Yuba City High School

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Yuba City High School
850 B Street
Yuba City, California
Type Public
School district Yuba City Unified School District
Principal Brown
Grades 9–12
Color(s) Brown and gold
Mascot Honker
Information (530) 674-4900
Elevation 55 ft (17 m) AMSL

Yuba City High School is a public secondary school in Yuba City, California. It had roughly 3,000 students before River Valley High School was opened in 2005. The school colors are brown and gold. Their mascot is the "Honker", a nickname for Canadian geese.


Yuba City High School's athletic program used to compete in Division I of the Sac-Joaquin Section as a member of the Sierra Foothill League (until 1970), North Metro League (1970–76), Delta League (1976–1998, 2000–02), Capital Athletic League (1998–2000) and Metro Conference (2002–06). However, with the opening of River Valley High School, Yuba City High School's enrollment split in half and the Honkers moved to the Tri-County Conference in the fall of 2006. The TCC consists of Yuba City, River Valley (Yuba City), Woodland, Pioneer (Woodland), Inderkum (Sacramento), Rio Linda and River City (West Sacramento) High Schools.

Fall sports[edit]

Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Girls Field Hockey, Cross Country, Cheerleading Girls Golf

Winter sports[edit]

Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Cheerleading

Mel Good[edit]

Every December, Yuba City High School is host to a basketball tournament called the Mel Good Holiday Classic, which is one of the biggest tournaments in Northern California. Teams from all over Northern California come to the school and are hosted by YCHS students.

Spring sports[edit]

Baseball, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Girls Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Gymnastics, Track & Field


Yuba City High School has a Marching and Concert band, full orchestra, and chorus. The Yuba City High School marching band was renamed the "Brown and Gold Brigade" in 2009. Additionally after school students are invited to participate in Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Winter Percussion.[1]

Clubs and organizations[edit]


APISU (Asian Pacific Islanders Student Union), AP Spanish Literature, Art Club, ASB (Associated Student Body), AVID Club, Baseball Club, Cheer Club, CSF, Culinary Arts & Design, D.I.G, Football Club, French Club, (FFA) Future Farmers of America, Gamer’s Club (1337), German Club, Guitar Club, Interact Club, Japanese Culture Club, Key Club, M.E.C.H.A., Photography Club, Punjabi American Club, Running Club, S.C.A.W., Sikh Student Association, SLAM (Students Learning About Medicine), Snowboarding Club, Softball Club, Speech & Debate, Swim & Dive Club, Tennis Club, Wrestling Club

Yuba City High School Bus Tragedy[edit]

In the late morning on May 21, 1976, a bus filled with the school's choir veered off the Marina Vista/Martinez Exit off-ramp from southbound Highway 680 (now Exit 56 of Interstate 680), fell approximately 30 feet (9 m) and landed on its roof, crushing the roof towards the bottom.[2] As a result, 1 teacher and 28 student lives were lost,[3] and many families' lives changed forever. The Marina Vista exit has since been renamed to Waterfront.[citation needed]

The content was collected and maintained by Tom Randolph, '76, who was on the bus and lost his twin brother in the accident. Tom has since died, and classmates have updated and maintained his website with financial support from the Memorial Committee.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ http://brownandgoldbrigade.webs.com/
  2. ^ "Smash kills 26". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. May 21, 1976. p. 1. 
  3. ^ " 'Like a bad dream' ". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. May 22, 1976. p. 1. 

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