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Anaheim Union High School District

The Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) is a public school district serving portions of the Orange County cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, and Stanton. It oversees eight junior high schools (7-8), eight high schools (9-12), and one non-magnet, secondary selective school, Oxford Academy (7-12).

Anaheim Union High School District
Anaheim Union High School District Logo.png
501 Crescent Way
Anaheim, CA 92803-3520

United States
Coordinates33°50′20.27″N 117°56′56.03″W / 33.8389639°N 117.9488972°W / 33.8389639; -117.9488972Coordinates: 33°50′20.27″N 117°56′56.03″W / 33.8389639°N 117.9488972°W / 33.8389639; -117.9488972
District information
Motto“The Spirit of Learning Since 1898.”[2]
Established1898 (1898)[2]
SuperintendentMichael Matsuda[3]
Asst. Superintendent(s)Dianne Poore,
Paul Sevillano,
Russell Lee-Sung[3]
Accreditation(s)Western Association of Schools and Colleges
NCES District ID0602630[1]
Students and staff
Student-teacher ratio24.10[1]
Athletic conferenceCIF Southern Section
Other information

Its superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Novack, was fired in December 2013 without public explanation.[4] The Board of Trustees appointed Michael Matsuda, the district's former BTSA Coordinator who also currently serves as Secretary on the North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees.[5]

The school district has gained brief national notoriety twice: once in 1968 when members of the organization Mothers Organized for Moral Stability, inspired by the information in the pamphlet "Is the School House the Proper Place to Teach Raw Sex?", flooded a school board meeting and demanded that a course in sex education at the school be suspended,[6] and again in 1978 when it banned the novels Silas Marner and Gone with the Wind from the school curriculum.[7] The books and the course have long since been reinstated.

High schoolsEdit

Junior High SchoolsEdit

  • Ball Junior High School
  • Brookhurst Junior High School
  • Dale Junior High School
  • Lexington Junior High School
  • Orangeview Junior High School
  • South Junior High School
  • Sycamore Junior High School
  • Walker Junior High School

Pine Junior High School, now Christa McAuliffe Middle School, was formerly in Anaheim UHSD but is now in the Los Alamitos Unified School District.[8]

Feeder DistrictsEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Anaheim Union High". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved Aug 4, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "AUHSD Brochure" (PDF). Anaheim Union High School District. Retrieved 4 August 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Anaheim Union High School District Organizational Chart" (PDF). Anaheim Union High School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Search to Begin for New Anaheim Schools Superintendent". Voice of OC. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "NOCCCD - Board Biographies". NOCCCD. Archived from the original on 2014-06-30. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  6. ^ Josh Corngold (2008). Toleration, Parents' Rights, and Children's Autonomy: The Case of Sex Education. ProQuest. pp. 149–150. ISBN 978-0-549-85273-5. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  7. ^ Ockerbloom, John Mark. "Banned Books Online". The Online Books Page, University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  8. ^ "About McAuliffe." Christa McAuliffe Middle School. Retrieved on December 3, 2018.

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