Phone: (626) 974-6270


Degrees and Certifications:

Education • University of Southern California Ed.D. - K-12 Educational Leadership • California State University, Northridge M.A. - Educational Administration • University of Southern California B.A. - Education Experience Covina-Valley Unified School District • Principal Glendale Unified School District • Principal • Assistant Principal • Teacher Specialist, ELD and Categorical Finances • Mathematics Teacher

Dr. Matt Dalton, Ed.D.

At South Hills High School, we are committed to providing a rigorous educational experience for all our students and believe that it is our responsibility to challenge our students and develop them into critical thinkers and responsible citizens. Our staff is committed to helping every student become college and career ready by developing a four-year plan for their future. All students get their own laptops and produce 21st-century learning for our rapidly changing world. We show what we know with a strong focus on instruction, school culture, and thriving participation in extracurricular activities. South Hills provides a relevant, high-quality education that inspires our diverse student body to be prepared for college or career opportunities in a global society.

All students will be provided with the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners, effective communicators, responsible and productive citizens. We prepare our students for their futures with choices, including an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Advanced Placement classes, AVID instructional strategies, Film Making, Broadcast Journalism, Business Management, Coding and Computer Science Pathways, Sports Medicine, Peer Counseling, Culinary Arts, and several Visual and Performing Arts options. We are also excited to announce the opening of our Husky Wellness Center that provides students with a safe and comfortable space with access to wellness resources and healthy strategies to support students’ mental health and well-being. In addition, we are expanding our course offerings to include pre-AP English 9, 10, Biology, and Chemistry.

South Hills is home to 20 male and female sports teams, over 200 league championships, 24 CIF titles, and multiple state championships. Our athletic programs strive to compete at the highest levels while promoting a sense of respect, integrity, and leadership. South Hills has produced many NCAA Division 1 Athletes, Olympians, a Major League Baseball MVP, World Series Champion, and NFL Super Bowl Champion.

We are proud to say that we are a California Gold Ribbon School, an Honor Roll School, a US News and World Report “Best High School.” Just recently we were recognized by Innovate Public Schools in partnership with USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and USC Rossier Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance as a Top Public School.  We are one of only 278 schools that have closed the opportunity gap for low-income Latino students in Los Angeles County. 

South Hills alumni excel at top-tier universities and are prepared to take on the world. Our programs provide the values that can help your child reach their full potential. We believe that home is where the hills are!


Dr. Matt Dalton



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kelly Zavadil

Principal's Secretary