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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
1,526 responses
Average ACT
31
938 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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Irvine Unified School District is a very inclusive district for people of all types. It promotes education in a competitive environment that encourage students to do the best they can. IUSD is also a very safe learning environment which makes students feel comfortable while learning. Teachers in this district are also very nurturing and make sure that their students understand what is being taught in class, and if the students do not understand, then the teachers make sure to help in whatever way they can. IUSD provides many resources for students such as counseling for college readiness and preparation for college through a college career center. Due to the many resources and opportunities that IUSD can provide for students, IUSD is a great district.
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.