Rancho Bernardo High School, with a student enrollment of approximately 2,250, is a comprehensive high school located in northern San Diego County drawing students from the communities of Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Los Penasquitos, Sabre Springs and Carmel Mountain Ranch. Over 90% of the graduates enroll in either two or four year college programs after graduation. Rancho Bernardo HS opened in September, 1990, as the third comprehensive high school in the Poway Unified School District which now includes five comprehensive high schools and one continuation high school. The California Department of Education and The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) jointly accredit the school.
Located in the beautiful community of Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Bernardo High School (RBHS) is a comprehensive high school serving 2431 students in grades nine through twelve. RBHS offers a full range of academic and activity programs designed to meet the needs of all students. The school mirrors the ethnic diversity present in the community and serves as an important resource for youth within the large senior citizen population of this suburban area of San Diego.
RBHS opened in 1991 with 1,400 students and experienced a maximum enrollment of 3,287 students in the 2001-2002 school 2010-11 School Accountability Report Card 2 of 14 1/30/12 year. The school offers academic programs including AVID, Advanced Placement, California High School Exit Exam support courses in English and Math, on-line courses in art, civics, and zoology, a transition program for incoming at-risk students and 9th graders, a mentor program, and academic courses linked tightly to academic standards. In addition, RBHS is proud of its 68 athletic teams, 69 clubs, 12 service organizations, marching band, orchestra, color guard, Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate teams, and Academic Team.