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Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Placentia, CA. It has 25,734 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
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1301 E Orangethorpe Ave
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 986-7000

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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
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Average SAT
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Average ACT
419 responses


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Free or Reduced Lunch
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Teachers in First/Second Year


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Expenses Per Student
$10,173/ student
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Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Reviews

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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.
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I love being part of the PYLUSD school district. I have been apart of it ever since I went to pre-school at Travis Ranch and I would not have it any other way. I have made so many memories with friends, teachers, and activities I have been apart of. I am so sad that this is my last year in school at Esperanza. I'm going to miss all the fun times I had these past 14 years. I would just like to say that all these teachers have been outstanding. All of them are willing to help you in any way possible and gives many chances to improve yourself. That's what I adore about the teachers and faculty. They have warm hearts and open arms. All the activities, academics, and extra activities are so fun to go to! The activities director always overdoes herself and goes above and beyond to assure us that we will definitely be happy when we arrive. I wouldn't imagine spending my pre-school-senior year anywhere else! Thank you PYLUSD.
Firstly, most of the money in the PYLUSD isn't being circulated equally among schools. Most of the money goes to the newer schools while the longer standing and older schools are being run down and aren't being taken care of. I'd want to see more effort put into equalizing the school district and having no favorites. I would also like to invest in remodeling some of the older schools to modernize them, because some parts of most schools are easily broken because they haven't been replaced in years. Secondly, the teachers aren't horrible, but they aren't great either. Their teaching methods are old and difficult. They should be thoughtful with how students are retaining information, and let them do things how they find is the best way for them to learn, to not have guidelines and not to tell them what is right or wrong with their techniques.