Principal's Message

Justin Miller

Parents, students, staff, and community members:


Welcome to Chowchilla Union High School. My name is Justin Miller and I am the principal of CUHS.

CUHS is a proud educational institution with a great tradition of producing students that are problem solvers, responsible citizens, independent learners, users of technology, and effective communicators. In the 21st century economy, these skills are critical to the success of our young people. Our entire staff looks forward to the opportunity to deliver the high level of instruction students deserve.

During the 2016-17 school year, there were several areas of individual and overall student success.

Below are a list of data points that spell out these successes:

  • CUHS earned a six-year WASC Accreditation through their self-study
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) results in English Language Arts increased 31 points
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam pass rate reached an all-time high at 30.7% and AP participation rate reached an all-time high at 22.1% (highest in Madera County)
  • Established first year of Instructional Rounds program to improve instructional practices
  • Scholarship Money Awarded $182,900
  • Expulsions continue to be at all-time lows with 10
  • Football Team was Runner-Up in Division IV Central Section CIF

The growth in our programs and our students could not be accomplished without a truly amazing staff. Their level of professionalism and passion for education is unmatched. As the principal, I feel extremely fortunate to work with such a great group of educators that put the best interest of students first.

For the 2017-18 school year, CUHS is proud to establish three new AVID courses. AVID is a highly effective program that puts students on a successful path to being more effective adults. CUHS also added three new teaching positions in the area of Agriculture, Fine Art, Science, and Social Studies.

CUHS will continue to work collaboratively with parents and community members in order for every child to reach their maximum potential. There are several ways parents and community members can get involved in the educational process at CUHS. Parents and community members can join a booster club, sit on the CUHS school site council or English Learner advisory committee, volunteer at extracurricular events, attend CUHS board meetings, Chowchilla Athletic Foundation, etc. Your involvement in the education of your child is critical to the success of CUHS!

Students, I encourage you to get involved in the many extracurricular activities offered by CUHS. CUHS currently offers 23 varsity sports to choose from that have earned local and state honors. CUHS also possesses a nationally ranked FFA chapter and a strong Academic Decathlon team. Our extracurricular activities support the growth of the students involved. Students that participate in these activities learn team-work, sportsmanship, camaraderie, etc. Simply put, the growth of our students academically and as human beings, dictates the success of CUHS!

Along with the entire staff at CUHS, I look forward to working with the community of Chowchilla to make the 2017-18 school year a memorable one!

Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss our programs. I can be reached at 559-665-1331.

Best wishes,

Justin Miller Ed.D.