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Huntington Beach Union High School District

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Our Mission


We will educate, prepare, and inspire our students to change the world. 


Empowering minds and building futures through innovative learning.


The Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD), located in Orange County, California, is comprised of nearly 15,000 students in six comprehensive high schools (Huntington Beach High School, Edison High School, Marina High School, Ocean View High School, Fountain Valley High School, and Westminster High School), one continuation high school (Valley Vista High School), one alternative school (Coast High School), and the Huntington Beach Adult School. Our schools are known for their commitment to academic excellence for all students in the communities they serve.

In addition to the wide array of academic offerings at all comprehensive campuses, designated schools have established a variety of specialized programs to enhance student success. These programs include Model United Nations (MUN); Academy for the Performing Arts (APA); International Baccalaureate (IB); Math Educational Resources Integrated with Technology and Science (MERITS); Advancement Via Individualized Determination (AVID); Center for International Business and Communication Studies (CIBACS); and Entertainment & Tourism and Health Academics.

HBUHSD has gained notoriety for providing a full spectrum of special programs and alternative settings for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). With programs like the Special Abilities Cluster (SAC), Pathways, and Endeavors, students with special needs have the opportunity to receive instruction in accordance with their individual needs and to participate in activities a comprehensive school site has to offer.

Higher education opportunities are also offered nearby. The University of California and the California State University systems have campuses within easy driving distance. Additionally, the Coast Community College District provides excellent two-year community college programs for students.

If you want to learn more about the Huntington Beach Union High School District and our guide for educating our students, please download and read our Strategic Plan.

Note: Elementary school students (grades K-8) in this area are not enrolled in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. They are served by four separate elementary school districts.