Garden Grove Unified School District:
Garden Grove Unified High School District (GGUSD) is the newest of the five K-12 members of the North Orange County Regional Consortium for Adult Education.
For more information about GGUSD, please visit their district website at: http://www.ggusd.us/
- All seven GGUSD comprehensive high schools are listed among the state and nation’s elite in rankings released by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The GGUSD high schools – Bolsa Grande, Garden Grove, La Quinta, Los Amigos, Pacifica, Rancho Alamitos, and Santiago – were ranked as national silver medalists. The magazine analyzed data from nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia, with only the top 4,850 schools awarded either gold, silver, or bronze medals for academic achievement.
- All GGUSD high schools have earned full, six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- The district has made major investments in technology including the continued expansion of a Wide Area Network – enabling all schools and offices to exchange information via e-mail and have access to the Internet.
- The district operates on a very lean management structure in which only a small percentage of the budget is directed to overhead and administration. Only 3.3 percent of the budget is devoted to administrative salaries, which is less than the state average for all school districts.
- In June 2010, district voters approved Measure A, authorizing $250 million in general obligation bonds and enables the GGUSD to qualify for as much as $200 million in matching state school bond funds for large-scale infrastructure repair, improvement, and modernization projects. Bond proceeds, coupled with state matching funds, will help finance such improvements as renovating electrical circuitry, plumbing, lighting, roofing, intercom, and fire safety systems; improving energy efficiency; replacing doors, windows, and outdated heating and ventilation systems; updating playground safety matting; upgrading telecommunications systems to accommodate current technology; replacing restroom and drinking fountain fixtures; and retrofitting schools for better accessibility for the disabled.