We can also add top rated schools to that list for Irvine California. Great Schools has awarded Irvine High School with a 10 out of 10 making Irvine home to a top-rated school. Now there is, even more, to love about Irvine California for families.
There are many reasons why families love living in Irvine. There is a keen sense of community and Irvine has been named one of the safest cities in the world. Irvine High School has long been loved by locals and being recognized as a top school is nothing new to Irvine California.
What is Great Schools
Great Schools is a nonprofit organization that gives parents the information they need about schools. As the leading national association, Great Schools has perfected the way they rank schools across the country. By looking at test scores, listening to parents, pulling diversity information, and evaluating the overall environment, Great Schools ratings mean something.
The rankings aren’t just handed out to schools that perform well. Instead, every aspect of a student’s life while at the school is evaluated.
There are three major categories, each with their own subcategories that are evaluated by Great Schools including academics, equity, and environment. Great Schools looks at test scores, college readiness, and advanced course to get the ranking for academics.
The school has test scores above the state average in every category, science, math, and English. For college readiness, 97% of students from IHS go onto graduate from a 4-year college. There are also a higher number of students in advanced courses.
Great Schools looks for a diverse student base and the test scores they receive for equity. Ethnics students may have a lack of support if the score in diversity is low. Students are scoring high in test scores, with little to no gap between each ethnic group.
Low-income students are also receiving high test scores and even students with disabilities are scoring well above their state average.
The environment plays a role in Great Schools ranking system. The environment includes how diverse the student base is and how many students there are per teacher. In fact, the school has ranked high in the environment category because there are students from many different ethnic backgrounds.
Having a diverse student base is nothing new in California, but several students per teacher is impressive. While there are 26 students per teacher, there are 465 students per counselor. The state average for students per counselor is 830 and per teacher is 22.
The school also has more teachers with 3 or more years of experience. 96% of teachers have three or more years of experience while the state average is only 91%.
These rankings make Varsity Driving Academy proud to serve the students of IHS. Varsity Driving Academy makes learning easy by offering both online and in-class learning options for students. In fact, we feel that by letting students make their own schedule, they don’t need to stress out about getting from school to Varsity Driving Academy.
There’s more time to focus on getting into that 4-year college they’ll be attending in a couple of years. Varsity Driving Academy can better prepare students for the bright future they have in front of them.