Garden Grove Unified School District continues to soar as a leader in college readiness across Orange County and throughout California. During the 2016-2017 school year, 57.5 percent of Garden Grove High School seniors met rigorous a-g college entrance requirements qualifying students to attend UC or CSU schools, compared to 52 percent across Orange County and 46.8 percent statewide.
GGUSD also saw more growth in college readiness rates than the Orange County and statewide average with GGUSD growing to 57.5 percent in 2016-2017, up from 51.6 percent in 2015-2016. In comparison, the Orange County and the California average only went up by approximately one percentage point.
The district’s success is due in part to its outstanding school-wide implementation of AVID’s college readiness curriculum at the intermediate and high school levels. Doig Intermediate School and Santiago High School have been named national demonstration schools by the AVID program and Alamitos Intermediate School was named a school-wide site of distinction. GGUSD is also breaking new ground by offering opportunities for sixth grade students to learn AVID strategies.
GGUSD has also demonstrated double-digit growth in college readiness rates over the last decade, growing from 28.9 percent of a-g completion in 2005 to 57.5 percent today.
Garden Grove High School Class of 2017 Salutatorian Tricia Viveros graduated college-ready and currently attends Yale University.