American High School (California)

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American High School
AHS Eagles Logo.svg
Diversity and Dedication
Enhance Learning and Education.
Address
36300 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, California 94536
United States
Coordinates 37°33′53″N 122°00′57″W / 37.5645917°N 122.015947°W / 37.5645917; -122.015947Coordinates: 37°33′53″N 122°00′57″W / 37.5645917°N 122.015947°W / 37.5645917; -122.015947
Information
Type Public
Established 1972
School district Fremont Unified School District
Principal Steven Musto
Teaching staff 81.34 (on a FTE, basis)
Enrollment 1,960 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 24.10
Campus size 42.79 acres (173,200 m2)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red, White, and Blue (Navy)
Nickname Eagles
Newspaper Eagle Era
Yearbook Aerie
Website
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American High School (AHS) is a public secondary school located in Fremont, California. It is one of five public high schools within the Fremont Unified School District.[2] The school receives its students through the American High School attendance area boundary set by the district. It was a California Distinguished School from 2005 to 2009.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1972 as an open campus with 9th, 10th and 11th graders under Principal Joseph Tranchina. The Class of 1974 was the school's first graduating class, and the Class of 1976 was the first four-year class.

Campus and facilities[edit]

2012 Map of facilities and permanent buildings at American High School. Three major wings (300, 500, 700) and the Rotunda, which form the main building. Cafeteria is now in its own building

American High School was separated into three main wings under its original design. When opened in 1972, the 300 and 500 wings were open areas with individual classrooms being separated by portable dividers. By the time of the thirtieth anniversary, those wings had been remodeled to a traditional permanent wall arrangement.

Classes have been organized according to the wings. The 300-wing has traditionally served as the home of English, social studies and foreign language departments. The 500-wing has traditionally served as the home of the mathematics and science classes. The 700-wing has generally been reserved for the arts: music, theater, photography, art, sculpture, and architecture. There are two theaters. Theater 50 is similar to a college lecture hall, while Theater 70 serves as the theater for the fall play and spring musical. When built, there were two additional theaters, Theater 30 and 31, which through the use of a retractable wall, could be converted into one larger theater. These theaters were later remodeled into classrooms. In addition, there is a 400 wing, which is a series of two computer labs between the 300 and 500 wings. Between the 500 wing and the 700 wing is 600 wing, which is a series of three classrooms, one of which is now a kitchen for the cooking ROP classes. The classrooms of the 600 wing open up to the former cafeteria, now an open area. A new cafeteria - multipurpose building was built next to the gym in 2010. The 900 wing is a fenced complex of four classrooms just beyond the 700 wing. Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, new portables will be built at the school lawn out in the front.

Athletics[edit]

American High School's mascot is the American Eagle and its colors are red, white, and blue. Unique at the time, the incoming students to the school in 1972 were polled and chose the school's name, mascot, and colors. American High School belongs to the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL).

The following sports are offered at American High School: cross country, football, volleyball, water polo, tennis, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, track and field, golf, softball, swimming, and badminton.

Notable alumni[edit]

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