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Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is committed to preparing its nearly 40,500 students to become successful and responsible citizens who contribute and thrive in a diverse society. GGUSD is a leader in college and career readiness with a greater number of students meeting rigorous college entrance exams than other districts in the state or county. The key to our success is treating all students as if they were our own children and providing them all the academic and personal skills needed for lifelong success.

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Enroll Now for GGUSD Preschool and Kindergarten

  • Our Free State Preschool Program is offered at Clinton Corner Family Campus and 10 elementary school campuses across the district and offers morning and afternoon sessions for income-qualifying families. In the state preschool program, students enjoy 3 hours per day (morning or afternoon sessions) of engaged learning with highly-qualified teachers. Our focus on early literacy coupled with interactive play in a caring environment prepares students for kindergarten. To learn more, call 714-663-6298 or visit https://ccfc.ggusd.us
  • Our Low-Cost Preschool Program at Skylark is offered for all families who are not eligible for the state’s free preschool program. Using the same focus on academic instruction and interactive play, students benefit from music, Spanish, and STEAM enrichments, and have the option to attend part-day morning or afternoon programs or a full day program. To learn more, call 714-663-6336 or visit https://skylark.ggusd.us
  • Attend Kindergarten at one of Garden Grove Unified School District’s award-winning elementary schools! GGUSD’s full-day kindergarten program provides students with high-quality, academic instruction in caring, nurturing classrooms. Incoming kindergarten students may also apply for one of our Spanish or Vietnamese dual language academies that offer academic content in 2 languages and puts them on a path to becoming bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. Unlock your child’s potential by enrolling at GGUSD! Click here for more information about kindergarten enrollment.

Award-Winning Schools and Academic Programs

  • First California Exemplary District in Orange County for model practices to improve student outcomes
  • More California Distinguished Schools than any district in Orange County
  • Five schools named America’s Best Urban Schools awards in 2020
  • National Blue Ribbon and California Gold Ribbon schools
  • California Honor Roll Schools
  • For the third year in a row All 7 high schools named to America’s Best High Schools in 2020 by U.S. News and World Report
  • National AVID Demonstration Schools

College-Ready at a Glance

  • Leader in college readiness
  • Consistently beats the county and state average for seniors completing rigorous college entrance (a-g) requirements. A-G rate of 61% compared to 55% in Orange County
  • The Class of 2020 finished high school with more than 7,100 Advanced Courses completed
  • Advanced Placement pass rate exceeds the state, county and world average
  • Early College Academy and dual enrollment courses give high school students a head start on their college education

A Leader in Language Development

  • Successful Spanish Dual Immersion Program at Monroe Elementary Language Academy and Russell Elementary Language Academy
  • 2nd in the county and 4th in the nation to launch a dual-immersion program in Vietnamese at Murdy Elementary School
  • Expansion of after-school heritage language enrichment programs

Safe and Welcoming Schools

  • The district passed its second bond measure (P) with 76.3% approval from GGUSD voters providing air conditioning in all schools, seismic and safety updates, and 2 state-of-the-art athletic stadiums
  • No Place for Hate Schools
  • Expanded mental health services for students
  • Bullying reporting hotline at every school

Robust Visual and Performing Arts Program

  • Visual and/or Performing Arts programs are offered at 100% of GGUSD’s K-12 schools
  • Every transitional kindergarten through sixth grade student receives weekly music instruction
  • Our 7-12 enrollment in Visual and Performing Arts programs exceeds state enrollment

Athletics

  • Recent CIF-SS championships in football, baseball, softball, and boys' soccer
  • Each year numerous athletes receive scholarships to continue playing at the next level
  • Individuals have competed for CIF titles at both the regional and state level
  • National Championship dance programs
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