Gabrielino High School Welcomes Vince Lopez as New Principal

San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD) has named Vince Lopez as the new Principal of Gabrielino High School in a significant announcement during the February 13, 2024, governing board meeting. A foundational member of the Gabrielino staff since its opening in 1994, Lopez has served the school community in various capacities, starting as a teacher before becoming a long-running Assistant Principal.  Lopez took on the role of Interim Principal at the start of this school year.

Vince Lopez, reflecting on his new position, shared, "It's an honor to be appointed as the Principal of Gabrielino High School. Having been part of this incredible community since its inception, I am deeply committed to building on our strengths and leading our school into a bright future. Our students have always been my top priority, and I look forward to continuing to serve them and our community in this new capacity."

Gabrielino High School, known for its excellence in education, holds an A rating on the Niche Report Card and boasts impressive rankings, including 17 out of 630 on the Niche list of “Standout High Schools in California” and number 8 on their list of “Standout High Schools in the Los Angeles Area.” With nearly 1600 students in grades 9-12, Gabrielino is a beacon of academic and extracurricular success in the region.

SGUSD Superintendent Jim Symonds expressed his confidence in Lopez's leadership, stating, "Vince Lopez embodies the spirit and dedication that Gabrielino High School represents. His long tenure at the school, combined with his commitment to student achievement and community engagement, makes him the ideal leader for Gabrielino's next chapter. We are excited to see where his vision and leadership will take the school."

Lopez's appointment comes at a time when Gabrielino High School continues to distinguish itself as a leading institution in California, promising a continuation of its tradition of excellence under his leadership. The SGUSD community looks forward to the innovations and advancements that will undoubtedly come with Vince Lopez at the helm.


Published 2/15/2024