Saddleback Valley Unified School District

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Welcome to Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Every day, SVUSD is preparing today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

SVUSD proudly serves students in Foothill Ranch, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Trabuco Canyon.

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For SVUSD updates during the 2021-22 school year, click on the red "bell" on the left hand side of the home page.

Elementary Schools

Elementary Classroom

Intermediate Schools

Intermediate Classroom

High Schools

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Alternative Schools

Science Classroom

Innovations & Spotlights

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Focuses on intentional lesson design, engaging strategies,

and developing innovative practices that create successful students.

By The Numbers


#14 of 750

2019 Safest School Districts in California.



District enrollment count.



High School graduation rate.



Average district SAT scores.


#52 of 481

2019 Best School Districts in California.



Student-Teacher Ratio.


#32 of 486

2019 Best School Districts for Athletes in California.

District Highlights

Highlights and happenings from across SVUSD. 

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Vaccine and Volunteer Update

Please see the below update from Dr. Crystal Turner, SVUSD Superintendent, which includes a follow-up to the message that was sent out on 10/1/21 regarding Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement announcement, as well as some additional updates:


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33rd Annual Walk Against Drugs

The 33rd Annual Walk Against Drugs will talk place on Saturday, October 16th. This event is being held for people of all ages and students in grades K-12 are encouraged to wear red in honor of Red Ribbon Week. The event will start at 24932 Veterans Way (in Mission Viejo) and patrons can arrive any time between 8-11 AM.

For more information, please view the event flyer below:

33rd Annual Walk Against Drugs Event Flyer


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SVUSD Awards

The start of the 2021-22 school year has brought with it many awards and recognitions:


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2021-22 School Year Calendar

The 2021-22 SVSUD school year starts on Monday, August 16. For more information and about the 2021-22 calendar, please use the following link:

School Year Calendar for 2021/2022

Calendario para el año escolar 2021/2022


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2020-21 Grade Changes

For specifics regarding Assembly Bill 104 requirements regarding Pass or No Pass options for high school students during the 2020-2021 school year, please visit our Grade Changes page:

SVUSD Grade Changes


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