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Principal's Message

Welcome to North High School! 
 
The 2018-19 school year is sure to be excellent!   The start of the school year is an exciting time.   There are so many great things going on at North High School!   I’d like to share just a few:
More than 60 Link Crew students welcomed more than 400 freshmen to campus on August 10 for Freshmen Orientation. The energy level was high as our upper classmen welcomed new students to our campus and shared our culture with them.  Friendships were built before school even started!

Nearly 1,900 students were on campus for the first day of school on August 15. This is the largest enrollment at North in more than 10 years!

With the growth in enrollment we have many new teachers at North. Nearly 50% of the new teachers hired this year are North High School graduates.  It’s great to see so many Stars returning to their Alma Mater as teachers.
 
Our teachers spent the summer working together on instructional strategies and curriculum design. We’re confident that all NHS Stars receive high-quality instruction daily.
 
Our campus is the most beautiful campus in the Kern High School District! We invite you to visit and see what a great learning environment at North.
 
Whether you are a student, parent, or guest, we’d love to share with you more about our amazing school.  Please feel free to call, visit, or attend one of our athletic competitions.  We’re confident that you’ll see it’s great to be a North High School Star!
 
Mark Balch, Ed.D.
Principal