Orange Unified Recognized for Excellence in Education

Orange, CA – March 5, 2019 – Orange Unified School District was honored with the Distinguished Education Excellence Award from California State University, Fullerton, at their Honor an Educator Ceremony on Saturday. Superintendent Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D., and top District leadership were on hand to receive an engraved crystal trophy in addition to Certificates of Recognition from both the California Senate and California Legislature Assembly.

“I am very proud of our OUSD team’s ongoing commitment to provide ALL students with the academic and socio-emotional foundation they need for lifelong success,” said Superintendent Hansen. “This award demonstrates our willingness to go the extra mile to provide exemplary programs, and we thank Cal State Fullerton for their partnership.”

Created in 2006, Cal State Fullerton’s Honor an Educator program recognizes educators who have positively impacted others and provides scholarships to College of Education students through sponsor packages. More information is available at

Established in 1953, Orange Unified School District serves approximately 28,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12 and encompasses 108 square miles covering the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, and Villa Park.  District schools have been recognized with numerous accolades, including the California Gold Ribbon, California Distinguished School, National Blue Ribbon School, Title I Academic Achievement, California Model Continuation School, Civic Learning Model School, and Golden Bell Awards, in addition to being recognized by National Schools to Watch, Apple, NAMM, and the Confucius Institute.

Thanks to the community’s passing of the Measure S bond initiative,  OUSD is currently modernizing each of the District’s four comprehensive high schools and constructing state-of-the-art science centers. Dedicated to supporting excellence in education for all students and pride in Orange Unified schools community-wide, Orange Unified has also invested separate funds to improve school athletic facilities and rebuild Fred Kelly Stadium.

More information about Orange Unified School District is online at 


The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 K-12 grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.