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Details on SRCS High Schools

Information for each high school in the Santa Rosa district in included below. For even more information, please see the individual school's websites. 

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Elsie Allen High School Elsie Allen High School (EAHS)
599 Bellevue Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 528-5020 
School Website

Elsie Allen High School opened in September 1994. It is a beautiful campus located in a country setting, with many amenities including an all-weather track and a lighted sports facility for evening athletic events. EAHS offers an outstanding academic program which includes Advanced Placement and honors courses in mathematics, English, social science, science, world languages and art. The University Center @ Elsie Allen is a partnership with Sonoma State University where students complete a rigorous college preparatory schedule in two or three years, allowing them to take courses at SSU for only $15 per semester in their junior and senior years. Several businesses and community members provide scholarship and mentoring programs for EAHS’s ethnically diverse student population. The parent community participates actively in curricular and extra-curricular activities. EAHS offers success to all students by sponsoring on-line instruction via Cyber High, a tutoring center and peer educators. The EAHS Health Center, located on campus, provides a variety of health services to students and their families.

Program Highlights:

  • University Center @ Elsie Allen - Early Entrance partnership with SSU for motivated college bound students
  • Career Pathways in: Agriculture, Arts and Communications, Child Development, Engineering, Construction Technology, and Web Page Design
  • University Pathway where students meet minimum entrance requirements for the University of California and California State University system
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Academic Support Program

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Maria Carrillo High School Maria Carrillo High School (MCHS)
6975 Montecito Blvd.
Santa Rosa CA 95409
(707) 528-5790
School Website

Maria Carrillo High School was founded in 1996. Students engage in activities across the curriculum that require them to communicate clearly, study effectively, solve complex problems, think critically, work creatively, make decisions and learn independently. As a result, students consistently achieve high overall test scores on standardized tests. Technology is infused throughout the curriculum. MCHS offers 37 different athletic teams, 31 campus clubs and organizations, and a varied calendar of social activities. Humanities, a ninth grade course integrated with the English program, is a specialized graduation requirement for MCHS students.

Program Highlights:

  • In the ninth and tenth grades, the English and Humanities/World History classes are integrated so students see the interrelationships between disciplinesStudents select from conventional or integrated (College Preparatory) mathematics.
  • Career pathways offerings include: Automotive Technology, Arts and Communications, Culinary Arts, and Engineering
  • University Pathway where students meet minimum entrance requirements for the University of California and California State University system
  • Honors and Advanced Placement courses in English, math, science, social science, world language and art

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Montgomery High School Montgomery High School (MHS)
1250 Hahman Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 528-5191
School Website

Montgomery High School opened in 1958. The school offers the only authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) program for high school students in the county. The IB diploma curriculum in fourteen different subject areas provides very rigorous coursework for college bound students. Twenty five IB diplomas were awarded to students in the Class of 2007. The athletic arenas at the school were recently renovated and include an all weather track, sports field, baseball/softball facilities, tennis courts, and stadium facilities with lights. The school excels in the number of scholar-athletes in the region with 225 students with a GPA of 3.5 or better during the season in which their sport is played.

Program Highlights:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) program with a high rate of successful diploma candidates on a world-wide scale
  • Active service clubs that inspire youth involvement: Interact Club, Key Club, Black Student Union, Sol Club, and Green Club
  • Career Pathways offered in Arts and Communications, Landscaping Construction, Business Technology and Health Services
  • University Pathway where students meet minimum entrance requirements for the University of California and California State University system

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Piner High School Piner High School (PHS)
1700 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 528-5245
School Website

Piner High School has enjoyed excellence since opening in 1966, PHS is a rapidly evolving school that provides outstanding university preparation and career-technical education opportunities to a richly diverse student population. The balance of university and career-technical preparation is reflected in a partnership program with Santa Rosa Junior College – the Early College Magnet Program. Students complete college preparatory coursework in core academic and career interest areas, as well as college skills preparation courses. In their junior and senior years students take courses at SRJC that lead to career certification, an Associate’s Degree or transfer to a four year university.


  • Career Pathways offered in Arts and Communications, Biotechnology, Business Technology, Culinary Arts, and Construction Technology
  • University Pathway where students meet minimum entrance requirements for the University of California and California State University system
  • Advanced Placement courses in English, math, science, social science, art and world language
  • New two-story administration and instructional building featuring 23 state-of-the-art classrooms welcomes students and their families to the campus
  • On-site Planetarium supports unique Space Science program

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Santa Rosa High School Santa Rosa High School (SRHS)
1235 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 528-5291
School Website

Santa Rosa High School is a newly remodeled, historic school That will celebrate its 128th commencement in spring 2008. It is the eighth oldest high school in the state with the main building being declared a historic state landmark. SRHS offers a wide array of Advanced Placement and honors courses. The nationally renowned ArtQuest Program is unique in northern California and received a Golden Bell Award from the California State Board Association for outstanding visual and performing arts program in fall 2007. ArtQuest has specialty areas in visual fine arts, video production, digital arts, photography, vocal music, instrumental music, drama and dance. ArtQuest is one of many rich academic, artistic, athletic and career-technical education opportunities on this beautiful comprehensive high school campus.


  • Rich academic offerings with 14 Honors and 11 Advanced Placement Courses
  • Prestigious ArtQuest Program with eight specialty areas
  • Career Pathways: Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Arts and Communication, Construction Technology, Business, Computers and Information Technology, Welding Technology, and Translation Services
  • University Pathway where students meet minimum entrance requirements for the University of California and California State University system
  • Comprehensive Student Support Program includes a Link Crew, peer counseling and peer tutoring

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Alternative SchoolsAlternative Schools

SRCS offers educational options for students who are not able to succeed in the traditional high school setting. The continuation school program offers small class size in a small setting and varies the instructional methods and schedules to meet individual student needs. The district’s alternative programs are located in various parts of the city.

Ridgway High School (528-5325) is a new campus located at 325 Ridgway Avenue. Admission is by request or may be involuntary if referred by another district high school. An evaluation and advisory program are key components to individualizing the academic and support plans for students.

Santa Rosa City Schools runs four Small Continuation High Schools:

  • GRACE at Piner High, 528-5756
  • Mesa at Santa Rosa High, 528-5227
  • Midrose at Elsie Allen High, 528-5041
  • Nueva Vista, 522-3291 (Pregnant Minor Program)

Students may enter at regular points during the school year as space is available and usually exit at the end of a semester to benefit the students’ transition from one school to the other. Further information may be obtained from school counselors.

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