Principal's Message

  • Lawton Gray, Principal

    Portrait of Mr. Lawton Gray, PrincipalIt is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Lawton Gray, as the new principal of John Muir High School.  As an alumnus of this fine institution, and a product of the Pasadena Unified School District, I understand how providing quality instruction, coupled with additional support, and extra-curricular activities help students receive a well-rounded education. 

    In addition to supporting students educationally, it is equally important to develop students’ character, cultivate their passions, and help them to explore the world outside of their classroom.  As principal of John Muir High School, I am committed to ensuring that the students’ needs and interests are met. Whether they are participating in engaging classroom activities, competing in athletic events and academic competitions, or performing on stage, I want to partner with you to continue to create these opportunities, as well as foster an environment where students can thrive and succeed. 

    However, to make all these things possible, there has to be collaboration between students, parents, and staff.  I am committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure that John Muir High School is the best school, not only in Pasadena, but in the state as well.  Muir has rich traditions, a history of success, as well as, a strong sense of pride and enthusiasm from the alumni and community, and I am excited for the opportunity to build upon these characteristics everyday as your principal. 

    I am looking forward to a great year ahead of us.  If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please do not hesitate to call or email me.

    Go Mustangs!

    Lawton Gray
    (626) 396-5600 ext. 82098