Learn about Brea

Brea is a city in Orange County, California. It is bordered by unincorporated Orange County and Los Angeles County to the north and east, La Habra to the west, Fullerton to the southwest, Placentia to the south, and Yorba Linda to the southeast.

The city began as a center of crude oil production, was later propelled by citrus production, and is now an important retail center because of the large Brea Mall and the recently redeveloped Brea Downtown. Brea is also known for its extensive public art program which began in 1975 and continues today with over 140 artworks in the collection placed and located throughout the city. Sunset magazine named Brea one of the five best suburbs to live in the Western United States in early 2006.

The city is served by the Brea Olinda Unified School District which operates six elementary schools, one junior high school (Brea Junior High School), one high school (Brea Olinda High School) and one continuation high school. Local schools have won several awards. Brea Olinda High School and Olinda Elementary School have been named Blue Ribbon Schools. Additionally, Arovista Elementary, Country Hills Elementary, Fanning Elementary, Mariposa Elementary, Olinda Elementary, Brea Junior High and Brea Olinda High schools have been named California Distinguished Schools. Laurel Elementary received a Title I Academic Achievement Award.


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4 Arovista Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4 Olinda Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
3 Laurel Elementary Magnet School Of Innovation And Career Exploration Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4 Brea Country Hills Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 William E. Fanning Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Mariposa Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Brea Junior High School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 Brea-Olinda High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Brea Canyon High (Continuation) School 10th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St. Angela Merici Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Montessori Of Brea Inc. Preschool - 1St Grade Private/Charter
N/A Heights Christian Schools - Brea Friends Campus Preschool - 4th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Christ Lutheran School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.