Piner High School Vision Statement
Piner High School will be a dynamic educational community filled with compassionate individuals prepared to engage the 21st century. We will promote inquiry, collaboration, creativity, perseverance, and rigor in order to foster civic involvement and personal success.
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
Wednesday and Thursday Block
Students finish school at 2 PM every Wednesday and Thursday to allow time for faculty and staff to participate in collaborative activites in order to improve the quality of each student's education.
Piner High School History
During 1965, plans for Piner High School were completed and approved by the Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education. Piner High School opened its doors to students on September 12, 1966, and Albert F. Biella was appointed as the first principal.
The school was planned to be constructed in two phases: Phase One consisted of two classroom buildings, the instructional media center, the language laboratory, the industrial arts building, a cafeteria, a music and administration complex, and a gymnasium. Phase Two, completed in March 1974, consisted of a vocal music facility, a large home economics facility, seven classrooms, a departmental office, an automotive shop, and general administration and counseling offices. The school encompasses 47 acres.
The campus has grown in recent years. In January 1997, the Ed Anderson Gymnasium was completed. In October 2001 the Performing Arts Center (PAC) opened. The latest edition to the Piner campus was the SPARQ Center which opened in the Fall of 2013. SPARQ stands for: Science Position Astronomy Research Query. It has classroom space, lecture space, a planetarium, and an observatory.
The area around the school was settled in the early years of the county's history. "Piner" was the name of an early pioneer family that settled in this area. The high school is located within the Santa Rosa City limits and within the boundaries of the present Piner-Olivet Elementary District.
A student/faculty committee selected "Prospectors" as the school's mascot. They also selected the school colors - maroon, gold, and white.