To the Class of 2018:

    Close your eyes; tap your feet three times – remember your first day as a freshman at Central?  A sleepless night, butterflies in your stomach, and a sense of nervousness as you prepared for your first day of high school. Whew, what a first day!

    Open your eyes now.  No, you are not in Oz or Kansas.  However, you are standing and standing tall you are and deservingly so.  The last four years have brought memories, challenges, opportunities, and a sense of what you can expect in the real world.  Nevertheless, we are very proud of each of you for your perseverance, persistence, and determination in not only starting the race, but finishing it as well. 

    As you travel the yellow brick road, each one of you will encounter challenges, opportunities, and other unwelcomed barriers.  When faced with these tasks, take a deep breath, reach deep within your soul and do the right thing.  As you will come to know and understand, it is easy to do things right, but harder to do the “right” thing. 

    Central High School, for many years, has been known as a global community.  A place where each and every student is welcomed; a place of diversity where languages and cultures mesh into one; and a place that not only cares but loves each one of you.  As you near your final day as a Central Bobcat, it is my hope that you will continue to strive for excellence, advocate to make a difference, and be kind to one another. 

    Farewell Bobcats!  I thank you for the opportunity to be part of your high school experience and wish each one of you much success in all of your future endeavors.  It has been my pleasure serving you as your principal.  You will be missed.


    Mr. Biera

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  • Summer Meal Program
    For the 37th year, Phoenix Union will provide free breakfast and lunch for needy children 18 years of age and younger at the 11 high schools holding Summer School. Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Adults are welcome to accompany children and can purchase breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3. Meals will be served at the following PUHSD campuses: 

    Mon – Fri June 4-28; Alhambra   

    Mon – Thurs May 29 – June 28; Bostrom, Trevor Browne, Camelback, Cesar Chavez, Betty Fairfax, Franklin Police & Fire, Linda Abril Educational Academy, Maryvale, Metro Tech and Phoenix Coding Academy

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    Bus Drivers Wanted!

    Join the team bus drivers at Phoenix Union! We offer competitive wages starting at $14.62 and up depending on experience! We offer full benefits, personal leave time, paid holidays and more! For more info go to or call 602.764.1612.

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  • Bobcat  
    4525 N. Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85012 
    602.764.7500 Office
    602.271.2385 Fax
    602.764.7700 Attendance Hotline
    Principal: John Biera
    Mascot: Bobcats
    School Colors: Red and Gray
    Year School Opened: 1957
    Office Hours: 7:00am -4:00pm
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