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Anaheim High School is a public, four-year (grades 9 through 12) high school in the city of Anaheim, California, United States. Anaheim High School was first established in 1898, which makes it the oldest of nine comprehensive high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District. It is the third oldest high school in Orange County, behind Santa Ana High School (1889) and Fullerton High School (1893) The traditional rivals of Anaheim High School's Colonists are Western High School's Pioneers.
In the 2004-2005 school year, Anaheim High School had a total enrollment of students. The class breakdown was 34 freshmen, 34 sophomore, 45 juniors, and 45 seniors. The ethnic distribution was: 93.1% Hispanic, 5.5% White, 2.2% Asian, and less than 3% for African-American, Filipino, Pacific Islander, and American Indian
There is a total of 110 teachers, which results in a 24.9 student-teacher ratio.
The mission of Anaheim High School, in preparing students to participate in a changing, global society, is to promote student excellence through self-discipline, self-esteem, and academic achievement. Our students will exhibit these qualities in the classroom, in co-curricular activities, and in our community.
Anaheim's athletics teams are called the Colonists, and historically, were one of the most successful programs in Orange County. Changing school administration and demographics led to a downturn in the 1990s and early 2000s. During this time the athletics department struggled to keep up with the competition and could barely afford to keep equipment working properly and pay for uniforms for the schools' teams.
The 1956 Anaheim football team was CIF co-champions with Downey, playing to a 13-13 tie at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. That game had an attendance of 41,383 fans, which remains the largest crowd in Southern Section history. Anaheim also won football championships in 1940 and 1967, and was runner-up in 1941, 1962, 1966 , 1987 , and 2006. A renewed sense of spirit and a winning tradition is in evidence, most significantly in 2006, when the Colonist football team had a remarkable 12-2 regular season, finishing as runner-up in the CIF-SS Southern Division. As of for the 2009 year the Anaheim Colonist football team went to the CIF playoffs once more.
In 2007-2008, Jose Madera went to state for cross country and finished in the top 10 in Div. I earning the the title of fastest sophomore in California. Currently, their teams compete in the Orange League of the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section. Jose Madera of the cross country team won his 3rd straight league tittle and went on to finish 4th in the Division 1 State meet. Jose was the second best and second fastest of the Orange County runners in 2009-2010 school year.
In other sports the Anaheim Tennis team composed of students of the class "2007" accomplished qualifying for the first time to CIF since the mis 80's.
Electives at Anaheim High School include: Art, Business (Computer), Foreign Language [French I, II, III, IV, and AP. Spanish I, I Accelerated, II, II Accelerated, III, III Accelerated, AP, and Spanish Literature AP] Home Economics, Industrial Education, Music, Physical Education, ROP, and Work Experience .
Clubs at Anaheim High School include: The Anaheim Transportation Academy (ATA) , AVID, Multimedia Computer Technology Academy, Puente, Student Council (ASB), Project S.A.Y., Anime Club, Key Club, Drama Club, French Club, Fashion Club, Bridges, Navy JRTOC, APAC (Anaheim Performing Arts Conservatory) , C.S.F., Chess Club, Cheer and Song, Colonial Regiment, Mock Trial, MCTA, N.H.S., Yearbook and Robotics Team 
Anaheim High School previously had a mock trial club that faded away, but returned in 2008-2009. This group of individuals get a fake case, study it, and then compete against other schools in a real courtroom. The program was revived brought back by Mr. Rodriguez, an alumni and current teacher.
The 2003-2004 marked the beginning of the Anaheim High School Robotics Team, mostly sponsored by NASA and the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES). This extracurricular activity brought students together for a period of six weeks beginning in January to build a robot that would participate in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition held by FIRST.
This after school activity was established to motivate Hispanic students to attend college and obtain career degrees in engineering and computer science.
Navy funded program creates productive and informed citizens. The NJROTC program helps the school tremendously and is highly respected by the school administration. The program competes in aspect of military drill, physical fitness and academics. The program is competitive among other JROTC units and continually ranks among the best in Area 11, earning the US Navy's Distinguished Unit the last 10 years. There are roughly 160 cadets enrolled in the program.
Once a Colonist, Always a Colonist. Home of Champions.
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