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Santa Rosa High School (SRHS) is a secondary school located in Santa Rosa, California. It is part of the Santa Rosa City School District, which is itself part of Santa Rosa City Schools. Brad Coscarelli is fourth principal at Santa Rosa High in less than one year and the two Assistant Principals are Ms. Monica Baldenegro and Mr. Alan W. Nealley, Jr. According to the Santa Rosa City Schools District, SRHS has 2030 students.
After Goodard's sacking during the 2009-2010 school year, the school had two different interim principals - Billie Sue Sion served as principal from late October into March and then Harriet Gray, a middle school principal finished off the year. Brad Coscarelli was named principal for the school year 2010-2011, giving Santa Rosa High an unprecedented four principals in the 8 month stretch between Goddard's sacking on October 26 and Coscarelli becoming principal on 01 July 2010.
James Goddard served as principal for a little more than two years. As of October 26th, 2009, he is working at the SRCS District Office on Ridgway Avenue as a "principal on special assignment."
Dr. Anton Negri served as principal for four years before retiring in June 2007. He was known for having a lot of school spirit, including painting his black sedan with an orange flame decal in honor of the two school colors, and owning a wardrobe composed almost entirely of orange clothing. Interestingly, he was born around Halloween, a holiday of black and orange colors. He also had/has a panther statue in his home. Dr. Negri was a teacher, and Vice Principal at Santa Rosa High before becoming principal.
Bill Waxman succeeded Mike Panas as principal and served through the 2001-02 school year. Interim principal Sue Sion took over in 2002-03, after which Anton Negri accepted the position.
Mike Panas was a principal in the mid-1990s.
Santa Rosa High School is one of the oldest high schools in all of California, the ninth high school chartered in the state's history. SRHS was the only public high school for Santa Rosa from 1874 to 1958. Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), located on the adjacent property, was actually a part of Santa Rosa High School from 1918 to 1927. 
The school had several locations. The previous location on Humboldt Street burned to the ground in 1921. The school was moved to its current location and opened in 1924. The current school's Brick Gothic design, with soaring white columns towering over the triple entryway and the addition of gargoyles in niches near the roof, was created by W. H. Weeks in 1922. There are many more recent additions to the school, some copying the original design and others with more modern design and flavor.
Santa Rosa High School is an academic leader in Santa Rosa, having had for nine consecutive years the district's highest SAT scores, the streak ending in 1973. Santa Rosa High School has an API rating of 751. On-campus tutoring is available through an arrangement with Sonoma State University. 
Santa Rosa High School offers a wide variety of athletic programs and competes in the 5-A North Bay League of the North Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.
Cross Country varsity boys were undefeated league champions, a record of 7-0, in the 2008-2009 season.
Recently, Santa Rosa High has been noted for an unprecedented winning streak in Panther history, having a record of 5-1, Panther Football 2007-2008.
Ernie Nevers attended Santa Rosa High School, where he excelled in football. In 1920, as a senior, he led the team to the NCS Championships. He went on to attend Stanford University, and play for the Duluth Eskimos and the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League. In 1925 the football field at Santa Rosa High School was renamed Nevers Field in his honor. In 2004, just in time for the homecoming game, a $2 million dollar refurbishment of Nevers Field was completed. The improvements included an artificial turf, an all-weather 8-lane track, new bleachers, a snack bar and ticket booth, restrooms, and lights for night games.
Santa Rosa High School is well-known for its award winning ArtQuest program. This district-supported program allows students to take classes with specialty course work in the arts, including Visual Fine Arts, Dance, Theatre Arts, Photography, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Multimedia, and the Video program. It was recently[update] awarded the prestigious Jack London Award for Educational Excellence.
Santa Rosa High School has several student-organized and teacher-supervised clubs, ranging from many different subjects. The following is a list of clubs at Santa Rosa High as of September, 2007 :
Santa Rosa High School was used for several Hollywood movies, including Peggy Sue Got Married and Inventing the Abbotts. For the filming of Peggy Sue Got Married, the production company paid for a complete restoration of the school's aging gothic facade, including repair and replacement of the many gargoyle figures.
Director Wes Craven applied for the use of Santa Rosa High School and made a verbal contract with the principal of the school for the filming of Scream (film). Just days before filming was to begin, the school board denied permission for the use of the school, citing concern for the younger, more sensitive students' reactions to images of horror and death in their school's hallways. In response, the city, previously popular as a film setting, was blacklisted in Hollywood and Craven included in the closing credits of Scream (film) the note, "And no thanks whatsoever to the Santa Rosa School Board." Ironically, a Hollywood horror writer, Daniel Farrands, was a 1987 graduate of Santa Rosa High.
The Santa Rosa High School Foundation is a special group of alumni who take an active interest in SRHS.  The Foundation helps raise money for school programs and other services.
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