- California R-1 High School
name = California High School
streetaddress = 1501 West Buchanan
city = California
California R-1 School District
zipcode = 65018
country = USA
superintendent = Marty Albertson
principal = Scott Jarvis
viceprincipal = Jeff Taggart
schooltype = Public
grades = 9-12
campus type =
conference = Tri-County Conference
motto = "Equipping today's children for tomorrow's challenges"
mascot = Pintos
school_colours = colorbox|royalblue colorbox|red Royal Blue and Red
yearbook = Cavalier
enrollment = 472
enrollment_as_of = August 08
homepage = [http://www.californiak12.org Official site]
California High School is located at 1501 West Buchanan in California,
Missouri. It is part of the California R-1 School District. Current enrollment is 472 as of August 2008. [ [http://www.californiademocrat.com/articles/2008/08/27/news/126news54.txt] ] . The mascot of the school is the Pintos. The high school year book is called the Cavalier.
California High School students are required to successfully complete 24 credit hours to meet graduation requirements. In addition to the curriculum at California High School, students may enroll in correspondence courses through the University of Missouri and dual enrollment with area colleges and universities. Students may also enroll in dual credit courses through
State Fair Community Collegeand Central Methodist University.
California High School is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association. The school is also a member of the Tri-County Conference. California has enjoyed success in many areas of athletics at conference, district and state levels.
The following sports are offered at California High School:
**Track and Field
**Track and Field
The football team was the Class 3 State Champions in 1997 and finished second in the state in 1998 and 1999. California High School started football in 1959 and finished 9-1 in their first season. The football team has finished the regular season undefeated nine times (1960, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000). The football team has claimed 15 Tri-County Conference titles (1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000). Missouri did not start playoffs for high school football until 1968 (unfortunately after California's domininance in the sport from 1959 to 1967). However, since then, the California Pintos have advanced to the playoffs 13 times (1977, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003). The Pintos have played in the Show-Me Bowl (state championship game) three times (1997, 1998, 1999). California has been State Quarterfinalists in 1977, 1983, 1985, 1996; State Sectionalists in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2003 and brought home nine District Championships (1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003). [ [http://www.mshsaa.org Missouri State High School Activities Association] ] [California High School Yearbook, "Cavalier", 1959 through 1988]
The California Pintos boy's basketball team has won numerous conference championships and tournament titles in their many years of basketball. In 1965, the team advanced to the Final Four with an undefeated record, but lost a heartbreaker in the Class M State Championship game to Buffalo, 65-49 and finished that year 29-1. The basketball Pintos have advanced to the state playoffs nine times (1954, 1965, 1970, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993). One of the stars of the 1965 Final Four team, Jerry Wells, was head coach of the team during the 1988-89 season, where his son, Kevin Wells, led an outstanding team to an identical 29-1 record, but the team fell in the Class 2 Quarterfinals. [ [http://www.mshsaa.org Missouri State High School Activities Association] ] [Calfornia High School Yearbook, "Cavalier", numerous years]
The Lady Pintos have enjoyed success since California High School started girl's basketball in the 1974-75 season. The girl's basketball team has been the Tri-County Conference Champions 13 times (1981-82, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06). The Lady Pintos have been a force in the Tri-County Conference since the conference sanctioned girl's basketball as a sport in the 1977-78 season. From 1981-1994, California was 63-14 in conference games, claiming eight Tri-County Conference crowns, with just one losing record. From 2000 to present, the Lady Pintos are 36-4 in Tri-County Conference games and have been the undefeated conference champions five of the last eight seasons. The California Lady Pintos have won five district titles (1982-83, 1990-91, 1992-93, 2003-04, 2004-2005) advancing to the playoffs all of those years. In 2004, California advanced to the Final Four, claiming a third place finish in Class 3. The Lady Pintos were State Quarterfinalists in 1983 and 2005. [ [http://www.mshsaa.org Missouri State High School Activities Association] ] [Calfornia High School Yearbook, "Cavalier", numerous years]
Boy's and Girl's Golf
Both the boy's and girl's golf teams have been extremely successful at California High School. The girl's golf team has claimed two individual state titles, with Abby Spieler winning the Class 1 Girl's individual state title in 2003 and 2005. The girl's golf team also finished 5th in Class 1 in 2005 and 9th in 2003. The boy's golf team is a regular at the state championships since the late 80's and consistently finishes in the Top 10 in the state tournaments. Recently, in 2006, the team finished 3rd in Class 2. The boy's have won numerous Tri-County Conference and District Titles. [ [http://www.mshsaa.org Missouri State High School Activities Association] ] [Calfornia High School Yearbook, "Cavalier", numerous years]
California has won a state championship in Indoor Track and has won Tri-County Conference Titles in all sports that the conference sanctions. The girl's softball and volleyball teams enjoyed huge successes in the 70's. The volleyball has also enjoyed successes in the early 80's and in this decade, with a couple of state playoff appearances. The boy's and girl's track teams have both sent numerous athletes to the state championship meet. [Calfornia High School Yearbook, "Cavalier", numerous years]
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