Rancho Bernardo High School

Rancho Bernardo High School, or RBHS, is a public high school in the Poway Unified School District of San Diego County, California, United States. Rancho Bernardo High School opened in September 1990 as the district's third high school. There are approximately 2,300 students in grades 9 through 12, and approximately 101 faculty members.[3]

Rancho Bernardo High School
13010 Paseo Lucido


United States
Coordinates32°59′43″N 117°03′58″W / 32.99528°N 117.06611°W / 32.99528; -117.06611Coordinates: 32°59′43″N 117°03′58″W / 32.99528°N 117.06611°W / 32.99528; -117.06611
TypePublic high school
EstablishedSeptember 1990
School districtPoway Unified School District
PrincipalDavid Lemaster[1]
Faculty87.15 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment2,359 (2017-18)[2]
Student to teacher ratio27.07[2]
Color(s)Blue, White, and Silver             
RivalPoway High School
NewspaperSilver Spur


Rancho Bernardo is a Division I school competing in the Palomar League. The school's sports teams go by the name "The Broncos". Their school colors are blue, silver, and white.


Broomstick incidentEdit

In a 1997 incident, three baseball players pleaded guilty to sodomizing a new teammate with a broom handle in the locker room after a game. The school district paid $675,000 to settle the claim and the three players were sentenced to time in juvenile hall. The students stated there was a tradition of hazing in which older team members would threaten to rape incoming freshmen players, or would perform simulated rape.[4]

Underwear incidentEdit

In April 2002, one of the school's assistant principals forced female students at a school dance to lift their clothing and expose their underwear, in search of G-strings and thongs. The district said the reason for the check was to "ensure appropriate school dress."[5] Rita Wilson, the assistant principal involved in this incident, was later demoted to a teaching position.[6]

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.pomeradonews.com/2012/08/01/new-guy-in-charge-at-rancho-bernardo-high/
  2. ^ a b c Rancho Bernardo High
  3. ^ Rancho Bernardo High School U.S. News and World Report, 2014
  4. ^ "Sports hazing incidents". ESPN.
  5. ^ Yang, Eleanor (May 1, 2002). "Rancho Bernardo High official suspended over underwear inspection". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2007-06-04.
  6. ^ Whitaker, Barbara (June 19, 2002). "Underwear Check Leads To Demotion". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-06-04.

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