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Natomas High School is a high school in the Natomas Unified School District located in the Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento. It is located at 3301 Fong Ranch Road. The school mascot is the nighthawk. John Eick is the principal and Angela Ritter-Herrera, Heather Garcia and Ronald Serbone are vice principals.
Opened in 1997, the school is the first high school built in the Natomas Unified School District. A total of 1,300 students started attending the school that year, although it was built to accommodate 1,800 and has a total capacity of 2,200. For the previous three years, high school students in the district attended classes on the campus of Leroy Greene Middle School.
In 1998, the school started a Business and Professions Academy. By 2001, eighty students in the program would regularly come to school in dresses, suits and ties or other clothing considered "business appropriate".
The Sacramento Theatre Company used the school's stage in 2002 when renovations delayed the use of the theater where the company normally performed.
In 2009, NHS was named the second most diverse school in the country.
Natomas Nighthawks (14-6-4), played Bella Vista (13-6-3) 2-1 in pouring rain to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship at Folsom High School. It was Nighthawks' first boys section soccer championship and the first time a Rebelo-coached team advanced past the first round of the playoffs in his eight years at the school.