Best High School in California#14
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Irvine Unified|
|Location||4515 Portola Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92620
Northwood High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 14th in the best public high schools in California.
The Northwood High student body is mainly Asian Pacific with a significant White population and has high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.5%||11|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.2%||5|
|Two or more races||3.7%||80|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 3.5%
4.8% 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, Northwood High students are largely wealthy and rank 44th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California25th
Rating10 out of 10
Students at Northwood High scored an average 82% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 2.9% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||80% to 84%*||90% to 94%*|
|Boys||75% to 79%*||80% to 84%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||85% to 89%*||90% to 94%*|
|Black||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||40% to 59%*||60% to 79%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||60% to 64%*||80% to 84%*|
|With Disabilites||21% to 39%*||40% to 59%*|
|Limited English||60% to 79%*||40% to 59%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1319
The average SAT score for Northwood High students in 2016 was 1319.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT72%
Rank in California41st
Rating10 out of 10
763 out of 1,056 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (72%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 5% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate31%
AP Pass Rank in California19th
AP Pass Rate Rating10 out of 10
Northwood High offers 17 AP courses. 31 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Northwood High had 584 taking AP exams with a 554 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||95%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||31%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||12%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||18%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||24%|
|AP Courses Offered||17|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%|
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4515 Portola Pkwy.