OUSD Orange Unified School District
There are approximately 30,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Orange Unified School District of California. This boundary encompasses all or part of Garden Grove, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Orange, and Villa Park. The citizens of the region voted to combine the five elementary school districts with the high school district and referred to this as the Orange Unified School District. With a history of excellence that is enriched and nurtured by the teachers and parents alike, the area continues to grow.
In the year 1987, 23 of the Orange Unified School District received awards for California Distinguished School and of this 23, 3 of the schools received it even more than once. The California Elementary received a Title I Academic Achievement Award in 2006 to 2007 as well as the 2007 to 2008 school years.
Each of the area high schools offer various programs for students to enrich their lives. Canyon High School students can participate in the International Baccalaureate or IB program. Students have options of a Laptop program at Canyon, Villa Park, and El Modena. Students in the Orange High School have an option to take part in AG as well as AVID programs.
Strategic Schooling Goals
Moving forward, into more challenging situations, it’s vital to continue focusing on student achievement. 2009 through 2012 Strategic Plan also includes six goals:
- Student Engagement
- Student Achievement
- Welcoming schools that are safe
- Community and parent partnerships
- Effective use of resources
By involving our families, our students, community businesses and members, their goal is to encourage everyone to continue to participate and become a valuable member of this community. We encourage all of you to review the OUSD website often as it’s frequently updated.