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Half Moon Bay High School does not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, actually or perceived, sex, race, ancestry, national origin, color or physical or mental disability.


Academic achievement

  • College and career readiness
  • Self-directed learning
  • Standards-based focus


  • Personal responsibility
  • Respect for diversity
  • Community service

Excellence in Communication

  • Listening, Speaking, Writing
  • Visual
  • Technological

Mission, Profile, PRIDE, & SLOs

Mission & Vision Statement

Half Moon Bay High School is committed to providing a physically, emotionally and socially safe environment, and to maintaining an atmosphere in which students develop the desire to learn by working in partnership with parents, staff, and community. Our school provides a strong comprehensive education for all of our students in order to prepare for and value citizenship, employment, and further education. Through educational excellence we cultivate participation, enthusiasm, and success, all of which prepare our students to function in a rapidly changing world.

School Profile
Cougar Pride


Always try your hardest and give your best effort.

Continue forward even when the path may be tough

Push through in reaching your goals.



Show dignity and compassion towards others.

Honor yourself and our community.

Spread kindness around campus



Demonstrate academic honesty.

Do the right thing.

Be your own personal statement.



Respect and appreciate differences of others.

Honor the similarities between us all.

Make new friends and experience new things.



Be involved, show your Cougar PRIDE!

Attend campus and community events.

Share your thoughts in class, participate!