Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Golden Valley High School.  We are proud of our school, students, and staff.  Cougar PRIDE is more than a slogan, it is a way of life here.  I ask every student on our campus to take pride in our school, become part of the great traditions being built every day, make wise decisions about your future and take advantage of the countless opportunities available to you at Golden Valley.  Your years in high school pass quickly; make the most of them!

The academic offerings and various co-curricular activities will combine to provide our students with a rich and meaningful learning experience during their time here.  I ask our students to devote their best effort in taking advantage of all that we have to offer.  


  1. The Learning Environment Goal is to allow students to be able to learn in a safe and clean environment.  Our staff lives by the idea that all students will be successful.

  2. The Academic Goal is to provide all students with the skills to communicate, reason, collaborate, and be self-directed learners. (Graduate Profile) 

  3. The Behavioral Goal is to produce positive, respectful, honest, and determined young adults who know the difference between excellence and mediocrity. (PRIDE Posture)

I am very excited and honored to be the principal at Golden Valley High School and I look forward to working with students, staff, and parents to make our school great.


Kevin Swartwood, Principal