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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Placentia, CA. It has 25,477 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
1,523 responses
Average ACT
28
494 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
25,477
Free or Reduced Lunch
33.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,712
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,039/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$89,690
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,731
National
$949
Median Home Value
$609,400
National
$184,700

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Reviews

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It has the best learning environment with the most diversity. There are a lot over achieving students with people that care about learning. Everyone is well rounded and excited to participate in school. The majority of the students are very kind and optimistic. The community is very safe and not too big or small. The teachers teach well and their academic programs are very open to everyone. There is culinary at Yorba Linda Highschool, ED Law at Eldorado High School, IB/Valtech at Valencia Highschool, and Medicine at Esperanza.
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The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District is a friendly and supportive community. But, there are a few changes that I would like to see in my district. For example, ever since the percentage of vaping has increased among teens, restrooms have become a notorious "hiding spot" for vaping. Because of this, many students feel uncomfortable going inside restrooms. I believe schools should try informing their students about the effects of vaping instead of trying to "solve" the problem by closing the restrooms. Another change that I would like to see are the snacks in vending machines. I believe a school should also care about their student's health and not just their academic performance. How can someone expect a student to be successful if he or she doesn't have the energy to perform well? Not only that but because many students are involved in some sort of physical activity, it's crucial for them to have access to a healthy snack.
I personally had a good time attending the schools is the district. However, I myself and some people experienced some things that other people didn't experience. There were times where my close friends and their parents were not treated with respect and taken for granted. In the school program I was in during high school, they had so much bias and no one in the school administartion cared and decided to punish those who were not at fault. That is one of the reasons why I give it an average becauseit was prevailent in many schools that I knew.