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About Arcadia Unified

 
The Arcadia Unified School District is a nationally renowned public school district that proudly educates nearly 10,000 students throughout 11 award-winning schools. Nestled in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California, all schools are located in Arcadia, California. Business Week named Arcadia as the “best place to raise your kids” in the entire state of California on two separate occasions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The District consists of 11 schools: six elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school, and one alternative school and outreach program. In addition to numerous National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished schools throughout the district, Arcadia High School has been named a U.S. News and World Report Gold Medal School three times, named to Newsweek’s Top Public High Schools in America list, and ranked among the top two percent of high schools in California according to Niche. 2017 marked the second straight year that Arcadia High’s graduating class had at least one student accepted into every Ivy League University in the country. The District is committed to educational excellence, and this commitment is reflected in the outstanding achievements made by its students, faculty, staff, and leadership each school year. Each of the District’s ten comprehensive schools has an Academic Performance Index (API) score, which measures both academic performance and improvement, well above the state target score of 800 (out of 1,000) and the county and state averages. Highly qualified, dedicated, and professional, the District’s teaching staff is exceptional. With various professional development opportunities, conferences, staff development workshops, collaboration time, and learning walks, the Arcadia Unified faculty stays ahead of the curve to ensure a rigorous, vertically aligned curriculum that fully prepares students for college and career. In 2015, the district began hosting the Arcadia Innovation Summit, one of the premiere educational conferences in the country that is free of charge.  
In 2006, the Arcadia community demonstrated its generosity and its commitment to education by passing a $218 million bond measure for the refurbishment and modernization of school facilities across the District. Working with an advisory group comprised of Arcadia residents, parents, and community members, the District’s Board of Education and facilities team has successfully managed the project, which has upgraded school technology and renovated all classrooms, libraries/media centers, science labs, sports/recreation facilities, and arts and music education spaces, creating high-tech classrooms and learning environments throughout the entire district.
In 2017, the Arcadia community once again supported its schools by extending Measure A, a parcel tax that will last 18 years and generate approximately $77 million during its lifetime that goes directly to Arcadia Unified schools.
As one of the most innovative school districts in the country, Arcadia Unified’s goal is to champion students and staff to Imagine, Inquire, and Inspire. The purpose of the District is to challenge and inspire students to make a positive and profound impact on their world.

Arcadia Unified News

Arcadia High School Remembers 9/11

Nearly 4,000 Arcadia High School students and staff come together each year to pay tribute to those fallen on 9/11, which powerful history lesson reminds students about the importance of resilience, tenacity, and support one another in times of strife.
Alvin Tran, Arcadia High ASB President

Two Arcadia Schools Earn CA Distinguished School Honors

Holly Avenue and Longley Way Elementary Schools in Arcadia have been named California Distinguished Schools. Honoring “some of California’s most exemplary and inspiring public schools,” the California Department of Education recently released its list of schools that received the state’s top recognition.
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Arcadia Unified's Social Media Ranks Among World's Best

A double tap unlike any other for Arcadia Unified School District’s Instagram page. In its “Top 10 Best School Instagram Accounts” list, BuzzFeed named the Los Angeles County school district among the top educational accounts, including college, high school, and elementary, in the world.
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To challenge and inspire students to make a positive and profound impact on their world.