Irvine Schools Ranked The Overall Best In Orange County

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Irvine schools are the overall best in the Orange County area, according to Niche's 2022 rankings.

Irvine Unified School District shined in categories related to academics, diversity, college prep, teachers and sports, but struggled in categories like resources and facilities, clubs, and food.

The 2022 Niche rankings considered multiple factors and data from the U.S. Department of Education for a comprehensive look at a district. This year's analysis considered state testing scores, SAT and ACT testing scores, racial and economic diversity, surveys of student and parent experiences, athletic opportunities, and more.

The most heavily weighted category was academics, accounting for 50 percent of a school's score. Irvine Unified School District did well in the academic category with 77 percent of students proficient in reading and 73 percent proficient in math.

The average SAT score for Irvine students was 1360 and the ACT was 31, placing students at schools like UCLA, UCI and UC San Diego.

The district also had an average graduation rate of 96 percent and a student-teacher ratio of 27 to one.

See the full rankings on Niche.

Category: Education News, Education Excellence, Irvine, IUSD, Orange County