Tustin Unified School District

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Tustin Unified School District
Tustin Unified School District Logo.png
300 South "C" Street
, Orange, California, 92780
United States
District information
TypePublic school district
GradesK-12, Adult School
Established1 July 1972; 48 years ago (1972-07-01)
SuperintendentDr. Gregory A. Franklin
School boardTustin Unified School District Board of Education
Governing agencyOrange County Department of Education
Budget$166 million (2010-11)
Students and staff
Enrollment24,000 (July 2020)
Other information

Tustin Unified School District was created from the 1972 voter-approved unification of the Tustin Elementary School District and the Tustin Union High School District. It is located in Tustin, a city in Orange County, California, United States. Its district territory comprises the cities of Tustin, and parts of North Tustin, and the western part of Irvine. It has 18 elementary schools, five middle schools, four high schools, one K-8 school, and one adult school.


In the 1860s, Columbus Tustin bought 839 acres (3.40 km2) of land to found the city of Tustin. In 1872, he built a schoolhouse and donated to the community, founding what was then called the Sycamore School District. In 1889, the district was renamed the Tustin School District. In 1922, Tustin Union High School opened separately, finally merging with the Tustin School district in 1972 to create the Tustin Unified School District.

In 2003 the Orange Unified School District gave territory to Tustin USD.[1]


There are currently 16 elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District: Arroyo Elementary School, Barbara Benson Elementary School, Benjamin Beswick Elementary School, Helen Estock Elementary School, Guin Foss Elementary School, Robert Heideman Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School, Hicks Canyon Elementary School, Ladera Elementary School, Loma Vista Elementary School, Myford Elementary School, W.R. Nelson Elementary School, Peters Canyon Elementary School, Red Hill Elementary School (Tustin), Jeane Thorman Elementary School, Tustin Memorial Academy, Tustin Ranch Elementary School, and Marjorie Veeh Elementary School

There are 3 current K-8 schools: Orchard Hills School, Legacy Magnet School, Sycamore Magnet School

The District has 5 Middle Schools: Columbus Tustin Middle School, A.G. Currie Middle School, Hewes Middle School, Pioneer Middle School, and C.E. Utt Middle School

The District has 4 high schools which serves a variety of local cities:

The Foothill High School front office


Future Schools[edit]

  • Legacy Magnet School (Fall 2020) [3] - a state-of-the-art middle and high school set to open in the summer of 2020


Adult school[edit]

In addition to serving children, the Tustin Unified School District serves education to adults (18 years of age or older) and offers services such as:

  • ESL - English as a Second Language
  • CTE - Career Technical Education Pathways at its Tustin Adult School. [5]


In 2013, the Tustin Unified School District, under the Measure S taxation of local residents, adopted a technology program for all of its schools. Elementary and middle schools received Apple iPads and Chromebooks. In their high schools, a Lenovo laptop and Chromebook system were introduced to the students. In 2019, the district opted to update their technology program by signing with Apple for its Elementary and middle schools, and switched to Microsoft's Surface Pro for their high schools. Additionally, the school also signed with Adobe to allow students to receive Adobe Cloud programs such as: Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. These programs are free to all students in the district.[6]


  1. ^ "District Reorganization and Territory Transfers Effective July 1, 2003". California Department of Education. 2006-09-29. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  2. ^ https://www.tustin.k12.ca.us/schools
  3. ^ https://www.tustin.k12.ca.us/legacy
  4. ^ Hanigan, Ian. "Website". OCDE Newsroom. OCDE Newsroom. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.tustin.k12.ca.us/tustin-adult/programs/cte
  6. ^ https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/story/781397-tustin-unified-school-district-education-surface-pro-en-us

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