Point Loma High School is a public high school in the San Diego Unified School District. The school serves the neighborhoods of Point Loma, Ocean Beach and Mission Hills.
Point Loma High School is the third largest of 16 high schools in the San Diego Unified School District. It is a four-year, comprehensive high school serving grades 9–12. It houses a student population of approximately 2000 students who come primarily from the local community. Approximately 35 percent of the student body participates in specialized programs, such as the Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program (VEEP), the Choice Program, the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program, or the Seminar Program.
Point Loma High School is a leader in the number and variety of AP
classes offered, ranging from Music Theory to Physics.
The school's colors are maroon and gold, although football uniform colors are typically unconforming with their traditional colors of a main maroon with an accented gold. The mascot is the Pointer Dog. The school offers a variety of both men's and women's competitive sports :
- Cross Country (men & women)
- Field Hockey (women)
- Football (men)
- Golf (women)
- Tennis (women)
- Volleyball (women)
- Water Polo (men)
- Basketball (men & women)
- Soccer (men & women)
- Water Polo (women)
- Wrestling (men & women)
- Badminton (men & women)
- Baseball (men)
- Golf (men)
- Softball (women)
- Swim (men & women)
- Tennis (men)
- Track & Field (men & women)
- Volleyball (men)
Awards & Championships
The Point Loma "Pointers" Football team has won or shared the CIF
championship five times in the past fifty years, all under storied head coach Bennie Edens
. In 2005, under new head coach Mike Hastings, the Pointers reached the championship game but lost to Saint Augustine High School
The "Lady Pointers" basketball team was a powerhouse at the state level during the late 1980s, capturing the state championship and inspiring a graffiti-style mural that endures at the athletic field to this day. Under legendary women's basketball coach Lee Trepanier, known as "Coach T", the Lady Pointers posted an astonishing record of 335 wins and 51 losses between 1977 and 1990.
PLHS was dedicated in 1925 as Point Loma Junior-Senior High school, serving grades 7 through 12. During the 1950s it was converted to a three-year high school with the opening of Richard Henry Dana Junior High School. During the 1980s it became a four-year high school. PLHS now draws from seven elementary schools serving grades kindergarten through 4, and two middle schools: Dana Middle for grades 5 and 6, and Correia Middle for grades 7 and 8.
Point Loma received a six-year accreditation in May 2003 from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Some famous alumni include:
Point Loma High School is the location of the Leap of Faith
, an infamous location amongst skateboarders and rollerbladers. Remodeling in 2002 rendered the spot unskateable and it has never been landed. Many people have tried to land the drop but were not successful. Jamie Thomas
and Brian Shima are the only people to come close to landing the 18 foot drop.
Point Loma High school is also home to the famed "Red Monster", the plaster wall on the south of the football field. Many have tried to climb it but none have succeeded. It has been perennially adorned with messages to opposing teams to help support the home team. In 2006 Mayor Jerry Sanders deemed it the greatest high school wall of the whole city.