Principal's Message

Dr. Richard Dinh
Welcome to Yorba Linda High School, Home of the Mustangs! Established in 2009, YLHS is a school founded on the traditions of student and community connections and academic excellence. In a relatively short period of time, YLHS became a California Distinguished School, Gold Ribbon School, and U.S. News and World Report Top High School. We have also achieved a 90% Advanced Placement pass rate and, based on state test scores, ranked in the top 5 of over 70 public high schools academically in Orange County. I am honored that I have been entrusted to be your Principal. 

Since 2009, Yorba Linda High School’s goal has always been to get all students connected. Together, we are a part of something much larger - we are all Mustangs! Students have many choices on where you can get involved with academics, activities, clubs, extra-curriculars, and friends. While at Yorba Linda High School, teachers and staff will not only care about your academic achievement but also for you as an individual. We are committed to engage you in learning while promoting a classroom environment of mutual respect. We also connect through forming relationships with other students and teachers. As Mustangs, we value Respect, Responsibility, and Integrity which make up our Mustang Way. Because we are connected, we impact and influence each other; so be considerate, caring, and accepting of one another.
We are off to a great start of the 2021-22 school year. Over 900 parents attended Back to School Night. Student attendance rate is 99%. We’ve had over 1,100 students attend our Homecoming Dance. Our football games have reached maximum capacity. We have more student clubs than ever before. It is clear that we are meeting the goal of getting students and families involved. As we continue the 2021-2022 school year, I look forward to continuing our traditions of connectedness and academic excellence while partnering with you to meet the needs of all of our students. Again, we are so happy that you are a part of our Mustang family!

Go Mustangs!

Richard Dinh