Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,


It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as Principal of Chowchilla Union High School.  CUHS has a long tradition in educational success and is honored to have the opportunity to enhance your child’s learning experience.  Teachers, staff, and administration will work hard to continue the legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.  Our teachers will utilize innovative teaching practices, analyze data to enhance instructional practices, and incorporate Common Core Standards to help students reach their full potential.


This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences that are rigorous, relevant, and help students make real world connections.  Our well-rounded education program includes outstanding instruction from top-notch teachers as well as extracurricular opportunities and support that together inspire students to develop a positive character, spark their intellectual interests, and provide the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of learning.  Every student can learn and will be given the opportunity here at CUHS. I cannot stress enough the importance of attendance, as it plays a major role in achieving high academic standards. Please encourage your child to attend school every day.


As Principal, it is my goal that everyone who comes to campus - students, staff and parents - feels safe, welcomed, and excited to be here.  My desire is to instill a sense of school pride and belonging. This attitude will help us meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment.  We have a lot of new staff members who will be joining our Tribe Family and have some familiar faces in new roles. All of us at Chowchilla High School are eager to make this the best year ever!


I look forward to working alongside each of you to help every student at CUHS meet their educational goals and have a successful year.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to discuss.



Mrs. Doreen Castillo, M.Ed.