About us

Our Vision

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Working collaboratively to empower students toward their educational goals, creating the model citizens of tomorrow – today.

Our Mission

Temple City Unified School District will provide a rigorous comprehensive education in a nurturing environment that embraces the diversity of all students.

Core Values

Service | Integrity | Honor

At a glance


District Overview

The Temple City Unified School District was established as a unified school district on July 1, 1954. A six-member board with five elected to staggered, four-year terms governs the District. The Governing Board is the policy-making body; the superintendent is the chief executive officer.

The District is located in the West San Gabriel Valley, approximately five miles southeast of Pasadena and 13 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The District includes within its boundaries most of the incorporated City of Temple City, as well as small portions of San Gabriel and Arcadia, and some unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The District encompasses approximately four square miles.

The District maintains one comprehensive high school (9-12), one alternative high school (10-12), one alternative junior academy (7-9), one intermediate school, four elementary schools, and an adult education school. The population of the District's service area is approximately 35,000. The District employs approximately 390 full-time personnel and about 350 part-time staff. School districts are labor-intensive organizations. If insurance and building funds are excluded, 86% of expenditures are for salaries and employee-related benefits.

The California Education Code and both State and Federal laws regulate District programs and activities. Some programs are mandated while others are permissive. The identification of required versus optional programs provides a basis for budget priority setting. The following positions/departments report directly to the superintendent: school principals, assistant superintendent, personnel services; instructional services, and chief business official.