Sunny Hills High School

Sunny Hills High School (SHHS) is a public high school located in Fullerton, California, United States. Established in 1959, it is part of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.

Sunny Hills High School
1801 Lancer Way


United States
Coordinates33°53′02″N 117°57′14″W / 33.884°N 117.954°W / 33.884; -117.954Coordinates: 33°53′02″N 117°57′14″W / 33.884°N 117.954°W / 33.884; -117.954
School typePublic, high school
Established1959; 63 years ago (1959)
School districtFullerton Joint Union High School District
PrincipalCraig Weinreich
Teaching staff78.40 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,304 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio29.39:1[1]
Campus size42 acres (170,000 m2)
Color(s)   Black and gold
Athletics16 sports[3]
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section[3]
RivalTroy Warriors[2]

The campus, consisting mostly of single-story open plan buildings, is situated on 42 acres (170,000 m2) in western Fullerton.[4]

SHHS has been an International Baccalaureate World School since 1987, and hosts the largest IB program in California. It has been recognized four times as a California Distinguished School, in 1988, 1994, 2009, and 2019, and recognized as one of the top high schools in the United States in the March 30, 1998, March 13, 2000, and June 2003 issues of Newsweek magazine.[5] At 284 in the magazine's latest (2007) rankings of public high schools, Sunny Hills remains in the top 0.1 percent of schools in the country.[6] Sunny Hills was presented with the National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2012.[7]

The school contains the Sunny Hills Performing Arts Center, a notable venue in Orange County for classical performances.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - Sunny Hills High (061476001815)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  2. ^ Whitehead, Brian. "The Sunny Hills-Troy rivalry grows on a nearby campus". OC Register. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Directory - CIF Southern Section". Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Dodero, Tony, "In Fullerton hills, life slows to a trot," Los Angeles Times August 29, 2004.
  5. ^ "State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2019 California Distinguished Schools and Exemplary Districts". California Department of Education.
  6. ^ Newsweek, Americas Top Public High Schools 2007[dead link]
  7. ^ Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Sunny Hills High School Profile
  8. ^ Ponsi, Lou (October 6, 2012). "Fullerton to name field after Gary Carter". The Orange County Register. p. Local 5. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  9. ^ "Orange County All-League Water Polo Teams : CENTURY LEAGUE". Los Angeles Times. December 25, 1993.
  10. ^ "Cracking the Show – The Making of Major League". Gray & Company. Retrieved 13 September 2020.

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