Rancho Bernardo High School

Rancho Bernardo High School
13010 Paseo Lucido


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 Hans Becker
Faculty 84.48 (FTE)[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,373 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 28.09[1]
Color(s) Blue, White, and Silver      
Nickname Broncos
Newspaper The Silver Spur
Yearbook Legends
Website www.rbhs.org

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 was opened in September 1990 as the district's third high school.


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.[2]

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."[3] Rita Wilson, the assistant principal involved in this incident, was later demoted to a teaching position.[4]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Rancho Bernardo High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "Sports hazing incidents". ESPN.
  3. ^ Yang, Eleanor (May 1, 2002). "Rancho Bernardo High official suspended over underwear inspection". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2007-06-04.
  4. ^ Whitaker, Barbara (June 19, 2002). "Underwear Check Leads To Demotion". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-06-04.

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