Our Principal

Principal Justin Kern

Dear Bulldog Community,

I am excited to join and be a member of this exemplary school community. I look forward to the opportunity to build relationships with all of you as we provide experiences for the betterment of our students. I am thrilled to work and be a part of a culture that promotes higher expectations in the pursuit of higher education. Gridley High is a treasure, not often does one get the chance to join a Gold Ribbon award winning school, with outstanding CTE pathways, and phenomenal test scores. I consider myself very fortunate to work with this fantastic student body, supportive community, and dedicated staff.

Prior to coming to Gridley I spent the past 14 years working in Oceanside Unified in Southern California. As an administrator, I will continue to use strategies I have employed to improve student learning by fostering an environment which promotes student success in a dynamic, interactive, and unique setting. This is achieved by all of us participating in a collaborative and professional school culture.

My greatest desire as we move forward is to play a pivotal role in making sure we provide instruction that meets the needs of every student to the best of our ability, which begins by equipping them with the skills necessary to be active learners in a technology rich world. To this end it is a privilege to be working with you as your students tackle the academic rigors that lie ahead. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators each play a significant role as we guide our children to be critical thinkers in our increasingly diverse and demanding global society.

My door is always open. I look forward to our mutual growth and work as we build on the solid foundation that attracted me to Gridley High School.  I am truly honored to be appointed to this position. I embrace my role in guiding our school to be a better place for our students to flourish academically, and demonstrate their knowledge, as we provide the best possible educational program. I look forward to the growth that lies ahead. Go Bulldogs!


Justin Kern