Yorba Linda High School

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Yorba Linda High School
19900 Bastanchury Rd. Yorba Linda, CA 92886

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United States
Coordinates33°54′12.4″N 117°46′44.5″W / 33.903444°N 117.779028°W / 33.903444; -117.779028Coordinates: 33°54′12.4″N 117°46′44.5″W / 33.903444°N 117.779028°W / 33.903444; -117.779028
MottoRun with the Stampede
School districtPlacentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
PrincipalMr. Dave Flynn
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,774 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)               Navy Blue, Crimson, Silver
NewspaperThe Wrangler

Yorba Linda High School (YLHS) is a public high school located in Yorba Linda, California and is part of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

The school's colors are navy blue, crimson, and silver. The school mascot is the Mustang. Most students who attend this school live in Yorba Linda. A small portion of Anaheim Hills with houses located north of Yorba Regional Park are also directed to this school. Before the school opened in 2009, students who lived in Yorba Linda attended Canyon High School (Orange Unified School District), El Dorado High School, Esperanza High School (The latter two are part of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District).

The school site occupies over 70 acres (280,000 m2) and has over 170,000 square feet (16,000 m2) of classroom and administrative space, including a library, gymnasium, performing arts spaces, a pool, an adjacent joint-use park, baseball fields, and a large stadium facility.[2][not in citation given]


Construction of the school began in April 2007.[3] The first students to receive diplomas from the school were the graduating class of 2012.[4]

Student life[edit]

The ethnic distribution was 62% White, 17% Asian, 16% Hispanic, and 5% other in the 2015/2016 school year.[5]


To graduate from YLHS, a student is required to complete 4 years of language arts, 2 years of Math, 3 years of Social Studies, 2 years of Science, 1 year of a Foreign Language or Fine Arts, 1 year of Health/Academic Planning, 2 years of Physical Education, as well as 80 credits worth of electives, 40 hours of community service, and complete the California High School Exit Exam.[6]

As of the 2015/2016 school year, 16 Honors Courses and 23 Advanced Placement (AP) Courses were offered.[7]

The school was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2013, a 2015 Gold Ribbon/Exemplary Arts High School, and in August 2017 recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top high schools in the nation.

In 2019, Yorba Linda High School was recognized as a US News and World Reports "Best High Schools" award winner. YLHS ranked #1,200 nationwide (top 5%), #184 in California (top 7%), and as the #1 high school in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.


Yorba Linda High School won its first California Interscholastic Federation/Southern Section football championship, defeating Burbank High School by the score of 31-21, on December 2, 2016. Also in 2013, won CIF in wrestling. YLHS has the following sports that you can enroll in as of 2016 (basketball, football, swimming, soccer, wrestling, baseball, softball, waterpolo, cross country, track and field, golf, lacrosse, tennis)


As of 2019, the school's leadership is as follows:[8]

Office Officeholder
Principal Dave Flynn
Assistant Principal of Curriculum Richard Dinh
Assistant Principal of Student Services David Okamoto
Men's Athletic Director / Attendance Director Jeff Platt
Activities Director Shea Runge
Women's Athletic Director Lisa Tully


  1. ^ "Yorba Linda High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  2. ^ https://d39smchmfovhlz.cloudfront.net/BMWVIRs2G0ijfnfxCou0Bh9LvhnJRaNYnTBkCpoXvu0sk8IU.pdf
  3. ^ "Ground breaks on Yorba Linda's first high school". Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Yorba Linda High awards first diplomas Monday". Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.ylhs.org/ourpages/auto/2012/11/26/50712596/School%20Profile%202015-16.pdf[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Yorba Linda High School - Graduation Requirements". Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.ylhs.org/ourpages/auto/2012/11/26/50712596/School%20Profile%202015-16.pdf[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Yorba Linda High School - Administration". Retrieved 6 August 2016.

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