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Santa Fe High School
Santa Fe High School entrance
10400 Orr and Day Road


Coordinates33°56′24″N 118°5′24″W / 33.94000°N 118.09000°W / 33.94000; -118.09000
TypePublic High School
School districtWhittier Union High School District
NCES School ID064248006954[1]
PrincipalCraig Campbell
Faculty83.91 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,156 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio25.69[1]
Color(s)  Black
WebsiteSchool website

Santa Fe High School is a public high school located in Santa Fe Springs, California. The school has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students and was founded in 1954 as a part of the Whittier Union High School District. It serves students in grades 9–12 in the cities of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Downey, and Whittier.

Santa Fe was named a California Distinguished School in 2007.[2] For the 2009-2010 school year, Santa Fe met its Federal AYP;[3] the school's API score was 786 for that same year.[4] Santa Fe's API Score for the 2010-2011 school year was 803, placing the school within the proficient range starting at 800.


Santa Fe high school's mascot is the Chief, and the school colors are Black and Gold. Sports offered include wrestling, football, basketball, baseball, track, soccer, tennis, water polo, swimming, softball, volleyball, cross-country, cheerleading and golf.[5]

Clubs and activities

Santa Fe High School also offers many clubs and sports and activities. One of the many clubs available is FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) which students from Santa Fe High school have partaken in and placed nationally in business competitions. Another club is Santa Fe's ASB (Associated Student Body) which has won the California Student Activities Best Activities Program award (sponsored by CADA and CASL) for ten consecutive years.[6]

Santa Fe Chieftain Tribe

The Chieftain Tribe marching band participates in marching band competitions, competing against other high schools in California.

Smaller subsets of the marching band are the wind ensemble, concert band, jazz band, winter drumline, and winter guard. These groups are usually active during the Winter/Spring semesters after the marching band/football season has ended.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - Santa Fe High (064248006954)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  2. ^ 2007 Distinguished Middle and High Schools – California Distinguished Schools Program (CA Dept of Education)
  3. ^ 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress Chart
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-05-23.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Athletics Information / Athletics Calendar". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  6. ^ Business & Activities / Home