Irvine Unified School District, California

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Irvine Unified School District
Orange County, California
Irvine Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Terry L. Walker
Enrollment:30,123 students
Graduation rate:95.5%[1]
Number of schools:41
Budget: $221.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Sharon Wallin
Board members:5
Term length:4 years

Irvine Unified School District is a school district in California that served 30,123 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 39th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Irvine Unified School District is located in Orange County, California.

Irvine Unified School District is located in Orange County, California. The county seat of Orange County is Santa Ana. Orange County was home to 3,114,363 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Orange County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.6 percent of Orange County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Orange County was $75,566 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Orange County was 11.7 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Orange County (%) California (%)
White 74.1 73.5
Black or African American 2.1 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.7
Asian 19.2 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 34.2 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Orange County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 512,440 582,332
2008 549,558 579,064
2004 419,239 641,832
2000 391,819 541,299

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]


Terry L. Walker has been the superintendent of the Irvine Unified School District since July 2011. He is the seventh superintendent in the district's history. Prior to taking the position, Walker served as the district's assistant superintendent of human resources.[6]

School board

The Irvine Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[7]

Irvine Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
Sharon Wallin At-large 2002 2018
Lauren Brooks At-large 2012 2016
Paul Bokota At-large 2012 2016
Ira Glasky At-large 2013 2018
Michael Parham At-large 2004 2016

School board elections

See also: Irvine Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Irvine Unified Board of Education are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Two seats were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.[7]

Public participation in board meetings

The Irvine Unified Board of Education does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.


The table below displays the budget for Irvine Unified School District:[8]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2009-2010 $175,214,540 84.2% $8,758,781 4.2% $18,576,563 8.9% $0 0% $5,506,301 2.6% $208,056,186
2010-2011 $178,297,701 85.3% $8,547,325 4.1% $18,182,531 8.7% $0 0% $4,102,505 2% $209,130,062
2011-2012 $187,748,168 85.6% $9,226,305 4.2% $18,447,239 8.4% $0 0% $3,964,385 1.8% $219,386,097
2012-2013 $190,770,640 86% $9,113,853 4.1% $18,033,141 8.1% $0 0% $4,027,814 1.8% $221,945,448
Averages: $183,007,762.25 85% $8,911,566 4% $18,309,868.5 9% $0 0% $4,400,251.25 2% $214,629,448.25

Teacher salaries

Irvine Unified School District employed 1,157 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[9] Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Irvine Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 49,867.00 81,808.00
B.A. + 45 50,618.00 85,678.00
B.A. + 60 51,822.00 93,332.00
B.A. + 75 54,730.00 97,157.00

Schools in Irvine Unified School District


Irvine Unified School District served 30,123 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 11.0 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 26,822 -
2010-2011 27,258 1.6
2011-2012 28,185 3.3
2012-2013 29,072 3.1
2013-2014 30,123 3.5

District schools

Irvine Unified School District operates 41 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Irvine Unified School District
School Name
Bonita Canyon
Canyon View
College Park
Cypress Village
Early Childhood Learning Center
Irvine Adult School
Irvine High School
Irvine Home School
Jeffrey Trail
Meadow Park
Northwood Elementary
Northwood Middle
Oak Creek
Plaza Vista Elementary
Plaza Vista Middle
Portola Springs
Rancho San Joaquin
San Joaquin (Independent Study)
Santiago Hills
Sierra Vista
South Lake
Stone Creek
Turtle Rock
University Park
Vista Verde Elementary
Vista Verde Middle

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 82 55
Mathematics 81 50
Science 88 59
History and Social Science 78 49

Contact information

Irvine Unified School District seal.png

Irvine Unified School District
5050 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: 949-936-5000

See also

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