Sac High: About Us


About Sac High


To create one of the finest urban high schools in America


To graduate self-motivated, industrious, and critically thinking leaders who are committed to serving others, passionate about lifelong learning and prepared to earn a degree from a four-year college

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Five Pillars

These basic principles form the five pillars responsible for the success of St. HOPE Public Schools.

High Expectations

St. HOPE Public Schools has high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that are clearly defined, measurable, and make no excuses based on the background of students. Students, parents, teachers, and staff create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support, through a range of formal and informal rewards and consequences for academic performance and behavior.

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Sac High History

Established in 1856, Sacramento High School is the second-oldest high school west of the Mississippi.  First located at 8th and M streets, the school opened in a rented, one-room building with 39 students.  Sacramento High School moved several times before settling at its current location at 34th and Y streets in 1924.  This site originally housed a set of two-story brick buildings anchored by a clock tower.  In 1976, the modern, earthquake-safe campus used today was completed.