September 1920, Grossmont High School opened; however, for its first two years, while the original school, now the district office, was built, students attended school at their temporary home, the old Riverview HS campus in Lakeside. In September 25, 1922, Foothillers first attended classes in the granite “Castle” that has been an iconic landmark in East County since its completion.
This fall Grossmont will celebrate its 100th Anniversary, part of a yearlong celebration of the traditions of being a Foothiller.
The first date to be circled on your calendar is the GHS vs Sweetwater High School football game on Friday, September 18th. In 1920, Sweetwater High was the first school that Grossmont played in football, the beginning of a fierce forty-one year rivalry from 1920-1961, which was documented over the years on the perpetual trophy we call the “Bucket Trophy”. Amazingly, Sweetwater High School is also celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2020.
During its 100th Anniversary Celebration, Grossmont will induct 12 new members of its Hall of Honor, bringing the total Hall of Honor members to 51, alumni, staff, and community members who distinguished themselves, bringing honor to Grossmont HS. Click here for the current list.