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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Irvine Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Irvine, CA. It has 32,251 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 30 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
5050 Barranca Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92604
Telephone
(949) 936-5000
Website

Irvine Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1350
1,451 responses
Average ACT
31
904 responses
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
32,251
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
30:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,312
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%

Finances

Total Expenses
$270,363,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,512/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%

Irvine Unified School District Reviews

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The district school in general needs upgraded facilities and new technology - the school district has enough budget to make additional improvements.
One example is Rancho Middle School; it is in great need of an upgrade. I only attended Rancho during the summer program (IPSF).
Although there are attempts to make better, food selection continues to be a weak point. Overall, IUSD is the best district by far compared to any other districts in Orange and Los Angeles counties!
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In the Irvine Unified School District you will find passionate teachers that truly want the kids to succeed. Specifically in elementary school, I remember having passionate teachers and great memories with friends and staff together out on the playground. I feel that my educational background from Irvine is very strong, especially my writing background. After peer-reading many papers at Irvine Valley College during my first year, I can say that there is a difference in quality from Irvine Unified papers to others, specifically from Northwood High School. For improvements I think that Irvine Unified is on the right track in the sense for offering unique classes for the students. I know at Northwood High there is a forensics class and a culinary class that allow students to explore different fields of study in High School.
Irvine Unified School District encourages students to try their hardest at everything and to always aim to succeed. At any school in the district, you will find a plethora of students who are extremely focused on succeeding in school. These students are definitely, without doubt, on the pathway to become the future leaders, scientists, and artists of the coming generations. On the other hand, the only flaw in the district is the lack of importance that is placed upon building good character among these students. Many students are being cornered by this idea that being the smartest in the room is more important and beneficial, than being the nicest or most understanding person in the room. Though I appreciate everything Irvine Unified School District has done for me, like everything else in life,IUSD still has its flaws.