Marina High School (Huntington Beach, California)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Marina High School
MarinaHS HB Seal.gif
Address
15871 Springdale Street
Huntington Beach, California 92649
United States
Coordinates 33°43′52″N 118°1′31″W / 33.73111°N 118.02528°W / 33.73111; -118.02528Coordinates: 33°43′52″N 118°1′31″W / 33.73111°N 118.02528°W / 33.73111; -118.02528
Information
Type Public high school
Motto Live. Breathe. Vikings.
Established 1963
School district Huntington Beach Union High School District
Principal Jessie Marion
Faculty 108[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,438 (2014-15)[2]
Campus Suburban Area
Color(s) Navy Blue, Gold, & Columbia Blue             
Athletics conference CIF Southern Section
Sunset League
Team name Vikings
Website

Marina High School is a public high school located in the northwest corner of Huntington Beach, California which first began operating in 1963. Marina is part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, which includes several other area high schools, the school is located on Springdale Street between Edinger Avenue and McFadden Avenue. In 2009, the school was named a California Distinguished School, the highest honor given to schools in California.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Marina's athletic teams are known as the Vikings and their school colors are Navy Blue, Columbia Blue, and Gold, they compete in the Sunset League of the California Interscholastic Federation's (CIF) Southern Section. Marina has no on-campus stadium and plays most of its football home games at nearby Westminster High School.

In 2000, Marina's varsity field hockey team played an undefeated season of 13-0 and took both the Sunset League Championship as well as the CIF Championship.[citation needed]

In 2007, Marina Boys Basketball broke the National record for 3 point shots made in a season making 437 three pointers.[citation needed]

In 2016, Marina's PoleVaulter Jett Gordon Won the CIF California State Meet and broke the CIF Division II record at 17'2".

Other activities[edit]

On September 20, 2013, for the first time, a transgender teen was named as Marina High School's homecoming queen.[4] [5]

Beginning in 2014, the woodshop class of the school (whose mascot is a Viking) began planning, funding, and constructing a replica of a Viking ship; in May 2016 the ship sailed on its maiden voyage at Sunset Aquatic Marina; short ocean-going trips to Long Beach and Catalina Island are planned for the future.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


Demographics[edit]

The demographics of Marina High School are as follows:[citation needed]

  • Male:54%,
  • Female:46%,
  • White:49.8%,
  • Hispanic:19.7%,
  • Asian:20.1%,
  • Black:1%,
  • Two Races:2.9%,
  • American Indian:5.9 %,
  • Pacific Islander:.6%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Number of Teachers in California Public Schools by School". ca.gov. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Marina High". NCES. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "2009 Distinguished Middle and High Schools". www.cde.ca.gov. California Department of Education. Retrieved April 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ "California teen named nation's first transgender homecoming queen". Yahoo News. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Kennedy (September 20, 2013). "Transgender Teen Named Homecoming Queen in Huntington Beach". Local News. KTLA.com. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Brittany Woolsey, "Students build a Viking ship and launch it", Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016.
  7. ^ Sciacca, Mike (2008-08-20). "Former Viking to return to O.C. facing Angels". Huntington Beach Independent. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  8. ^ "Eric Sondheimer: Stress is a foreign notion to Marina's Jake Bauers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Robin Beauregard Profile". UCLA Water Polo web site. University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved April 3, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Elster Signs With Mets". Los Angeles Times. 1987-02-26. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Marina High". Los Angeles Times. 1998-06-03. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  12. ^ "Gunn Wins NCAA-wide Sportsmanship Award". US College Hockey Online. 2004-08-08. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  13. ^ Mauney, Matt (2013-08-22). "Adam Hayward finds his place in Plant City". Plant City Times and Observer. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  14. ^ "Alan Knipe: 49er Profile". longbeachstate.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Natalie Nakase continues to dream big, beat odds". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  16. ^ Penner, Mike (1992-02-02). "Investing in Stars of the Future". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  17. ^ https://247sports.com/college/arizona/Article/Hall-of-Fame-Coach-Lute-Olson-Part-I-104040388
  18. ^ Joe Penny - IMDb
  19. ^ Holmes, Baxter (2012-05-30). "Justin Sellers gets a lot of ink with the Dodgers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 

External links[edit]