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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Garden Grove Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Garden Grove, CA. It has 42,301 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.

Garden Grove Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1150
2,640 responses
Average ACT
25
464 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
42,301
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$115,772
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,902/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$65,591
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,480
National
$949
Median Home Value
$519,600
National
$184,700

Garden Grove Unified School District Reviews

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Garden Grove Unified school District is an amazing district. The district board is always attentive of each school needs and always trying to improve and encourage teachers and students. They added more extracurricular activities for students. For example, they have added dual- language at certain elementary schools to expand diversity. They are also currently upgrading each high school. Because of all the support this district give to the students, it has been made a distinguished district in California. Also, this school district has been an amazing support to me. I am a representation of their great improvement and help. Because of this school district, I am now thriving in my first year of college with a 4.0. This district prepared me and equipped me with the tools to have a bright future!
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I love the staff, the teachers are very friendly and the environment is extremely clean. Everyone helps each other out and teachers wants to see the best in their kids. AP courses are offered here, although it is a rigorous course, teacher make sure student understands the material in order to succeed. The fine arts program such as choir, band and orchestra are extraordinary. As a student, working with others that shares the same interest in music gives me a sense of community. Orchestra taught me to work with other and cooperate as a team to put on an exceptional performance. From extracurricular activities and sports to academic, Garden Grove High school has it all!
I'm proud to be apart of the Garden Grove Unified School District because they always provide enough resources for students to receive the best education. Garden Grove teachers always put in their very best effort to teach their students in order for them to become successful. Our staffs care about the students and even offer free and reduced lunch to most students. Students are able to participate and be involved in numerous clubs, allowing students to gain leadership experience and opportunities. Juniors and Seniors are also given the opportunity to fly abroad and to become a Simon Scholar. Overall, the Garden Grove School District truly cares about all their students always want to provide the best opportunities for those that require it.