Superintendent’s Message

Welcome to the Tulare Joint Union High School District. We are a unique community nestled within the heart of one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the San Joaquin Valley. The District encompasses a community of more than 78,000 residents who are passionate about the quality of life for our students during their school-age years and beyond.

Our school community has a rich history of educating students for the past 120 years, preparing and inspiring them to achieve their goals. We are a growing school district serving over 5,500 students within our three comprehensive high schools, alternative education schools, and adult education programs.

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New Charter High School

Thank you for responding to the naming survey for the proposed Charter High School.  Below is the top survey response, as well as a top write-in response.  Please complete the survey by 5 PM today.


Based on the needs of the students at the Tulare Joint Union High School District, our district is submitting an application for a charter high school focused on providing opportunities for students to accelerate their credit recovery and develop a skill set that will allow for a successful transition to college and a career.  This opportunity will be provided through a [Read More]

Clarity October 2015 Survey

Its time for our first Clarity survey of the year. Our District utilizes this research based survey to assist in technology planning. This survey provides us with data showing us our progress toward our technology goals in the classroom and assists us in forming new goals. The survey should be filled out by school staff, students, and parents. For more information and access to the survey visit the Clarity survey page on this site.


Press Release Regarding AB 30

On behalf of the Tulare Joint Union High School District we are disappointed to hear that Governor Brown signed AB 30.  We will adhere to the law as it is written.  At this point, we have not selected another mascot.  We will review the timelines as specified in AB 30 and determine a plan of action.  Together with our Board of Trustees, school community and our Tulare community we will seek their input to determine our new mascot.

Dr. Sarah Koligian
Superintendent, Tulare Joint Union High School District

For media requests, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (559) 688-2021.

2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

  • In 2014-15, the junior class for the 1st time took the new computer-based tests for English language arts/literacy and mathematics (CAASPP)
  • The CAASPP replaced the former paper-based California Standards Tests, CSTs.
  • The new assessment system is aligned to California’s new, more challenging academic standards, which are designed to help all students graduate ready for college and to pursue a career.
  • These tests include a wider variety of questions and require students to explain how they solve problems, think critically, and write analytically.
  • The skills assessed with the new tests take time and effort to master, but our students will need them to succeed in the long run.
  • The CAASPP results [Read More]

SB 172 California High School Exit Exam Suspension

On October 7, 2015, Governor Browns signed into law SB 170. This bill retroactively suspends the California High School Exit Exam as a requirement for receiving a high school diploma. The purpose of this bill is to address an issue caused by the adoption of more rigorous standards that rendered the High School Exit Exam obsolete. Without the need for the High School Exit Exam, students who failed to pass the exam no longer had an opportunity to re-take the test in order to receive their diploma. As a result, the decision was made to suspend the requirement retroactively. While [Read More]

ParentLink SmartPhone App


ParentLink is an iOS and Android App designed to connect parents, students and the community with their schools. The App is free to download and provides users with news, calendars, notifications and more. With ParentLink, you can control exactly how much information you want to receive. In the App settings you can choose which schools you want to follow, and even which categories in a school.

For more information check out this presentation given at Back to School night.

If you need to submit your contact information [Read More]