San Juan High School in Citrus Heights will celebrate its 100th anniversary Saturday with a public open house to show off its new look.
The oldest high school in the San Juan Unified School District, San Juan began in a small building in Fair Oaks that it shared with a grammar school. In 1915, construction began on its 7551 Greenback Lane campus on land donated by developer Walter Trainor, who was converting nearby ranches into housing. A history on the San Juan website credits Trainor with coining the name Citrus Heights for his developments.
In those days, the area surrounding San Juan High School was still largely rural, and the school drew students from a territory that included all the land east of Fulton Avenue, south of the Placer County line and north of the American River.
The free, public celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will include live music, a show featuring cars, tractors and motorcycles, a San Juan legacy exhibit, and a reunion for graduates from any year. Lunch will be served in the schools new culinary center. Attendees can also tour the facility, which was recently remodeled with $27.3 million in bond funds. Today, the campus serves 625 students enrolled in five small learning communities.
See www.sanjuan.edu/sanjuan for more information on the centennial.
Mary Lynne Vellinga
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