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Sonora High School

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Type  Public secondary
Principal  Doctor Adam Bailey
Mascot  Zapata
School code  30665143037090
Phone  +1 562-266-2000
Number of students  1,924
Motto  "Raider Pride, All Clear"
Established  September 1, 1966 (1966-09-01)
Administrator  Carmen Routledge, Tina Wilde & Barney Yost
Address  401 S Palm St, La Habra, CA 90631, USA
District  Fullerton Joint Union High School District

Sonora high school

Sonora High School (SOHS) is a public high school located at 401 S. Palm Street in La Habra, north Orange County, California. One of seven high schools in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Sonora served over 1,944 students in the 2012-2013 school year. The school has an International Baccalaureate program, honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) options availible for certain classes and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Alma Mater of the school, "Sons of old Sonora High, raise your voices to the sky! Raider now forever true, Sonora praise to you! Blue and gold will light your name, long may reign your noble fame! Raiders join and sing a new, Sonora praise to you!"


Sonora high school assembly


According to US News and World Report, 77% of Sonora's student body is "of color," with 49% of the student body coming from an economically disadvantaged household, determined by student eligibility for California's Reduced-price meal program.


The school is popular for its water polo and basketball programs. In the 2008-2009 school year, Sonora's girls' water polo team won the CIF Southern Section championship. In the 2014-2015 school year, Sonora's boys' basketball team won the CIF Southern Section championship. The marching band (1st semester), drumline (2nd semester), dance team, drill team, JROTC Raider Team, and baseball team have claimed numerous trophies and awards for their excellent performances.

Notable alumni

  • James Cameron, Film Director (Avatar, Titanic)
  • Cathy Cooper, Artist, stylist
  • Jack Cooper composer, musician, educator
  • Brian Greer, Major league baseball player.
  • Daniel Hoffman - violinist with the Klezmer, progressive band Davka
  • Ann Meyers, first high school student to play for the United States national women's basketball team.
  • David Meyers, former NBA basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Nikki Ziering, model and actress.
  • Doug Nordquist, ’84 Olympian, two-time High Jump United States Champ; 7-8¾ PR
  • Darren Ward, '88, 92 Canadian Olympian, Broke National High School Record in the 200 I.M. in 1987
  • Mark Fullerton, drummer for internationally known prog/metal/punk band Mind Over Four.
  • Valorie Curry, actress
  • References

    Sonora High School Wikipedia

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