Congratulations to Mark Lantsberger - San Diego County Teacher of the Year (pictured with Principal Greg Mizel, Megan Gross, DNHS CA Teacher of the Year and PUSD Superintendent Dr. Marian Kim-Phelps).

2017 Division III CIF Champions!

Congratulations to the Boys Swim and Dive Team - 3x Division II CIF Champions (back-to-back-to-back)

Homecoming 2017!

Jonathan Garcia, 2017 CA Most Inspirational Wrestler 

Mark Lantsberger - San Diego County Teacher of the Year - pictured with representatives of Team PUSD! 

2017 Division II CIF Champions!

Mark Lantsberger, 2017 DNHS, PUSD, and SD County Teacher of the Year

Graduation 2017!

JOY!  Nighthawks Soaring!

Congratulations to the 2017 Science Olympiad Regional Champions!  Soaring!  Nighthawk Strong!

Welcome to Del Norte High School, Home of the Nighthawks!!!  One School.  One Flock.  Nighthawk Strong!  Established 2009

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 27th - Minimum Day
Date: 11/27/2017, 1:05 PM
College Application Workshop for Seniors
Date: 11/28/2017, 8 AM 9 AM
Location: Library Computer Lab
Homeroom Bell Schedule
Date: 11/29/2017
UC/CSU Application Deadline for Seniors
Date: 11/30/2017
Add/Drop Deadline for Trimester 2
Date: 12/13/2017, 8 AM 9 AM

Order Yearbook

Graduation Countdown

Mission Statement

Inspiring passion and preparing all students to be college ready, future focused
and globally aware!

News and Announcements

The Fall/Winter DN Foundation Fundraising Campaign is underway! Please consider making a contribution. Every dollar counts!

Help Support Del Norte High School by texting the word HAWKS to 858-943-0003.
The Del Norte High School Foundation urgently needs your help in providing additional resources to the students and staff of Del Norte High School. With state and local resources for education at a minimum we must take it upon ourselves to provide for the Nighthawk family.

It is now easier than ever to make a one-time donation or set up a weekly, monthly or annual tax deductible donation. Simply text the word HAWKS to 858-943-0003 and follow the prompts.

Great schools are always the result of great partnerships! DNHS depends upon our parent volunteers and contributors to help provide the Nighthawks a world-class experience in the Nest! If you have not already, please consider joining the PTSA and the DN Foundation. Contact PTSA VP of Membership is Denise Escola ( and/or DN Foundation President Michael Sadegh ( to learn more about how you can get involved! Currently the Foundation is raising $$$ to support additional instructional support in math and science as well as $$$ for expanded tutorials and technology upgrades.

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Lantsberger, 2018 DNHS, PUSD, & San Diego County Teacher of the Year! UPDATE - it was just announced that Mr. Lantsberger was finalist for CA Teacher of the Year!

Mark Lantsberger was recently announced as one of five San Diego County Teachers of the Year at Cox Communication's annual Salute to Teachers televised live on Saturday, September 16th. Mid October it was announced that Mr. Lantsberger was a FINALIST for the CA State level of competition (Top 10)! Nighthawk Strong!


Seniors, schedule your appointment to get your portrait taken at Visual Photography!

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