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The PUSD Board of Education unanimously approved two measures for the November 5, 2024, election: a $900 million school facilities bond and a $90 annual parcel tax. If approved, the school facilities bond will continue to upgrade PUSD’s historic campuses; the parcel tax would generate $5 million per year, which would be used to provide services to the district’s students and retain teachers and other employees.

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At Pasadena Unified, our children are learning today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our alumni return as proud parents, educators, and leaders to form a community that welcomes you.


Pasadena Unified's award-winning teachers, administrators, and staff inspire and develop critical thinkers, innovators, artists, leaders, athletes, and scholars. 


Schools in PUSD

Leaders of Tomorrow

From International Baccalaureate to Art Magnets, PUSD prepares your child to be critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and strong communicators. 



Landscape of Learning

More than 14,000 students are enrolled in PUSD, spread across 76-square miles that includes Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, and unincorporated areas of LA County.


Signature Programs

16 Signature Programs

Arts Magnets, Arts Conservatory, College & Career Academies, International Baccalaureate, STEAM, Math Academy, Environmental Studies, Computer Science, Dual Language Immersion, and more.



Ready for the World

PUSD's Dual Language Immersion and World Language programs include Spanish, Mandarin, French, and Armenian for preK - 12 grade students.



Through College and Career Academies, International Baccalaureate, Dual Language Immersion, and World Language programs, students develop into knowledgeable, caring young people who build a better world through intercultural awareness, understanding, and respect.

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Passion for the Arts

Through compelling, standards-based arts instruction in visual arts, music, dance, and drama, PreK-12 students develop the four C’s — communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

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At PUSD, you will explore, learn, achieve, and grow. You will have someone to turn to when you need help. Pasadena Unified's focus on students' social, emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing puts mental health professionals on every campus.

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Excellence drives our every move from the pool to the field, the court to the track. As a scholar-athlete, you will learn about grit and determination, confidence and sportsmanship, about community and leadership. 

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PUSD is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all employees, students, and families to grow and thrive in our journey towards diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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