Sunny Hills High School

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Sunny Hills High School
Fullerton, California
United States
Type Public
Established 1959
Principal Allen Whitten
Faculty 95
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,307 (2015-16)[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Black and Gold
Rival Troy High School
Athletics 15 sports

Sunny Hills High School (SHHS) is a public high school located in Fullerton, California, USA. Established in 1959, it is part of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.

The campus, consisting mostly of single-story open plan buildings, is situated on 42 acres (170,000 m2) in western Fullerton.[2] SHHS has been an International Baccalaureate World School since 1987, and hosts the largest IB program in California. It has been recognized three times as a California Distinguished School, in 1988, 1994, and 2009, and recognized as one of the top high schools in the United States in the March 30, 1998, March 13, 2000, and June 2003 issues of Newsweek magazine. Sunny Hills High School was also presented the National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2012.[3] At 284 in the magazine's latest (2007) rankings of public high schools, Sunny Hills remains in the top 0.1 percent of schools in the country. [4] The school contains the Sunny Hills Performing Arts Center, a notable venue in Orange County for classical performances.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Sunny Hills High". NCES. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Dodero, Tony, "In Fullerton hills, life slows to a trot," Los Angeles Times August 29, 2004.
  3. ^ Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Sunny Hills High School Profile
  4. ^ Newsweek, Americas Top Public High Schools 2007
  5. ^ Ponsi, Lou (October 6, 2012). "Fullerton to name field after Gary Carter". The Orange County Register. p. Local 5. Retrieved October 6, 2012.

External links

  • Sunny Hills High School - official website

Coordinates: 33°53′02″N 117°57′14″W / 33.884°N 117.954°W / 33.884; -117.954

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