As we enter into the season of high school graduations, and we celebrate the educational journey of our young people all over Orange County, the Santa Ana Unified School District is proud to have a significant increase of 11.5 percent in graduation rates over the last seven years, surpassing the state and county average with 91.6 percent of the district’s high school seniors graduating with their diploma and a direct pathway to college, the workforce and military. Among the class of 2017, 54 will also graduate with their AA Degrees from Santa Ana College as part of the Santa Ana Unified School District dual college enrollment high school, Middle College High School.
It’s a promise the district has given to its 53,000 students, who are 96 percent Latino, 60 percent English language learners, and 91 percent socio-economically disadvantaged. This promise guarantees all students will be provided with a high quality education that has an array of program options and resources to support them to reach their full potential regardless of the challenges and obstacles that they may have faced.
For some of our graduates, the road to commencement has been long and challenging. But with our support, they are thriving and are on a solid path to success in college and career.
When students enroll in the Santa Ana Unified School District, many of them have never spoken English. While many of our students may begin their educational journey as early as preschool or kindergarten, others enter midway in elementary, intermediate and…
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