Irvine High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Irvine Unified
Type Public
 Phone (949)936-7000
 Location 4321 Walnut Ave.
Irvine, CA 92604
Charter School No

Irvine High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 92nd in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Irvine High student body is predominantly Asian Pacific with a sizeable White population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific48.5%955
Native American Indian0.3%6
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.5%10
Two or more races4.3%84

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 14.9%

17.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Irvine High students are largely upper income and rank 189th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
8 out of 10

Students at Irvine High scored an average 62% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 15.3% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*70% to 74%*
Boys55% to 59%*60% to 64%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander70% to 74%*70% to 74%*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic25% to 29%*50% to 54%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White50% to 54%*70% to 74%*
With Disabilites21% to 39%*21% to 39%*
Limited English30% to 39%*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Irvine High students in 2016 was 1289.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
8 out of 10

471 out of 925 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (51%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 15% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
9 out of 10

Irvine High offers 16 AP courses. 26 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 67% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Irvine High had 418 taking AP exams with a 374 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 89% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 26% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 16

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%4
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.6%30


Irvine High
4321 Walnut Ave.
Irvine, CA

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