Principal’s Message

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Ms. Silvia Maldonado

AHS Principal

Dear Parents and Students,

My name is Silvia Maldonado and I am honored and fortunate to serve as your principal.  On behalf of the Avenal High School faculty and staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all current and incoming Buccaneers to the 2023-2024 school year.  I look forward to an exciting new year and will work hard to continue to provide a safe and academically ambitious environment for all students as they continue their journey towards graduation and college and career paths. 

2023-2024 promises to be an exciting year.  We continue to explore new pathways in response to student interest.  Campus beautification and improvements to our facilities are ongoing.  Both gymnasiums will be equipped with air conditioning units.  We look forward to  breaking ground for the new CTE building which will add additional career opportunities for AHS students.  We will continue offering West Hills College classes for our students to enroll and take during the school day as part of their daily schedule.  We currently offer a total of 18 sections of college classes to all students.  Technology will continue to play a big role in the education of AHS students.  We are always upgrading and purchasing new technology that teachers and students will use in the classroom to enhance the 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.

As your principal I will work diligently to ensure that all students at Avenal High School are challenged academically, valued as individuals, and accepted as part of our campus community.  My goal is that all students are  provided with  the best well rounded academic and social emotional education,  in order to build a student’s confidence  in and out of the classroom. 

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 another AMAZING year!! GO BUCS!!!


Silvia Maldonado



Avenal High School


ahs team

Ms. Maldonado



Ms. Gornick

Assistant Principal


Ms. Orozco

Assistant Principal