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Thursday, April 10, 2008

San Diego High School Russ High 1887-1907
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The Grey Castle 1907-1973
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Modern San Diego High 1973-Present
High School Football Mythical National Championship: 1916, 1955
High School Football National Champions: 1921

Athletic History
In May 2006, Newsweek magazine ranked 1,200 public high schools in the U.S. and named San Diego High's International Studies school #22, making it the highest ranking in San Diego County and the second highest in the state of California.

Academic Recognition

Ted Williams who later played baseball for the Boston Red Sox, is rumored to have attended local rival Herbert Hoover High School because he was afraid that he wasn't good enough to make the San Diego High squad
The 1922 San Diego High baseball team was barred from league play by the CIF after its 1921 National Championship Squad played an unsanctioned game against the East's best baseball team of that time Cleveland High. This game drew 11,000 fans which saw San Diego High defeat Cleveland 10-0. During the 1922 season the team played college and independent teams, losing to just Stanford and the Sherman Indians. Beating Cleveland again in front of 13,000 fans.
It is said that when wrecking ball came to demolish the "Grey Castle" to coincide with the building of the current school it took repeated attempts to bring the structure down.
Kate Sessions, considered the "Mother of Balboa Park," taught at San Diego High in 1884 San Diego High School Notable Alumni and Faculty

Balboa Stadium

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