Search

WELCOME TO TUSTIN HIGH!

#gotillers

Mission & Vision

DIVERSITY • CULTURE • EDUCATION

OUR VISION

Tustin High School will prepare confident graduates for the demands and opportunities of the future by providing differentiated, relevant, and rigorous curricula utilizing twenty-first century strategies and technology. The Tiller Team will continue to foster a school community that embraces diversity.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Tustin High school is to serve our students with the understanding that diversity of gender, physical and mental ability, culture, and background is a strength to be respected. By providing a diversified and rigorous curriculum, students will achieve 21st century core competencies and develop skills necessary to ensure college and career success.

ESLRs

EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNER RESULTS

The Tiller Family is a “Team” that produces graduates who:

Think critically across the curriculum through:

  • integrating WICOR strategies
  • creating and developing high quality products
  • analyzing multiple sources

Effectively communicate:

  • using a wide range of media and technology
  • by taking personal, social, and civic responsibility
  • fostering positive interactions with our diverse population

Advance literacy:

  • while innovating, discovering, and taking risks
  • through synthesis and analysis of a rigorous curriculum
  • by exploring cultural, scientific, global, and visual competencies

Manage time and resources effectively by:

  • prioritizing, planning and achieving results
  • using real-world tools
  • balancing physical and mental fitness


School Profile & History

SCHOOL PROFILE

Tustin High School stands as a pillar of tradition and excellence in education in the city of Tustin and in Orange County, and is one of three comprehensive 9-12 high schools in the Tustin Unified School District. Tustin High School is in its ninety-fifth year of service to the Tustin community. Tustin High School is a California Top Ranked Public School, a former California Distinguished School and a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School. In 2012, THS successfully completed accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Tustin High was awarded the maximum accreditation term of six years.

Please click HERE to see our educational practices and profile data.


OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1921 as Tustin Union High School because it served five elementary districts, Tustin High School was a stately two story structure surrounded by miles of orange groves and other agri-businesses, thus the school mascot, Tustin "Tillers". In 1966, construction crews rebuilt Tustin High to a one story sprawling campus to ensure the integrity of structures during a major earthquake.

The football stadium (newly renovated) was constructed at the 440 track in the mid-1940s. The stadium was later named “Northrup Field” after Orville Northrup, who taught woodshop and physical education, and served as Principal of Tustin Union High School from 1941-1962.

Today's campus consists of a renovated Plaza and Stage, new Humanities Building, Science Center, Sports Pavilion and remodeled Northrup Field. Our Special Ed, Math, and Social Sciences Wings, as well as the Little Theater, Library, Cafeteria and Administrative Offices were also renovated.

We genuinely appreciate the Tustin Community for supporting the Measure G and Measure L bond measures, which funded the building and modernization of these beautiful facilities on our campus. Every day our staff and students experience and are inspired by the culture and ambiance of a university/college campus right here in the City of Tustin.

Tustin High School is located on thirty-eight acres of land in the middle of the City of Tustin and houses the District football stadium. The campus also includes two baseball fields, two softball fields, two multi-use fields for football, boys and girls soccer and boys and girls lacrosse, six tennis courts, a 440 track, two gymnasiums for boys and girls basketball and boys and girls volleyball, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Tustin Union High School District merged with Tustin Elementary School District on July 1, 1972, becoming part of Tustin Unified School District. A California Distinguished School, Tustin High has been recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top High Schools in the US.

Awards & Commendations

Tiller Teachers of the Year

TUSD "TEACHER OF THE YEAR" PROGRAM

The Tustin Unified School District’s annual awards program recognizes outstanding teachers who have displayed extraordinary teaching, creativity and excellence at their school and community. Winners and all the District’s nominees are honored at the annual Teacher of the Year Dinner in May. The event is co-sponsored by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation and the Tustin Unified School District.

The winning teachers represent the District in the Orange County Teachers of the Year program. The number of teachers to be chosen to represent districts in the Orange County Teachers of the Year program is determined Orange County Department of Education. The Orange County Department of Education interviews selected candidates and announces winners in May. The county finalists then go on to the California and National Teacher of the Year programs.

Read about our Tiller Teachers of the Year using the buttons below!

Programs Offered at THS