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.

Vision and Mission

Our vision and mission are driven by our Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's): Positive Communicators, Academically Excellent, and World Citizens. These SLO's are posted in every classroom. The core values are as follows:
Every student will have equal opportunity for success, staff members are ethical, motivational role models focused on common goals, and the learning environment is safe, supportive and challenging. 
Our music and athletic programs are outstanding. We provide a full range of high-quality educational programs that are aligned with the California Curriculum Framework and District standards. We provide a safe learning environment where all students can succeed.
Our mission is for all students to graduate being positive communicators, academically excellent, and world citizens.