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Bolsa Grande High School is a public high school in the Garden Grove Unified School District in southern California. The school opened September 28, 1959.
Proximate zones to the school include Little Saigon, Korean District, Santa Ana.
The Matador football team won the CIF Central Division championship in 1986 led by coach Greg Shad, but struggled immensely thereafter. They suffered an Orange County record 57 consecutive losses from 1999 to 2005.
The track & field team also boasts commendable accomplishments. In 2005, the Boys’ Varsity won their first league championship for the first time in Bolsa Grande history. Prominent athletes were hurdler Jason Bui, jumper Chris Nguyen, long distance runners Rocio Pelayo and Joel Santana, and sprinters Alan Ta and Jake Stovall. The team was undefeated and maintained this streak during the following year, hence overthrowing their long-time rivals, the Pacifica Mariners. The matadors were led by head coach Korey Dickson, whose disciplinary policies were as tough as his physical and dietary demands on them. Whereas spectators feared him, the team members venerated his character as inspirational and necessary for shaping their mental and physical potency. During the 2009-2010 school year, Bolsa Grande Baseball team got over $10,000 worth of equipment stolen.
Bolsa Grande has just recently been recognized as a distinguished school in California. Bolsa will remain a distinguished school until 2011. Bolsa was one of few schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District to receive this title. In the year of 2008, the school's API was 770. The following year, 2009, the API dramatically increased up to 789, eleven points away from breaking 800.
The Bolsa Grande Choral Department is led by director Mr. Jim Keltner. The Choral Department consists of four groups (in order from beginning to advanced): beginning girls group known as Girl's Ensemble, beginning boys group known as Varsity, large combined group known as Vocal Ensemble and a smaller combined group known as Concert Choir. The top group, Concert Choir, is often asked to sing at important functions. Every Spring, Concert Choir goes to Universal Studios Hollywood to compete, and consistently comes back with the top prize year after year. Also, the entire department goes to a festival hosted by the theme park Knott's Berry Farm, and, like Concert Choir, comes back with the top prize. Also at the end of the school year, the students show off their skills by singing, dancing, and sometimes acting in the annual Pop Concert.
The marching Matadors like the picture above, represent Bolsa Grande High School. They perform during football season on the football field during half-time. Under the direction of Johnson Miller, BGHS band won third place in their division at Estancia High School Competition on Sunday, October 19, 2008.
Bolsa Grande has 51 permanent classrooms in use on the campus. It is also home to one of only two on-campus football stadiums in the GGUSD (the other is at Garden Grove High School). All seven high schools in the district share these two stadiums during football season.
For the 2005-06 school year, Bolsa Grande had 2,006 students.
- A. J. Cook Elementary
- Agnes Ware Stanley Elementary
- Alamitos Intermediate
- Brookhurst Elementary
- Bryant Elementary
- C. C. Violette Elementary
- Morningside Elementary
- Mitchell Elementary
- Merton E. Hill Elementary
- Mark Twain Special Center
- Marie L. Hare High
- Mamie L. Northcutt Elementary
- Mabel Carver Elementary
- Loyal Barker Elementary
- Louis Lake Intermediate
- Louis G. Zeyen Elementary
- Los Amigos High
- Linton T. Simmons Elementary
- Lincoln High Continuation
- Leroy L. Doig Intermediate
- Leo Carrillo Elementary
- Jordan Secondary Learning Center
- John Murdy Elementary
- John Marshall Elementary