RealSAVI Number For Irvine Unified School District

Orange County 2008 API High School Index Average Price Per Sq Ft RealSavi Number Average Price Per Sq Ft RealSavi Number
Irvine School District   Feb-09 Feb-09 Mar-09 Mar-09
Irvine 848  $ 319.34 2.66  $ 353.55 2.40
Northwood 874  $ 308.56 2.83  $ 374.57 2.33
University 897  $ 459.18 1.95  $ 379.23 2.37
Woodbridge 844  $ 332.33 2.54  None sold   

THE REALSAVI NUMBER IS DERIVED BY TAKING THE HIGH SCHOOL’S CURRENT “API” (”ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX”), WHICH IS FOR 2008, AND DIVIDING IT BY THE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES (”BY $/SQUARE FOOT’), THEREFORE PRODUCING OUR REALSAVI TM INDEX WHICH REPRESENTS A “SCHOOL-VALUE ADDED” VALUE FOR HOMES SELLING IN THAT HIGH SCHOOL’S DISTRICT AREA.

 

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RealSAVI Number For Irvine Unified School District High Schools

School District / High School 2008 API High School Index Average Price Per Sq Ft  Real Savi  Average Price Per Sq Ft Real Savi
 
                                                                                        Jan 09                   Feb 09
           
Irvine Unified School District              
Irvine      848 325.74   2.60 319.34   2.66
Northwood      874 336.32   2.60 308.56   2.83
University      897 409.38   2.19 459.18   1.95
Woodbridge      844 335.58   2.52 332.33   2.54
IRVINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT’S FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS ARE RANKED HERE ACCORDING TO OUR NEW ”REALSAVI” NUMBER. THE NUMBER IS DERIVED BY TAKING THE HIGH SCHOOL’S CURRENT “API” (”ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX”), WHICH IS FOR 2008, AND DIVIDING IT BY THE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES (”BY $/SQUARE FOOT’), THEREFORE PRODUCING OUR REALSAVI TM INDEX WHICH REPRESENTS A “SCHOOL-VALUE ADDED” VALUE FOR HOMES SELLING IN THAT HIGH SCHOOL’S DISTRICT AREA.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) And The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) To Present 24th Annual Donald Bren Honors Concert On Tuesday, April 28 At Renee And Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Donald Bren Honors Concert

The 2009 Donald Bren Honors Concert will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the stunning Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This event WILL sell out early. Tickets will be on sale March 1. Please irvinepublicschoolsfoundationcheck this site at that time for information about how to order tickets and promotional items, and to advertise in our Commemorative Print Program.

VIP Premium Tickets- on sale March 1
General Admission Tickets – on sale March 15

http://www.ipsf.net/index.asp?id=46

 

Irvine Public Schools Foundation Receives Matching Contributions By The City Of Irvine In Drive To Support Class Size Reduction, After-School Classes, And Grants To Teachers Through “Innovative Teaching Awards Program”

irvinepublicschoolsfoundationThe ongoing state budget crisis is putting our schools, and our children’s education, at risk. This crisis has forced our school district to cut $12.5 million from its budget. These cuts affect every student.
With a rapidly growing student population and an unreliable revenue stream, gone are the days when we could count on the state to foot the entire bill for our world-class schools. It is becoming increasingly clear that our lack of funding goes beyond a temporary crisis – this is our new reality, evidenced by years of growing class sizes, reductions in funding for fine arts, health services, and after-school programs.

The State of California will NOT fix this financial crisis. The IUSD School Board and administration have done an outstanding job to keep the cuts away from the classroom, but there remains a significant need for funds. Because we value excellence in education, we must do all we can to support the quality education we expect for our children. IPSF recognizes that there will never be adequate public funding to provide the dynamic education that our students deserve, and that the fate our world class schools rests solely in our hands.

Now is the ideal time to support IPSF! During this campaign, your contribution will be doubled by the City of Irvine, which has generously pledged a dollar-for-dollar match!

Your tax-deductible donation will help provide

Class size support: to reduce the impact of larger classes in our schools

After-school and summer enrichment classes, and enhanced writing programs

Support for additional nurses and health clerks

The Great Body Shop health curriculum

Grants to teachers in the classroom through the Innovative Teaching Awards Program

Remember – every dollar you contribute will be matched by the City of Irvine. Any amount you can give will get us closer to our goal.

Time is short – give a gift to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation today.

Irvine 92604 Is Home To Irvine High School, #5 Ranked High School In Orange County, Located In Greentree Community

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API = 848

Irvine High School (Irvine, CA 92604) opened in 1976 in a mostly residential neighborhood opposite the Greentree community. Being one of four comprehensive high schools in the Irvine Unified School District, it currently supports a student enrollment of 2050.

