School Info

Shadow Hills High School, located in the central region of Indio, CA, opened its doors to 600 +/- Freshman and Sophomore students on August 31, 2009. Shadow Hills High School now serves students in grades nine through twelve following a traditional school calendar.

At the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, 1991 students were enrolled, including 14.7% in special education, 15.4% qualifying for English Language Learner support, and 59.6% qualifying for free or reduced price lunch. The curriculum provides students with a strong college preparatory academic program,with many elective choices, such as our robust Career Technology Education (CTE) pathways and academies. These CTE classes combine education and practical knowledge for building career-related skills. Sixty-three percent of students plan to continue their education in colleges or universities. Forty-seven percent of students at SHHS are enrolled in dual enrollment and or advanced placement courses. Twenty-nine percent of students participate in career exploration courses offered through CTE. All core curricular areas are aligned with the California State Standards. The school endorses the Desert Sands Unified School District's vision and mission statement: "To inspire and nurture every opportunity at a time."

Shadow Hills High School is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning environment that provides high-quality instruction to all students. To accomplish this goal, embedded in the school's program are learning opportunities that assist students in building their skills in six core areas, identified in our touchstone "Knights Do It R.I.G.H.T.:" We encourage students to adhere to the values in our school's posture - Respect, Integrity, Greatness, Honor, and Teamwork while developing skills in the 5Cs - Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Citizenship.

SHHS Mascot

Knight logo with shield and sword


Alma Mater

Alma Mater Poster

SHHS Academic Seal

Mission Statement

At Shadow Hills High School all students will be prepared for a dynamic future via a rigorous standards-based curriculum, will be dedicated to relevant learning pathways, and will be supported through literacy-based instructional practices and mentored through skilled professional relationships.

Vision Statement

Our vision at Shadow Hills High School is to foster a growth mindset in all of our students, encourage academic achievement, and promote global citizenship. We strive to develop critical thinkers who analyze the questions of today to create solutions for tomorrow.

A Knight's Core Values

Knights Do It RIGHT!

R - Respect

I - Integrity

G - Greatness

H - Honor

T - Teamwork

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