Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, Guardians and guests,

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in San Ysidro High School. When we opened our doors in the 2002/2003 school year to 525 9th graders, we envisioned a high school that would make our community proud. Needless to say, after 10 years in existence we feel that we have accomplished much of that goal but recognize that there is more to be done. Although our yearly test scores continue to show remarkable gains in the district and the state we see a need for more students to be at levels of proficiency that will assist them in being college, university, or workforce prepared.

SYHS currently boasts an A.P.I. of 756 which is a 29 point increase from last year. Our current goal is to exceed an 800 A.P.I. In addition to a rigorous and challenging curriculum we also recognize the needs of our student’s social/emotional development. We continue to be one of the only stand-alone high schools in the state that require uniforms; we have an extensive after school enrichment program as well co and extracurricular activities. Our school motto is; ROAR:

  • R esponsibility
  • O n time
  • A ttitude
  • R espect

We expect that all students as well as staff members live by this motto each and every day as members of the SYHS family.

We welcome parents as our partners in the education of their children and invite you to become a volunteer. There are also many opportunities for parent to become involved in their school by participating in a variety of committees and meetings.

SYHS was recognized as a 2013 Break through School by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. This award is given to only 10 schools in the United States and recognizes schools  who are maximizing student achievement. The award comes with a $5000.00 donation to San Ysidro High School.  I, and Ms. Sheila Krotz Medical Pathway Teacher, were honored to represent and accept this award in Washington D.C. in March 2013. The entire San Ysidro community should be very proud of their school. A big thanks to all our wonderful teachers for their efforts and commitment as well.

Through the use of this website you can become informed of all school activities, meetings, and information etc. Additionally, we will update you periodically with information via newsletters, ConnectEd phone calls, and e-mails.

San Ysidro High School is an outstanding school with high expectations for all students, staff and parents. We welcome any suggestions from the community in anything that will assist in serving you better. This is your school please be a part of it. If there is anything we can do to assist and facilitate your or your child’s experience while at SYHS please do not hesitate to ask. Go Cougars!


Mr. Hector Espinoza