Garden Grove Unified School District, California

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Garden Grove Unified School District
Orange County, California
Garden Grove Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Gabriela Mafi
Enrollment:46,936 students
Graduation rate:89.2%[1]
Number of schools:68
Budget: $464.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:George West
Board members:5
Term length:4
Garden Grove Unified School District is a school district in California that served 46,936 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 11th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Garden Grove Unified School District is located in Orange County, California.

Garden Grove Unified School District is located in Orange County, California. The county seat of Orange County is Santa Ana. Orange County was home to 3,114,363 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Orange County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.6 percent of Orange County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Orange County was $75,566 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Orange County was 11.7 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Orange County (%) California (%)
White 74.1 73.5
Black or African American 2.1 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.7
Asian 19.2 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 34.2 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Orange County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 512,440 582,332
2008 549,558 579,064
2004 419,239 641,832
2000 391,819 541,299

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]


Dr. Gabriela Mafi is the superintendent of the Garden Grove Unified School District. She has previously worked as a teacher, curriculum writer, assistant principal, principal and district administrator. In addition to serving as superintendent, Mafi serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. She earned her bachelor's degree from California State University at Long Beach and both her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California.[6]

School board

The Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[7]

Garden Grove Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
George West At-large 2008 2016
Lan Quoc Nguyen At-large 2002 2018
Bob Harden At-large 1994 2018
Bao Nguyen At-large 2011 2016
Linda Reed At-large 1996 2016

School board elections

See also: Garden Grove Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Garden Grove Unified Board of Education are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Two seats were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.[7][8]

Public participation in board meetings

The Garden Grove Unified Board of Education does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.


The table below displays the budget for Garden Grove Unified School District:[9][10][11][12]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $379,385,117 76.6% $28,120,824 5.7% $78,912,062 15.9% $8,925,220 1.8% $0 0% $495,343,223
2012-2013 $368,064,748 85.6% $28,697,457 6.7% $31,442,600 7.3% $0 0% $1,992,622 0.5% $430,197,427
2013-2014 $377,102,917 82.2% $44,378,437 9.7% $35,546,404 7.7% $0 0% $2,000,318 0.4% $459,028,076
2014-2015 $380,628,232 82% $40,571,107 8.7% $38,622,550 8.3% $0 0% $4,408,149 0.9% $464,230,038
Averages: $376,295,253.5 81% $35,441,956.25 8% $46,130,904 10% $2,231,305 0% $2,100,272.25 0% $462,199,691

Teacher salaries

Garden Grove Unified School District employed 1,946 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[13] Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Garden Grove Unified School District for the 2013-2014 school year.[14]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 50,195 61,633
B.A. + 15 50,195 67,236
B.A. + 30 50,427 75,641
B.A. + 45 53,229 84,045
B.A. + 60 56,030 89,648

Schools in Garden Grove Unified School District


Garden Grove Unified School District served 46,936 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district decreased by 2.1 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 47,914 -
2010-2011 48,659 1.5
2011-2012 47,999 -1.4
2012-2013 47,599 -0.8
2013-2014 46,936 -1.4

District schools

Garden Grove Unified School District operates 68 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[15]

Garden Grove Unified School District
School Name
Alamitos Intermediate
Allen Elementary
Anthony Elementary
Barker Elementary
Bell Intermediate
Bolsa Grande High School
Brookhurst Elementary
Bryant Elementary
Carrillo Elementary
Clinton Elementary
Clinton Corner Family Campus
Cook Elementary
Crosby Elementary
Doig Intermediate
Eisenhower Elementary
Enders Elementary
Evans Elementary
Excelsior Elementary
Faylane Elementary
Fitz Intermediate
Garden Grove High School
Garden Park Elementary
Gilbert Elementary
Hare Continuation High School
Hazard Elementary
Heritage Elementary
Hill Elementary
Irvine Intermediate
Jordan Intermediate
Jordan SLC
La Quinta High School
Lake Intermediate
Lawrence Elementary
LEC Adult Education
Lincoln Continuation High School
Los Amigos High School
Mark Twain
Marshall Elementary
McGarvin Intermediate
Mitchell Elementary
Morningside Elementary
Murdy Elementary
Newhope Elementary
Northcutt Elementary
Pacifica High School
Paine Elementary
Parkview Elementary
Patton Elementary
Peters K-3 Elementary
Peters 4-6 Elementary
Post Elementary
Ralston Intermediate
Rancho Alamitos High School
Riverdale Elementary
Rosita Elementary
Russell Elementary
Santiago High School
Simmons Elementary
Stanford Elementary
Stanley Elementary
Sunnyside Elementary
Violette Elementary
Wakeham Elementary
Walton Intermediate
Warren Elementary
Woodbury Elementary
Zeyen Elementary

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 57 55
Mathematics 59 50
Science 65 59
History and Social Science 57 49

Contact information

Garden Grove Unified School District seal.png

Garden Grove Unified School District
10331 Stanford Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: (714) 663-6000

See also

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