Important information about CAASPP testing at the bottom of this page!

The teachers, staff and administration at Nordhoff, are very proud to serve you and your children, our students, on their last and final educational step here in the Ojai Unified School District. 

We believe that the phrase "citizen-student-athletes/artists" best describes our Rangers, the order of which reflects our relative commitment to those facets of our students’ lives. Additionally, we believe Nordhoff High School is a place that can be best described in four words: Scholarship, Community, Opportunity and Tradition. We want our Rangers to exhibit the hallmark traits of scholarship, and so we challenge them to excel as the thoughtful, skilled, articulate, knowledgeable, creative problem-solvers we believe they can be. And, we always challenge our students to be more than merely attendees of Nordhoff High School, but rather to become a member of the community at Nordhoff by participating beyond the classroom in the form of clubs, athletics, arts and leadership, as we believe the core of the life of this school is in community.

Go Rangers!  -  Dr. Greg Bayless, 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!

NHS 2017 CAASPP schedule--Week of April 24-28

Students and parents/ guardians:  On April 25 & 26, our juniors will take the CAASPP test in English and Math.  Our seniors will be together for the annual Senior Experience activities--both on campus and off during this two-day period.  Finally, our freshmen and sophomores will go to their regular classes all week.

The schedule for the week will be changed to accommodate testing.  See below for specific information:

Weekly / daily and bell schedule

Monday--Collaboration schedule, all students dismissed at 2:10
Tuesday--Test schedule: Double periods 1,3,5.  9th & 10th graders dismissed at 2:45
Wednesday--Test schedule: Double periods 2,4,6.  9th & 10th graders dismissed 2:45
Thursday--Single periods 1-6. All students dismissed at 2:45
Friday--Single periods 1-6.  All students dismissed at 2:45

Bell Schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday--Test days

9-10th grade schedule

7:40-9:34        Periods 1/2     114 minutes
9:34-9:56        Seminar*        22 minutes   *students stay with per. 1 & 2 class & teacher
9:56-10:10      Snack             14 minutes
10:16-12:10     Periods 3/4    114 minutes
12:10-12:45     Lunch             35 minutes
12:51-2:45      Periods 5/6      114 minutes

11th grade test schedule

7:40-8:00       Breakfast burritos in cafeteria,

8:06-9:56       110 minutes test block (Tues--ELA, Wed--Math)
9:56-10:10     Snack         
10:16-12:10   114 minute test block (Tues--ELA, Wed--Math)
12:10               Excused for the day (JUNIORS ONLY!)

12th grade schedule

7:40-2:45 Meet in gym each day

Tues--breakfast, team building and elementary school visits
Wed--Vocational fair, BBQ, panoramic picture, graduation stuff