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Welcome to Central Union High School

Principal Message

Dear Parents, Students, Alumni and Friends:

As the new Principal and an alumnus of Central Union High School, I am very excited to have the opportunity to return to such an outstanding school.  It gives me pleasure to work with over 1900 students and nearly 160 staff members to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for your student. Central Union High School is proud of our rich history of academic, extra-curricular, and athletic programs designed to benefit and advance student curricular and extracurricular achievements.  We offer a variety of course offerings that are rigorous and supported by a great staff working to ensure students’ academic success.  Additionally, our students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities that allow our students to showcase their talents throughout the year from athletic teams, cheerleading, tall flags, majorettes, Spar-teens and The Great Spartan Band to just name a few.

This year (and every year), the students and staff of Central Union will work towards continued improvement on the Common Core Standards and California State Standards as well as strengthening our commitment and service to the greater community.  Central Union staff believes that teaching above and beyond the standards helps build well-rounded students who are prepared for success after high school. Central Union is very proud of our rich traditions and we look forward to providing the best possible learning environment for all students. Help us encourage your students to become involved in our many programs outside of the regular school day. Student organizations, clubs, and athletics all promote and support school community involvement and academic success.

I look forward to working with the many families that trust the Central Union staff to educate and care for their students. The administration team is always available to meet and discuss school issues or the individual progress of any student with parents, guardians, and the students themselves. Additionally, our excellent counselors and other support staff make themselves available at all times to assist in supporting our students’ experience. 

To make the school year the best for you and your student please support Central Union High School in any way you can. Consider becoming part of the Spartan family by joining the Spartan Athletic Club, our Band Booster Club, or volunteering to help with school events and activities. I look forward to making the high school experience a positive and memorable one for you and your student. We hope to see you at our many activities that make high school a great experience!  On behalf of the staff here at Central Union, thanks for supporting us and your student and making this a great year!

Craig Lyon

GO Spartans!!! 

What's New


Sept. 16th - Minimum Day Sept. 18th - Home Football game @ 6 p.m. Sept. 21st - School Site Council @ 4 p.m.
July 26th 8:00 am-11:00 am Seniors
July 26th 12:30 pm-3:30 pm Juniors
July 27th 8:00 am-11:00 am Freshmen (last name A-L)
July 27th 12:30 pm-3:30 pm Freshmen (last name M-Z)
July 28th 8:00 am-11:00 am Sophomores
Aug. 2nd 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Seniors
Aug. 3rd 8:00 am-10:00 am Juniors
Aug. 3rd 12:00 pm-2:00 pm Sophomores
Aug 4th 12:00 pm-3:00 pm Freshmen
FREE meals will be available during summer at Central Union High School to all community children 18 years and under, even if not attending summer school. Lunch will be items like cheeseburgers, ham & cheese subs, salads and other favorites. Please come and join us. Summer meals will be served Monday-Thursday from June 13 to July 14, 2016, from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in the MPR.


Craig Lyon