It was named a California Distinguished School by the State Board of Education and received the highest award for Excellence in Education from the U. S. Department of Education.

Additionally, in 1994, the Accrediting Commission for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges awarded Irvine High a full six-year term of accreditation under the Pursuing Excellence format.

Classrooms are housed in single-story buildings with indoor hallways, and all buildings converge on an outdoor quad area in the center of campus. Irvine High also earned the highest score for school environment and culture among the Register’s Top 10-ranked schools and fourth highest overall.

Administrators and teachers credit a targeted intervention strategy that emphasizes personal ethics and the development of well-rounded citizens.

This recipe for success is emblazoned on a painted mural inside the school’s practice gym that reads, “Integrity, Honesty, Social responsibility,” creating the acronym IHS – not coincidently the school’s initials.

“It’s a very accepting, gentle school,” Principal Monica Colunga said as she watched students walk through campus on a recent school day. “You set the tone right away in the ninth grade – we have certain expectations founded in our values, and the students rise to the occasion.”

The strategy ensures a majority of students on the campus take ownership of their educational experience. So many of the students have been molded around a model of tolerance and respect, in fact, that students from rougher schools who transfer here are typically transformed themselves, Colunga said.

Added 15-year-old freshman Min’ka Lewis: “It’s easier to get along with different varieties of people here. You feel safe and comfortable – everyone cares about you.”

Every student at the school is paired with a faculty mentor who stays with the student all four years.

During 10-minute homeroom periods three days a week, students meet with their mentors to discuss everything from their course loads to problems at home. The mentors also meet with the students’ parents each year during a mandatory conference.

“Our students really trust us because they feel they have a teacher who’s their friend, not giving them a grade,” said social science teacher Terry Griffin, who has been at the school for 29 years. “Students don’t have as many opportunities to fall through the cracks. We know their families, and they have an intimate relationship with us.”

Because classes are challenging, Irvine High has worked hard to offer as many diversions as possible. The school operates on a complex “blended block” schedule that allows students to enroll in eight classes each semester, not including zero period. Some classes meet daily; others meet every other day. The schedule gives many students ample time to participate in performing arts and athletics, Colunga said.

 

(Excerpts from OC Register)

 

Irvine 92612 Has "University High School", Orange County’s #3 Rated High School

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2008 API = 897
University High (Irvine, CA 92612) is a comprehensive high school in Orange County, California with an enrollment of 2,476 students. The school’s 55 acre campus is in close proximity to several institutions of higher learning, including the University of California, Irvine, Concordia University and Chapman University.
It is in the Irvine Unified School District.
It’s the oldest and most highly regarded of Irvine’s four public high schools, and it consistently earns its reputation through award-winning academic competition teams, dozens of National Merit Finalists each year, and top-notch arts and music programs.
In addition, University High School is the home of the Orange County Deaf and Hard of Hearing program with an enrollment of 103 students who fully participate in the school’s academic, athletic and activities programs. Ninety-six percent of University High School graduates enter post-secondary educational programs
 
University is not a magnet school or a charter school; in fact, virtually all students live within its attendance boundaries, and the only way for a student at another Irvine Unified school to transfer into the school is if a University student transfers out.

The school consists of a collection of one-story, tan-brick buildings spread out across 55 grassy acres in a mostly residential enclave of Irvine’s Turtle Rock community. The school’s motto is “Unity through diversity” – reflecting its multicultural student body and its role as host to a county program for about 115 deaf and hearing-impaired students.

The concentration of academically talented students has created a highly competitive environment.

“There are so many intelligent kids in your class that the teacher can’t give everyone an A, so it’s about striving for the good grade,” said 17-year-old senior Jacob Choi, who will attend Vanderbilt University this fall. “But the competition definitely causes you to strive for excellence – it’s not a negative environment.”

While the school’s curriculum is designed to appeal to all students, including those less academically inclined, tremendous resources have been invested into helping the best and brightest excel, Principal John Pehrson said.

Classes are taught at a higher intellectual level than average, and teachers are encouraged to constantly find ways to challenge their top students.

“My teachers are able to go way beyond the standards and have really engaging activities and discussions in class,” Pehrson said. “It’s a cycle – the kids allow the teachers to go deeper, and the teacher trains the kids to be better thinkers. It gets to the point where there’s no limit to what the kids can learn and do.”

The competitive environment also encourages average and struggling students to achieve at higher levels