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Principal's Message

Welcome Matadors,

I am Clete Purinton, Principal at Mira Loma.  I am so excited to begin the 2023-24 school year and I look forward to meeting our new students and incoming freshman class. Mira Loma is a special place.  We are blessed to have such a dedicated faculty, and I am honored to be a part of the long-standing tradition of academic success. My hope is that each student that attends Mira Loma discovers their passion and is prepared for the next step of their journey to reach their dreams.

Parents, I am thankful for your partnership. There are a vast number of opportunities to join parent groups specifically involved with your child’s academic and extracurricular activities. This year we are merging IBPO, ISSPO, and Boosters (Athletics) to form Mira Loma Parent Organization so that we can work together to better serve our students and community. Please check the website for more information about how to be involved.   

Our parent groups are a great way for you to involve yourself in school-related programs, but there are other forums such as Site Council, that determine how we use our supplemental funds to address the needs of our students.  We also have a need for a parent and student to be on our safety committee.  This year we will be looking for a parent liaison to support families.  This parent would be paid for their part-time role.  Email me at if you are interested in either of these opportunities. 

Students, I hope you’ve had a great summer. The beginning of the school year is fast approaching. Our first day of school is August 10th. Our staff has worked hard to prepare for the start of school, and we look forward to building on the momentum that we created a year ago to reestablish the Mira Loma culture in 2023-24.  

I’m honored to be your Principal, and I look forward to supporting every student in their academic journey in the 2023-24 school year.


Clete Purinton

Principal, Mira Loma High School



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Clete Purinton

(916) 971-7465

Principal and Parent meetings are held every third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.