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California High School (commonly referred to as Cal High) is one of two public high schools located in San Ramon, California , USA (Dougherty Valley High School is the other). It's one of four high schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. His mascot is a grizzly bear.


As of the 2014–15 school year, the school enrolled 2,639 students and 107.5 classroom teachers (FTE-based), with a student-teacher ratio of 24.5:1. 78 students (3.0% of enrolment) were eligible for free lunch and 39 (1.5% of students) were eligible for reduced-cost lunch. Cal High's athletic rivals are Monte Vista High School and San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, and De La Salle High School in Concord.


Mission Statement: 

The mission of California High School is to educate, empower, and inspire all students. We promote academic and personal growth, foster healthy interests, and develop resilient mindsets and self-efficacy, guiding all students to become ethical, global citizens.


The purpose of the California High School Academic Awards Program is to recognize student academics. This program is sponsored by the Academic Boosters in conjunction with the school. Students who achieve a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 3.6 or higher as of January of that year receive recognition each spring as follows:


  • All grade levels: printable certificate

  • Sophomores: Grizzly Academics Decal

  • Juniors: Grizzly Academics Decal & Academic Block Letter

  • Seniors: Grizzly Academics Decal, Lamp of Knowledge Pin, & Graduation Cord


Cal has an all-weather track and a water centre, including a multi-use athletic stadium and fields (football, soccer, lacrosse, track and field). Outside, there are six tennis courts, four baseball / softball fields, including one baseball field and one softball field, and an indoor gym and stadium. A two-storey, ten-room building was completed in 2004 and was designated a World Language Building. In 2006, the school added a new main building (67 classrooms on three floors) and a new library. In 2007, the school completed a new career and technology building, a student quad and a consultancy building. The new fine arts building was completed in 2008.


The new fine arts building was completed in 2008. In March 2010, the second gymnasium was completed on the outdoor basketball court site, called the Event Center. A new theater, which has been under renovation for three years, opened in April 2010. It has nine classrooms and is fully equipped with a video production studio and soundroom, and an art gallery to display student work. Cal has a large student and faculty parking area, but demand exceeds the space available. In light of this, many of the streets around the school are licensed parking areas.


Cal High also has a recently renovated weight room, equipped with lifting machines and 12 fully stocked Olympic weightlifting cages, mainly used by the football team and weightlifting classes. Twelve years of construction were completed with the installation of SunPower solar panels on the back of the parking lot in the summer of 2011.

This amazing school is conveniently located near some of San Ramon’s other top schools. Make sure to check them out on your next visit: 


  • Los Cerros Middle School

  • Pine Valley Middle School 

  • Stone Valley Middle School

  • Windemere Ranch

  • Dougherty Valley High 

  • Monte Vista High 

  • San Ramon Valley High 

  • Del Amigo High School

After visiting these lovely schools make sure to stop by and say “Hello” to us at our downtown Danville location, DPG Pavers Danville Location on 4115 Blackhawk Plaza Circle!

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