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Eureka City Schools serves the greater Eureka area with four elementary schools, two middle schools, one comprehensive high school, and one alternative high school. The community has a population of approximately 45,000 residents living in both incorporated and unincorporated areas. The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 2% African American, 4% American Indian, 11% Asian, 19% Hispanic/Latino, 1.6% Pacific Islander, and 54% White.


Eureka High School is the largest comprehensive high school on the North Coast, enrolling 1170 students in grades 9 through 12 with a senior class of 240. The school opened in 1896. The faculty is comprised of 55 teachers, 3 counselors, 2 school psychologist, and 3 administrators. Eureka High is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and holds membership in the Association of California School Administrators, California Federation of High School Counselors, and the California Counseling Association. Eureka High has a comprehensive AVID program and is a nationally recognized Service Learning School.


The academic program is organized in a traditional six period day, with most students taking six classes, and with many college bound students taking seven classes each day.

AP courses are offered in Biology, Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, English Literature, English Composition, Government, U.S. History, World History, Music Theory, and Spanish. AP is an open enrollment program. Honors classes are offered in Sophomore English, Math Analysis, Chemistry, Advanced Agri Science, and German.

Eureka High School offers Career Pathways composed of Programs of Study aligned with California's Industry Sectors. Each Program of Study is a multi-year sequence of academic and technical courses that provide students with a rigorous academic curriculum that integrates academic and career skills, culminating with a senior project or internship. Eureka High School offers technical education dual enrollment classes with College of the Redwoods.

Academic Grade Point Average (AGPA)

Grade Regular Weighted
A 4.0 5.0
B 3.0 4.0
C 2.0 3.0
D 1.0 1.0
F 0.0 0.0

AGPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with the ninth grade, all subjects, except P.E., non UC/CSU transferable college transfer courses, peer tutor, and school service, are included in the computation. AGPA minimum of 230 credits is required for graduation. AP, Honors, and concurrent UC/CSU transferable college courses are weighted. Grades are recorded on the transcripts and GPA is computed in January and June.


Class Ranking is based on AGPA as calculated above beginning in grade 9 through first semester of grade 12.

Class of 2017

There were 235 graduates in the class of 2017.

  • 11 earned a 4.0+
  • 31 earned 3.50-3.99
  • 58 earned 3.00-3.49
  • 52 earned 2.50-2.99
  • 62 earned 2.00-2.49
  • 21 earned less than a 2.00

Advanced Placement Results

  • In May 2017 179 students took AP exams
  • A total of 297 exams were taken
  • 49% of the AP Exams received scores of 3 or higher

Post High School Placement

  • 20% matriculated to 4-year universities
  • 50% matriculated to 2-year institutions
  • 30% selected work, military service, or technical instruction

Awards and Distinctions

  • The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award
  • AP Scholar: 17-AP Scholar, 4-AP Scholar w/ Honor, 6-AP scholar w/ Distinction
  • Agriculture: Gold Chapter-Superior Chapter CA. State Proficiency Award Finalists, American Farmers, 19Golden State Degree Winners
  • AVID certified school
  • ASE Certified Automotive Training Program
  • California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress: 15 students earned perfect scores
  • EAST Service Learning: various projects raised over $135,000 for a variety of non-profits
  • Performing Arts: Poetry Out Loud regional winner, California All State Honors Choir, Excellent in performance at CMEA Music Festival, Student members selected to Northern California Honor Band
  • Social Studies: California State History Day Competition Placement
  • World Language: 39 California Seal of Biliteracy recipients
  • Youth Ambassadors: 5 students recognized by Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce

College and Universities attended by Eureka High School graduates over the past four years

American River College
Baylor University
Berklee College of Music
Boise State University
Butte College
Cabrillo City College
California Maritime Academy
CA College of the Arts
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Carrington College
Central Texas University
College of the Redwoods
CSU Chico
CSU East Bay
CSU Fullerton
CSU Fresno
CSU Humboldt
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernardino
CSU San Diego
CSU San Francisco
CSU San Jose
CSU San Marcos
CSU Sonoma
Cornell University
Drexel University
Emerson College
Furman University
Hilsboro Aeronautics Academy
Kent State University
Johnson & Wales University
Lawrence University
Lewis and Clark College
Louisiana State University
Musicians Institute
NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State
Pace University
Point Loma Nazarene
Portland State
Reed College
Riverside City College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Seattle Pacific
Shasta College
Simpson University
South Dakota Schools of Mines
Southern Oregon University
Southern University of Baton
Stanford University
St Mary's College
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
UC Merced
UC Riverside
University of Hawaii/Manoa
University of Idaho
University of Michigan
University of Nevada-Reno
University of Oregon
University of Puget Sound
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of the Pacific
University of Washington
Vermont University
Western Oregon University