The Milpitas High School Leadership Team has a new configuration to open the 2022-23 academic year.  Charles Gary is our Interim Principal and will serve in this role while we continue our search for the next MHS Principal. After completing 20 years at MHS as principal, Mr. Gary taught at Santa Clara University in the Master Teacher Credential Program for seven years. He and his wife visited 28 countries. The need arose at MHS and he answered the call to support the MHS community where he grew in his formative years. 

Congratulations to Skyler Draeger, our new MHS Associate Principal.  Skyler has worked in education for 28 years with 26 of those in MUSD where Skyler was an MHS teacher leader for 21 years before becoming one of our assistant principals seven years ago. In Spring 2022 Skyler won the Assistant Principal of the Year award representing MUSD at the County level. As an administrator over the last few years Skyler has taken on the responsibility of master scheduling and has been involved in planning programs that meet MUSD Strategic Goal #3, building pathways for learners. Some examples of Skyler's involvement include dual enrollment pathways, ethnic studies, and establishing learning outcomes for students at the future MUSD Innovation Campus. 

Additionally, Andrew Dinh, who served as our Summer School Principal the last two years, joins the MHS team as a new Assistant Principal (AP) along with dedicated APs Jennifer Hutchison, Amanda Gross and Jonathan Mach. Andrew Dinh, an English teacher and department lead at Thomas Russell Middle School who grew up in Milpitas, gained valuable experience as our intercession administrator this past April along with leading our summer programs. He’s been a teacher mentor for five years and enjoys instructional collaboration.

Together, our new MHS Leadership Team, with the support of their colleagues and community, will continue to provide learning opportunities and create nurturing environments for all of our students.


At Milpitas High School our goal is to promote Equity through Engagement - To Increase engagement and rigor through schoolwide implementation of AVID WICOR strategies to ensure career and college readiness for all students, thus closing the opportunity and achievement gap. This year we also focus on the SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL WELLBEING of our students and staff as we are back on campus after 18 months of MUSD EducatEverywhere distance learning.

Milpitas High School is the largest high school in Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley with 3,200+ students and 220+ staff members. The benefits of a large high school like MHS is our ability to offer a wide breadth of course offerings, pathways, co-curricular activities and opportunities for student learning and college and career readiness!
  • CTE Pathways: Business, Engineering, Hospitality, Biotechnology
  • 20+ AP Courses offered, Dual and Concurrent Enrollment with SJCC and local colleges
  • Math 1 to AP Calculus BC, Life and Physical Sciences, Computer Science
  • World Languages: Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean
  • Visual & Performing Arts: Band, Orchestra, Colorguard, Vocal Music, Theatre, Dance and more.
  • Ethnic Studies courses
  • Naval Junior ROTC program
  • Physical Education & Athletics
  • Over 90 active student clubs and organizations, and inclusive ASB Leadership.

We are a strong, stable, safe, innovative and successful high school. Of our 750 Graduates in the Class of 2020 -
  • 42% matriculated to 4-year colleges/universities
  • 44% matriculated to 2-year colleges
  • 14% selected work, military service or other

And we are highly rated by our Milpitas community and the following organizations:

Milpitas High School

1285 Escuela Parkway, Milpitas, CA 95035

phone : 408.635.2800  |  fax :  408.635.2851