About Us

Shasta High School was the first high school in Shasta County. Since its inception in 1899, our school has become the largest and one of the highest academically performing high schools in our county. We currently serve 1598 students in grades nine through twelve, 109 of these students are concurrently enrolled in CTE programs that are housed at SHS, these include medical and robotics classes. We have an established tradition of academic excellence confirmed by student test scores: ACT and SAT tests (both above the district, county and state average).
Shasta High has been recognized three times as a California Distinguished School and has been recognized by “Newsweek” magazine as one of the top high schools in the nation for eleven consecutive years. Shasta High is committed to the principle that all students can learn and that they have the opportunity to achieve academic and personal success through rigorous coursework, development of academic skills, and co-curricular activities.


Building on over a century of tradition, Shasta High School is preparing students for life beyond high school. We understand the importance of equipping our students with the necessary skills to excel academically, succeed in their future careers, and make a meaningful difference in the world. To achieve this mission, we prioritize collaboration among our dedicated staff, supportive families, and engaged community members. By working together, we can ensure that our students are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Leading Shasta High School into the future.