Principal's Message

Principal's Message


It is with great excitement that I begin my first year as the principal of Hill Elementary School. I have been with the Garden Grove Unified School District for the past 14 years in the role of  teacher, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) and most recently as an Assistant Principal at Eisenhower Elementary. Hill Elementary is a great school with a dedicated staff, motivated scholars, and supportive parents and families.

We are excited to welcome back our students for the 2019-20 school year. Last year we saw huge growth on our state standardized tests (SBAC) for students in grades 3-6. We also saw an increase in the performance of our English Learners and Special Education students. We look forward to building on these successes this year.

The relationship between school, family and community is so important for a successful school experience for children. We offer many activities and committees that we hope you join in on.  We would like to thank the many dedicated and supportive parents and community members who have donated their time to the school. Please encourage others to do the same!

Beginning the first Friday in October we will host our monthly Flag Deck ceremony on the blacktop at 8:35 am. We also hope you will join us for our Back to School Night, Chuck E Cheese nights, Star Night, musical play, Open House, the annual International Night, and many other events happening on campus.  I encourage parents and family members to get involved by joining the PTA, English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), or School Site Council (SSC). Please add the GGUSD app to your phone or check the website for upcoming important dates.

I look forward to our future work together and getting to know each and every one of you. Please call the school office for any assistance. 714-663-6561

Go Hounds!



Mr. Toby Vares




Bus Schedule


Hazard and Ontario         8:17 A.M.

Titus and Jennrich            8:21 A.M.

Jennrich and Moran         8:12 A.M.

Oasis and Glitter              8:14 A.M.

Oasis and Bedford           8:15 A.M.

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday       8:35 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Wednesday                                                 8:35 A.M. - 2:10 P.M.