Why Choose GGUSD

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.

Award-Winning Schools and Academic Programs

  • National Blue Ribbon and California Gold Ribbon schools
  • California Honor Roll Schools
  • America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News and World Report
  • Civic Learning Award of Excellence

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
  • More than 1,600 seniors took 4,000+ Advanced Placement (AP) courses in 2016-17
  • 49% of seniors completed 1 or more AP courses
  • Approximately 53% of Class of 2017 seniors qualified to attend UC and CSU schools

A Leader in Language Development

  • Successful Spanish Dual Immersion Program at Monroe Elementary Language Academy
  • 2nd in the county and 4th in the nation to launch a dual-immersion program in Vietnamese
  • Expansion of after-school heritage language enrichment programs
  • 535 students in the graduating Class of 2017 earned the state’s Seal of Bi-literacy

Safe and Welcoming Schools

  • The district passed its second bond measure (P) with 76.3% approval from GGUSD voters
  • 25 schools without air conditioning will have it installed thanks to Measure P
  • Measure P will also provide seismic and safety updates
  • The Michael A. Monsoor stadium will open at Garden Grove High School in September

Social and Emotional Well-Being

  • New Family Community Resource Center provides families with a variety of social services
  • Expanded mental health services for students
  • Bullying reporting hotline at every school in 2017-18

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


  • 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
  • Nation Championship dance programs