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The Irvine School System
The city of Irvine, California, is located approximately 50 miles outside of the center of Los Angeles. Irvine has a population of approximately 275,000 residents--a fraction of the 13 million-plus residents who are estimated to live within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. K-12 students enrolled at public schools within Irvine’s city limits attend schools that fall under the jurisdiction of the Irvine Unified School District, or IUSD. IUSD oversees over 30 different schools and has a total attendance of around 34,000 students. The Irvine Unified School District is among the top school districts in the United States.
Though your student may attend a school that boasts a history of notable academic performance, he or she may still encounter any number of academic hurdles. A broad selection of self-study resources are available for struggling students, but for many children, solo study just doesn’t cut it. Subject- or test-specific review workbooks, online resources, and group review courses have the potential to give your child the help he or she needs, but they all lack one vital element: personal, individual guidance. Fortunately, there’s another choice that can give your son or daughter the expertise he or she needs: personal tutoring in Irvine. One-on-one sessions give your child the kind of help that’s required to meet--or even exceed!--his or her goals in school.
In the classroom, students share the attention of their instructor. For some students, this can make it difficult to keep up when they don't understand something or to perform at their full academic potential and move to the head of the class. Here's how Irvine's busiest schools stack up in terms of student-teacher ratios:
Irvine Student-to-Teacher Ratios
Arnold O. Beckman High School has a 28 1 student-teacher ratio.
Godinez Fundamental High School has a 27 1 student-teacher ratio.
University High School has a 28 1 student-teacher ratio.
Corona Del Mar High School has a 28 1 student-teacher ratio.
El Toro High School has a 25 1 student-teacher ratio.
California State Average has a 23 1 student-teacher ratio.
Although most of Irvine’s top ten high schools have student-to-teacher ratios that exceed the state average, the majority of these schools are still within the top 100 high schools within the state of California. Only one of the top ten Irvine high schools has an Advanced Placement exam pass rate under 75 percent.
Irvine High School Rankings
|High School||Irvine Ranking||State Ranking||AP Pass Rate|
|Northwood High School||1||8||94%|
|Orange County School of the Arts||2||20||80%|
|University High School||3||22||94%|
|Corona Del Mar High School||4||26||90%|
|Woodbridge High School||5||36||88%|
|Arnold O. Beckman High School||6||38||84%|
|Irvine High School||7||54||88%|
|Laguna Beach High School||8||95||77%|
|El Toro High School||9||269||85%|
|Early College High School||10||324||33%|
Like most other students nationwide, California students are required to sit for standardized exams that evaluate their mastery of knowledge in various subjects. From third through eighth grade and once more during high school (typically in grade 11), students in Irvine must take exams under the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress system in English Language Arts and mathematics. These tests are called the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SBSA), and measure your child’s ability to use the skills and knowledge taught under the Common Core curriculum through multiple-choice and open-ended questions. The table below illustrates the performance of Irvine’s students on state assessments. These important exams give parents and colleges insight into how prepared a student is for college-level courses.
Irvine Test Scores
As senior high school students prepare for their final SBSA, many juniors and seniors are also reviewing for standardized college admissions exams, like the ACT and SAT. The wide range of knowledge necessary to earn a high score on these tests can intimidate even the strongest of students. Working with an Irvine tutor experienced in the material covered on these tests can give your student the opportunity to make progress toward his or her goal score. Students who in college can also reap the benefits of private tutoring. Irvine’s location within the Los Angeles metro area places it within easy reach of some of the nation’s most highly regarded colleges and universities.
Irvine University Rankings
|College||National Rank||Acceptance Rate|
|California Institute of Technology||10||8%|
|University of Southern California||19||17%|
|Harvey Mudd College||26||13%|
|Claremont McKenna College||34||9%|
|University of California - Los Angeles||36||18%|
|Loyola Marymount University||121||54%|
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