Truckee High School

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Truckee High School
Truckee, Nevada County, California
United States United States
Type Public Secondary
Established 1951
School district Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District
Principal John Carlson
Grades 9th12th
Enrollment approx. 700
Color(s) Silver, Scarlet, White, and Black
Mascot Wolverine
Rival South Tahoe

Truckee High School is one of two high schools in the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District, which is based in the Lake Tahoe area town of Truckee in eastern Nevada County, California.


Truckee High School is one of five California high schools who are a member of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and competes in the Division I-A Northern Region. In 2011 the girls volleyball team completed a "3-peat" state championship run. In 2012 the football team completed a "4-peat" state championship run. The Wolverines are best known for its football program. The Wolverines have won 12 Nevada state championships and have finished runner-up 4 times. The football team tied the Nevada state record (11-man) with 41 consecutive wins from 2008-2012. The football team was recently featured on KCRA news,.[1]

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State championships[edit]

  • Baseball - 1992(2A), 1994(2A), 2012(3A)
  • Basketball (Boys) - 1983(2A), 1998(3A)
  • Cross Country (Boys) - 2002
  • Cross Country (Girls) - 2013, 2014
  • Football - 1983(2A), 1990(2A), 1993(2A), 1996(3A), 1998(3A), 2001(3A), 2004(3A), 2005(3A), 2009(3A), 2010(3A), 2011(3A), 2012(D-1A)
  • Golf (Boys) - 2008
  • Golf (Girls) - 1998, 1999
  • Skiing (Girls) - 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Soccer (Boys) - 1995(2A), 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2014 (D-1A)
  • Soccer (Girls) - 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Volleyball (Girls) - 2009, 2010, 2011


-Concert Band
-Symphonic Band
-Jazz Band
-Jazz Combos (1 & 2)
Truckee High School's Band program was formerly directed by Mr. Dave Green, a well known name in music, for almost two decades until he retired in 2013. During the 2013-2014 school year, the band was directed by Theresa Smith. Since her resignation in 2014, the band has been under the direction of Jesse Steele. The students learn music theory along with playing skills for their instruments. The band members also participate in Marching Band and can be seen at the varsity home games. The students also participate in Region V Honor Band in Chico, California, Solo and Ensemble Festival, the local band festival, Sierra College Honor Band, and more. Annually, they take a trip known as band tour, during which they take a charter bus to San Francisco and the surrounding bay area, and Napa, California, and play at convalescent homes, children's hospitals, elementary schools which lack music programs, and Veterans homes.

Clubs and Organizations[edit]

Truckee High School has an extensive list of programs for students participate in. These include:

  • Academic Team
  • California Scholarship Federation
  • Chess Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Crossroads
  • Boosters/ Project Grad
  • House of Discussion
  • Drama
  • ELAC
  • Envirolution Club
  • Friday Night Live: Mentoring
  • Friday Night Live: Natural High
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Interact
  • La Raza
  • Leadership
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Court
  • School Site Council
  • Sources of Strength
  • Teen Advocates
  • Teen Speakers' Bureau
  • Wellness Center
  • Yearbook