Natomas High School

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Natomas High School
3301 Fong Ranch Rd
Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95834
United States
School type Public, High School
Established 1997
Founded 1995
Opened 1997
Status Open
School district Natomas Unified School District
Principal J. Scott Pitts
Grades 9–12
Gender Co-Ed
Enrollment 995 (2014-15)[1]
 • Grade 9 252
 • Grade 10 276
 • Grade 11 240
 • Grade 12 227
Average class size 35
Campus size 500 acres
School color(s)               
Slogan "It's a Great Day to be a Nighthawk!...CAW!"
Team name Nighthawks
Rival Inderkum High School
STAR average 701
Graduates 87%
Phone 916-641-4960

Natomas High School is a high school in the Natomas Unified School District located in the Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento. It is located at 3301 Fong Ranch Road. The school mascot is Nelly the Nighthawk. Jeffrey “Scott” Pitts is the principal, assisted by vice principals Darrin Greer, Amber Lozano, and Megan Simmons.


Opened in 1997, the school is the first high school built in the Natomas Unified School District. A total of 1,300 students started attending the school that year, although it was built to accommodate 1,800 and has a total capacity of 2,200.[2] For the previous three years, high school students in the district attended classes on the campus of Leroy Greene Middle School.[3]

In 1998, the school started a Business and Professions Academy. By 2001, eighty students in the program would regularly come to school in dresses, suits and ties or other clothing considered "business appropriate".[4]

The Sacramento Theatre Company used the school's stage in 2002 when renovations delayed the use of the theater where the company normally performed.[5]

In 2009, NHS was named the second most diverse school in the country.[citation needed]

Former assistant principals include Megan Simmons, Jill Thom, Jessica Martin, Shea Borges, Matthew Huddleston, Angela Herrera, Martha Paso, Dan Frisella, Heather Garcia, John Eick, Christopher Cerbonne, Tim Metros, Kermit Young

Notable alumni


  • 2008 Varsity Boys championship Soccer Team

Natomas Nighthawks (14-6-4), played Bella Vista (13-6-3) 2-1 in pouring rain to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship at Folsom High School. It was Nighthawks' first boys section soccer championship and the first time Coach Joe Rebelo's team advanced past the first round of the playoffs in his eight years at the school.

Number Player Position Grade
1 Kris Schultz GK FR
2 Oscar Espinoza D FR
3 Ernesto Oliver FORW SO
4 Raul Gutierrez D SR
5 Armando Basurto D SR
6 Rigoberto Gonzalez MF, DFORW SR
7 Michael Patch FORW, MF SR
8 Alex Ortega MF, D SR
9 Armando Villalobos MF, FORW SR
10 Miguel Romo MF SR
11 Luis Huerta MF, FORW SO
12 Frank Ankomah D SR
13 Markis Quiming D JR
14 Edgardo Gutierrez MF, D SO
15 Uriel Guevara MF, FORW FR
16 Kyle Rossow MF JR
17 Aldo Meza MF, D FR
18 Jack Gonzalez D SR
19 Ryan Ashby FORW, MF JR
20 Daniel Cuevas FORW FR
21 Albert Fernandez FORW, MF SO
22 Hugo Urena D FR


  1. ^ "Natomas High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ [1]"NATOMAS GEAR UP FOR THE ... FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, September 2, 1997, Page B8
  4. ^ [3]"Business academy suits students at Natomas High", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, November 22, 2002, Page N1
  5. ^ [4]"Stage flight: 'Picasso' opens STC's season in a high school theater, one of the many challenges the company faces", no byline given, Sacramento Bee, September 26, 2002, Page E1

External links/sources

  • Official site
  • Natomas Jr. Nighthawks Youth Football and Cheer

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