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San Gabriel Unified School District

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  • 408 Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776 • 626-451-5400
  • Located in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, San Gabriel Unified School District educates more than 6,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade at five elementary schools, one middle school, one traditional high school, and one continuation high school.

  • Superintendent: Dr. John W. Pappalardo
  • Board of Trustees: Andrew L. Ammon, president; Cristina Alvarado, vice president; Ken K. Tcheng, member; Dr. Gary Thomas Scott, member
  • 2015-16 Enrollment: 6,430

San Gabriel Unified Grads Named to Academic All-American Speech Team

Follow-up Story: Twelve Gabrielino High School graduates were named to the 2017 National Speech and Debate Academic All-American Team, an honor reserved for students who have attained at least a 3.7 GPA, an SAT score of 2100 and who have earned superior distinction (750 points) at speech competitions. Nine of the 12 graduates culminated their high school speech careers at the 2017 National Speech and Debate Tournament, held June 18-23 in Birmingham, Alabama Photos are available Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

Gabrielino High Students to Compete in National Business Leaders Conference

Students from Gabrielino High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) program will represent San Gabriel Unified School District at the 2017 National FBLA Leadership Conference Thursday, June 29 to Sunday, July 2 in Anaheim. Six Gabrielino students will put their business sense to the test in national competition that challenges students to apply classroom concepts in a workforce-simulated environment. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More

San Gabriel Unified Grad to Compete at National Speech, Debate Tourney

Gabrielino High School graduate Alexandra Singleton and 19 of her peers will compete in the 2017 National Speech and Debate Tournament June 18-23 in Birmingham, Alabama. Singleton, who placed second in her category at the California High School Speech Association State Championship earlier this year, is the all-time point leader in Gabrielino’s nationally acclaimed speech and debate program. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

San Gabriel Unified Schools Celebrate Graduation of Nearly 500 Students

Follow-up Story: San Gabriel Unified School District honored nearly 500 graduates from Gabrielino and Del Mar high schools during commencement ceremonies on May 31 and June 1 that featured impassioned speeches from students who overcame personal and academic challenges. Nearly 94 percent of Gabrielino’s graduates will pursue a college education, and all of Del Mar’s graduates have taken steps to pursue post-secondary education. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Earns Grant for Garden, Nutrition Efforts

Roosevelt Elementary School has received a $3,425 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to expand its school garden. The grant will help Roosevelt create a garden bed for each classroom, boosting opportunities for hands-on learning about nutrition and wellness. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office

San Gabriel Unified ‘Future Doctors’ to Showcase Knowledge at Expo

Jefferson Middle School students will culminate 10 weeks of learning about heart health and disease prevention at the San Gabriel Educational Foundation’s Youth Fitness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at Jefferson Middle School, 1372 E. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel. Jefferson students received hands-on health education as part of Future Doctors of America, which inspires middle schoolers to explore healthcare professions. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

San Gabriel Unified Continuation School Celebrates Graduation

Thirty Del Mar Continuation High School students who have overcome personal and academic challenges will celebrate their success at Del Mar’s commencement at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at Gabrielino High School. Notable graduates will also be awarded a combined minimum of $3,000 in scholarships from community organizations such as the Kiwanis Club of San Gabriel, West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors and Sunny Slope Water District. Gabrielino High School is at 1327 S. San Gabriel Drive, San Gabriel. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More

Gabrielino High School Student Receives National Merit Scholarship

Gabrielino High School senior Sanjaye Narayan was awarded the 2017 National Merit Scholarship, which honors 7,500 of the 1.6 million eligible students across the country based on PSAT scores, academic record and extracurricular achievements. Narayan will graduate with nearly 440 of his peers at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at the Santa Anita Park and continue his education at Stanford University. Santa Anita Park is at 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

Gabrielino High School Honors Faculty for Creativity in the Classroom

Follow-up Story: San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School recognized nine teachers and staff in May for using imaginative instruction to inspire student excellence. Gabrielino’s visual and performing arts department presented the inaugural Creativity in the Classroom Award to John Carney, Yvonne Aparicio, Lovelyn Chang, Kevin Weir, Marguerita Drew, Jessica Lew, Mike Huang, Maria Morales and Diane Maestas. Outstanding projects and assignments included student videos of reenactments of famous court cases in social studies, a “Hamlet” grab bag in English and GeoGebra software use in math. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)