De Anza High School

De Anza High School is a secondary school located in Richmond, California, named after Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza.

The school originally opened in 1955. In 2005 local voters passed Measure J, a bond measure which included $161 million to completely rebuild the De Anza campus. Reconstruction began in 2009 with a new all-weather track and artificial-turf football field, along with the demolition of the gym and other site preparation work.

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Notable alumni
  • Brian Abshire (1982): 1988 Olympian in the 3000 meter steeplechase; former USA indoor 3000 meter record holder.
  • Greg Bracelin (1975): Former NFL player
  • Les Claypool (1981): Primus (band) bassist, lead singer
  • Kirk Hammett (1980): Metallica lead guitarist
  • Vyshonn King Miller (Silkk the Shocker) (1994): No Limit rapper and member of TRU
  • Davone Bess (2008): Plays in the NFL (transferred his sophomore year to Skyline.)
  • Ken Grace (1995) Minnesota Vikings) (1996) (Oakland Raiders) (Practice Squad) (Nfl Europe)

Building Activity

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    about 5 years ago via Annotator
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