Rancho Bernardo High School
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Rancho Bernardo High School
Rancho Bernardo High School
13010 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, California 92128
United States
Coordinates 32°59?43?N 117°03?58?W / 32.99528°N 117.06611°W / 32.99528; -117.06611Coordinates: 32°59?43?N 117°03?58?W / 32.99528°N 117.06611°W / 32.99528; -117.06611
Type Public high school
Established September 1990
School district Poway Unified School District
Principal David Lemaster[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,183[2] (2014-15)
Color(s) Blue, White, and Silver             
Nickname Broncos
Newspaper Silver Spur
Yearbook Legends

Rancho Bernardo High School, or RBHS, is a public high school in the Poway Unified School District of San Diego County, California, United States. Rancho Bernardo High School opened in September 1990 as the district's third high school. There are approximately 2,300 students in grades 9 through 12, and approximately 101 faculty members.[3]


Rancho Bernardo is a Division I school competing in the Palomar League. The school's sports teams go by the name "The Broncos". Their school colors are blue, silver, and white.


Broomstick incident

In a 1997 incident, three baseball players pleaded guilty to sodomizing a new teammate with a broom handle in the locker room after a game. The school district paid $675,000 to settle the claim and the three players were sentenced to time in juvenile hall. The students stated there was a tradition of hazing in which older team members would threaten to rape incoming freshmen players, or would perform simulated rape.[4]

Underwear incident

In April 2002, one of the school's assistant principals forced female students at a school dance to lift their clothing and expose their underwear, in search of G-strings and thongs. The district said the reason for the check was to "ensure appropriate school dress."[5] Rita Wilson, the assistant principal involved in this incident, was later demoted to a teaching position.[6]

Noose incident

In November 2007, a noose along with written racial slurs were found inside the school's performing arts center.[7] As of December 2007, Poway Unified School District administrators have confirmed that a student has been identified and now the hate crime has been recognized as a misunderstanding and no action has been taken.[8]

Hacking incident

In April and May 2008, eight students were identified for hacking into the school's website, downloading teacher files, distributing tests to students, and altering transcripts. Assistant Principal Keith Koelzer issued a memo to teachers regarding the students involved. The memo was later released to The San Diego Union-Tribune for printing.[9]

Graffiti Incident(s)

In October 2013, before the homecoming game vs Del Norte High School took place, the school was covered in swastikas, profane language, and other drawn obscenities.[10]

An additional incident occurred in which after students returned to the campus following the break for the observance of President's Week, the campus was covered in threats proclaiming that at 12 PM on the 26th of February, 2018, a person would "shoot up" the school. The messages sprayed around the campus involved threats such as "The innocent will die," "The next American tragedy," and "Florida was nothing." [11]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ http://www.pomeradonews.com/2012/08/01/new-guy-in-charge-at-rancho-bernardo-high/
  2. ^ "Rancho Bernardo High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Rancho Bernardo High School U.S. News and World Report, 2014
  4. ^ "Sports hazing incidents". ESPN.
  5. ^ Yang, Eleanor (May 1, 2002). "Rancho Bernardo High official suspended over underwear inspection". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Whitaker, Barbara (June 19, 2002). "Underwear Check Leads To Demotion". New York Times. Retrieved .
  7. ^ SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro - Noose, racial slurs found at Rancho Bernardo High; school says student disciplined
  8. ^ Noose, Racial Slurs Investigated at Rancho Bernardo High School - FOX6 San Diego
  9. ^ Official sees 'depravity' in cheating case
  10. ^ http://www.10news.com/news/vandals-target-rancho-bernardo-high-school-explicit-racist-graffiti-left-behind-10182013
  11. ^ https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Rancho-Bernardo-High-School-Spray-Paint-Tag-Graffiti-Threat-Shooting-475158213.html

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