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Del Norte High School (Crescent City, California)

Del Norte High School or DNHS, located in Crescent City, California, is a public high school educating students from grades 9 through 12. It is the only regular public high school in Del Norte County. In 2008 DNHS was accredited for six years (through 2014) by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The principal is Randy Fugate, the vice principal is Alison Eckart, and dean of students/athletic director Robert Hadfield.[4] In popular culture, Del Norte High School is the school attended by Laurel Sewell and her friends in the best-selling young adult novel, Wings. Del Norte High School also became sister schools with another school in Rikuzentakata-shi, Iwate, Japan. Del Norte High School obtained an art club and cosplay club in 2018 of the new school year. Del Norte High takes turns with Takata high school each year of traveling their students to Japan one year and Takata's students the next year.

Del Norte High School
1301 El Dorado Street
Crescent City, California

Coordinates41°46′11″N 124°12′33″W / 41.76984°N 124.20924°W / 41.76984; -124.20924Coordinates: 41°46′11″N 124°12′33″W / 41.76984°N 124.20924°W / 41.76984; -124.20924
Motto"Go Warriors!"
School districtDel Norte County Unified School District
PrincipalRandy Fugate
Faculty39.05 FTE[1]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment927[2] (2016-17)
Student to teacher ratio23.15[3]
Color(s)Indigo and Gold         
Slogan"You Can Succeed"
SportsBaseball, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, etc.
NewspaperThe W. (not currently in print)
Home of the Mighty Warriors! Home of beautiful people! And also home of lovely teachers!

As of 2013, it was one of five schools in California offering classes in the Yurok language.[5] Tolowa language classes have been taught "for many years."[6]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Del Norte High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Del Norte High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Del Norte High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  4. ^ District & County Schools. DNCUSD.
  5. ^ Romney, Lee. (2013, February 6). Revival of nearly extinct Yurok language is a success story. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 7, 2013
  6. ^ Atherton, Kelley. "Back from the Brink: Learning the Yurok Language". The Daily Triplicate. Published 16 October 2010. Accessed 30 April 2012.
  7. ^ Spencer, Adam (2012-04-28). "Tolowa mourn loss of a leader: Eunice Bommelyn". Del Norte Triplicate. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  8. ^ Aaron Finley (November 16, 2006). "Buck Pierce to play in Grey Cup". The Times Standard. Newsbank. Former Del Norte Warrior quarterback...

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