The Irvine Unified School District is comprised of a community of learners, committed to the highest quality educational experience we can envision. IUSD educates a diverse student population numbering over 24,000 (K-12), in 22 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 4 comprehensive high schools, and 1 continuation high school. The district's strategic plan is driven by our mission of enabling all students to become contributing members of society, empowered with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to meet the challenges of a changing world.
IUSD has nationally recognized schools; student performance well-above state and national comparisons; and comprehensive programs in academics, the arts, and athletics. Since becoming a unified district in 1972, Irvine's neighborhood schools have been a clear reflection of the neighborhoods they serve. Open enrollment policies, on a space available basis, encourage and support parental choice. The contributions of creative site-based management teams, talented and caring teachers, involved parents, and supportive business and community leaders have, together, made a difference to a district where student achievement is the priority, where values are an integral part of the curriculum, and where a strategic plan for the future is in place.