Niche.com has released its annual rankings of best schools districts across the nation for the 2018-19 school year. Studying data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as test scores, college data and ratings collected from Niche users, according to Niche, the best school district in Orange County is the Irvine Unified School District.
Irvine was also listed as No. 1 in the national and statewide rankings, with an overall Niche grade of A+, the district received a grade of A+ in academics, teachers, college prep. They received an A in health and safety and an A- in diversity. In the category of clubs and activities, Niche awarded the school district a C+.
Overall, 10 Orange County school districts made the top 100 in the statewide rankings and nine were among the top 100 schools in the nation. See the full list.
The city of Irvine has been named as America’s safest big city, with Irvine frequently recognized among the top school systems in California and the United States. Students within both the Irvine and Tustin Unified School Districts have access to signature programs, advanced curricula and exceptional teachers. Whether maintaining a commitment to cutting-edge technology, or offering innovative programs, these districts approach education with a keen eye for evolving knowledge.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence and is the nation’s highest level of recognition for K-12 campuses. In Irvine, more than 31 schools have been awarded either National Blue Ribbon Awards or received California Distinguished School Awards, while Tustin Unified has received eight National Blue Ribbon School honors and 37 California Distinguished School awards. To learn more about Irvine Unified School District, visit The Irvine Standard.