Meet the Superintendent

  • Mr Burns

    The Salinas Union High School District is one of the largest high school districts in Northern California.  We currently serve 16,000 students in grades 7 to 12 at our twelve school sites and another 2,000 adult students at our adult education center.  The SUHSD boasts rigorous academic programs geared at preparing all students to graduate with the skills necessary to be successful in our ever changing society.

    As we start the 2018-2019 school year we are excited for new beginnings.  We welcome new students to our middle schools from several elementary districts in the city and to our high schools from surrounding districts as well.  We are confident that every student will have opportunities to be successful in our schools.

    At the same time, we are excited to share our successes from the previous school year.  Successes including having the largest graduating class in the history of the SUHSD, as well as, having a graduating class that eclipsed the $30 million dollar amount for scholarships and tuition assistance offered.  We are extremely proud of our graduates and grateful for the support that our staff provided them throughout their journey.  Additionally, the SUHSD was chosen as one of the select few districts throughout the State to receive a “Golden Bell” award from the California School Boards Association.  This award was earned from the work the district has done in building an outstanding instructional coaching model to support teachers and to focus on student achievement.   We are proud of the work our staff does to support all students.

    Collaboratively, the Board of Trustees and I are committed to continuing to build upon our successes, as well as, implement innovative learning opportunities for our students.  In supporting this notion we are proud to be able to offer free meals to all students regardless of their income levels.   Not having to worry about if and when they may eat will support students in being more focused on their academic goals.  Additionally, this year we will be completing construction of our newest high school, Rancho San Juan, which will serve the communities of Santa Rita and Bolsa Knolls.  Rancho San Juan will be a great facility for learning and will be an outstanding addition to our excellent high schools. 

    It is both an honor and a privilege to serve as the Superintendent of the district and I look forward to an outstanding school year.

    Dan Burns