|Bonita Vista High School|
School seen from the west entrance to the south parking lot
751 Otay Lakes Road
|Principal||Roman Del Rosario|
|Student to teacher ratio||24.17|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Gold ██|
|Rivals||Eastlake High School|
Bonita Vista High School (BVH) is a public, four-year (grade levels 9–12) high school located in the city of Chula Vista, California. Bonita Vista High School is one of the few schools that has both the IB and AP programs. It is part of the Sweetwater Union High School District, and currently has about 2,800 students. BVH's Mascot is a Baron. Bonita Vista High School is a California Distinguished High School. Bonita has also been named one of the top 1,500 high schools in the nation by Newsweek. It also has an API score of 844 making it the highest in the Sweetwater Union High School District. BVH also has the highest number of AP and IB graduates in the district.
When it opened in September 1966, Bonita Vista High School served students in grades 7-10. The following year, it served grades 7-11. Bonita Vista Junior High School opened its doors in September 1968, and the students who had completed grades 7 and 8 in the previous 2 years moved over to the new junior school. Bonita Vista High School took on the same configuration as other high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD), i.e., grades 10-12, beginning in the 1968-69 school year. In 1992, the district converted Bonita Vista to a four-year high school.
The school is placed as the number 1 school of the Sweetwater Union High School District, with an Academic Performance Index score of 851 for the 2011 school year, meeting the statewide standard and exceeding amongst other schools in the same district.
- Matt Cameron, drummer of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden
- Charisma Carpenter, TV/Film actress
- Marcos Curiel, guitarist for rock band P.O.D.
- Costa Dillon, writer
- Hannah Flippen, softball player
- Byron Frisch, NFL player (2001–02)
- David Garza, player for United States men's Paralympic soccer team
- Shirley Horton, politician
- Guido Knudson, MLB player (2015)
- Jennifer Lalor, soccer player and coach
- John Macaulay, NFL player (1984)
- Ramon Martin Del Campo, soccer player for Puerto Rico FC
- Steve Peace, California state politician (1982–2002)
- Raquel Pomplun, Playboy 2013 Playmate of the Year.
- David Schipper, professional soccer player
- Scott Shields, NFL player (1999–2000)
- Stephanie Swift, adult film actress turned evangelist[failed verification]
- Joel Zumaya, MLB player (2006–2010)
- Bonita Vista Senior High
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Vedder may get all the love, but folks don’t realize the guy straddling two grunge powerhouses as the drummer for both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam was born and raised in San Diego -- he went to Bonita Vista High School -- before moving to Seattle in 1983.
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It’s Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, the 1978 sci-fi spoof that former Bonita Vista High School buddies John DeBello, Muir ’75, J. Stephen “Steve” Peace, Muir ’76, and Costa Dillon, unleashed on an unsuspecting world.
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Frisch graduated from Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista and played football at Brigham Young University in Utah.
- Brent, Phillip (September 13, 2016). "Brave New World for Chula Vista High School para-athlete". The Star News. Chula Vista. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games began Wednesday in Brazil with two Paralympic athletes on Team USA from South County: Bonita Vista High School graduate David Garza (soccer) and Chula Vista High School alumnus Ahkeel Whitehead (track and field).
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High School: Bonita Vista High School (Chula Vista, California) '12
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Shirley Horton grew up in San Diego and graduated from Bonita Vista High School.
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I attended Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Paradise Hills, went to O'Farrell Junior High School, and went on to graduate from Bonita Vista High School.
- "Bonita Vista HS (Chula Vista, CA) Baseball Players". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
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"Former WUSA player set to coach girls soccer at PHS". Chicago Tribune. October 13, 2004. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
- "Bonita Vista Alumni Pro Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
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As Bonita Vista High School student body president in 1971, he successfully fought administrator opposition to a rock concert by organizing student leaders.
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- Brents, Phillip (July 25, 2019). "All the world's a stage for BVHS alum David Schipper". The Star News. Chula Vista. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
Now, 27, the Bonita Vista High School alumnus has both figuratively and literally played the world’s game — around the world.
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