Dear Upland Highlanders,
As we embark on another thrilling academic year, I am thrilled to welcome you as your principal for the second year. Since its establishment in 1955-56, Upland High School has been a symbol of learning, growth, and community spirit.
I want to express my immense gratitude for your unwavering support and dedication, which have created an environment where every student is valued. Together, we have achieved remarkable success in both athletics and academics.
Our athletic teams have excelled. Upland High School achieved CIF runner-up champs in football, CIF semi-finalists in girls' water polo, CIF Division 3 champions in girls' swim, CIF Division 2 champions in boys' volleyball, exceptional performances in track events with victories in CIF Division 1, and our Esports team, which has showcased their skill and determination, exceeding expectations in their inaugural year as a CIF team.
Academically, our students have demonstrated exceptional dedication and resilience. Highlander scholars embraced the challenge of Advanced Placement classes, with outstanding performances on 1,574 AP exams. The acceptance of our scholars into prestigious universities such as Princeton, Duke, UCLA, and others, is a testament to their hard work and intellectual prowess.
Furthermore, our programs in the arts have continued to excel. The Band Regiment, Color Guard, and Jazz Band have received high ratings, with the Regiment securing titles as Regional Champions and runner-up State Champions. Our art, choir, dance, theater, and video production programs have also been recognized for their exceptional work, adding to the vibrant and creative atmosphere of our school.
As we move forward, I am filled with anticipation for the upcoming year. Together, we will create an inspiring environment where every Highlander can reach their full potential and achieve greatness. Let us build upon our successes, celebrate our diversity of talents, and create new milestones that will make Upland High School shine even brighter.
Get ready, Upland Highlanders, for an extraordinary year ahead!
Dr. Martin O. Gomez
Together Everyone Achieves More! = TEAM U!
Amy Gibson, Athletics Secretary
Dean of Student
Services, grades 9 & 11 ext. 35361
Dean of Student Services, grades 10 & 12 ext. 35362