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Superintendent's Message
Dr. Mark Richardson
Dr. Mark Richardson


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District. Since 1891, the district has made educating the young people of the Santa Maria Valley it's top priority. Our goal as a district, is to engage all of our stakeholder groups to create the absolute best educational experience for our students. I look forward to working with you.
Dr. Mark Richardson, Superintendent
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
Santa Maria, Ca.


NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: SMJUHSD programs, activities, practices and employment prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital, family or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, immediately contact the District’s Discrimination, Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer Mr. Kevin R. Platt at 2560 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455, (805) 922-4573 or You may request a copy of SMJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures, Non-Discrimination Policies, Sexual Harassment Policies or click here.