Natomas High School

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 Nelly the Nighthawk. Jeffrey “Scott” Pitts.

Natomas High School
Address
3301 Fong Ranch Rd

Sacramento
,
California
95834

United States
Coordinates38°37′45″N 121°29′42″W / 38.62912°N 121.49507°W / 38.62912; -121.49507Coordinates: 38°37′45″N 121°29′42″W / 38.62912°N 121.49507°W / 38.62912; -121.49507
Information
School typePublic, High School
Established1997
School districtNatomas Unified School District
PrincipalJ. Scott Pitts
Teaching staff51.10 (FTE)[1]
Grades9–12
GenderCo-Ed
Enrollment1,035 (2017-18)[1]
Average class size35
Student to teacher ratio20.25[1]
Campus size500 acres
Color(s)     
Slogan"It's a Great Day to be a Nighthawk!...CAW!"
Team nameNighthawks
RivalInderkum High School
STAR average701
Graduates87%
Phone916-641-4960
Websitenatomasunified.org/nhs/

HistoryEdit

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.[2] For the previous three years, high school students in the district attended classes on the campus of Leroy Greene Middle School.[3]

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".[4]

The Sacramento Theatre Company used the school's stage in 2002 when renovations delayed the use of the theater where the company normally performed.[5]

In 2009, NHS was named the second most diverse school in the country.[citation needed]

Notable alumniEdit

SportsEdit

  • 2008 Varsity Boys championship Soccer Team

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 Coach Joe Rebelo's team advanced past the first round of the playoffs in his eight years at the school.

  • 2020 Varsity Boys CIF NorCal Championship

On March 7, 2020, The Natomas Nighthawks (19-6-3) beat John F. Kennedy High school of Richmond,CA (15-10-3) 3–2 to claim its first-ever CIF NorCal Division IV Soccer Championship.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Natomas High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  2. ^ [1]"NATOMAS GEAR UP FOR THE ... FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, September 2, 1997, Page B8
  3. ^ [2]"NATOMAS HIGH OPENS TO RAVE REVIEWS COMMUNITY HAS WAITED NEARLY A DECADE FOR MODERN, HIGH-TECH CAMPUS", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, September 11, 1997, Page N1
  4. ^ [3]"Business academy suits students at Natomas High", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, November 22, 2002, Page N1
  5. ^ [4]"Stage flight: 'Picasso' opens STC's season in a high school theater, one of the many challenges the company faces", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, September 26, 2002, p. E1

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