Phone: (626) 974-6271


Degrees and Certifications:

California State University, Fullerton - B.A. Liberal Studies California State Polytechnic University of Pomona - Teaching Credential California State University of Los Angeles - M.A Educational Leadership Experience Fontana Unified- Director of Secondary Instruction for 3 years Henry J. Kaiser High School - Principal for 12 years Tokay Elementary School- Principal for 3 years Sparks Middle School - Middle School Administrator for 6 years

Mr. Terry Abernathy

Dear Husky Family,

I am thrilled to introduce myself as your new principal, Terry Abernathy. With 27 years of experience in education, including 12 years as a high school principal, I am excited to be a Husky at  South Hills High School.

At South Hills High School, we hold a rich tradition of academic excellence, community involvement, and building lasting relationships to ensure success. Our shared journey is about to be set ablaze with our theme, Ignite ALL, designed to spark passion, creativity, and innovation among us all.

One of our foremost priorities is to nurture school spirit and pride. Believing in the strength of community and school spirit, we aim to forge a positive and supportive learning environment. Together, as a united team of students, parents, and staff, we will foster a culture that radiates pride and embodies the essence of Ignite ALL.

As we move forward, our collective goal is to uphold high academic standards and expectations for each student. By equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need, we will pave the way for their success in future endeavors in college and career. Furthermore, our focus will encompass robust athletics, Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), and comprehensive social-emotional support for our students. This holistic approach is vital in shaping students who are prepared for the journey of life.

Our strength lies in forging lasting relationships with our students, parents, and the community. Collaboratively, we will shape a welcoming and inclusive environment where every student feels valued and supported.

The worth of South Hills High School is founded upon the value of its alumni. I am excited to join hands with our community to ensure a continuous increase in South Hills' value. I eagerly look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and working together as a team to guarantee the success of our students.

Thank you for your unwavering support of South Hills High School. Together, as a united force, we can create a positive difference in the lives of our students and our community.

Fire It Up with the spirit of Ignite ALL and follow me on IG @southhillshuskyprincipal

Terry Abernathy,


Phone: (626) 974-6270


Degrees and Certifications:

Cal Poly Pomona - B.A Sociology

Nell Upchurch

Principal's Secretary




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