San Diego High School, San Diego, United States

San Diego High School is an urban public educational complex comprising four small high schools. It is located on the southern edge of Balboa Park, in San Diego, California. It is part of the San Diego Unified School District. It is the oldest high school in the San Diego Unified School District and one of the oldest public schools in all of California — the oldest still on its original site. Its flagship school is the School of International Studies, ranked 22nd best high school in the nation by Newsweek in 2006, and 44th best in the nation by US News in 2009, with an International Baccalaureate exam pass rate of 98% and an API score of over 800. Other schools include the School of Business and Leadership; the School of Science and Technology; and the School of Media, Visual and Performing Arts.HistoryRuss High (1882–1907)The school was established in 1882, initially named Russ High after lumberman Joseph Russ, who offered to donate the lumber to build the school. The school served to educate a fast-growing San Diego.The Grey Castle (1907–1973)By 1902 the school had become overcrowded and a new school was built on the original site, opening on April 13, 1907. The new building, designed by F.S. Allen of Pasadena, resembled a castle and was subsequently nicknamed "The Grey Castle."Modern San Diego High (1973–present)Due to California legislation in the 1960s which required all school districts to demolish or retrofit any school building built prior to 1933 for earthquake safety reasons, the "Grey Castle" building was torn down. The first of four buildings constructed prior to 1933 was torn down along with the "Russ Auditorium" in 1973; Building 101, the "Original Grey Castle" was the last building to be torn down in 1975 and the current building was dedicated in 1976. 1405 Park Blvd 92101 San Diego United States Call: (619) 525-7457
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San Diego High School, San Diego, United States

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Found: 16.07.2015


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