Monterey High School (Monterey, California)
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Monterey High School Monterey, California
Monterey High School
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Monterey High Toreadore
101 Herrmann Drive


Coordinates36°35?46?N 121°54?07?W / 36.596°N 121.902°W / 36.596; -121.902Coordinates: 36°35?46?N 121°54?07?W / 36.596°N 121.902°W / 36.596; -121.902
Established1905, 114 years ago
School districtMonterey Peninsula USD
PrincipalTom Newton
Faculty62.75 FTE[1]
Enrollment1,306 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.81[1]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Kelly green and Gold
Athletics conferenceCIF - Central Coast Section
NicknameToreadores ("Dores")
RivalSeaside High School
YearbookEl Susurro

Monterey High School is a public high school the western United States, located in Monterey, California. It is the oldest of the four high schools overseen by the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.


Monterey Union High School in 1917.

Founded as Monterey County High School, the present-day school occupies the same site as the original school built in 1915. In September 1963, Seaside High School became the second school in what was the Monterey Union High School District. The District unified in 1966 and became the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD).[2][3]


The school has two gyms: Randall Gym, which was built in the 1920s, and the smaller Harmon Gym built in the 1940s. The gyms were named after the late coach Randy Randall and the late P.E. teacher Jean Harmon. The school is also home to the Dan Albert Stadium, named after the longtime Monterey mayor and former football coach.


Monterey High School is situated on 12.3 acres (5.0 ha; 0.0192 sq mi) and contains 50 classrooms, a library, a lecture room, two gymnasiums, a dance studio, a music building, a cafeteria, and an administration building. In 2010, the District passed a $78 million bond. Funds have been designated to upgrade the school's infrastructure. Renovations to the school's heating system, swimming pool, student bathrooms, counseling office, library, and includes constructing a college and career counseling center and computer lab. Common areas will be completed in Phase I of the project along with ADA compliance. The district is as of 2014 using general funds to upgrade the technology resources across the campus.[4]

Notable alumni


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  2. ^ "MPUSD History".
  3. ^ "Monterey High School".
  4. ^ "Facilities Presentation". MPUSD.
  5. ^ Son of longtime Monterey mayor will seek City Council seat
  6. ^ "Alumni".
  7. ^ "Pete Cutino". National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. 2012-11-08. Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b c Leyde, Tom (February 1, 2016). "Monterey High celebrates its Super Bowl ties". Monterey Herald. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ Profile of Leon Panetta Archived March 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Santa Clara University Law School, accessed April 28, 2011

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