Homes within Barry Goldwater HS boundaries

The mission of Barry Goldwater High School is to educate all students. Staff, family and community will empower all students to achieve personal, social, and academic essential skills. We, the Goldwater High School Community, accept this responsibility. 

Dr. Michael Andersen has been the Principal at Barry Goldwater High School since 2006. He served as an Assistant Principal in all areas of administration from 1993 until 2006. Prior to being an Assistant Principal, Dr. Andersen served as the band director at BGHS from 1989 until 1993. During his tenure as the Principal, Dr. Andersen has led the school through the development of the current vision, mission, ideals and beliefs, and exit outcomes that drive all facets of the school. Unique and innovative programs have been implemented including; The Senior Institute, Student Advisory, Standards Based Grading, and the prestigious International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP). Recognitions for contributions to the school and district include; A+ School of Excellence, “Gold Level” Beat the Odds School, BGHS produced the first Rhodes Scholar for DVUSD, DVUSD Pride Award, DVUSD Administrator of the year, and the Rodel Exemplary Principal Award. Dr. Andersen has been an educator since 1976. His assistant is Brenda Moore.