Garden Grove Unified School District elementary and intermediate schools earned high rankings in the inaugural publication of America’s 2022 Best K-8 Schools issued by U.S. News & World Report earlier this month.
All GGUSD elementary and intermediate schools were ranked with 20 elementary schools coming in the top 20 percent including Allen, Anthony, Barker, Cook, Excelsior, Evans, Faylane, Gilbert, Hazard, Hill, Morningside, Murdy, Paine, Parkview, Patton, Peters, Post, Sunnyside, Stanford, and Warren elementary schools. Allen Elementary was ranked in the top 25 of California elementary schools. Bell, McGarvin, and Jordan intermediate schools were ranked in the top 10 percent of California middle schools.
“These rankings reflect the commitment to academic excellence by our hard-working staff and students,” said Board of Education Trustee Dina Nguyen.
More than 80,000 elementary and intermediate schools across the nation received a state rank, based on math and reading scores on state assessments from the 2018-2019 school year. California had 5,534 ranked elementary schools and 2,319 ranked middle schools.
The GGUSD is a K-12 system serving most of Garden Grove as well as parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.