GGUSD Celebrates 3,200 Students with Class of 2023 Graduations

Bolsa Grande graduates

More than 3,200 high school seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) graduated from the district’s eight high schools during graduation ceremonies held May 31 and June 1 at the district’s stadiums at Bolsa Grande and Garden Grove high schools.

GGUSD friends and family members filled the stadiums to cheer on their graduates. Ceremonies featured student musical performances as well as speeches from students, principals, and board of education members, reading of the names, presentation of class gifts, presentation of the Class of 2023, and awarding of diplomas.

Among the Class of 2023, more than 1,100 students report that they have chosen to attend a UC or CSU school.  Additionally, students in the Class of 2023 finished high school with more than 7,800 Advanced Placement courses completed and earned more than 6,800 college credits through GGUSD’s dual enrollment opportunities.

“The Class of 2023 is part of the GGUSD success story as they leave us college-ready and career-ready,” said Board of Education President Walter Muneton.  “We know that the Class of 2023 will be our next generation of industry experts and innovators, making their mark in the world to make our communities better.  They will always have a home in GGUSD.”

The Class of 2023 includes more than 460 seniors who earned the state’s Seal of Biliteracy for fluency in two or more languages and 1,600 scholars who earned the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma demonstrating mastery in at least six subject areas. 

For five years in a row, all seven comprehensive high schools were named to U.S. News and World Report’s elite rankings as America’s Best High Schools. GGUSD is the first district in Orange County to be named a California Exemplary District for model practices. 

The ceremonies were streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel to be viewed by friends and family who could not attend the in-person ceremonies.