Dr. Frank Donavan

The Magnolia School District is committed to educating the “whole child” with a focus on rigorous academics as well as the arts, music, and technology for all of our students. We view our parents as partners in education and we offer many opportunities for them to be involved in the education of their children. We are committed to providing a quality education to all students and ensuring that our staff members have the training and resources they need to be successful.

Superintendent's Message

It's hard to believe that we are already halfway through our second week of school. I want to take a moment to welcome you all back to the 2019/20 school year—our 125th year in providing exemplary educational programs. We are proud of our many accomplishments and our community partnerships. Thanks to all of you, our students continue to achieve at very high levels, which has resulted in our District being recognized as a Positive Outlier by the prestigious Learning Policy Institute at Stanford University. We are one of only 44 school districts in California and one of only three in Orange County to earn this recognition.

Thanks to our wonderful partnerships with organizations such as the Assistance League of Anaheim, Love Anaheim, the Anaheim Family YMCA, the Cities of Anaheim and Stanton, the Ebell Club, and the Rotary Club of Anaheim, we continue to improve and expand our resources and program options for students, families and staff. Thanks to the generous donations from our partners we are able to provide everything from school supplies to music equipment and many other items and services. Our partnership with the City of Anaheim has resulted in the expansion of our clean and green energy savings program with additional solar power and water-filling stations. We are also proud of our two electric busses that we obtained at no cost through a clean energy grant.

As we begin our 125th year we will continue our themes of Kindness, E-Ticket Experiences, Growth Mindset, and for this year we have added Equity and Access. We have always focused on enriching the lives of all of our students and our commitment to Equity and Access is long standing.

I look forward to working with all of you this year as we continue our upward trajectory of progress and innovation.

Without a doubt the Magnolia School District is truly a Great Place to Make a Difference.


Frank Donavan, Ed.D.