Award Year: 2016

Tustin Memorial Academy

12712 Browning Avenue
Santa Ana, CA, 92705-3465

(714) 730-7546

Ms. Wendy Hudson, Principal at time of Nomination

Sharon Maeda, Current Principal

Magnet School

Tustin Unified School District

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All Tustin Memorial Academy students will develop a love for learning, read at/above grade level, and meet/exceed grade level standards in a scholarly environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 38%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Asian: 44%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Our school is a joyful place for us to learn!

Our school is a joyful place for us to learn!

Tustin Memorial Academy (TMA) was established in 1995 as the singular elementary magnet school in the Tustin Unified School District. Located in a residential neighborhood in the heart of North Tustin, our campus is a vital and dynamic learning center that fulfills our community's expectations for educational excellence. Crafted as a "school of choice", TMA overwhelmingly meets and surpasses the needs and desires of our community. Our tradition for academic excellence, high achievement standards, strong character programs, and philosophy of dedicated parent involvement are matchless. The result: each year more than 300 students seek admission to our school via lottery.

With twenty-two different languages represented on campus, our student body is rich with cultural diversity. As both a Fundamental and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) magnet school, our curriculum encourages all students to become inquisitive learners and collaborators while grasping a wide variety of academic skills. In our unique self-contained GATE classrooms, we provide students with differentiated instruction and foster intellectual growth by encouraging higher-order thinking skills, problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking.

The TMA name is synonymous with excellence; through dedicated collaboration with our parents and community we have created an environment that generates success. Together we strive to instill in all students the promise of Theodore Roosevelt, "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." At TMA, our worthwhile work is our steadfast commitment to shaping the students entrusted to us today into the leaders of tomorrow.