Banning High School is on the move!There is a new culture of collaboration, communication, and consistency.Teachers report that they are supported and their voice is heard and included in the direction and vision of the school.Staff is enjoying a renewed sense of purpose as the curriculum is tightened and aligned more closely with the new common core standards. Student expectations are consistently high and reinforced while the campus is peaceful and conducive to learning.
Banning High School is proud to offer an array of effective programs to meet the needs of students. The Academy of Business and Technology, a California Partnership Academy, is highly successful and prepares students for Career and Technical Education (CTE); the Dual Enrollment college classes on campus, in partnership with Mt. San Jacinto Junior College, awarding both high school and college credit, are a tremendous benefit for students and a benefit to the district since there is no cost to the district. Dual enrollment classes provide high level courses to our students that meet University of California and Cal State University A-G requirements for admission. Advanced Placement classes are offered with many students taking advantage of the opportunity for college credit by taking the end of course exam in May. BHS has an expanding AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program. AVID is the most effective program, nationwide, in assisting students to become college ready. The Geographic Information System (GIS) program "lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends" (ESRI website). GIS is supported by ESRI who has provided tremendous support.In 2012 and again in 2013, at a global competition in San Diego, students in GIS were awarded first place in certain competitions placing BHS on the map!
Activities and athletics are in full swing with students experiencing success in both areas.In 2012, the football team under the leadership of Head Coach John Stockham was the powerhouse of the Banning Pass Area with an 11-2 record, Mountain Valley League Championship, and a trip to the CIF Southern Section Semi-Finals. On September 20, 2013, the varsity football team defeated the Beaumont Cougars 20-10 in the annual "Battle of the Wheel" game. In 2013, Softball under the direction of Thomas Lara and Nathan Valdivia guided the girls to the 2nd round of the CIF Southern Section Playoffs. The ASB program, under the new direction of Robert Pierce, Link Crew, and Safe Schools Ambassadors Programs are going well. ASB leadership students are hard workers and get the job done. The ASB President for 2013-2014 is Savanna Alcantar. The student body is having fun while mentoring others. Getting everyone involved is ASB's ultimate goal. Go Broncos!
It is a new era at Banning High School with students, staff, parents and community members noticing and appreciating the positive changes.Principal Douglas Newton indicates that BHS is an exciting place to be and that the school is indeed on the move. There's no better place for students to receive a well-rounded and valuable high school experience than at Banning High School, the Home of the Broncos.
2013 QuestBridge Scholars
Banning High School is proud to announce its 2013 QuestBridge Scholarship finalists:
Congratulations and best of luck to our students as next fall (2014) they will embark on new and exciting educational adventures at the higher education institution of their choice. We are so proud of you!
The goal of the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) is to increase student attendance in school. Throughout the school year, the deputy district attorney meets with parents, students, and school officials to address issues of truancy and excessive absences. If, after numerous contacts and mediations, a child continues to be truant, the parent(s) will be prosecuted for violations of the California Education Code and/or California State Penal Code. For more information regarding SARB, please review pp. 10-14 of the Banning High School Parent/Student Handbook. Please remember, Attendance Does Matter!
Great News! Requests for transcripts for current students and alumni of Banning High School will now be accepted exclusively online. Please register online and order a transcript today at:
For questions please contact Mrs. Foster in the BHS Administration building at (951) 922-0285 x290060. Thank you
Join School Text Line Today!
Join BHS on SchoolTextLine.org. Get important school messages from Banning High School using mobile texts. Improve your communication with the school and don't miss out on important events. The best part of it all is that it's free. Go Broncos!
To join text BHS151 to 96298
What is WASC?
The acronym WASC represents the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 2014, Banning High School will complete the current school accreditation process for the continual cycle of self-improvement. The accreditation process will be overseen by WASC officials.
Dear Parents/Guardians of students at Banning High School: Please take a few moments to complete a short but important 10 question survey regarding BHS. The data collected will assist in helping BHS improve in the coming months and years. The survey is part of our school accreditation process (WASC). Your input is valuable to us! Complete the survey by logging on to:
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team, Girls Varsity Basketball Team, and Co-Ed Wrestling (individuals) for qualifying for the CIF Southern Section Playoffs. The Girls Varsity Basketball Team is the 2014 Mountain Valley League Champions! Congrats Lady Broncos!
Round 1: Boys Soccer team defeated Riverside Prep 2-1 in overtime (shootout) on the road.
Round 1: Girls Basketball team defeated Basset High School (La Puente) 44-29 at home.
Individual Wrestling Championships will take place at Citrus Hill H.S. (Perris) on Friday February 21, 2014. Good Luck Broncos!
Round 2: Girls Basketball will host Flintridge Preparatory School (La Canada) on Saturday February 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. (BHS Gym). Go Lady Broncos!
Round 2: Boys Soccer Team will host Ontario Christian on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the BHS Athletic Complex. Go Broncos!
Celebrate Black History
Banning High School is proud to celebrate February as Black History Month. For more information regarding the rich history of African Americans please log on to: African American Heritage
BHS Senior in Fencing Championships
Banning High School senior Arianna Dorticos will participate in the qualifying competitions of the 2014 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships in Portland, Oregon on Friday February 14-Sunday February 17, 2014. Best of luck to you. Go Arianna! Go Broncos!
NHS New Inductees
On Friday February 7, 2014, Banning High School's chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) was proud to recognize and present its new inductees for 2014. The evening was semi formal and highlighted by the history of NHS, a candle lighting ceremony, recitation of the formal NHS Pledge, special guest speaker Sara Brock, (2013 BHS graduate), and a reception followed the ceremony. The new inductees are: