Soquel High School

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Soquel High School
Coordinates 36°59′28″N 121°57′34″W / 36.99107°N 121.95956°W / 36.99107; -121.95956Coordinates: 36°59′28″N 121°57′34″W / 36.99107°N 121.95956°W / 36.99107; -121.95956
Type Public
Established 1962
School district Santa Cruz City School District
Principal Gail Atlansky
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,200 (2010)
Color(s) Blue and gold
Athletics Football, cheerleading, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, cross country, track and field, wrestling, volleyball
Athletics conference CIF Central Coast Section - SCCAL
Mascot Knight

Soquel High School is a high school in Soquel, California, located on Old San Jose Road. It has 1,200 students and was established in 1962. The school is operated by the Santa Cruz City High School District. The school mascot is the Knights.


SHS offers advanced placement classes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Spanish, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Statistics, and Calculus. SHS offers a Humanities Academy, which provides a rigorous program in English and Social Studies. It also offers the GMEC (Green Manufacturing, Engineering, & Construction) academy, which honors and encourages hands-on learning, academic achievement, professional integrity, and relevant vocational skills.

Music, theater, and ROP[edit]

The SHS Music Department has a variety of different music classes- beginning band, intermediate band, varsity band, beginning jazz band, advanced jazz band, jazz singers, beginning choir, and advanced choir. Special needs Theater Arts department stages a variety of performances during fall and spring. Soquel high school is also known for its Regional Occupations Program (GSA) which includes courses in Horticulture, Floristry, Veterinary Science, Sports Occupations, Administration of Justice, graphic design, Cabinetry, and Marketing.


Soquel High School offers a variety of competitive sports and is part of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League (SCCAL) and the California Interscholastic Federation-Central Coast Section (CCS). In the fall Soquel offers Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, and Water Polo. The men's water polo team has been particularly successful winning 16 straight SCCAL championships and a CCS championship in 2003.[1] In winter, Soquel offers Basketball, Soccer and Wrestling, and in the spring there is Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, Boys Tennis, Boys Golf, and Boys Volleyball. In addition, Soquel High School students can compete in surfing and cheerleading that fall outside of the SCCAL and CCS and are listed under Club Sports.[2]

Student body[edit]

While the student body changes year to year it is typically comprised ethnically of: American Indian 1%, Asian 3%, Hispanic 34%, Black 1%, White 57%, Decline to state 4%. Typically 51% of the students are male and 49% female. The teacher to student ratio is about 1:18.[3]

Soquel High School was opened to students on September 11, 1962, and has approximately 1,100 students as of 2014. The high school spans 40 acres and is located on a plateau in the foothills of this Coastal California community one mile from the shores of Monterey Bay. Its original meaning is derived from a Costanoan Indian word for “place of the willows”. Students at Soquel High School reside in Capitola-By-The-Sea, Live Oak and parts of Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley.

Notable alumni[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

National Football League[edit]



  1. ^ "Page 10". Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Soquel High School - Athletics". Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Soquel High School - Soquel, CA". Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Santa Cruz's Luke Rockhold". Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Sex in the city with a ‘Double Latte’". 2005-05-29. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 

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