Vallejo High School
|Vallejo Senior High School|
|840 Nebraska Street
Vallejo, California 94590
|School district||Vallejo City Unified School District|
|Hours in school day||7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.|
|Campus size||Mid Size|
|Song||Vallejo Alma Mater|
|Athletics conference||Solano County Athletic Conference (SCAC) in Division II of the Sac-Joaquin Section|
Track & Field
|Rival||Jesse Bethel High School|
Vallejo High School is a high school located in Vallejo, California. It is part of the Vallejo City Unified School District and has been in the heart of Vallejo for more than 100 years.
In February 2014, the School's mascot was changed from the Apaches to Redhawks. This was due to the controversy revolving around the use of the name of a Native American tribe as a mascot.
Referred to as the "Wall-to-Wall Academies", each academy is a unique, small learning community. As freshman, students are automatically placed into the 9th Grade Academy with classes located on the former Vallejo Middle School Campus. In tenth grade, students choose an academy to remain in based on individual college/career interests. Several of these academies features Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. Beginning with the class of 2016, all students are required to be in an academy.
- Biotechnology Academy
- Green Engineering Academy and Robotics
- Health and Fitness Academy
- Hospitality Academy
- Visual and Performing Arts Academy
Vallejo Alma Mater
In the midst of Old Vallejo
Stands the school we love
Emblem pure of faith and beauty
Blessed by God above
Lift the chorus, speed it onward
Loud our praises soar
Hail to the, our Alma Mater, Vallejo evermore!
- Rashad Ross NFL WR for the Washington Redskins
- Arthur Leigh Allen, suspect as the "Zodiac killer"
- Brandon Armstrong, former professional basketball player
- Dick Bass, former American football running back who played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1960 to 1969.
- Norm Bass, former American college and professional football player
- Greg Blankenship, former NFL player for the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers
- Vic Bottari, American football player.
- Raymond Burr, actor
- Joey Chestnut, competitive eater
- Bill Corbus, American football guard
- Rockmond Dunbar, actor
- Pete Escovedo, Mexican-American musician percussionist
- Augie Garrido, head coach in NCAA Division I college baseball
- Damon Hollins, former Major League Baseball outfielder
- Mark Muñoz, 2x California State Champion wrestler; 2x NCAA D-1 All-American at OSU; professional mixed martial artist fighter who competed in the UFC
- DeMarcus Nelson, professional basketball player
- Bob Parlocha, American jazz expert who is best known as a radio host and programmer
- CC Sabathia, Major League Baseball player with the New York Yankees
- Sly Stone, musician with Sly & the Family Stone
- Joe Thurston, professional baseball utility player for the Leones de Yucatán of the Mexican League
- Rob Wainwright, professional basketball player
- Mike Merriweather, former Pittsburgh Steelers/Minnesota Vikings 3x Pro Bowl linebacker
1999 CIF Track and Field Champions
Paced by State Championships in the 400 Meter Relay and the 300 Meter Hurdles, Vallejo High School won the CIF Track and Field Championships. Rico Hatter won the 300 Meter Hurdles and finished 3rd in the 110 High Hurdles. Vallejo also finished 2nd in the 1600 Meter Relay.
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