Fourteen GGUSD Schools Recognized for PBIS Excellence

Hazard Elementary Celebrates PBIS Distinction

Fourteen schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District received awards for excellence in implementing PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). PBIS helps schools promote positive behavior expectations, engage students in their school community and foster a positive school culture and climate.  The 2022 awards from the California PBIS Coalition recognizes schools that are among the best in applying PBIS strategies schoolwide to increase positive student behavior. 

GGUSD schools that received Platinum Awards include Faylane Elementary School, Heritage Computer Science Academy, Sunnyside Elementary School, McGarvin Intermediate School, and Santiago High School. Hazard Elementary School received a Gold Award and schools that received a Silver Award include Bryant Arts Academy, Clinton Elementary School, Excelsior Elementary School, Gilbert Elementary School, Lawrence Elementary School, Patton Elementary School, Rosita Elementary School, and Violette Elementary School.    

“In GGUSD, we are focused on ensuring our students feel safe and welcome at school and receive the social-emotional supports they need to thrive,” said Board of Education Trustee Dina Nguyen. “We are proud of these schools for implementing PBIS with excellence and using it to foster positive school environments.”

Across GGUSD, 56 schools are at various levels of PBIS implementation, with all schools on pace to adopt PBIS by the end of the 2024-2025 school year.