Vista High School (Vista, California)
|Vista High School|
1 Panther Way
|School district||Vista Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Black and white (red as an alternate color)|
|Rival||Rancho Buena Vista|
|Student to teacher ratio||19.54|
|Website||Vista High School website|
Vista High School is a public high school in Vista, California, United States. Vista is located in North San Diego County. The Vista Unified School District encompasses a large geographic area. As such, it serves the needs of students from the cities of Vista, Bonsall, San Marcos, Oceanside, and Carlsbad. Vista High School is one of the largest schools in California, holding over 3,000 students, though its current campus was originally built in 1972 to educate 1,200 students. It was first established in 1936.
In 1982, VHS was the first high school in San Diego County to adopt the International Baccalaureate Program.
The school's football stadium is named after former coach Dick Haines, a successful Vista High coach who led the 1974 and 1981 Vista High School football teams to state championships. The Panthers have won the CIF championship nine times. To date, the school has produced five NFL players.
- Russell Allen - Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker
- Sal Aunese- University of Colorado Quarterback
- Trevor Cahill - Los Angeles Angels pitcher
- Michael Damian- singer, songwriter & actor.
- Travis Goethel - Oakland Raiders linebacker
- Micheal Guy - In Fear and Faith keyboardist
- Leon Hall - Cincinnati Bengals cornerback
- Wes Littleton - Seattle Mariners pitcher
- Clive Matson - Poet and Creative Writing Teacher
- Carrie Prejean - Miss California USA 2009
- Cove Reber - Saosin lead singer
- Alan S. Thompson, retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral and former Director of the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency
- Pisa Tinoisamoa - Chicago Bears linebacker
- Stefan McClure - Washington Redskins safety
- Vista High
- Sheridan, Tom (September 12, 2010). "PREP FOOTBALL: North County football changed forever upon Dick Haines' arrival at Vista in 1970". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved June 15, 2018.