GGHS HIGHLIGHTS!!! GGHS Exceeded State averages on the 2017 ELA Standardized Testing results for students who “Met” or “Exceeded” Target scores: All students 13% greater, Hispanic students 8% greater, Asian students 6% greater, English Learners 13% greater, Economically Disadvantaged students 19% greater, Special Education students 3% greater. GGHS Exceeded State averages on the Math Standardized Testing results for students who “Met” or “Exceeded” Target scores: All students 9% greater, English Learners 6% greater, Economically Disadvantaged students 15% greater. GGHS has 14 National AP Scholars with 4’s or higher on all AP tests taken and scores of 4 or 5 on eight or more AP Exams. GGHS offers 58 sections of Advanced Placement Classes with 1,458 students served. -1,383 AP Exams taken during the 2016-17 school year; 73% pass rate (compared to a 62% State average). GGHS is one of eight Orange County schools offering the prestigious AP Seminar and AP Capstone Classes. GGHS had 87 All-League and 7 All CIF Athletes from the 2016-17 school-year. GGHS scholars earned $1,980,000 in Merit Scholarships and Grants by the Class of 2017. GGHS attained a 95.9% Graduation rate for the Class of 2017. GGHS offers a nationally recognized four-year Latin program and four-year Vietnamese language program which served as a model for the county.  GGHS recognized and awarded 82 Seal of Biliteracy students from the Class of 2017. GGHS offers culturally relevant and highly sought after course offerings such as Mexican American Literature, Mexican American History, and Vietnamese American History. GGHS is home of the Michael Monsoor Stadium: new state-of-the arts Sports Facility.

Garden Grove High School est. 1921
Pride, Performance, and the Pursuit of Excellence

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Located in Garden Grove, California,  GGHS has been a member of the Garden Grove Unified School District since its establishment in 1921. The school opened its doors on September 1921 in temporary facilities before moving to its present location on Stanford Avenue in 1923. Its athletic teams were originally known as the "Chili Peppers" - a reflection of the dominant local crop of the time - but soon rallied beneath the more dignified banner of the Argonauts.

Among the buildings constructed upon the school's founding was a two-story classroom structure that still stands today as the Argonaut Hall of Fame and Museum. Rebuilt after suffering partial damage in an earthquake in 1933, the building - also known as the Heritage Hall - resumed its regular use as a classroom building and now also displays trophies, photographs, and other memorabilia commemorating the milestones in GGHS history. It also holds the Michael A. Monsoor Memorial, a dedication to the GGHS alumnus and U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed in action in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Photos of Monsoor and other alumni who have served in the armed forces are housed in the memorial display, along with their respective graduation years.

Since its founding in the 1920s, Garden Grove High School has seen innumerable outstanding events, moments, and achievements. The Argonaut Strength has always been the people of Garden Grove High School as students and staff strive for excellence in school, at home, and in the community. Every generation continues this proud tradition, building on the legacy and adding to its rich history, ninety years in the making. Garden Grove High School's past is born of a spirit unique to its Argos - a spirit of pride, performance, and the pursuit of excellence.