Distinctions 

  • Identified by the California Department of Education as a 2009 California Distinguished School
        
  • Academic Performance Index (API) score for 2008-2009 was 842 – the highest  of any comprehensive public high school in the Santa Rosa City School District and in Sonoma County
      
  • Highest average scores in the Santa Rosa City School District for the past five years on the Scholastic Aptitude Test in both Critical Reading (570), Mathematics (596), and Writing (572)
      
  • Highest pass rates in the Santa Rosa City School District for the past five years on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in both English-Language Arts (94%) and mathematics (97%)
      
  • Numerous teachers have received national, state and regional certification and recognition (e.g. National Board Certification)
      
  • 33% of teaching staff have Masters Degree
      
  • 12 AP and Honors classes in six subject areas
      
  • In 2008-2009, 84% of seniors earned a score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement Exams, the highest percentage in the Santa Rosa City School District
      
  • Annual National Merit Scholarship finalists (4 from the class of 2010)
      
  • 22% of students identified for Gifted and Talented Program
      
  • Of students attending a CSU after their first year, 89% remain enrolled versus 80% statewide and their GPA’s are .07 higher than their state wide peers.
      
  • Matriculation to top universities and colleges nationwide. 2009 graduates entered Stanford University, Harvard College, Brown University, Barnard College, University of Southern California, Brigham Young University, California Institute of Technology, George Washington University, Pepperdine University, Brandeis University, Emory University, United States Naval Academy, Lewis and Clark College as well as major University of California campuses, such as Berkeley, Los Angeles, Davis and Santa Cruz