The schools of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) enroll more than 16,700 students in Transitional Kindergarten-12th grade in a 76-square mile area that includes Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. PUSD was formed in 1874 and unified in 1961.

The District currently operates 27 schools and programs encompassing:14- Elementary schools (grades K-5)
  • 4- Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
  • 1- K-8 School
  • 2- 6-12th Grade Schools
  • 2- High Schools (grades 9-12)
  • 1- Continuation High School
  • 1- Alternative Education Program
PUSD also operates four Early Childhood Education Centers, Transitional Kindergarten programs, Focus Point Academy, and Twilight Adult Education.
About Pasadena Unified School District

The Pasadena area is known for its creative and innovative economy as well as the quality of its educational institutions. As a school district, our mission is to ensure that when students graduate from our schools, they are prepared not only for college and careers, but for life in an ever changing world.

PUSD is continuously working to enhance practices so our graduates are able to succeed and lead locally and globally. We have implemented a curriculum aligned to the California State Standards infused with 21st Century skills (Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Collaboration) to prepare our students for a rapidly evolving society.