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Eureka High School, originally Eureka Senior High School (before the district consolidated from a junior high/senior high system to a middle school/high school configuration), is the public high school for the city of Eureka, California. EHS is the only regular public high school serving the City of Eureka and all of its contiguous unincorporated neighborhoods and related independent school districts. Part of the Eureka City Schools District, it is the largest high school in Humboldt County.
Established in 1896, Eureka High School was the first high school on the far North Coast of California. The current main Eureka High School building, at 1900 J Street, is a Gothic Revival structure originally built in 1925 as the Eureka Middle School. The building was designed by John J. Donovan of Oakland and built by James McLaughlin of San Francisco. The site occupied by the science wing is the location of the original high school main building, built by W. H. Weeks in 1914-1915, which was demolished after analysis deemed it too damaged to save following a severe December 1954 earthquake. It was remarkably similar to a high school Weeks designed for Santa Cruz, which survives and is in use to this day.
The Eureka High School mascot is the Logger, based on the logging industry which is the major economic industry of the area. The school colors of red and green are based on the redwood tree (red bark/wood, green foliage) which is vital to both the logging industry and the emerging eco-tourist industry.
The year is divided into semesters, which are then divided into quarters. 230 credits are required to graduate, as well as a passing grade in the California Exit Exam. Its teaching faculty consists of 76 teachers, and provides many Advanced Placement and special classes.
Course offerings include the following programs:
Eureka High School is a member of the Humboldt–Del Norte Big 4 League.
Eureka High School has many student-organized and teacher-supervised student groups. Including: The History Club, The YEAH Club (Youth Educating Against Homophobia), Youth Alive Christian Club, The Drama Club, and Axe Club.