Welcome to our District

  • The Delano Joint Union High School District is a District of rich tradition, high expectations, and a century of outstanding achievement.  Delano High School began in 1911 with fourteen students and two teachers.  Over 100 years later, our District serves more than 4200 students and employs over 400 dedicated employees.  Cesar E. Chavez opened its doors in 2003 and Robert F. Kennedy, our newest school, began in 2008.   In addition, we have an alternative site, Valley High School, and an adult education agency which serves over 1200 students from Delano and the outlying area.

    Our schools are all high achieving schools.  Both Delano High School and Cesar E. Chavez High School were named as California Distinguished Schools in 2011 and again in 2019.  All three comprehensive sites have been named by U.S. News and World Report as America’s Best High Schools, either at the Silver or Bronze level; Cesar E. Chavez is a Title 1 Academic Achievement Award winner, as well as a National Title 1 Distinguished School.  Valley High School was recently named as a Model Continuation School.  In 2019, the Delano Joint Union High School District was recognized as a California Exemplary District.

    In addition to outstanding educational programs, our District has a rich array of extra and co-curricular programs to support the whole student. Our visual and performing arts, fine arts, and athletic programs offer extensive opportunities for all students.  Our CTE programs help prepare our students to enter a variety of careers with job skills they need to be successful in the workplace.  

    We have an outstanding Governing Board of Trustees which support the educational programs and provide the resources and support needed to accomplish the District goals and initiatives.  Together with the support of our parents, our outstanding community, and the talented and dedicated teachers and support staff, we have become one of the highest achieving districts in the state.

    We are committed to providing our students a safe and nurturing learning environment, outstanding instruction, access to the latest technology, and learning opportunities to prepare them for success beyond high school with 21st Century skills.

    Site History

    1911 - Delano High School

    2003 - Cesar E. Chavez High School

    2008 - Robert F. Kennedy High School