Welcome to Central Union High School

Principal Message

Dear Parents, Students, Alumni and Friends,

As the Principal of Central Union High School, I am looking forward to another great year.  It is an honor 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 and pathways that are rigorous and supported by wonderful staff members 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, Robotics Team,  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 shaping the future of our students by developing skills, abilities, and knowledge. The Central Union staff believes that teaching above and beyond the standards helps ensure all students are Career and College Ready. Central Union is very proud of our rich traditions and we look forward to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all students. Help us encourage your students to become involved in our 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 for 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.
Sophomores only! - Are you planning to attend a four-year university after high school? Then you should consider taking the PSAT 10. Many students take the PSAT in preparation for the SAT, an exam that is widely used for university admissions. The PSAT 10 will be given on the 22nd of March and the cost of the exam is $15. You can sign up at the ASB office window.
CAREER TECH COURSE PARENT MEETING – Are you interested in taking a course that will prepare you for a career or trade next year? If you are, there is a parent meeting that you and your parent should attend on Thursday, February 23rd, at 6 PM in the MPR. This is an opportunity to learn more about career courses (often referred to as CTE courses) on our campus, ask questions of CTE teachers about course requirements, class expectations, etc. This meeting is a good opportunity for students who want to enroll in a CTE course for next school year to see what’s available. Lots of good information will be presented to help you make decisions about whether certain courses are right for you. Obtaining skills in a career now will make you more competitive when you go to apply for a job after high school. It could also help you obtain college credits since many of our programs are articulated with IVC. Join u on the 23rd at 6 PM in the MPR to learn more about our CTE courses and the wonderful opportunities available to you. If you have any questions, you can call Mrs. Petter at 760-336-4300. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 23rd, at 6 PM in the MPR. Thanks!


Craig Lyon