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Principal's Message


Welcome to Schurr High School, a caring learning community that empowers students toward academic excellence as model citizens. My name is Mr. McKiernan Gonzalez, Schurr’s principal. I am excited to continuously collaborate and learn with exemplary educators, stellar students, and positive parents. At Schurr, we have many reasons to celebrate student success, as well as many goals to support students to achieve all they dream to achieve.  


Academic success toward college, career, and community success is at the heart of Schurr’s daily work. We offer fifteen College Board Advanced Placement courses. We also offer six Dual Enrollment courses on Schurr’s campus in partnership with East Los Angeles College. Our Career Technical Education programs, Engineering and Global Business Pathways, offer project-based learning that enables students to apply what they learn to real world situations. Schurr’s exemplary AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program increases college preparation and attendance. These programs prepare students to be creators, collaborators, communicators, and critical thinkers to be prepared for 21st Century careers.


Schurr empowers students to be model citizens. Our athletic programs are committed to building discipline, teamwork, collaboration, and sportsmanship. Our leadership programs, Renaissance and United Student Body, recognize student achievement and service while motivating our entire community to strive for excellence in all areas.


Schurr Spartans excel. Our students have won awards in competitions at the local, state and national levels in areas ranging from Speech and Debate to Career Technical Education to journalism, music, and art. Our alumni attend prestigious colleges and universities, including Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USC. Many of our alumni have entered public service and hold elected offices. We are proud to have many alumni as current faculty and staff. Our alumni’s commitment to Schurr’s legacy is notable, and it is one of the many qualities that distinguishes our caring community.


Schurr is committed to empowering our Spartans toward academic excellence as model citizens. We provide a caring learning community that supports, inspires, and motivates students toward greater levels of achievement.


Your partner in learning,


Larry McKiernan Gonzalez

Schurr High School Principal