Petaluma High School began as a public school in 1873 making it one of the oldest high schools in California. Renovations to the school have been on-going and in 2009, a new Arts, Media and Entertainment building was completed.
E-Wing : Arts & Media Building
Photo: DLM Architecture
High School (PHS) is located one mile from downtown,
historic Petaluma. It is a comprehensive public high
school serving approximately 1,310 students in grades 9-
12. The Petaluma High School staff includes 72
certificated teachers, four academic counselors, a
Project Success counselor, a full-time librarian, a Safe
School Support Specialist, three administrators, and 40
classified support staff members. Moreover, we have
the part-time services of a school nurse, a school
psychologist, a speech and language specialist,
bilingual support services, and instructional assistants
in special education.
Staff and administration at Petaluma High have spent much of the last year re-imagining our offerings. We are adding new programs to more closely personalize the high school experience for our students, including an advisory period (Trojan Connections) and robust system of pathways; we encourage each student to choose an academic focus area which leads to certification in the senior year. These areas, based on California industry standards, include Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts, Media and Entertainment; Engineering, Building Trades, and Manufacturing; Business and Finance; Transportation; Health Science and Medical Training; and Honors and AP Concentration.