Anaheim: Education and Research
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Anaheim is served by the Anaheim City School District, which operates the elementary schools, and the Anaheim Union High School District, which oversees the junior high and high schools. The city is noted for excellent schools offering a full array of learning programs from basic curriculum instruction to college preparation, athletics, and special education.
The following is a summary of data regarding Anaheim City and Anaheim Union High school districts, as of the 2002-2003 school year.
Total enrollment: 53,713
Number of facilities
elementary schools: 23
junior high/middle schools: 8
senior high schools: 13
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5:1 (elementary school); 24.5:1 (junior high and high school)
Teacher salaries (Union High School District, 2004)
Funding per pupil, 2000-2001: $5,975 (Anaheim City); $6,681 (Anaheim Union)
Public Schools Information: Anaheim City School District, 1001 South East Street, Anaheim, CA 92805-5749; telephone (714)517-7500; Anaheim Union High School District, 501 Crescent Way, Anaheim, CA, 92803-3520; telephone (714)999-3511
Colleges and Universities
Although there are no colleges in the city of Anaheim proper, Orange County is the home of the following four-year institutions located with 30 minutes of Anaheim: California State University at Fullerton, Chapman University, and University of California at Irvine.
Libraries and Research Centers
The Anaheim Public Library holds about 460,530 volumes, and nearly 11,000 audio and video materials. The library's special collections include the Anaheim History Collection. The library is comprised of a central library, four branches—Haskett (closed for reconstruction and scheduled to reopen in 2006), Euclid, Sunkist, and Canyon Hills—and one bookmobile. Other Anaheim libraries consist of those of local hospitals and companies, including Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, Western Medical Center Hospital, and Boeing Co. The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace is in Yorba Linda, a 15-minute drive from Anaheim.
The Anaheim Research Center, founded in 2002, conducts psychiatric and medical research.
Public Library Information: Anaheim Public Library, 500 West Broadway, Anaheim CA 92805; telephone (714)765-1880
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