a California Gold Ribbon School
Washington Post America's Most Challenging High Schools
A California Blue Ribbon School
Eighth Annual AP Honor Roll District
Newsweek America's Most Challenging High Schools
Daily Beast Best Of The West High School
US News Best High Schools silver award
A California Exemplary Arts High School
Mustang Business Academy

Skip to main content
Main Menu Toggle
A student playing giant Jenga in the quad
a female student face painted in day glow colors
a scholar athlete in class working
Mrs Gilfoy directing the choir
A wrestler taking down another wrestler
girls waterpolo player about to shoot the ball
long exposure of the administration building with stars spinning
students talking on microphones during an assembly
a group of students at a dance
a student during an ASB competition in the gym
group of boys pretending to be dancers
three students talking
a student focused on their art work
dance team performing in the gym
students from the stable cheering at a game
a group of students during registration
Teachers competing during the YLHS olympics
Mr Hay lying on the gym floor
A water polo player about to shoot
A cheerleader being lifted into the air
YLHS students showing what college they will attend
students at a dance
intense swimmer
drum line members at attention about to play
A teacher participating in an ASB competition during an assembly
a student singing on stage
comedy sports team performing
girls lacrosse player
two soccer players heading the ball
a dance team member during her routine
a student reading her Spanish book
YLHS staff chalk art
orchestra members playing
A goup of students during the roaming rally in the hallway
lacrosse players
Mr Cueva watches a student hit a pinata.
two wrestlers locked in battle
A seniors banner with lights
A dance team member in mid kick
pole vaulter clearing the bar
cheerleaders performing in the quad
A student reaching for balloons
a student focused on the song they are singing
the stable cheering at a game, holding up their lit cell phones
A student signing the national anthem
a group of girls dancing at a school dance
a student break dancing surrounded by a group of students
a spray of sparks taken over a long exposure
an artist with lights surrounding them
a student focused on their artwork
baseball player pitching the ball
two students working on their computers
thespians singing
A student engaged in a classroom discussion
two players during a lacrosse game
football players celebrating
students performing in a rally through the hallways
A student focused on creating chalk art
student athlete about to throw the discus
a tennis player about to hit the ball
Students in the quad at lunch
football players taking the field
twin students dressed up for homecoming in 60s attire
ASB students dressed up
a student guitar player and student singer
A group of students at a school dance

Mustang News

YLHS 2018 Graduation Staging Upgrades

Upgraded Graduation for YLHS
Big news! The entire "visual" system at Shapell Stadium is being upgraded for graduation, including the addition of I-Mag video screens, 16" elevated side-stages for students to receive their diplomas, multi- camera live stream (that we will archive on YouTube for later viewing), customized stage backdrop for each school, etc. The district has really upped their game to deliver an improved graduation experience for our Mustang families. Click for more info!

7th Annual YLHS Art Show, Wednesday May 23rd, 6 to 8pm

YLHS Art Show Poster
If you like artwork, you won't want to miss this. The 7th annual YLHS Art Show opening night reception will be Wednesday, May 23rd from 6pm to 8pm. See student artworks in the areas of Animation, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Pottery, and Graphic Design. Come join us as we admire excellent student artworks!

Building Resilient Families

OC Health Care
Yorba Linda High School has partnered with the Orange County Health Care Agency to provide transition support for all 9th grade students and families. Tonight, May 10th, from 6-7p.m., you are welcome to attend an interactive presentation and discussion on Building Resilient Families. Parents will learn about how stress can impact the family and the importance of open communication and problem solving, firm boundary-setting, and connecting with their teenager despite life's busy schedules and demands. Hope to see you tonight in our school's library! Click for more information.

YLHS Wins US News Silver Award for 2018

US News Best High Schools rankings for 2018
Once again, YLHS was voted among the nations best high schools for 2018 by US News and World Reports. YLHS was among the top 1,000 high schools in the nation (#976), among the top 200 high schools in California (#168), and the #1 high school in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District! Click for a link to our district page on the US News website. You can then click on "Yorba Linda High" for our detailed profile information. Congratulations to students, staff, parents, and our entire Mustang family.

YLHS Jazz Band Shines at Reno Jazz Festival

YLHS Jazz Band Reno Trip
Mustangs!   Wanted to let you know how proud I am of the jazz band kids!!   The YLHS Jazz 1 band came in 3rd in their division out of 18 bands from all around the US, Canada, & Australia who were in attendance at the International Reno Jazz Festival!   Solo awards went to Michael Frelly, Trumpet; Natalie Suvarnashuddi, Alto Sax; Jessica Gutierrez Tenor sax; & Nathan Sakaria Bari Sax.  We also took some time to visit Manzanar (Japanese-American Relocation Camp from World War II).   Like Always kids represented Yorba Linda High Very Well!   Go mustangs!!   --Mr. Garcia

YLHS Track Athletes Sign To Colleges

Lauren O'Banion Track Athlete
Hello Mustangs, I wanted to share some exciting news. Two of our track athletes, Sarah Heckel and Lauren O'Banion, have signed to continue their athletic careers at the next level. Sarah will be competing for Boston College in the fall, while Lauren will take her talents to the University of Utah. If you have either of these ladies in class or see them on campus, please congratulate them for their hard work and achievements. --Mr. Gomez

OC Register Artist Of The Year for Film, Alexandra Lee

Alexandra Lee, Artist of the year for film
"I wanted to make sure you saw the good news... Alexandra Lee of Yorba Linda High School has been chosen as the Film/Animation Artist of the Year! Congrats Alexandra! Heide Janssen -- Orange County Register. Click for the OC Register Article.
Show All News

Latest Info

2018 Senior Pin
YLHS Graduation 2018
Shapell Stadium
Wednesday, June 13, 6:00 p.m.

Grad Night Info:

Graduation Packet: 

Graduation Live Stream Page:

Mailing List

Join the YLHS College News email list.

Join the YLHS School News email list.


Senior Awards

Date: 5/21/2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Friend Church

Art Show

Date: 5/23/2018, 6 PM – 8 PM
Location: Library


Date: 5/25/2018, 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Forum

AP Night

Date: 5/30/2018, 7 PM – 10 PM
Location: Library

Choir Show

Date: 5/31/2018, 7 PM – 10 PM
Location: Forum