The Brea Olinda Unified School District is in the northeast corner of Orange County, bounded on the north by the Orange County/Los Angeles County line, on the east by San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, on the west by Puente Avenue (near La Habra) and on the south by the City of Fullerton. The City of Brea encompasses roughly eleven square miles, with the school district takes in 21 square miles. The population of the community is approximately 39,870 and is composed of middle and upper-middle income families. The ethnic population is 33.5 percent minority. The community has an excellent balance of homes, business, and industry.
The District, with six elementary schools, one junior high, one high school and one continuation high school, serves approximately 6,000 students. Six schools have been designated as California Distinguished Schools, two have been named Blue Ribbon Schools. BOUSD students have won honors in county, state, and national competition, including CIF championships, Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon Tournaments. Graduating classes have earned over $4,223,910 in scholarships and awards for their academic and athletic accomplishments. More than 90% of BOHS seniors are college bound.