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Principal's Message

Dear Walnut Family,


I am thrilled to reach out to you as the Principal of Walnut High School. Since assuming this position in 2019, I have been filled with gratitude for the entire Walnut community. It is an immense honor to serve this exceptional school, which consistently prioritizes the well-being and success of our students.


Over the past four school years, with the pandemic, we have faced numerous challenges. However, we have also discovered valuable opportunities for growth, learning, and resilience as a united community. As we approach the upcoming 2023-2024 school year, we are committed to carrying forward this mindset, ensuring that it becomes the most remarkable experience for our 2,100+ students.


I am invigorated by the chance to further expand our vision of putting students first, not only in their academic pursuits but also in their social and emotional development. To achieve this, we will rely on your continued assistance, leadership, and support at our esteemed high school. Together, we can continue to create an environment that fosters growth, achievement, and well-roundedness for every student.


Looking back since our school first opened its doors in 1968, Walnut High School has established itself as one of the top high schools in the nation due to our academic excellence and exemplary extra-curricular programs.   Walnut High School continues to be recognized both locally and nationally. WHS has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, a California Distinguished School, Newsweek’s Top 100 High School in America, an International Baccalaureate World School, and more. Our staff works diligently to provide a quality education for all students and continues to find innovative practices that connect our students beyond the classroom walls.


The staff and I are committed to creating a well-rounded educational experience for our students.  Walnut High School is a place where students of all backgrounds can form lifelong connections, whether inside the classroom or as part of an extra-curricular group. This year will be full of opportunities and challenges. Take advantage of the opportunities, and meet the challenges with determination and the help of our wonderful staff. I have one challenge for all students as we start the year. GET CONNECTED! Walnut High School is a community, and for the next four years, we expect everyone to participate and thrive in this community!


We have a motto that you might see around campus that says “Some are born here, some are drawn here, but we all call it home.” Whether you have grown up in the community or are brand new to Walnut High School, you will notice a strong sense of pride, family, and support the moment you walk on campus. This is your home. WELCOME TO WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL! I am looking forward to an amazing school year. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call, email, or stop by the office.




Dr. Ryan Maine