|San Rafael High School|
|185 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, California 94901
|School type||Public, comprehensive high school|
|School board||San Rafael City Schools Board of Education|
|School district||San Rafael High School District|
|Oversight||Western Assn of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools|
|Superintendent||Michael R. Watenpaugh|
|Princ||Judith B Colton|
|Assistant Principal||Jane Songer|
|Chief custodian||Minh Pham|
|Staff||90 (59 teachers)|
|Language||English, Spanish (ELD program)|
|Area||Central Marin County|
|Communities served||San Rafael, California Park, Peacock Gap, Point San Pedro, The Canal|
|Feeder schools||San Rafael Elementary School District
|San Rafael City Schools, SRHS
The school is located on a 33-acre (130,000 m2) campus in central San Rafael.
San Rafael High School opened in 1888. The school's current campus opened in 1924. 
The school is often cited as the origin of the time and codeword 420 in drug culture; originally "420" served as a code word for "The Waldos", a group of marijuana users who would meet in front of a statue of Louis Pasteur at 4:20 P. M. to smoke marijuana. As the usage spread, the original connotations of the word "420" faded away.
KSRH is the school's radio station, which is completely operated by students. The station broadcasts on only 10 watts of power on 88.1 FM and 107.3 Cable FM. The station takes requests during schools hours at (415) 457-KSRH.
Facilities at the school were upgraded with funds from bond measures passed in 1999 and 2002.
Beginning with the 2001-02 school year, San Rafael High School moved to an A/B rotating block schedule.
In 2006, the school scored 680 on the Academic Performance Index (API), the California Department of Education’s program for measuring school accountability. It also passed all Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) criteria required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.
In September, 2008, the school served as a primary location for the independent feature film, The Prankster. School was in session while filming took place and some students and teachers had background roles in the movie. The principal, Judy Colton, had a small speaking part with Kurt Fuller, who played Dean Pecarino in the film.
Television and movies