The Garden Grove Unified School District was established July 1965. The district encompasses 28 square miles of territory, serving most of Garden Grove and portions of six surrounding cities - Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton, and Westminster. The 2014-15 budget is $464.9 million, making the district the largest enterprise in Garden Grove.
With nearly 48,000 students, the district is the third largest among 28 public school districts in Orange County. The district employs more than 5,000 staff members and operates 66 schools: 44 elementary, 10 intermediate, seven high schools, one continuation school, one adult education center, two special education schools and one preschool family campus.
The GGUSD provides comprehensive educational services for K-12 students and adults in safe and well-maintained schools staffed by quality teachers and support staff meeting the highest professional standards. Adult education, preschool, English language development programs, ROP, fine arts education, Gifted and Talented Education, and special education are among the many support programs provided by the district. The district maintains the Class Size Reduction Program — with smaller classes in grades 1-3 and grades K-1 and 3-4 combination classes.
All schools in the district focus on a core curriculum of basic skills development in reading, writing, science, history-social science, and mathematics, while recognizing the importance of offering varied educational experiences through comprehensive music and visual arts instruction, electives, athletics, and leadership development. Computers and other technologies in classrooms, school libraries, and dedicated laboratories complement the delivery of the basic curriculum and provide the foundation for courses in computer applications and programming languages. All sites connect to the Wide Area Network, enabling classrooms, schools, and offices to exchange information electronically and have access to the Internet. The system is the largest of its type among Orange County school districts.
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