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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Irvine High School is a top rated, public school located in Irvine, CA. It has 2,055 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Irvine High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1340
463 responses
Average ACT
31
190 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$102,418
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,645
National
$949
Median Home Value
$616,237
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 104 responses
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  • Football Games
    21%
  • Food fair
    19%
  • Pep Rallies
    18%
  • Unity week
    17%
  • Comedy Sportz
    10%
  • Vocal Concerts
    4%
  • IIFT
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,055
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,621
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,980/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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A very diverse school with tons of activities in the highly competitive city of Irvine. While other schools (such as Northwood and University) may be more on the competitive side, Irvine High is place is where all kinds of students can find a place for them to succeed. Whether in sports, academics, leadership or arts, there is an activity or club for all and supportive teachers and administration staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at IHS and would not have wanted to go to any of the other Irvine high schools. The more you get involved and the more you reach out and connect, the greater your experience will be.
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I think the classes offered at Irvine High were very advanced and challenging, which made me a better student by the end of the year. The way the teachers instructed the class was always a new and exciting experience, and I was almost never bored in any of my classes. I think there should be a lot more diversity at the school, since most of the population consists of Asians and Caucasians, but other than that I had a great senior year at this high school. The staff was always understanding and friendly with the students. I would recommend all parents to enroll their kids here if they are able. It is a wonderful learning experience!
Irvine High is such a diverse school, with so many opportunities for students to feel like they are part of a community. The education at this school is very vigorous, and the expectations are high. The ASB are extremely involved, and the amount of clubs and after school events for students to join are numerous.
This senior year, what has been most beneficial for me, is being able to attend college representative meetings along with college application assistance every week. This is especially nice for students who wouldn't get any help other than the schools.
The only thing I would change is an updated cafeteria, as lunch gets extremely crowded.