Press Release

OUSD Recognizes Schools with "Most Improved" and "Highest Overall" Student Attendance

Orange, Calif. - March 1, 2016 - Orange Unified School District continues to strive for high overall student attendance rates and school connectedness. This month, 19 schools were recognized in two attendance categories for the elementary, middle and high school levels: 1) “Most Improved” overall student attendance rates during the first half of this school year as compared to last year’s attendance rates and, 2) “Highest Overall” attendance rate, the first half of the 2015-2016 school year.

The “Most Improved” schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels were: Fletcher Elementary School, California Elementary School, Olive Elementary School, Palmyra Elementary School, Serrano Elementary School, Nohl Canyon Elementary School, El Rancho Charter Middle School, Portola Middle School, Yorba Academy of the Arts Middle School, Richland High School, Canyon Hills Secondary School and Canyon High School.

The schools with the “Highest Overall” attendance rates at the elementary, middle and high school levels were: Anaheim Hills Elementary School, Nohl Canyon Elementary School, Jordan Elementary School, Serrano Elementary School, McPherson Magnet Elementary School, California Elementary School, Esplanade Elementary School, McPherson Magnet Middle School, El Rancho Charter Middle School, Santiago Charter Middle School, Canyon High School, El Modena High School and Canyon Hills Secondary School.

Each was presented with an Attendance Achievement Award certificate by Student and Community Services Administrative Director Ken Miller, Ed. D.

Orange Unified School District schools continue to promote the importance of school attendance in relation to academic achievement. More information is available at the Attendance Works website: awareness.attendanceworks.org.

Most Improved
Fletcher Elementary School 96.40%+.63%
Olive Elementary School 96.32%+.40%
California Elementary School 97.09%+.39%
Palmyra Elementary School 96.26%+.28%
Serrano Elementary School  97.27% + .16%
Nohl Canyon Elementary School 97.51% + .03%
El Rancho Charter Middle School  97.69% + .02%
Portola Middle School  96.65%-.06%
Yorba Middle School  96.84%-.13%
Richland High School 90.45%+ .99%
Canyon Hills Secondary School  92.34%+ .30%
Canyon High School 97.13%+ .23%

Highest Overall Percentage

Anaheim Hills Elementary School 97.52%
Nohl Canyon Elementary School  97.51%
Jordan Elementary School  97.35%
Serrano Elementary School 97.27%
McPherson Magnet Elementary School 97.19%
California Elementary School 97.09%
Esplanade Elementary School 97.03%
El Rancho Charter Middle School  97.69% 
McPherson Magnet Elementary School 97.57%
Santiago Charter Middle School 97.17%
Canyon High School 97.13%
El Modena High School  96.16%
Canyon Hills Secondary School 92.34%






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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  The school district, founded in 1953, encompasses 108 square miles.  The District office is located at 1401 N. Handy Street, Orange, California.