Fountain Valley High School

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Fountain Valley High School
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Address
17816 Bushard Street

Coordinates 33°42′16″N117°57′44″W / 33.70441°N 117.96217°W / 33.70441; -117.96217 Coordinates: 33°42′16″N117°57′44″W / 33.70441°N 117.96217°W / 33.70441; -117.96217
Information
Type Public high school
Established1966
School district Huntington Beach Union High School District
PrincipalMorgan Smith
Faculty130.76 (FTE) [1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment3,531 (2018-19) [1]
Student to teacher ratio27.00 [1]
Color(s)Gold, blue and red             
Athletics conference CIF Southern Section
Sunset League
Team name Barons
Rival Edison High School
NewspaperBaron Banner [2]
YearbookRaconteur
Website

Fountain Valley High School (FVHS) is a public high school in Fountain Valley, California. It was established in 1966 and is a part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District. It is notable for its rivalry with Edison High School, particularly during football season, in which both schools compete in the "Battle of the Bell."

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The athletic teams are known as the Barons, and the school colors are blue and gold. The school had to renovate some of its buildings, which were sinking, starting in 2002. These renovations yielded new portable buildings in an area which was previously a parking lot. As of 2006, these semi-permanent portable buildings have been removed and replaced with permanent facilities. In March 2011, the track and football field were renovated. The dirt track has been replaced by a synthetic track and the field has been replaced with new natural grass. Years later, however, the field had been replaced by imitation grass and turf.

For the first few years after opening, Fountain Valley High School had a larger student population than any other high school West of the Mississippi. [3] A scene from the 1997 film Wag the Dog during a basketball game was filmed at FVHS during Fall 1996 and utilized the 1997 graduating class as extras.

In March 2005, the Fountain Valley High School drumline and band was filmed in Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" music video. [4]

In April 2007, Fountain Valley High School was recognized as a California Distinguished School for the second consecutive time.

Fountain Valley High School is also renowned for its vocal music program and the advanced choir called the “Troubadours” who have performed at various conferences and conventions.

Leadership

List of principals since 1966:

Paul Berger - 1966-1979 (founding principal)

Larry Lucas - 1979-1980

David Hagen - 1980-1985

Mike Kasler - 1985-1991

Gary Ernst - 1991-2000

Connie Mayhugh - 2000-2004

Chris Herzfeld - 2004-2014

Kirk Kennedy - 2014-2015

Morgan Smith - 2015-present

Academics

Advanced placement

Fountain Valley High School has an advanced placement (or AP) program which allows high school students to study college level course work. Nearly every AP course available is offered at FVHS . Newsweek Magazine has annually ranked United States public high schools according to AP scores.

Athletics

The school currently competes in the Sunset League and is a part of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIF). Prior to 1974 the school competed in the Irvine League. Fountain Valley High School fields all of the following sports; boys baseball, basketball, cross country running, football, golf, soccer, Swim, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. On the girls side Fountain Valley fields the sports of basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo. In the past Fountain Valley fielded gymnastics and badminton teams. Fountain Valley High School has won 16 CIF Team Championships

1973 Girls Swimming Susan Jenner

1977 Wrestling Wayne Mickaelian

1978 Football Bruce Pickford

1978 Gymnastics Les Armstrong

1980 Girls Gymnastics Martha Bartlett

1981 Girls Gymnastics Martha Barlett

1981 Gymnastics Les Armstrong

1985 Baseball Tom De Kraai

1985 Wrestling John Rosales

1988 Football Mike Milner

1994 Baseball Ron LaRuffa

1995 Baseball Ron LaRuffa

1996 Girls Volleyball Lori Biller

2005 Girls Cross Country Barry Migliorini

2015 Wrestling Brad Woodbury

2018 Tennis Harshul Patel

2019 Wrestling Daniel Woiwor/Dennis Piramo

Fountain Valley has had two coaches and one athlete enshrined in the CIF hall of fame; Carol Strausberg-basketball coach, Ron LaRuffa-Baseball coach, Shirley Babashoff-swimmer.

Fountain Valley High School also holds Five Counties Wrestling Championships, which is one of the biggest tournaments in the nation. The Fountain Valley wrestling team has won 24 League Champion Titles (Irvine 1968, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74) (Sunset 1976, 77, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 97, 98, 2008, 09, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16).

Fountain Valley’s football game against rival Edison high school on December 11, 1980 was the fourth highest attended game in State history with 28,968 fans in attendance.

Notable alumni

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