Western High School (Anaheim, California)

Western High School (Anaheim, California)

For schools of the same name, see Western High School (disambiguation).

Western High School
501 South Western Avenue
Anaheim, California,  United States
Type Public high school
Motto Home of the Pioneers
Established 1954
School district Anaheim Union High School District
Principal Daniel K. Lunt
Faculty 110
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2500
Color(s) Blue and White
Mascot Pioneer

Western High School is a fully accredited public high school located in Anaheim, California, serving students in grades 9–12. The school is one of ten high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District. It is located in north Orange County and primarily serves middle income students. It was established in 1954. The school's mascot is the Pioneer.


Western High is a two time California Distinguished High School.

Extracurricular activities

Athletic teams compete in the CIF Southern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation and are known as the "Pioneers". Notable athletes from the school include Tiger Woods and Andy Messersmith.


In 2007, the Pioneers won the 2007 CIF wrestling championship. The annual football game between Western and its rival Anaheim High School is referred to as the traditional "Bell Game", with the winning school receiving the Victory Bell. Western High School offers the following sports:

Fine arts

The Pioneer Press

Western's media design studio produces the popular The Pioneer Press weekly broadcast show. Students in the Arts, Media and Entertainment pathway take classes in digital animation, web, graphics, video production, music technology and broadcast.

Notable alumni


External links

  • Western High School website

Western's media design studio

  • Western High School Alumni Association
  • History of Western High School
  • Anaheim Union High School District website
  • Great Schools – Western High School
  • Campus map