Western High School (Anaheim, California)

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Western High School
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501 South Western Avenue


Coordinates33°49′32″N 118°0′9″W / 33.82556°N 118.00250°W / 33.82556; -118.00250Coordinates: 33°49′32″N 118°0′9″W / 33.82556°N 118.00250°W / 33.82556; -118.00250
TypePublic high school
MottoHome of the Pioneers
School districtAnaheim Union High School District
PrincipalAmy Kwon
Faculty74.91 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,942 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio25.92[1]
Color(s)Blue and White
Athletics conferenceEmpire League
RivalAnaheim High School
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Western High School is an accredited public high school located in Anaheim, California, serving students in grades 9–12. The school is one of ten high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District. It is located in north Orange County. It was established in 1954. The school's mascot is the Pioneer.


Western High is a two time California Distinguished High School.


Athletic teams compete in the CIF Southern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation and are known as the "Pioneers". Notable athletes from the school include Tiger Woods and Andy Messersmith.

In 2007, the Pioneers won the 2007 CIF wrestling championship. The annual football game between Western and its rival Anaheim High School is referred to as the traditional "Bell Game", with the winning school receiving the Victory Bell. Western High School offers the following sports:


  • Football
  • Marching Band
  • Volleyball
  • Boys' Cross-Country
  • Girls' Cross-Country
  • Girls' Golf
  • Girls' Tennis
  • Boys' Water Polo
  • Cheerleading


  • Boys' Basketball
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Boys' Bowling
  • Girls' Bowling
  • Girls' Water Polo
  • Winter Cheerleading
  • Winter Guard


  • Baseball
  • Boys' Golf
  • Boys' Tennis
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Boys'/Girls' Swimming
  • Softball
  • Boys' Track and Field
  • Girls' Track and Field

Notable staff and alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Western High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "In the spotlight, Western High's 'most famous alum' traces road to Stockholm". Retrieved October 7, 2013.

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