• National Blue Ribbon Schools
• California Distinguished Schools
• California Blue Ribbon Schools
• 95% of Graduates Pursue Post-Secondary Degrees
• Test Scores Outperform State and County Averages
• 30 National and Commended Merit Scholars Each Year
• Highly Acclaimed Music Programs
• Performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade
• Best Communities for Music Education in America Award
• Over $10 Million in Yearly Student Scholarships
• California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and League Athletic Titles
• California Exemplary Independent Study High School
• California Model Continuation High School
• America's Best High School Awards -- U.S. News and World Report
• Top 10 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in California
• In the Top 30 of Athletic Programs in the Nation
• Orange County Academic Decathlon Champions
• Orange County Mock Trial Champions

New and Modernized Schools
• Two Community-Supported Bonds
• Four New Schools Within Last 10 Years
• Modernized Classrooms Across All District Schools
• New Libraries, Labs, Auditoriums, Sports Fields, Expanded Parking, Playground Equipment, Career Education Classrooms, Media Centers, Lunch Areas and More
• All Classrooms Now Wired with Technology Infrastructure and Equipped with Interactive Technology (e.g., Interactive White Boards, Distributed Sound Systems and Projectors)

Excellent Programs
• District-Wide Writing Program
• Preppy K Transitional Kindergarten Program
• High School Academies in Digital Media, Medical Sciences, Technology and Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, with More Programs Coming Soon

Outstanding Staff
• Orange County Teachers of the Year
• California's Continuation High School Teacher of the Year
• National Health Educator of the Year Finalist
• Nation's Outstanding Activities Director
• California's New Drama Teacher of the Year
• Nation's Finalist for Technology Director of the Year

Famous Alumni
PYLUSD graduates attend the most prestigious colleges and universities. Several have gone on to achieve excellence, including:
• Olympic Gold Medalist Janet Evans
• Astronaut Joe Acaba
• Nationally Recognized Physician Dr. William Schoolcraft
• Baseball Stars Dan Petry, Phil Nevin and Brett Boone

Supportive Community
• 200,000 hours in volunteer time each year
• Nearly $1 million in gifts each year

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Many parents proudly state that they chose to move to this community because of our schools. Join us! Be part of where we prepare students, and where the future happens! Thank you, community!