San Gabriel Unified School District

  • San Gabriel Unified High School Graduate Named 2018 National Merit Scholar

    Gabrielino High School senior Hugo M. So will pursue his passion for engineering at Harvey Mudd College after being named a 2018 National Merit Scholar, a distinction earned by just 7,500 of 1.6 million students who apply by taking the PSAT. So, a varsity pole vaulter with a 4.84 GPA, will receive a $2,500 scholarship for scoring 1500 out of 1520 on the PSAT, achieving academically and participating in a variety of community service opportunities.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Student to Perform at Carnegie Hall

    Jefferson Middle School eighth-grader Melanie Hsiang, a budding cellist, will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, June 23 as part of the Honors Junior Orchestra, which brings together exceptional young musicians from across the world to perform as an ensemble under a master conductor.

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  • San Gabriel Unified’s McKinley Elementary School Explores Augmented Reality

    Wielding smart phones on selfie sticks, McKinley Elementary students jumped and screamed in delight on May 24 as they tracked 3D tornadoes and dinosaurs that appeared on-screen and in the classroom as part of a Google Expeditions Augmented Reality Pioneer Program. The program – an unreleased feature of the Google Expeditions app – uses Google’s AR technology to map the classroom and place 3D objects, which the students can walk around, examine closely to view details and step back for a fuller picture.

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San Gabriel Unified Students to Compete in LA History Day Contest

Del Mar High School continuation students Christina Calderon, Michelle Vega, Sergio Landeros, Jio Blanco, Ciara Robledo and Kenneth French will represent San Gabriel Unified at National History Day-California on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at William Jessup University in Rocklin. The contest challenges students to examine history through extensive original research and creatively express their findings before a panel of historians and educators.

San Gabriel Unified Opens Enrollment for Transitional, Kinder Programs

Parents may begin enrolling children in San Gabriel Unified’s kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) programs. The programs provide robust opportunities for early learning and preparation for the social and academic rigor of elementary school. Offerings include 1:1 technology resources, music immersion and dual-language immersion. Children must turn 5 by Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten. TK students must turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. Parents can enroll their children by visiting their local school or by visiting

San Gabriel Unified High School Wins 20th Debate League Championship

Gabrielino High School’s speech and debate team captured its 20th consecutive Southern California Debate League championship on March 4 at Cal State Long Beach. The Screamin’ Eagles faced off against 17 schools, preparing 10-minute speeches for 12 categories and earning more than 300 points to secure the title. Forty members of the team will advance to the California High School Speech Association State Tournament set for April 28-30 at Arcadia High School.

San Gabriel Unified 5th-Grader to Represent District at County Spelling Bee

Coolidge Elementary School fifth-grader Ryan Yan will represent San Gabriel Unified at the Los Angeles County Elementary Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 29. Yan secured his spot in the county contest after besting classmates in the 10th annual Coolidge Spelling Bee on Feb. 24. Yan triumphed over his peers in the school competition after 13 fierce rounds by correctly spelling the word “inadvertently.” After placing second in last year’s county spelling bee, Yan advanced to the California State Elementary Spelling Bee, a feat he hopes to achieve again this year.

San Gabriel Unified Hosts Parent Workshop on State Standardized Tests

San Gabriel Unified will host a parent workshop on Friday, March 10 at Roosevelt Elementary covering the upcoming administration of state standardized tests in math, English language arts and science. The workshop will allow elementary school parents to learn more about the tests their children will take in April and May, including how to prepare students for success. Roosevelt is at 401 Walnut Grove Ave., San Gabriel.

San Gabriel Unified Elementary Students Read to Raise Library Funds

Students at San Gabriel Unified’s Washington Elementary School are raising money for their library with a read-a-thon starting Saturday, March 4. Students will seek pledges for every minute they read at home and after school. All proceeds will help purchase books. The student with the most pledges will win a Kindle e-reader, and the student who reads the most will become librarian for a day.

San Gabriel Unified Launches Official Facebook Page

San Gabriel Unified School District has launched a Facebook page as part of a commitment to increase the scope and frequency of communication and inspire community engagement. The page will broadcast information about student achievements, school successes, program offerings and news alerts. The District will continue to deliver information via print and electronic newsletters, emails and its website. San Gabriel Unified’s Facebook page is available at

San Gabriel Unified to Host TK/Kindergarten Info Session for Community

San Gabriel Unified School District will hold a Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Parent Info Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at Jefferson Middle School, 1372 E Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel. Parents can meet the San Gabriel Unified superintendent, principals and staff and learn about the District’s offerings, including its one-of-a-kind music immersion program, innovative science and technical laboratory, college preparatory curriculum and dual-language immersion program. Registration information and inter-district transfer applications will be available.