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Segerstrom High School

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Type  Public
Established  2005
Grades  9-12
Phone  +1 714-241-5000
Colors  Black, Crimson, Gold
Motto  Read, Write, Learn
Principal  Mr. Duncan McCulloch
Accreditation  WASC
Mascot  Jaguar
Address  2301 W MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA
District  Santa Ana Unified School District
Similar  Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana College, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Ocean View High School, Taft Deaf & Hard of Hearing

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Segerstrom High School is a public high school in Santa Ana, California, and is part of the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD). The school opened in fall of 2005 with a freshman and sophomore class. Wealthy landowner Henry Segerstrom - for whom Segerstrom High School is named - is a familiar name in Orange County. The land upon which Segerstrom High School is built was purchased from the Segerstrom family, who once grew crops on these acres.


Segerstrom High School adheres to Fundamental School structure, meaning that all school polices (dress code, discipline, attendance, tardies, homework completion, etc.) are strictly enforced. This structure encourages personal responsibility, college preparation, and good citizenship. Students and parents sign an annual compact, agreeing not only to follow all school policies and rules, but to perform to their best ability. The school declares that its mission is to provide comprehensive, standards-based core curricula grounded on high expectations and accountability for all. The instructional focus is "Read! Write! Learn!" with literacy as a foundation across all disciplines. As part of the school's vision, all staff are committed to doing their best teaching so that all students excel in a collaborative, college-going culture, enabling students to meet or exceed the entry-level requirements of a four-year university.

During the fall of 2010, past Principal Dr. Amy Avina shaved her hair off after promising to do so if the school received an API score above the 800 threshold. The API score received was 812, making Segerstrom the first public high school in Santa Ana Unified School District to receive an API score above 800.

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The class of 2008 was the first to graduate from Segerstrom.

In order to enroll, students must live within the boundaries set by the school district, or participate in a lottery for incoming freshmen. In addition, students and parents must sign a contract in which they agree to abide by the school's Fundamental Structures. There is an extensive waiting list of students wishing to attend Segerstrom.

Segerstrom graduates 98% of its students compared to other schools in the District which consistently graduate a much smaller percentage of their students. Further, over 95% of Segerstrom students either enroll in community college or go on to pursue a degree from a four-year institution.


The school is divided into five buildings. Building A houses the main office, library, gym, and the English Department. Building B houses a 430-seat Performing Arts Center as well as the band, choir, and drama classrooms. Building C is labeled "Humanities" and is used for subjects such as Foreign Language, History, and misc. Building D is the Science building and Building E homes the Mathematics Department.

Segerstrom also contains a full sized football stadium with a track surrounding the field. It was the first football field to be constructed on any high school in the Santa Ana Unified School District's schools. Before its construction, that district maintained a contract with the City Santa Ana's Parks and Recreation department to use the city-wide stadium (Eddie West Field). Segerstrom's stadium now serves to host many of the high school's weekly football games during the season.



  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Biology
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Foreign Languages:

  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • AP French Language
  • Mathematics:

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • Language Arts:

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • Social Sciences:

  • AP World History
  • AP United States History
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Psychology
  • Visual & Performing Arts

  • AP Studio Art
  • AP Art History
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Chamber Singers
  • Concert Choir
  • Men's Choir
  • Women's Choir
  • Concert Women's Choir
  • Intro to Drama
  • Drama Production
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Orchestra
  • Guitar
  • Music Appreciation
  • Piano
  • Athletics

    2009: The top-seeded Jaguars defeated Arroyo High School of El Monte, 10-8, capturing the CIF-SS Division Varsity Boys Tennis championship. This was Santa Ana's first Boys Tennis title from any high school, and the first high school in the city to play in the championship match since 1962.

    2013: Boys Water Polo Jaguars defeat Yorba Linda Mustangs to capture CIF Title! The Jaguar Water Polo team finished an amazing season in grand style by defeating Yorba Linda 9-8 to claim the CIF Division 7 Championship.

    2014: Segerstrom High School has officially partnered with USA Water Polo and the Santa Ana YMCA to be the home training site for the Men's National Water Polo team through Rio 2016. Proud day for Segerstrom High School. Go Team USA!

    2014: Girls Water Polo - CIF Champions! The Lady Jags defeated Ocean View 7-4 to capture Division 7 Crown.


    Associated Student Body
    Ladies Tea & Etiquette
    GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
    Key Club
    Polynesian Club
    National Honor Society
    Red Cross
    Quiz Bowl
    Girl's League
    French Club

    Thirst Project


    Silver Medal Recipient from US News, ranking #610 Nationwide and #116 Statewide


    Segerstrom High School Wikipedia