Graduation 2017!

Jonathan Garcia, 2017 CA Most Inspirational Wrestler 

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

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

JOY!  Nighthawks Soaring!

Homecoming 2017!

2017 Division II CIF Champions!

2017 Division III CIF Champions!

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).

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

Rachel's Challenge
Date: 12/12/2017
Add/Drop Deadline for Trimester 2
Date: 12/13/2017, 8 AM 9 AM
Nighthawk Tutoring
Date: 12/16/2017, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: DNHS Library
December 22nd - Minimum Day
Date: 12/22/2017, 1:05 PM
Winter Break - No School
Date: 12/25/2017

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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! Text HAWKS to 858-943-0003 to contribute today!

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! To learn more about the DN Foundation contact Michael Sadegh (

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!

Del Norte High School ranked #21 in CA by Niche

The 2017 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings.

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