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School Openings History

Tustin Unified School District

School-by-School Openings

Name of School / Grades

Year

Location

Acres

Origin of Name

Tustin High School
9-12

1921
Rebuilt 1956

1171 El Camino Real
Tustin

29

Originally named Tustin Union High School because it served five elementary districts

Tustin Memorial Academy
K-5

1956

12712 Browning Ave.
North Tustin

9.35

Formerly Tustin Memorial School; named in memory of former Tustin students killed in WWII and Korea

Guin Foss ES
K-5

1957
Closed 1978
Reopened 1997

18492 Vanderlip Ave.
North Tustin

9.02

Originally Vanderlip Ave. School; renamed in memory of district nurse

Loma Vista ES
K-5

1957

13822 Prospect Ave.
North Tustin

10.94

Means "View of the Hills" in Spanish

Benjamin F. Beswick ES
K-5

1958
Closed 1982
Reopened 1986

1362 Mitchell Ave.
Tustin

9.5

Beswick was principal and superintendent, 1916-23

Columbus Tustin MS
6-8

1959

17952 Beneta Way
Tustin

21.85

Tustin's founder

Barbara Benson ES
K-5

1960
Closed 1978
Reopened 1992

12712 Elizabeth Way
Tustin

10.63

Originally Sycamore School; renamed for trustee in 1992.

(1967-92)
(Barbara Benson 1919-2004)

Red Hill ES
K-5

1962
Closed 1982
Rebuilt/Opened 2001

11911 Red Hill Ave.
North Tustin

9.56

Street on which located and historical landmark

C.E. Utt MS
6-8

1962
Closed 1978
Reopened 1994

13601 Browning Ave.
Tustin

20.64

Utt was a prominent Tustin pioneer

Marjorie Veeh ES
K-5

1963

1701 San Juan St.
Tustin

9.5

Originally San Juan School; renamed for former teacher, principal, associate superintendent, 1945-75. (Marjorie Veeh 1918-2007)

Foothill HS
9-12

1963

19251 Dodge Ave.
North Tustin

37

Its location at the base of Lemon Heights and Cowan Heights

Helen Estock ES
K-5

1964

14741 North B St.
Tustin

12.47

Estock was an eighth grade history teacher, 1940-61.

Arroyo ES
K-5

1965

11112 Coronel Rd.
North Tustin

8.83

Its location nestled in the hills

C.C. Lambert ES
K-5

1965 / Closed 1978
Reopened 1996
Closed 2016

1151 San Juan St.
Tustin

10

Lambert was the original owner of the site

W.R. Nelson ES
K-5

1965

14392 Browning Ave.
Tustin

9.98

Nelson was superintendent of the elementary school district,
(1946-66)

Hewes MS
6-8

1966

13232 Hewes Ave.
North Tustin

20

Street name honored pioneer David Hewes, original owner of the property

Robert P. Heideman ES
K-5

1969
Renovated 1991

15571 Williams St.
Tustin

8.7

Heideman was a teacher and principal,
1956-67

Jeane Thorman ES
K-5


A.G. Currie MS
6-8

1972

1402 Sycamore St.
Tustin

35.33

Thorman was secretary to supt.,

1945-65.

Currie was principal, District Business Manager,

1954-74.

Hillview HS
9-12

1975

1151 San Juan St.
Tustin

10.2

Formerly Los Cerritos School; renamed Hillview in 1975 for its location; Los Cerritos means "The Hills" in Spanish

Tustin Ranch ES
K-5

1995

12950 Robinson Dr.
Tustin

10

First school built in the Tustin Ranch development

Peters Canyon ES
K-5

1997

26740 Peters Cyn.,
Tustin

10

Located in the Tustin Ranch development

Pioneer MS
6-8

1999

2700 Pioneer Rd.
Tustin

20

Located in the Tustin Ranch development

Ladera ES
K-5

2001

2515 Rawlings Way
Tustin

10

Means "Hillside" in Spanish; located in
the Tustin Ranch development

Myford ES
K-5

2001

3181 Trevino Dr.
Irvine

9

Located in West Irvine near Myford Road

Hicks Canyon ES
Grades K-4

2004

3817 Viewpark
Irvine

15

Name comes from the nearby regional park and nature trail. Hicks Canyon was named after James Coleman Hickey, a local stablekeeper who raised bees in the canyon area during the late 1800's.

Arnold O. Beckman HS
9-12

2004

3588 Bryan Ave.
Irvine

40

Named for world-renowned inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

Orchard Hills School
Grades 5-8

2010

11555 Culver Dr.
Irvine


Located in the Orchard Hills development.

Heritage ES
K-5

2016

15400 Lansdowne Rd., Tustin


Tustin Legacy (former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station)