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.
Bell Game Tickets Sale starts today!!! Central vs Brawley, November 3rd @ 7 p.m. at Cal Jones Field. General Admission $7, Central Students/6 yrs. old-Jr. High Students/Senior Citizen $5. Reserved Seating $25 & $10 Parking. Cash Only.
Calling all SENIORS: Our school has been challenged to participate in the Race to Summit campaign. This is a friendly competition between California public high school to see who can submit the most Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application. In order to complete the FAFSA online, you must first submit the FAFSA Worksheet or blue sheet to an adult in the Counseling office by the October 27th deadline. Don't Delay!
Attention Seniors: SAT and ACT registration deadlines are coming up! Mark your calendar if you plan to take the SAT on December 2nd or the ACT on December 9th. SAT Registration Deadline for the December 2nd test is: November 2nd. ACT Registration Deadline for the December 9th test is: November 3rd. For more information on the SAT/ACT and Fee Waivers, stop by the Counseling Center to make an appointment with your Counselor.




Craig Lyon