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Welcome to GHS!

Yá'át'ééh! Ganado High School is the cornerstone of the community in Ganado, Arizona. Located in Apache County, in the northeastern corner of the state, Ganado is a small community with traditional Navajo values. We focus on the whole child, encouraging our students to keep their roots in our culture while broadening their horizons as they look toward the future.

We invite you to learn more about our school and our community. Our administration and teachers are here to work with you as we develop a true partnership in the education of your child. We have a variety of programs available to our students, so they can develop into well-rounded individuals. We will help them be successful in school while getting ready for their future after school. Enjoy your time here and nizhónígo Nee Ado’áál.

A Message From Our Principal


Dear Ganado High School Families,

Welcome to a new school year, Hornets! Thank you for offering us the opportunity to work with your child/children in their education. I am excited about the 2021–2022 school year after being without our students in our halls, classrooms, sports venues, buses, cafeteria, and not seeing them in person for over 16 months. Our school has missed the energy and warmth that our students provide through their pursuits in all academic and extracurricular areas.

We welcome all students and their families to embrace the changes that are inevitable so that we might create a somewhat different school experience than we have known before. Returning to Ganado High School, you will see many of our dedicated teachers and staff returning, as well as some who are newly-committed to our school and our goal of continuing to be an academic and social hub for our students and families.

We will continue to offer a rigorous program of academic offerings to address all the needs of our students, along with academic and social supports to assist our students in reaching the ultimate goal of graduating with a high school diploma. In addition, our extracurricular program will include a full sports program as well as after-school clubs and class cohort activities that many of our students are familiar with.

To begin our school year, we will provide orientation for all of our students, whether they are entering ninth grade or starting out as seniors. Orientation will consist of the academic expectations for students as well as proper safety and health protocols that we must work together on in order to maintain a clean and healthy environment. To learn more about the safety protocols that Ganado Unified School District has in place, please visit the GUSD website for a copy of the reopening plan. You may also contact our school to receive your copy. All students will receive a copy during orientation.

On behalf of our staff, we look forward to the upcoming year and working with your children! Please do not hesitate to call or email me or any of the GHS staff if you have additional questions. Your active participation is key to the success of your Hornet scholar during his/her high school years. Welcome back to Hornet land! 

Lucille Sidney

Mrs. Lucille Sidney
Ganado High School Principal