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Irvine Schools Rank Among Best in County and State

Irvine Unified Schools Continue to Rank Among Best in County, State

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell today released the 2007-2008 Accountability Progress Report (APR), which provides educators and parents with important data about student progress in their schools. Once again, schools in the Irvine Unified School District ranked among the best in Orange County, and the State of California.

All four of Irvine’s high schools ranked among the six best in Orange County in Highest Average SAT Scores. University High ranked third in the county and tenth in the state with an average SAT score of 1861, followed by Northwood High (1762), Woodbridge High (1721) and Irvine High (1714). Among the top 500 schools in California, Northwood ranked 27th, Woodbridge ranked 40th and Irvine ranked 43rd in SAT scores.

Irvine schools also dominated the rankings of the schools with the Highest API Scores in Orange County. Turtle Rock Elementary ranked second in the county with a score of 968, and Bonita Canyon Elementary ranked third with a 966 score. Irvine schools claimed five of the top nine, and 23 of the top 58, best API scores in the county. The API is a numeric index that ranges from a low of 200 to a high of 1000, with a statewide target of 800. The state’s median score was 760; Orange County’s was 807. Last year, the county median was 794. Overall this year, Irvine Unified schools posted 29 of the top 95 API scores in the county, ranging from 968 to 892.