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Greenfield High School is located in Greenfield, a primarily agricultural community in the Southern part of Monterey County. Greenfield High School is one of two comprehensive high schools in the King City Joint Union High School District, which also includes two continuation schools. The school operates on a traditional semester schedule. The educational programs at the school are tailored to meet the needs of our changing society. Greenfield High School is dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student and providing a safe and comprehensive educational experience.

Greenfield High School provides instruction to approximately 950 students in grades nine through twelve of which 87% are economically disadvantaged, 72% are English Learners, and 13% are students with learning disabilities. In 2012, the GHS student population was 98% Hispanic, 1% White, .4% African American, and .4% Filipino. The school operates on a traditional semester schedule.

The city of Greenfield covers an area of 1.7 square miles. It is located in the heart of California’s Salinas Valley, approximately 135 miles south of San Francisco, 95 miles south of San Jose, 40 miles south of Salinas and 60 miles north of Paso Robles. The City of Greenfield is located between the Gabilan mountain range to the east and the Santa Lucia mountain range to the west. The city of Greenfield lies within one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world. The area is known as the “Salad Bowl of the World.” Over $2 billion (US) worth of fruit and vegetables are produced and shipped annually across the United States and abroad. The area is also known as a premier wine grape growing region due to the rich soil and desirable climate.

As of 2012, there were 17,726 people, 3,907 households and an average household size of 4.52. The median income for a household in the city was $49,299. In recent years, the town has seen a sizable influx of immigrants from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Many Oaxacans speak Triqui and/or Mixteco, indigenous languages not related to English or Spanish and as a result they have a difficult time being able to communicate. Latinos comprise 91.3% of the population, White 5.7%, African American, 0.8%, American Indian 0.3%, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.07% and Asian 0.9%.