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Joseph  Domingues
Principal
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Principal's Corner

A Message from the Principal

Dear Students, Parents, and Community,

     We are honored to welcome you to the “Home of the Saints”. Santa Maria High School is located in the heart of Santa Maria where it spans over 122 years of history and community pride. SMHS is the oldest high school in the state of California and will be holding its 125th Commencement June 2018. We have a reputation for having a staff that is truly devoted to preparing all students for success in post secondary education and career. Our graduates have attended many prominent educational institutions throughout the United States that include Harvard University, all CSU & UC campuses, and Military Academies. Most noteworthy, a majority of our staff are Santa Maria High School alumni who represent some of our distinguished graduates who are now living examples of our proud history. 

      As the principal, I am excited to work with such a dedicated staff and involved parent-community in providing our students with one of the finest educations on the Central Coast. Our fundamental focus is to develop the talents of every student, value their contribution, and empower them to achieve and attain their goals to become highly productive citizens. Santa Maria High School is committed to preparing our students for a competitive global economy, and as such, we must continue to maintain our proud tradition while adapting to meet the new challenges of a changing society.

      We strive to support our students in acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare them for success in life. Santa Maria High School offers a balanced educational program and a multitude of extra-curricular activities including: athletics, visual and performing arts, vocational education, and an exhaustive list of clubs and community service opportunities. It is our mission to ensure that every student learns and achieves at their highest levels. Please take a few minutes to explore our website and discover additional information about the rich tradition of SMHS. Go Saints!

Yours in education,
Joseph M. Domingues
Class of 1993
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