Rose Hong (11), 2016 National Finalist in the Siemens Math, Science, and Technology competition

Megan Gross, 2017 CA Teacher of the Year!

DN Foundation Leadership Team

DN PTSA Leadership Team

2016 Palomar League and Division 1 CIF Champions!

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

Upcoming Events

Adopt A Family
Date: 12/8/2016
Nighthawk Tutoring
Date: 12/8/2016, 6:15 PM 8:15 PM
Location: DNHS Library
Adopt A Family
Date: 12/9/2016
Nighthawk Tutoring
Date: 12/10/2016, 1 PM 4 PM
Location: DNHS Library
Spirit Week - Details to Follow
Date: 12/12/2016

Order Yearbook

Graduation Countdown

Mission Statement

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

News and Announcements

Adopt-a-Family Drive Through Donations-Thursday and Friday Mornings

Have you donated to Adopt A Family yet? For your convenience, our AVID students will be in the loop and at the back gate at morning drop off this Thursday and Friday accepting your donations of Target or Ralphs gift cards, cash, or checks (made payable to Del Norte PTSA). Please help us reach our goal of collecting $8000 to support 20 Nighthawk families in need this holiday season. Thank you!

PTSA Adopt-a-Family Program - November 28-December 9, 2016

It's that time of year again - time to think of others in our Flock who may need a little extra help this holiday season. To make buying and redeeming easier this year, we are asking for donations of gift cards for Target or Ralph's, since those stores are easily accessible to our community. Contributions of cash or checks made payable to Del Norte PTSA are always appreciated as well. All donations can be given to your student's 2nd period teacher or dropped off in the collection jar in the school office. Thank you for your support!

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

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 President Judy Simeroth ( and/or DN Foundation President Jeff Erwin ( to learn more about how you can get involved!

California School Parent Survey, 2016-2017

Parents, our online survey is underway! The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievements.

Finish Chelsea's Run 2017

Finish Chelsea's Run is an annual San Diego event that brings communities together in remembrance of an incredible soul and in support of children's safety across California. Del Norte High School will be proudly represented in this year's event, and we would love for you to join our team-Del Norte Nighthawks 2017!

Free DNHS Nighthawk Planner for your Smart Phone

Please search for "Del Norte Nighthawks" on iTunes and download the free "DNHS Nighthawk" Planner App to have access to bell schedules, links to school-related resources, and a class schedule that can be personalized. There is no cost to you, so don't delay - download the Nighthawk App TODAY!!

DNHS is Soaring!

Here come the Nighthawks! US News and World Report and the Washington Post each annually rank the best high schools in the country. DNHS appears on both lists, and our rankings have moved UP!

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