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Principal's Message

Welcome to El Segundo High School -- Home of the Eagles. At El Segundo High School, we offer a world class education rich in academic opportunities, as well as strong athletic and extracurricular programs. Our school is fortunate to maintain dynamic partnerships with many organizations that further enhance the opportunities available to our students. These partnerships, coupled with a strong relationship with our parents and the overall community, make El Segundo High School the best high school around.
At ESHS, we pride ourselves on the educational opportunities available to our students. Our academic program consists of a sequence of classes that allow students to explore the core academic areas to meet the UC/CSU A-G requirements, as well as Honors, Advanced Placement, and college classes. Additionally, we offer 4 career pathways: Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Business, and Visual and Performing Arts. Together, they further our mission of ensuring that graduates are college and career ready.
El Segundo High School will continue to focus on both the academic and personal/social domains. As a school, we embrace the whole child in order to develop well rounded learners and achievers. Every student will be engaged in activities that incorporate 21st Century Skills such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. These practices, paired with technology integration, will support our efforts to prepare students for life beyond high school.
We have a lot to be proud of at ESHS including our most recent designation as a California Distinguished School. We were also named a California Democracy School. Additionally, in 2019, our school was awarded the Golden Bell Award in recognition of our Biomedical Pathway, the California Exemplary Program Award for our Visual and Performing Arts Pathway, and the California Civic Award of Merit. We will continue to grow and transform to provide the best possible educational outcomes for our students and community.
I wish you much success in the 2019-2020 school year.

Melissa J. Gooden, Ed.D.