San Gabriel Unified School District

  • San Gabriel Unified Educators Explore Design-Based Learning during Summer Institute

    Nearly 40 San Gabriel Unified administrators and teachers learned how to execute Design-Based Learning (DBL) lessons during the DBL Summer Institute, held July 25-31 at Art Center in Pasadena. Educators from SGUSD’s elementary, middle and high schools learned how to implement DBL instruction, which helps students acquire, retain and synthesize classroom lessons through kinesthetic problem-solving. The District plans to introduce DBL instruction across all education levels and eventually establish a DBL demonstration school.

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  • San Gabriel Unified Summer Music Program Enhances Learning, Introduces New Elective

    Roosevelt Elementary students delighted parents with improv performances, surf rock songs and dance routines during the culminating performance of the school’s first-ever Music Immersion Experience (MIE) Summer Camp on July 6. The four-week summer camp gave students a chance to enhance their general music education and explore MIE electives, including a new creative improv course that will be offered in 2018-19.

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  • Gabrielino High Receives Silver Medal, Named to 2018 Best High Schools List

    San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High received a silver medal on U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools rankings. The list awards the top 5,948 public high schools with gold, silver and bronze medals based on several indicators of college readiness.

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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.