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PHS in the News

PHS's Emergency Medical Skills' student is a HERO!
PHS Grad, now Biomedical Engineer, gives presentations to our PLTW Engineering pathway classes.
Wrestling team takes Master's Team title, Coach Nelson is Coach of the Year!
There are great things going on at this school!

Welcome to the Paradise High School!

Principal's Message

Mr. LighthallI am excited to be the Principal of Paradise High School. I moved here with my family from Southern California and love Paradise. I have learned very quickly that we have an amazing group of students and staff. I have met with dozens of people to gain an understanding of the community and try to understand the role of PHS: Police, mayor, town manager, youth football, youth soccer, all board members, local churches, 4 past principals of PHS, TAP President, PTSO President, Booster parents, and many others. I’ve been to football camp, cheer camp, rotary meetings, summer league boys basketball finals (we won!), and am coaching two youth soccer teams where I have had the opportunity to rub shoulders with two dozen youth and their parents. In all of these meetings and attending events, those I have met talk glowingly of their time here and of the staff that has made a difference in their lives. As I continue, I welcome an opportunity to chat and learn more about this great community.

I introduced myself to Meredith Griffin (class of ’01) at the Green & Gold football game and she was so excited to meet the principal and tell me about one of her old teachers, Barbara Michaels. She indicated Barbara was an amazing teacher and that she was inspired to become a teacher, 3rd grade, in part because of her. She could not stop smiling when reflecting on Barbara and her time here at PHS. Many incidents like this are repeated on a daily basis as I talk to people about the school. The clear message to me has been that PHS is the hub of the community and the culture it creates plays an important role in the lives of all of us living here. People are proud to be graduates of PHS.

As I learn about the school, it is easy to see why:

  • A well- developed cadre of programs that meet the needs of our diverse students: College Connections, Project Lead the Way, Link Crew, AVID, northern section athletic championships in multiple sports, clubs, AP and honors, woodshop, A+ computer repair, small business entrepreneurship, peer counseling, marching band, culinary arts, fashion design, emergency medical, and many others.
  • PHS was awarded a bronze medal from US News and World Report for student achievement.
  • As I looked at data on grading, the average GPA is 2.8. This is a full half point higher than high schools with similar demographics.
  • AP pass rates are above the national average.
All of these programs and achievements came about through research, study, hard work, and the important input from all of you. PHS’s strong educational foundation as well as our continual desire to update and improve, make Paradise High an outstanding school. I look forward to working here and living among the great people of Paradise.
Loren Lighthall, PHS Principal

PHS Den of Fame

The PHS Den of Fame was established to honor alumni, teachers and community members who have made significant contributions to society.  The intent is to promote and acknowledge the efforts of noteworthy individuals who plot a course for others to follow.  Their example provides a model for other Paradise Ridge students to emulate.  They demonstrate that dreams and goals are achievable, and they preserve a legacy of Paradise excellence.  
It is our desire to network these individuals with current PHS educators and students and create relationships that will benefit all.
Criteria include:
  • Must be a graduate of Paradise High School or Ridgeview High School
  • Must have graduated at least 15 years ago
  • Must have achieved significant success in his/her profession or made a significant contribution to the world
Please fill out this linked nomination form and return (preferably email) to principal Loren Lighthall ( Thank you very much for your participation.

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PUSD-Nondiscrimination Policy 
The Board of Education is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The Superintendent or designee shall notify students, parents/guardians, employees, employee organizations, applicants for admission and employment, and sources of referral for applicants about the District's policy on non-discrimination and related complaint procedures.
The District's Non-Discrimination Policy and related informational materials shall be published in a format that parents/guardians can understand and, when required by law, in a language other than English. Complaints alleging noncompliance with the District's policy of non-­discrimination should be directed to Tom Taylor, Director of Human Resources, at the Paradise Unified School District office (6696 Clark Road, Paradise, California, 95969; 530­-872-­6400 ext. 225). A copy of the District's Non­-Discrimination Policy is available at the District Office, or online here and here.

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Regular Hours: M-F, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What's NEW

9-19 Spirit Day: Tie Dye Tuesday - show your love of peace and harmony with Tie Dye.
9-20 Spirit Day: We Love You Wednesday - dress in red/pink or hearts!
9-21 Spirit Day Thursday: Wear light green or a Kindness Shirt.
9-22 Spirit Day: Future Friday - dress as your dream career.

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