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Encyclopedia > Orange Unified School District

Orange Unified School District (OUSD) is a public school district headquartered in Orange, California. The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... Nickname: Motto: A Slice of Old Town Charm Location of Orange within Orange County, California. ...


Orange USD serves the cities of Orange and Villa Park, the unincorporated land of Silverado, and parts of Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana, California. Its student enrollment during the 2004-2005 school year was 31,600. Nickname: Motto: A Slice of Old Town Charm Location of Orange within Orange County, California. ... Motto: Villa Park, the Hidden Jewel Location of Villa Park within Orange County, California Country United States State California County Orange Government  - Mayor W. Richard Ulmer Area  - City 2. ... Silverado is an unincorporated community in the easternslope mountains of Orange County, California. ... Anaheim redirects here. ... Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove Garden Grove is a city centrally located in northern Orange County, California, United States. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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District Schools

The District is comprised of 29 elementary, 5 middle, 4 high schools, a continuation high school, a K-8 math and science magnet school and two special schools. Nineteen of its forty-two schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools. Three of its high schools are consistently listed among Newsweek's 1,000 Best Public High Schools in America.[1][2][3] Some elementary and middle schools within the district also continue to achieve above average standardized test scores and national distinctions, while others are state designated Underperforming Schools under the No Child Left Behind sanctions [4]. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... A California Distinguished School is an award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools within the state that best represent exemplary and quality educational programs. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


High schools

Canyon High School is a traditional four year high school located in the Anaheim Hills section of Anaheim, California. ... El Modena High School, sometimes called El Mo (or ElMo), is a traditional 4 year public high school located in the El Modena neighborhood in the eastern portion of the city of Orange in Orange County, California. ... Orange High School is a traditional 4 year public high school located in the city of Orange in Orange County, California. ... Villa Park High School is a traditional 4 year public high school located in the city of Villa Park in Orange County, California. ...

Middle schools

  • Cerro Villa Middle School
  • El Rancho Charter Middle School
  • Portola Middle School
  • Santiago Charter Middle School
  • Yorba Middle School

Elementary schools

  • Anaheim Hills Elementary
  • California Elementary
  • Cambridge Elementary
  • Canyon Rim Elementary
  • Chapman Hills Elementary
  • Crescent Intermediate Elementary
  • Crescent Primary Elementary
  • Esplanade Elementary
  • Fairhaven Elementary
  • Fletcher Elementary
  • Handy Elementary
  • Imperial Elementary
  • Jordan Elementary
  • La Veta Elementary
  • Lampson Elementary
  • Linda Vista Elementary
  • McPherson Magnet
  • Nohl Canyon Elementary
  • Olive Elementary
  • Palmyra Elementary
  • Panorama Elementary
  • Prospect Elementary
  • Riverdale Elementary
  • Running Springs Elementary
  • Serrano Elementary
  • Silverado Elementary
  • Sycamore Elementary
  • Taft Elementary
  • Villa Park Elementary
  • West Orange Elementary

Canyon Rim Elementary School is a kindergarten through sixth grade elementary school located in the Orange Unified School District and within the community of Anaheim Hills, California in Orange County, California. ... Riverdale Elementary is a public elementary school located in Anaheim, California. ...

Special Schools

Canyon Hills School is a special school for severely disabled individuals between the ages of 3 and 22 years of age. ... Parkside School is an English preparatory school located in Stoke DAbernon, just outside Cobham in Surrey. ...

Teachers of the Year

In the Orange Unified School District, the 2005 Teachers of the Year were:

  • High School- Jennifer Howard of El Modena High School (Social Science and AVID)
  • Elementary School
    • Grades 4-6- Chip Kavanaugh of Olive Elementary School (6th Grade Academy)
    • Grades K-3- Linda Schleiger of Nohl Canyon Elementary (First Grade)

The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ... AVID (meaning Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-preparatory program designed to aid economically disadvantaged, and academically average first-generation students of both elementary and high schools into college. ... Sixth grade (called Grade 6 in some regions) is a year of education in America and many other nations. ... First grade is a year of education in the United States and other countries immediately following kindergarten. ...

External links

  • Orange Unified School District: Homepage
  • Greater Orange News Service - Leading News Service Covering OUSD
  • The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools: 2005, By Jay Mathews, Newsweek, 5 Aug 2005.
  • The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools: 2004, By Jay Mathews, Newsweek, 16 May 2004.
  • The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools: 2003, By Jay Mathews Newsweek, 24 May 2003.

 
 

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