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Argonaut Mustang Students, Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,                                             

Welcome to the Mustang Family.

My name is Troy Gassaway and I am the proud principal of Argonaut High School.  

Argonaut has strong traditions and a school culture that facilitates success for ALL students. Established in 1913 as Jackson Joint Union High School, we used that name until 1976 when we merged with Ione High School to become Argonaut High School. That year we moved near the site of the historic Argonaut Mine, featured in the book “47 Down,” and have been there ever since.

We are a small comprehensive public high school with just over 500 students and 30 teachers. Our distinct geographic location situated in the center of the historic Mother Lode of Amador County has picturesque views every direction. We are known for our supportive community that provides an overwhelming amount of encouragement for our students and school. We are “small but mighty,” and excited to share our academics, culture and programs that make us uniquely distinguished with ALL students that attend.

The Argonaut High School Mustang family strives to create a positive and supportive environment in which ALL are challenged and inspired to achieve their full potential. Students are expected to have the Courage to Compete in everything they do in school and life while remaining Respectful, Responsible and Resilient citizens.  With the facilitation of our talented and compassionate faculty and staff, our students receive an individualized world class education matched by few in our state.

Come see for yourself!

New for the 2018/2019 school year, we are offering parent tours for prospective parents of incoming 8th graders.  If you’re the parent, guardian or caregiver of a student and would like to tour our school prior to the Intra-district Open Enrollment Period, please contact the counseling office at 209 257-7751 and select one of the following dates:

Visit #1 Wednesday, November 28 – 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Visit #2 Wednesday, December 5 – 9:00 am to 10:30 am

I’m looking forward to seeing you on campus!


Troy Gassaway

Principal, Argonaut High School