa Fe High School is a public secondary school located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Founded in 1899, it is the oldest high school in New Mexico.[2] The school exclusively educates a secondary-student based body, ninth through twelfth grade.[3]

Known for its Advanced Placement (AP) program, the school's test scores regularly outperform state, national, and global averages.[4] The participation rate among students for AP examinations is 42% as of the 2017 academic year.[5][6][7]

Notable graduates include Zach Condon, creator and leading member of the indie folk band Beirut, and the youngest Mayor of Santa Fe, George Abrán Gonzales, who is also the father of the current mayor, Javier Gonzales.


Santa Fe High School was established in 1899 by the merchant, politician, and Governor Miguel Antonio Otero. It is the oldest of the three Santa Fe public high schools. The school was originally located downtown, one block from the Plaza in the space where City Hall and the Convention Center currently sit. The new location on a hilltop above Yucca and Siringo roads was built and opened in 1966 where students slowly transitioned until the downtown campus was officially closed in 1977.[8]


The school is a part of U.S Department of Education's Green Ribbon Program and Sustainable Santa Fe.[9] Santa Fe High has installed numerous solar panels that partially supply the energy of the campus.[10]

In relation to its Advanced Placement (AP) program, Santa Fe High School's test scores regularly outperform state, national, and global averages.[4] The participation rate among students for AP examinations is 42% as of the 2017 academic year.[5][6][7]


Santa Fe High School is a participating school in NM District 2-AAAAAA[11] of the New Mexico Activities Association. The school has won over 28 state championships from NMAA sanctioned sports and events.[12]The school's most dominant program was its cross country team in the late 70s and early 80s under coach John Alire, winning twelve state title trophies during this span.

St Michael's High School is a traditional sporting rival, dating back more than 100 years.

State championships[edit]

New Mexico State Champions
Varsity sport Year:
Cross country, boys' (Class AAAA)[13] 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980
Cross country, girls' (Class AAAA)[14] 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Volleyball (Class AAAA)[15] 1978, 1983, 1994
Football [16] 1979 (13-1, Class AAAA)
Basketball, boys'[17] 1978 (28-2, Class AAAA)
Basketball, girls'[18] 1988 (20-6, Class AAAA), 2014 (30-2, Class AAAA)
Baseball[19] 1977 (Class AAAA)
Tennis, girls'[20] 1994, 1995, 1997 (tie) (Class AAAA)
Golf, boys'[21] 1976 (Class AAAA)
Golf, girls'[22] 1985 (Class AAAA)
Track & field, boys' 1992 Runner-Up (Class AAAA)
Track & field, girls' 2014 Runner-Up (Class AAAA)[23]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "SANTA FE HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Santa Fe High oldest school in the three public secondary schools in New Mexico".
  3. ^ "Santa Fe High School Educates 9th-12th".
  4. ^ a b "Home - Santa Fe High". Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  5. ^ a b U.S. News World & Report. "Santa Fe High's AP Program".
  6. ^ a b "Santa Fe - The City Different (History of Santa Fe, Nm)". Retrieved 2016-02-13.
  7. ^ a b "About Santa Fe | City of Santa Fe, New Mexico". Retrieved 2016-02-13.
  8. ^ "SFPS".
  9. ^ "Recycling at Santa Fe Schools".
  10. ^ "Sustainability in Santa Fe High School".
  11. ^ "NMAA" (PDF).
  12. ^ "Santa Fe High now 6A".
  13. ^ "NMAA XC-Boys" (PDF).
  14. ^ "NMAA XC-Girls" (PDF).
  15. ^ "NMAA Volleyball" (PDF).
  16. ^ "NMAA Football" (PDF).
  17. ^ "NMAA BB-Boys" (PDF).
  18. ^ "NMAA BB-Girls" (PDF).
  19. ^ "NMAA Beisbol" (PDF).
  20. ^ "NMAA Tennis-Girls" (PDF).
  21. ^ "NMAA Golf-Boys" (PDF).
  22. ^ "NMAA Golf-Girls" (PDF).
  23. ^ "SFNewMexican".
  24. ^ Last, T.S. (2015-03-24). "Former Santa Fe mayor George Gonzales has died at age 77". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2015-07-03.

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