For house hunting young families, access to a highly- accredited and well-respected public schools system becomes a key criteria, especially as toddlers begin to reach school age In considering Tustin (population: 78,000), these parents have found an “A-Grade” school system that graduates 98 percent of its students, according to the community education web portal niche.com. Today the Tustin Unified School District serves over 24,000 students at 18 elementary schools, a K-8 school, five middle schools, and four high schools.
In the past 17 years, four schools in the (Arroyo and Peters Canyon Elementary, Tustin Memorial Academy and Pioneer Middle School) have been named National Blue Ribbon schools. Many other District schools are regularly awarded California Gold Ribbon, California Distinguished and Title I Academic Achievement schools.
Since 2015, Tustin Unified School District has been dedicated to providing its students with a “Future Ready” classroom experience, purchasing and deploying over 22,000 iPads and tablets to enhance lessons and increase comprehension. Interactive whiteboards, Apple TV, voice amplification and new teacher computers have also been integrated. The Destination TUSD website notes that “In tech-forward classrooms across the district, teachers have noticed students’ reactions – they get excited holding Google Plus Hangouts for class projects, building online wiki pages and making movies.”