School Profile


Eureka City Schools serves the greater Eureka area with four elementary schools, two middle schools, one comprehensive high school, and one alternative high school. The community has a population of approximately 50,000 residents living in both incorporated and unincorporated areas. The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 60% White, 12% Hispanic/Latino, 12% Asian, 8% American Indian, 4% African American, 2% Pacific Islander.


Eureka High School is the largest comprehensive high school on the North Coast, enrolling 1140 students in grades 9 through 12 with a senior class of 277. The school opened in 1896. The faculty is comprised of 60 teachers, 3 counselors, 1 school psychologist, and 3 administrators. Eureka High is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and holds membership in the Association of California School Administrators, California Federation of High School Counselors, and the California Counseling Association. Eureka High has a comprehensive AVID program and is a nationally recognized Service Learning School.


The academic program is organized in a traditional six period day, with most students taking six classes, and with many college bound students taking seven classes each day.

AP courses are offered in Biology, Calculus, Statistics, English Literature, English Composition, Government, Music Theory, Spanish, U.S. History, and World History. AP is an open enrollment program. Honors classes are offered in Math Analysis and German.

Academic Grade Point Average (AGPA)

Grade  Regular  Weighted
A 4.0 5.0
B 3.0 4.0
C 2.0 3.0
D 1.0 1.0
F 0.0 0.0

AGPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with the ninth grade, all subjects, except P.E., work experience, non UC/CSU transferable college transfer courses, peer tutor, and school service, are included in the computation. AGPA minimum of 230 credits is required for graduation. AP, Honors, and concurrent UC/CSU transferable college courses are weighted. Grades are recorded on the transcripts and GPA is computed in January and June.


Class Ranking is based on AGPA as calculated above beginning in grade 9 through first semester of grade 12. All seniors are included in the ranking.


 Year    Math    ELA  
2010 88% 87%
2011 93% 88%
2012 90% 85%
2013 90% 86%
2014 92% 86%

Class of 2014

There were 237 graduates in the class of 2014.

  • 11 earned a 4.0+
  • 23 earned 3.50-3.99
  • 61 earned 3.00-3.49
  • 53 earned 2.50-2.99
  • 60 earned 2.00-2.49
  • 29 earned less than a 2.00

Advanced Placement Results

  • In May 2013 160 students took AP exams
  • A total of 308 exams were taken
  • 65% of the AP Exams received scores of 3 or higher

Post High School Placement

  • 24% matriculated to 4-year colleges and/or universities
  • 46% matriculated to 2-year institutions
  • 34% selected work, military service, or technical instruction

Awards and Distinctions

  • AP Scholar: 22-AP Scholar, 13-AP Scholar w/ Honor, 9-AP scholar w/ Distinction, 1-National AP Scholar
  • Agriculture: Gold Chapter-Superior Chapter CA. State Proficiency Award Finalists, American Farmers, 15 Golden State Degree Winners, high School Bull Riding Champion
  • AVID certified school
  • ASE Certified Automotive Training Program
  • EAST Service Learning: various projects raised over $135,000 for a variety of non-profits
  • NNDCC: Navy League Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award, American Veterans Leadership Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars award
  • Performing Arts: Student members selected to Northern California Honor Band
  • Science: Faculty member recognized by the Carlston Family Foundation, as an Outstanding Teacher of the Year
  • World Language: 15– Diploma Seal of Biliteracy awards, German Parliament/American Congress Scholarship

College and Universities attended by Eureka High School graduates over the past four years

Baylor University

Berklee College of Music

Boise State University


CA College of the Arts

Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Carrington College

CSU Chico

CSU East Bay

CSU Fullerton

CSU Fresno

CSU Humboldt

CSU Sacramento

CSU San Bernardino

CSU San Diego

CSU San Francisco

CSU Sonoma

CSU San Jose

Drexel University

Furman University

Kent State

Johnson & Wales University

Lawrence University

Lewis and Clark College

Louisiana State University

Musicians Institute

NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon State

Pace University

Point Loma Nazarene

Portland State

Reed College

San Diego State

Seattle Pacific

Simpson University

South Dakota Schools of Mines

Southern Oregon University

Southern University of Baton Rouge

Stanford University


UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UC Los Angeles

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

UC Merced

UC Riverside

University of Hawaii/Manoa

University of Idaho

University of Michigan

University of Nevada-Reno

University of Oregon

University of Puget Sound

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of the Pacific

University of Washington

Vermont University

Willamette University

Western Oregon University

Willamette University