Arcadia Schools best in SGValley

Best District SoCal

Yet another study has concluded that Arcadia Unified School District is the best in San Gabriel Valley and #2 in Los Angeles County and offers parents one of the best values in all of Southern California, ranking third of 153 school districts in ten counties. Consumer finance web site NerdWallet, a resource for information, insight and consumer-driven advice about personal finance, including credit cards, insurance, loans or expenses like … [Read more...]

Arcadia school lip dub videos


Arcadia middle schools celebrated today's final day of classes (June 16, 2015) with the release of a four-minute video montage of every student at each of the three schools set to music, while Arcadia High School recently produced another so-called "lip dub" video this year with the camera moving quickly amongst more than 2,000 students enthusiastically representing their more than 70 various academic clubs and sports and music groups as the … [Read more...]

Students win Congress art contest


Arcadia High School student Peggy Luk won First Place in Congresswoman Judy Chu’s 6th Annual Artistic Discovery, a Congressional Art Competition, and AHS student Briana Shen won Honorable Mention. The students were recognized for their achievements by Congresswoman Chu at the Huntington Library in San Marino on May 9, and were later congratulated by Mayor Gary Kovacic and the Arcadia City Council. Following is information about the work of … [Read more...]

Arcadia’s Best blogger is Valedictorian


Arcadia High School senior Emily Zheng has been named one of two valedictorians. (Updated June 18, 2015: Video and photos of Emily's speech below.) Zheng has been a blogger on since eighth grade at Dana Middle School in 2011, and earlier this year was named a 2015 National YoungArts Foundation medal winner. She and Kevin Chou were deemed to have the highest academic achievements and will deliver the valedictory speeches during … [Read more...]

AHS wins National Quiz Bowl

AHS Quiz Bowl team Kevin Wang, Justin Nghiem, Yuqiao
Zhao, Andrew Leung. and coach Christopher Schultz.

This year's Arcadia High School Quiz Bowl team has become the first team from Southern California to ever win the prestigious National Quiz Bowl Championship this weekend (May 30-31, 2015). The tenth annual academic competition among 272 of the best teams from all over the United States and Canada was hosted by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago. AHS has competed in all nine previous … [Read more...]

School district e-mail list


The Arcadia Unified School District has set up an e-mail list for members of the community to receive the District's monthly newsletter and other communications from AUSD via e-mail. Click here to sign up for the AUSD community e-mail list if you are NOT current parents or students, and therefore would not already be in our system. It's a great way for alumni and others interested in the schools to stay in touch. AUSD will not share your email … [Read more...]

AHS Pops Concert May 19-20, Arboretum

Pops Concert Poster New

In the tradition of outdoor concerts at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Arcadia High School is proud to present its 57th annual Pops Concerts under the stars at 6 p.m. May 19 and 20. Come listen to the nationally renowned Arcadia High School bands and orchestras in one of Arcadia's most beautiful locations, the Wedding Garden. Gates adjacent to Ayres Hall will open at 5 p.m. Dessert and drinks will be available for sale. … [Read more...]