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A+
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 2,031 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
4321 Walnut Ave.
Irvine, CA 92604
Telephone
(949) 936-7000
Website

Irvine High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1330
358 responses
Average ACT
30
146 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$93,823
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,997
National
$949
Median Home Value
$718,800
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
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  • Football Games
    22%
  • Pep Rallies
    21%
  • Food fair
    19%
  • Unity week
    18%
  • Comedy Sportz
    9%
  • IIFT
    3%
  • Multicultural festival
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,031
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,312
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,512/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Irvine High School Reviews

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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!
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IHS offers a generally friendly environment. However, I have no idea why certain teachers have kept their jobs as long as they have, as they clearly hate their jobs and despise those they consider as "children"--some of us do act like they belong in elementary school, but this is grossly unfair to everyone else. That said, most of the teachers I have had the pleasure of working with were admirable, and a few significantly exceeded my expectations.
Lunch tables can only accommodate ~15% of all students; everyone else gets to sit on the floors, and many of the staff lack the courtesy to allow students to eat in most of the buildings. So you're probably going to end up sitting on concrete, leaning against a stone wall for lunch all year. The food sucks too.
Maybe the school is poor, but they still can't afford intercom speakers that don't translate words into incomprehensible static.
Irvine high is a school with spirit and involvement. We are a school that wants to bring change to the community. Students are exposed to rigorous academic courses to prepare us students for college while still maintaining a balance between extracurricular activities and social life. Irvine high, as an IUSD school puts the safety of students to the highest regard and have open forums for students and faculty to discuss and bring change to improve our school even more.