San Gabriel Unified School District Named Favorite in San Gabriel Valley

The results were published in a special edition of the Readers' Choice Awards Winners Magazine on Sunday, June 23, 2024. This edition was included with the print edition of those newspapers and is also available on their websites.

SGUSD, serving over 4,700 students across eight schools, continues to stand out for its dedication to excellence and innovation in education. Located ten miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the district boasts a rich history and a strong commitment to developing well-rounded students who are prepared for the challenges of the future.

"This distinction is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty, staff, and everyone involved with SGUSD," said Superintendent James Symonds. "Together, we have created an educational environment that not only fosters academic excellence but also nurtures the creative and social growth of our students. I am incredibly proud of our community’s effort and commitment to making the schools of our district leaders in comprehensive education, where each student is empowered to succeed and thrive."

The announcement of this award follows shortly after the recognition of Gabrielino High School in the San Gabriel Unified School District as one of the Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

SGUSD is renowned for its comprehensive Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program, designed to integrate high-quality arts education into the students' learning process. Additionally, the district offers Mandarin and Spanish Dual Language Immersion Programs, aiming to develop bilingual and biliterate students ready to succeed in a globalized world.

The district also emphasizes the "Portrait of a Graduate" initiative, which outlines the key attributes such as creativity, collaboration, empathy, resilience, and communication skills. These are cultivated in students to prepare them for success beyond school.

SGUSD’s achievement in being named the Favorite School District underscores its ongoing commitment to providing an inclusive and diverse learning environment, supported by a community that values education and the development of future-ready learners. This accolade reflects SGUSD’s status as a beacon of educational excellence in the San Gabriel Valley.