Established in 1895 Santa Cruz High was the first high school in the city. It is know for its diverse and friendly…More student population. The school offers a demanding curriculum that includes a full range of honors and Advanced Placement classes. The athletics program is also strong, and Santa Cruz High is the reigning winner of the The Shell, the annual football game against cross-town rival, Harbor High School.
The school offers a range of programs to meet the individual needs of all students. Resource specialists offer special education programs and classes for those with learning disabilities. A teen parent program helps with the needs of pregnant students and those with young children, including child care and parenting classes.