News and Announcements  

Nordhoff Families:  If you qualify for free or reduced lunches, please make sure you have an application on file for the 17-18 school year.  We have many applications set to expire on Sept. 30.  This program ensures your student gets a healthy, nutritious snack and lunch, but you also qualify for fee waivers for SATs, ACTs, AP exams, and a few free college applications.  Plus, our school receives an extra $1400 for each student who qualifies and applies for the program.  Please contact Sonia Johnsen at 640-4343 x. 1889 or go on at http://ojai.vcoe.org/fsonline.   You can also call Barbara Kinney at 640-4343 x. 1760 or Julie Chessen at  805-640-4300 X 1079.  Thank you!

Familias de Nordhoff: Si califica para almuerzos gratuitos o reducidos, asegúrese de tener una solicitud en el archivo para el año escolar 17-18. Tenemos muchas aplicaciones programadas para expirar el 30 de septiembre. Este programa asegura que su estudiante reciba un bocadillo y almuerzo saludable y nutritivo, también califica para exenciones de cuotas para SATs, ACTs, exámenes de AP y algunas aplicaciones gratuitas de la universidad. Además, nuestra escuela recibe $ 1400 adicionales por cada estudiante que califique y solicite el programa. Comuníquese con Sonia Johnsen al 640-4343 x. 1889 o continúe en http://ojai.vcoe.org/fsonline. También puede llamar a Barbara Kinney al 640-4343 x. 1760 o Julie Chessen al 805-640-4300 X 1079. ¡Gracias!


Welcome to Nordhoff High School!

We are a great small school, and look forward to working with our students and families to help them achieve their high school goals and prepare for their post-secondary lives.  Our strengths lie in our four pillars of success:  Scholarship, Community, Opportunity, and Tradition.  We strive for excellence in all academic subjects.  We want students to become stronger readers, better writers, and more critical thinkers.  Whether a student’s goal is the top university in the country, a local community college, vocational training or military service, we want every student to do their best.  We have also found that a positive, supportive, inclusive school culture tends to bring out the best in all of us so we take citizenship seriously.  We want our students to be kind, caring role models and strive to leave Nordhoff a better place than they found it.  Because of the wide variety, interests and goals of our students, we work hard to create and maintain as many choices as possible.  In addition to our solid core academics, we have art and performing art programs, CTE programs such as welding, auto, health science, video productions and graphic design, over twenty different athletic programs, and a veteran counseling department and college and career specialist to assist students and families for life after Nordhoff.  Finally, this school has been educating and supporting students and families in the Ojai Valley for over one hundred years, and we are excited to be a part of that legacy.  We are glad you are here with us.

David Monson, Principal 

Letter from the Board and administration addressing the safety of our students and, in particular, undocumented immigrant families.

Click to review the letters in both English and Spanish that were mailed on Friday, April 21, 2017 to secondary students' homes and placed in elementary students' backpacks.  The text was written in response to statements made about undocumented immigrants during the presidential campaign and soon after the election. About half of the school districts in the County have adopted such positions speaking directly to this issue.

Information regarding Undocumented Students and Families

New Statewide School Accountability System - California School Dashboard 

(available March 15, 2017) click here for information


Nordhoff Mission Statement
With Nordhoff's broad array of academic, club, athletic and artistic experiences available, Nordhoff represents many opportunities for our students to grow into the kind of people we would be thankful to have as neighbors, friends, coworkers and leaders.

With over 100 years of history, Nordhoff has a rich, robust tradition and culture for students to find their place in, to benefit from, and ultimately pass on to the next generation of Rangers. We welcome you to Nordhoff High School. Go Rangers!