Fountain Valley High School
(or FVHS) is a public high school
located in Fountain Valley, California
. It was established in 1966 and is a part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District
. It is notable for its rivalry
with Edison High School
, particularly during football
season, in which both schools compete in the "Battle of the Bell". Fountain Valley High School has won all games, but four.
The athletic teams are known as the Barons, and the school colors are red, gold and blue. The school had renovations to some of its buildings, which were sinking, starting in 2002. These renovations yielded new portable buildings
in an area which was previously a parking lot. As of 2006, these semi-permanent portable buildings have been removed and replaced with permanent facilities. In March 2011, the track and football field were renovated. The dirt track has been replaced by a synthetic track and the field has been replaced with new natural grass.
For the first few years after opening, Fountain Valley High School had a larger student population than any other high school West
of the Mississippi
. This was due to the great exploits of its first principal, Dr. Paul Berger. During these years the school days were split in half with grades 9 and 10 coming during one half of the day, while 11 and 12th graders would come during the other half.
Midway through the 1997 film Wag the Dog
, there is a short clip showing students in a high school gym... Read More