Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. It is an honor and a privilege to be the Principal of Avenal High School. My commitment at Avenal High School is to continue to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment for all students. Welcome to another exciting school year at AHS.

We are excited about the 2019-2020 school year, as we will start this school year with our new CNA program (Certified Nursing Assistant). We will also be offering West Hills College classes for our students to enroll and take during the school day as part of their daily schedule. Technology will continue to play a big role in the education of AHS students. We continue to upgrade and purchase new technology that teachers and students will use in the classroom to enhance learning. We will continue to stress the essence of instructional quality and reinvigorate the academics. This cannot be done without the help of the parents, students, staff and the community.

I will do my very best to ensure that students continue to be challenged. That we continue to build their knowledge, enrich and strengthen the self-esteem of students to the highest expectations to carry them into the environment of their own unique place of their calling into society.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your child’s life and entrusting their care to Avenal High School. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you as the school year progresses.

Let’s have an AMAZING year!! GO BUCS!!!


Juan Ruiz