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.
Have you registered to vote? please visit this link for more information:
October 26th - LCAP Parent Advisory Meeting 6 p.m. - MPR
October 28th - Football Game vs. Calexico 7 pm
You are invited to join our community on October 25th at 6:00 pm for a no cost event at the Jimmie Cannon Theater.  Be prepared for an inspiring evening with former Xerox CEO, Bernard Kinsey who will share how The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection brings new understanding to the untold story of many of our country’s citizens.  Learn more about The Kinsey Collection, an exhibit amassed by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey containing authentic artifacts, documents, books, letters, manuscripts, and photographs documenting the African American experience from 1595 to modern day. This collection is a labor of love for the Kinsey family, and they want to share its story of connection to American History and art with our community.  You will not be disappointed if you attend. Feel free to invite your family members, neighbors, and friends as this presentation will be appropriate for parents, community members, and mature students.  More information on the Kinseys and their work can be found at http://www.thekinseycollection.com


Craig Lyon