School Pride

  • Santa Ana Valley High

    History of Name

    Board of Education Minutes: January 13, 1959
    Naming of New High School
    The board of Education, at its June 23, 1958 meeting, agreed that the selection of a name for the new high school be tabled for an indefinite period.  A number of names were considered at that time, among which were: Golden West Senior High School; Mountain View Senior High School; Crestwood Senior High School; Portola High School; and George Mason High School.  The name "Del Rio Senior High School" was used in connection with the records pertaining to construction of the school.  It was recommended that the school be officially named the "Santa Ana Valley Senior High School."
    It was moved by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Cheney and carried that the new high school, (presently known as Del Rio Senior High School), be named "Santa Ana Valley Senior High School."

    Date Built and/or Occupied
    Del Rio High School was built in 1958 and opened as Santa Ana Valley Senior High School in 1959.
    The first graduating class was 1961.

    School Mascot


    Name: Freddy (Francesca added in 2009 after a new mascot costume was purchased)

    Notable Alumni

    Dan Griset

    Mayor, Santa Ana

    Ed Carouthers

    1968 Olympic Silver Medalist, High Jump

    NFL Washington Redskins

    Super Bowl Champions

    Lou Saunders

    Actor/Author "Chips"

    MLB San Diego Padres

    Myron White

    MLB LA Dodgers

    Karl Denson's Tiny Universe & Grey Boy All-Stars

    Melvin Davis, Bassist

    Pointer Sisters +

    Wing Brothers: Musicians

    Albert, Saxophone

    Gene, Trumpet

    Gary, Drums


    Bordeaux Brothers:

    Derek & Byron


    VJ Lovero, deceased

    former staff photographer of

    Angels and Anaheim Ducks


    Notable Athletes
    • Rick 'Doc" Walker,TE Washington Redskins

Last Modified on April 1, 2015