Exceptional Schools within the Villages of Irvine Earn Top Marks in Academics

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Award-Winning Schools Found Within the Villages of Irvine Continue to Attract Families Who Place High Quality Education at the Top of Their Homeshopping "Must Have" List

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Students enrolled in IUSD's high schools are offered challenging curricular programs and extensive college preparatory course work to ensure they're prepared to be successful at whatever pursuits they choose beyond their high school years.

According to the last reporting period, all 32 schools in the Irvine Unified School District scored above the state API test score standard of 800, the schools that serve the Villages of Irvine community continue to express their commitment to quality education.

The District's highest average score of 891 topped all of the other school districts in Orange County. Irvine students consistently lead Orange County in SAT test scores, and more than 90 percent of Irvine Unified School District high school graduates attend college.

"High quality education is an important element of living in Irvine," said Tom Veal, vice president of Residential Land Sales and Marketing for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. "Superb educational opportunities, combined with other unique amenities such as abundant open space and a safe environment, make the decision to live in Irvine an easy choice for people."

Four Irvine Unified School District high schools rank in the top five percent of schools in the nation for preparing students for college, and a recent U.S. News and World Report named Irvine's University High School among the nation's top 100 high schools.

"We are extremely proud to offer excellent elementary, middle and high schools that consistently rank among the nation's best," said IUSD Superintendent of Schools Gwen Gross. "Students enrolled in IUSD's high schools are offered challenging curricular programs and extensive college preparatory course work to ensure they're prepared to be successful at whatever pursuits they choose beyond their high school years."

Irvine also provides excellent higher education opportunities. Home to the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Concordia University, Irvine Valley College and a number of satellite graduate programs for several California Universities, Irvine residents can receive a high quality education right in their hometown.

These excellent higher education opportunities have received accolades as well. UCI recently ranked as the 44th best university and the 13th best public university in the United States in U.S. News and World Report's 2008 listing of America's Best Colleges. In addition, UCI tied for the fifth best of all University of California schools in the same report.

For more information about the high quality education in the Irvine Unified School District or other excellent higher education opportunities in Irvine visit http://www.villagesofIrvine.com.

About The Irvine Company
The Irvine Company is a privately held, 140-year-old real estate planning, development and investment company best known for the Villages of Irvine, the balanced, sustainable communities it has planned and created in Orange County, Calif.

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