Principal's Message


    Principal James Western

  • July 1, 2018

    Dear Parents /Guardians:

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your children to Grand Terrace High School for the 2018-2019 school. 

    This year we will be focusing on increasing Rigor in our classrooms as the teachers provide their instruction.  A rigorous learning environment is one that is not content with merely reciting text, formulas or events from memory but demands that our students can critically analyze, formulate conclusions based on evidence and  present their findings orally and in written form.  As a result of rigor, students will have the skills necessary to collaborate and contribute to the 21st century global society.

    As a school we feel the importance of supporting our parents by building on the good qualities that are taught in the home such as; hard work, integrity, honesty, focus and respect for each other and for the educational process.  These skills are vital as we work together to create a more rigorous environment.

    We will continue to build a school that is focused on high student achievement through rigorous academics, a comprehensive athletic program, and positive student-centered activities in order to uphold the identity of GTHS and foster a school culture that promotes, Generosity, Respect, Excellence, Accountability and Teamwork. 

    As Titans, fostering a “Great” culture is more than just an expectation and it will be ingrained in everything we do.  By being “GREAT”, our school pride will be reflected in everything that bears the school name and it will become synonymous with Grand Terrace High School. 

    I look forward to working with you this year. Feel free to contact any member of our team or myself with any questions or concerns that you may have.  We are “GREAT”, we are Titans!




    James Western, Principal