Welcome to Las Plumas High School
Las Plumas High School is located at 2380 Las Plumas Avenue, Oroville, California. Situated in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Las Plumas High School was established in 1960 to accommodate an impacted and overpopulated Oroville High School. The following is an excerpt from the 1961 address of Louis P. Martinelli, the first principal of Las Plumas, “On May 16, 1961, the local paper announced the students of Las Plumas had selected the “Thunderbird” as the school insignia. It was strange and significant that during that evening there was thunder and lightning with accompanying rain. This, we feel, was in recognition of our name and the beginning of another of our legends. This was a real first in the history of our school, but you will be our first graduation class (1965). The honor and experience of starting a new school only happens once, and what you are establishing here will endure and be followed by generations of students. You are putting down the roots by which Las Plumas High school will grow and become great. What you are starting will continue as the years pass.”
The Las Plumas High students, staff and community stakeholders strive to maintain a school that is safe, responsible and respectful and to educate students to become productive, responsible citizens and lifelong learners.