Mt. Shasta High School

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Mt. Shasta High School
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Mount Shasta High School, the district's largest school
710 Everett Memorial Highway
Mount Shasta, Siskiyou County, California 96067
United States
Coordinates 41°19′18″N 122°18′19″W / 41.32167°N 122.30528°W / 41.32167; -122.30528Coordinates: 41°19′18″N 122°18′19″W / 41.32167°N 122.30528°W / 41.32167; -122.30528[1]
Type Public
School district Siskiyou Union High School District
Superintendent Mike Matheson
Principal Sati Shah (New Principal as of school year 2018)
Grades 9–12
Number of students 343 (2015-16)[2]
Color(s)          Blue and gold
Athletics conference CIF Northern Section Shasta Cascade League
Mascot Bear
Rival Weed High School
Newspaper Mount Shasta Herald

Mt. Shasta High School is a public high school located in Mount Shasta, California in southern Siskiyou County. It is one of the five members of the Siskiyou Union High School District. Mt. Shasta High school's mascot is a bear and the rivaling team is the Weed High School Cougars.


Mt. Shasta high school was recognized as a California Distinguished High School in 2013. It also received a six year accreditation term during the 2009–10 school year.[3] It operates on an 8 period schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. with a break for on or off campus lunch. Students are required to have at least six scheduled classes out of the eight available periods.


The student population of about 400 is:

  • 84% Caucasian
  • 9% Hispanic
  • 4% Asian
  • 2% Black
  • 1% Hawaiian native/Pacific islander



Mt. Shasta High School offers all required core classes for grades 9–12, along with a variety of Advanced Placement classes. Advanced Placement classes offered include English, Spanish, biology, environmental science, psychology, statistics, calculus, and art. One or more of these Advanced Placement classes are taken by about 30% percent of students each year. Students can take vocational classes such as wood shop and manufacturing or general knowledge enhancement classes such as Microsoft Office. There are also several performing arts classes offered for students such as band, jazz band, choir and theater. Classes focusing on business and video production/technology are offered to select students pending the instructor's approval. In order for students to be eligible for participation in any athletic program, they must maintain a specific GPA, follow the athletic code of conduct, and attend all classes on days of athletic participation such as games and practices. Student athletes have the option to apply for up to one year of alternative physical education credit through their participation in athletic programs.


Mt. Shasta High School offers several campus organized clubs for student participation.

Student leadership

The student leadership program consists of a select group of students who organize on campus events. They are responsible for scheduling and planning organized activities such as school assemblies, spirit weeks, and dances.

Link crew

Link crew is a program supported by Mt. Shasta High School that allows junior and senior level students to assist incoming freshmen and transfer students in their first year. The program helps provide new students with knowledge about the campus, information about high school rules and regulations, and a mentor that they can contact if they need continued assistance.

Virtual enterprise

This class is available to students as practice for creating and running a business. In order to be accepted into this class, students must submit an application and go through an interview process. The class creates a hypothetical business and students participate as members of financial, marketing, advertising, and human resource departments in an attempt to continue running the business.


The Mt. Shasta High School athletic program, known as the "Bears", has several athletic programs available for students. Eligible students can participate in volleyball, football, cheerleading, cross country, wrestling, golf, basketball, track and field, softball, baseball, tennis, soccer or the ski and snowboard team. Students are generally allowed to participate in one athletic program per sports season, as long as they have met all of the school's requirements.[5]

Athletic facilities

  • Football – Jason Sehorn Field (see note below)
  • Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling – Robert E. Novo Gymnasium
  • Softball – Skye MacKenzie Field
  • Baseball – MSHS Baseball Field
  • Skiing – Mt. Shasta Ski Park
  • Soccer - Shastice Park

On 23 June 2012, a petition drive was started to name the school's football field in honor of former coach and athletic director Joe Blevins, who died on June 21, 2012.[6][7][8]

Retired numbers and notable athletes

  1. 1 – Jason Sehorn (football, former NFL defensive back who played for the New York Giants and St. Louis Rams)
  1. 22 – Kayla Spini (softball)


  1. ^ "Mount Shasta High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Mt. Shasta High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Mount Shasta High School: School Profile". Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Explore Mt. Shasta High School in Mount Shasta, CA". Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Mount Shasta High School: Athletics". Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  6. ^ Remembering Joe Blevins,, June 22, 2012 Archived June 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Former Mount Shasta coach Blevins remembered; he gave all of self to athletes", Thomas Lawrence,, June 23, 2012 Archived June 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Remembering Blevins - petition to name the MSHS football field after him", Facebook group

External links

  • Mt. Shasta High School official website
  • Siskiyou Union High School District website
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