Tracy High School
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|Tracy High School|
|315 E. 11th Street
Tracy, California 95376
|School district||Tracy Unified School District|
|Number of students||2339|
|Song||Tracy High Alma Mater|
|Athletics conference||CIF Sac-Joaquin Section|
Academic programs include the International Baccalaureate Program, the Ag-Science Academy, a Performing Arts Magnet, Child Development and Education, Food Education and Service Training (FEAST), and Industrial Technology. In 2007 the school was named a California Distinguished High School.
In 2006 the voters passed Measure E, which will provide the funds to completely renovate the campus. In October 2006 the old west building, built in 1917, was torn down because it was condemned by the state of California. It will be replaced by a new 40-classroom building in the mission style, with a scheduled opening August 2008, and completion in late October 2008. The new building is intended to be part of Tracy High School's math department on the bottom floor, and English department on top.
The West Side Union High School, renamed Tracy Union High School in 1928, is located on Tracy's eastern edge on 12 acres (49,000 m2) of land on Eleventh street. Prior to its opening in 1917, high school students attended classes in second-floor classrooms at Tracy School on Central Avenue. Before 1912 students had to attend school in Stockton or elsewhere.
The high school, designed by W.H. Weeks in the mission style, was built on the unit system so additions could be made without changing the building's style. Costing about $65,000, the school was originally built with 14 classrooms and an auditorium with seating for about 1,000 people. In 1922 a gymnasium was added so that the school would meet California accreditation requirements.
The first two sports played at the high school were baseball and football. Coached by G.M. "Bull" Hunter and Assistant Coach Pat Bone. Tracy's West Side Union High School football team lost all eight games in 1921 in their season.
Tracy High's stadium was recently renamed the Wayne Schneider Stadium, with the field keeping the current name, Peter B. Kyne Field.
Recently the 2007 Mock Trial team made their way to the state competition. The 2013 Mock Trial team placed in 6th at the state competition, marking Tracy High's best finish at the competition.
In 2008, the Tracy High Baseball team won their first ever league title.
- A scene in the film The Candidate was shot in Tracy, utilizing the school's homecoming parade as the film's campaign parade for the movie's fictional senatorial candidate, played by Robert Redford. Members of Tracy High's staff, including principal and vice-principal, had cameo roles as Secret Service agents.
- The Tracy High football field and MVP trophy are named after Peter B. Kyne, a novelist from San Francisco whose Bohemian Club friends orchestrated the naming in 1927, Peter B. Kyne and his Bohemian Club friends had given the money to purchase the equipment required for early Tracy High sports.
- Nick Eddy '62 - NFL player
- Rod Lauren '57 - Singer/actor.
- Christine Maddox '68 - December 1973 Playmate of the Month.
- Richard Pombo '79 - United States congressman
- Scott Stringer '67 - NFL player
- Bob Swenson '71 - NFL player
- Matt Overton '03 - NFL player
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