Troy High School (California)

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Troy High School
THS Fullerton.jpg
2200 East Dorothy Lane
Fullerton, Orange County, California 92831
United States
Coordinates 33°52′53″N 117°53′34″W / 33.88139°N 117.89278°W / 33.88139; -117.89278Coordinates: 33°52′53″N 117°53′34″W / 33.88139°N 117.89278°W / 33.88139; -117.89278
Established 1964 (1964)[1][2]
School district Fullerton Joint Union High School District
Superintendent Scott Scambray
CEEB code 051009
Principal Dr. William Mynster
Faculty 112
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,700 (2017-2018)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red, Black, and White
Mascot Wally the Warrior
Rival Fullerton Union High School
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[3]
National ranking 13th (Business Insider[4]
Average SAT scores 1,917
Newspaper "The Oracle"
Yearbook "Ilium"

Troy High School is a public high school in Fullerton, California, USA, acclaimed for its many programs including Troy Tech and International Baccalaureate. The school is part of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. As of the 2017-18 school year, 2700 students attend the school. Troy High School has the distinction of winning the most national titles (12 as of 2018) in the Science Olympiad.[citation needed] It is one of the seven high schools in California and one of 59 in the country to be awarded a New American High Schools status by the United States Department of Education.[5]


In the late 1980s and early 1990s, then-principal Jerry Atkin was instrumental in developing and implementing a Science and Technology magnet program, known as Troy Tech, for Troy High School.[6] Troy was one of 27 high schools nationwide honored as a New American High School by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2000. It has won first place in the U.S. National Science Olympiad in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 and has also placed favorably in many other competitions on both the regional and national level, including the American Computer Science League (1st in the nation, 5th overall in 2005). Troy's Science Olympiad team has consistently attended nationals every year since 1994 except for 1995, and they have placed in the top 5 at nationals every year they have attended. Troy’s Science Bowl Team has placed first and second for four years in the Western Regional Science Bowl sponsored by NASA/JPL and the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2001, the team captured the national second place at the U.S. Dept. of Energy Competition in Washington, D.C.

In 2008, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges granted the school a six-year accreditation.



The Girls' Basketball Team won the state CIF Division II Title in 2003, 2005, and 2006.[citation needed] Sports Illustrated ranked the team the #4 program in the country for 2006,[7] and the Los Angeles Times ranked Troy the #5 program in all of Southern California for the second year in a row.[8] In 2017 Kianna Smith was named as a McDonald's All American athlete. This is the first time anyone in the program has won the award.[citation needed] In 2017 the women's basketball program won the freeway league title for the 25th time in a row.

Girls' Volleyball[edit]

The girls' volleyball team won the state title in 2012. They have continued to place in CIF semifinals since, and have won league every year since 2009.

Girls' Water Polo[edit]

The Girls' Water Polo team won the CIF Division IV Title in 2013. The Warriors became just the second Freeway League team to capture a CIF girls' water polo title.[9][10] Coach Jason Wilson received State Coach of the Year following their win.[11]

Girls' Swim and Dive[edit]

The Girls' Swim and Dive team won the CIF Division II Title in 2013.[12]



Troy's school newspaper is the Oracle, which was awarded the George H. Gallup Award in the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society News Media Evaluation Service in 2012[13] and 2014.[14] A number of individual writers have also received honors in competitions such as Orange County Journalism Education Association (OCJEA).[15]

Standardized testing statistics[edit]


SAT I: Reasoning Test
Section Mean Score State Rank
Total 1917 7
Critical Reading 622 4
Math 668 4
Writing 627 9
Figures for schools with greater than 200 test-takers from 2012-2013
SAT II: Subject Tests
Section Mean Score
Math Level 1 685
Math Level 2 768
United States History 659
World History 610
Chemistry 712
Physics 718
Biology E 705
Biology M 719
Chinese w/L 779
Korean w/L 771
Japanese w/L 601
Spanish 672
French 615
English Literature 650
Figures for schools with greater than 50 test-takers from 2012-2013


Mean SAT I: Reasoning Test - AP/IB Diploma Students
Section Mean Score
Total 2261
Critical Reading 734
Math 774
Writing 753
2012-2013 Statistics[16]
Mean SAT II: Subject Test - AP/IB Diploma Students
Section Mean Score
Math Level II 777
Chemistry 728
Spanish R 705
Japanese w/L 740
Korean w/L 792
Biology E 739
Biology M 763
Physics 761
Spanish w/L 705
French R 620
US History 738
Literature 706
Chinese w/L 790
French w/L 710
World History 800
2012-2013 Statistics[16]
  • 2013 IB exams offered:

SL: Spanish, French, Japanese, Latin. Chinese: Mandarin, Physics, Biology, Math, Computer Science, Design Technology, Business & Management, Film HL: English Literature, Spanish, French, Japanese, Philosophy, History of Americas, Biology, Physics, Math: Statistics, Math: Calculus, Computer Science, Film

National Merit statistics[edit]

Year Finalists Semifinalists Commended Scholars
2009 57 95
2008 42 51 87
2006 39 66
2005 40 42 72
2004 30 51

Student body[edit]

The following are details and statistics about Troy High School's student body:


Troy High School has a total enrollment of 2,631 students. 682 students are in 9th grade, 628 students are in 10th grade, 644 students are in 11th grade, and 673 students are in 12th grade.[17]


White Latino Asian African American Pacific Islander American Indian Two or More Races
22% 24% 48% 1% 0.4% 0.1% 4%

According to US News and World Report, 78% of Troy's student body is "of color," with 16% of the student body coming from an economically disadvantaged household, determined by student eligibility for California's Reduced-price meal program.[18]

Males make up 51% of the student body and females make up 49% of the student body.[17]

College attendance[edit]

As of 2013, 99% of Troy High School students attend colleges and universities. Of those, 76% attend 4 year universities and colleges and 23% 2 year colleges.[16]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  14. ^ "News Media Evaluation 2014 Awards". Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "1st Place Stories & Art". OCJEA. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
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