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Lawton Gray, Principal

Portrait of Mr. Lawton Gray, Principal

As principal of John Muir High School Early College Magnet, I am so proud of the work that the students, staff, alumni, and community have done to ensure so many positive outcomes for our students.  As an alumnus of this fine institution, and a product of the Pasadena Unified School District, I understand how providing quality instruction, coupled with additional support, and extra-curricular activities help students receive a well-rounded education. 


In addition to supporting students educationally, it is equally important to develop students’ character, cultivate their passions, and help them to explore the world outside of their classroom.  We at John Muir High School Early College Magnet, are committed to ensuring that the students’ needs and interests are met. Whether students are participating in engaging classroom activities, competing in athletic events and academic competitions, or performing on stage, we want to partner with you to continue to create these opportunities, as well as foster an environment where students can thrive and succeed. 

There has been such great collaboration between students, parents, staff, alumni, and the community.  Everyone is committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure that John Muir High School Early College Magnet is the best school, not only in Pasadena, but in the state as well.  Muir has rich traditions, a history of success, as well as, a strong sense of pride and enthusiasm from the alumni and community, and I am excited for the opportunity to build upon these characteristics everyday as your principal. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please do not hesitate to call or email me.

Go Mustangs!

Lawton Gray
(626) 396-5600 ext. 82098