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School History

  • The land DRHS sits on was purchased from the City of Industry for $1!

  • Santa Monica firm Morphosis designed DRHS and later received the 1997 Progressive Architecture Award for the design.

  • Six million cubic yards of dirt was moved but no dirt was removed from our school site.


  • The school was officially dedicated on September 5, 1997.


  • On September 8, 1997, the first principal of Diamond Ranch High School, Albert Webb, opened DRHS to 430 freshmen students.


  • To date, over 6,000 students have graduated from DRHS.


  • DRHS has and continues to be a popular film location for movies and commercials. Movies such as Imposter, The Cell, Orange County, and Die Hard 4 have used Diamond Ranch as a film shoot location.


  • June 2001, Diamond Ranch graduated its first class. 


  • Year-over-year Diamond Ranch is ranked as a top school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post.


  • Diamond Ranch Alumni are or have attended Standford, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, MIT, Howard, Spelman, Air Force Academy, UCLA, West Point, the Naval Academy, Azusa Pacific, Cal Baptist, all of the UC’s and CSU’s, to name just a few!