GGUSD Students Graduate Well-Prepared for Lifelong Success

Rancho Alamitos valedictorians, salutatorians, Dr. Mafi and Teri jumping to celebrate Class of 2024 graduation

More than 3,100 high school seniors from Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) graduated from the district’s eight high schools during graduation ceremonies held May 28-29 at the district’s stadiums at Bolsa Grande and Garden Grove high schools.

GGUSD friends and family members filled the stadiums to cheer on their graduates. Ceremonies featured student musical performances as well as speeches from students, principals, and board of education members, reading of the names, presentation of class gifts, presentation of the Class of 2024, and awarding of diplomas.

Among the Class of 2024, more than 1,000 students report that they have chosen to attend a UC or CSU school. Six students will be attending ivy league universities in the fall and 60 students have committed to service in the military.  Additionally, students in the Class of 2024 finished high school with more than 8,400 Advanced Placement courses completed and earned more than 10,900 college credits through GGUSD’s dual enrollment opportunities.

“GGUSD’s Class of 2024 is well-prepared for future success,” said Board of Education President Teri Rocco. “Our impressive scholars have packed their schedules with Advanced Placement courses, mastered a second language, earned college credit while in high school, and invested countless hours in community service. We are filled with hope and optimism for the future because we know that these bright students will be our next generation of leaders.”

The Class of 2024 includes more than 560 seniors who earned the state’s Seal of Biliteracy for fluency in two or more languages and 1,200 scholars who earned the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma demonstrating mastery in at least six subject areas. 

For six years in a row, all seven comprehensive high schools were named to U.S. News and World Report’s elite rankings as America’s Best High Schools. GGUSD is the first district in Orange County to be named a California Exemplary District for model practices. 

The ceremonies were streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel to be viewed by friends and family who could not attend the in-person ceremonies.

Click here to view the graduation ceremony livestreams.