Community Mission Hills High school is located in San Marcos, California, and is approximately 10 minutes from California State University, San Marcos. It is one of the newest high schools in San Diego, and was opened in August, 2004 to accommodate the growing population of San Marcos. Because the school is so close to the college, Mission Hills and the community have a great relationship that encourages students to attend the university.
School The mission statement of Mission Hills High School is to provide exceptional learning experiences, with high expectations in a supportive environment, in order to meet the academic and social needs of our diverse community.The teaching philosophy is guided by the core values of the school, which include experiential learning, personal growth, ethical behavior, and individual responsibility.
The principal, David Cochrane, is new to the school this 2011-2012 school year. He was principal previously at Woodland Park Middle school, the feeder middle school of Mission Hills.
Mission Hills has a strong reputation for high achievement. The school boasts the highest student achievement level of any demographically diverse high school in San Diego County. In 2011, Mission Hills was named a California Distinguished school. Additionally, the school has many unique programs. They include a Fire Technology Academy, Culinary Arts Academy , Criminal Justice Academy and Health Academy, which are vocational tracks for students. One of the other strong programs on campus is a class called PLUS (Peer Leaders Uniting Students). This group strives to make all students feel connected to our school, which would include the student body, the faculty, and the staff through running "forums" for students to share their ideas, hopes,fears, dreams, and problems with other students who are going through similar situations.
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Mission Hills High School serves approximately 2,500 students. The demographics consists of approximately 4% African American, 10% Asian American, 48% Hispanic, 37% White, and 1% other. In addition, 41% are socioeconomically disadvantaged. 30.6% of students are English Language Learners and 5.9% have disabilities.
Principal: David Cochrine Principal's Secretary: Carol Foster Vice Principal: Bill Singh Vice Principal: Sharon Daust Vice Principal: Todd Marquet Vice Principal: Josh Way Athletic Director: Ken Putnam