Valencia High School (Placentia, California)

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Valencia High School
500 North Bradford Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
Type Public
Established 1933
School district Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Principal Rick Lopez
Assistant principals Olivia Yaung , Nancy Watkins
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,500
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Athletics conference Empire League
Mascot Tiger

High School in Placentia, California, was established in 1933. The high school originally shared buildings with Bradford Avenue Elementary School until 1964, when Bradford Elementary closed and Valencia High School became the sole occupant of the campus property. Until 1967, when El Dorado High School was built, Valencia was Placentia's only high school.[citation needed] Valencia High School is located at 500 North Bradford Avenue; coordinates 33.87622,-117.86929.

Many of Valencia's buildings, including the auditorium and cafeteria, were built during the Depression by the WPA.[citation needed]

Today the school serves a student body of approximately 2,500 students. It is one of four high schools in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.[citation needed] Beginning in the summer of 2010, Valencia underwent a series of renovations and construction projects, including a new 17-classroom building, modernized school breezeway and administration building, and new bleachers at Bradford Stadium. A modernized "quad" was also among the list of projects, serving as a center of campus life and a common location of school activities. Funding for these improvements was provided by Measure A, which was approved by local voters in 2008.[1]

The school's mascot is the Tiger, and its team colors are blue and gold.


The boy's tennis team won the 2012 CIF Championship.[2] The girls won CIF three years in a row (2006, 2007, 2008). Also, boys' and girls' basketball dominated the Empire League in the 2008–09 season.

The Boys Lacrosse Captain from 2012-2015 Jean-Marc Saouma was the first player to play in the College level accepting an offer to play at the University of Nevada-Reno.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Measure A". Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  2. ^ "VHS has a CIF Boys Tennis championship". Valencia High School. 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ "Hector Ambriz Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chris Draft". Retrieved December 3, 2012. 

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