Saratoga High School (California)

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Saratoga High School
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20300 Herriman Avenue


United States
Coordinates37°15′58″N 122°1′44″W / 37.26611°N 122.02889°W / 37.26611; -122.02889Coordinates: 37°15′58″N 122°1′44″W / 37.26611°N 122.02889°W / 37.26611; -122.02889
TypePublic high school
School districtLos Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District
PrincipalPaul Robinson
Staff72 (2012-2013)
Enrollment1,358[1] (2016-17)
Color(s)     Red
     Navy Blue
Athletics conferenceSanta Clara Valley Athletic League
Team nameFalcons
NewspaperThe Saratoga Falcon
YearbookThe Talisman
Communities servedSaratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos
Feeder schoolsRedwood Middle School

Saratoga High School is a public high school in Saratoga, California, United States. It is part of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District. The school is jointly accredited by the California Department of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Student enrollment averages around 1350.


In 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranked Saratoga as the 152nd best public high school in America.[2] In 2017 ranked it fourth best in California.[3]

National History Bowl[edit]

In 2015, Saratoga High School won the National History Bowl academic quiz competition.[4]



Saratoga Falcons

The Saratoga Falcons compete in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) of the CIF Central Coast Section (CCS).

Saratoga Football has won five CIF Central Coast Section championships: 1973, 1976, 1980, 1987, 1996.[5] The team formerly played night games at Los Gatos High School; in April 2006, the Trustees of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District approved permanent lights for the football field.[6]

SHS Baseball won a Division II CCS championship in 1999.[7]

In 2009, the girls' varsity tennis team defeated rival Monta Vista High School 5-2 for their first CCS championship in the history of the program and went on to win the title again in 2010.[8]

Chess team[edit]

At the 2005 National Grade Level Chess Championships in Houston, the 9th graders were national champions.[9] The team won the NorCal State Championship for a record six consecutive years (2004–2010).[10][11][citation needed]


McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center

The school has 8 tennis courts, an all weather track, an artificial turf football field, an artificial turf soccer field, a quad, and an Olympic-size swimming pool.[12] The McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center, a community facility, opened in the mid-2000s.[13]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Education: Best high schools: Saratoga High School overview". U.S. News & World Report. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14.
  3. ^ Brandy Miceli (2017-08-17). "Saratoga High is 4th top public high school in California". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  4. ^ "Results for the 2015 National History Bee & Bowl". National History Bee & Bowl. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Historical Record of CCS Football Champions Year-by-Year". CIF/Central Coast Section. Archived from the original on 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  6. ^ Michele Leung (2006-04-26). "Friday night football will be under the lights at Saratoga". Saratoga News. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30.
  7. ^ "Historical Record of CCS Baseball Championship Results". California Interscholastic Federation, Central Coast Section. Archived from the original on 2001-04-10.
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  9. ^ Michael Aigner (2005-12-08). "Naroditsky and 9th graders win in Houston!". The Northern California Chess Association. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  10. ^ "Chess team breaks six-year win streak at state tournament". Saratoga Falcon. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  11. ^ "Little known chess team aims for sixth straight state championship". Saratoga Falcon. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  12. ^ Burleigh, Nina. "Sexting, Shame and Suicide." Rolling Stone. September 17, 2013. Retrieved on November 4, 2013.
  13. ^ Kaustuv Basu (2005-09-07). "Saratoga High's new PAL is McAfee after a $1 million gift to the center". Saratoga News. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30.
  14. ^ a b Mark Ames (February 18, 2004). "Capturing the Saratogans". Metro Silicon Valley. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  15. ^ Marianne L. Hamilton (August 29, 2011). "Local band with Saratoga ties has a fanatic following". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  16. ^ a b c Khalida Sarwari (September 2, 2015). "Saratoga Historical Museum exhibit showcases the history of local theater". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  17. ^ "Lee Hancock Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  18. ^ Dennis Schlossman (2017-01-17). "Dodgers Management: A Quick Look at Oklahoma City's Bill Haselman". Think Blue Planning Committee. Los Angeles Dodgers. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  19. ^ "Player Profiles: Football: Alex Lagemann". ESPN College Sports. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  20. ^ "Columbia | SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy | Dr. Varun Sivaram". Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  21. ^ Rodriguez, Joe (November 22, 2010). "Student from Monte Sereno one of three from Stanford named Rhodes Scholars". The Mercury News.
  22. ^ Todd Inoue (2005-07-06). "Making a Splash". Metro Silicon Valley. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  23. ^ Pam Lambert (2004-07-26). "Patricia Miranda". People. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  24. ^ "Shanahan makes fine 49ers first impression but no guarantees". San Jose Mercury News. 2017-02-09. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  25. ^ a b Marianne L. Hamilton (April 25, 2011). "Grads share success stories with Saratoga students". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  26. ^ "Olympic Sports: Carrie Steinseifer". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  27. ^ Todd Inoue (2004-05-26). "Vienna Calling". Metro Silicon Valley. Retrieved 2018-01-19.

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