Meet the Superintendent

  • Supt. 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 2021-2022 school year we are excited for new beginnings and a return to in-person learning for all of our students.  Although the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, we are optimistic that we can have a great school yera for academic and social-emotional growth.  We will continue to monitor requirements and recommendations to keep students, staff, and the community safe.  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 one of the largest graduating class in the history of the SUHSD, as well as, having a graduating class that eclipsed the $38 million dollar amount for scholarships and tuition assistance offered.  We are extremely proud of our graduates and our staff for being resilient through this difficult year.  Additionally, with the support of the community, we passed a General Obligation Bond of $139 million that will support the work in creating exemplary learning spaces for students today and into the future.

    Collaboratively, the Board of Trustees and I are committed to continuing to build upon our successes.  Additionally, we are committed to implementing innovative learning opportunities for our students.

    Again, 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