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Principal's Message

Dr. Richard Dinh
Dear YLHS Parents and Students:
It is with great excitement that I write this message of introduction to you as the new Principal of Yorba Linda High School. Over the past four years, I have been a proud part of the Yorba Linda High School community serving as Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction and most recently, Interim Principal. 

Established is 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 by the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, Board of Education, and community to be your Principal. 

As we enter the final three months of the 2020-2021 school year, I am encouraged as school on our campus continues to shift back towards "normal" with in-person instruction and the return of sports and activities. Our students, staff, and families have done an amazing job of demonstrating flexibility and resiliency throughout this school year. I look forward to continuing our traditions of connectedness and academic excellence while partnering with you in building new shared commitments to meet the needs of all of our students.

Go Mustangs!

Richard Dinh