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Honors & Awards

Nationally Recognized

  • 㽶Ƶ۰schools have received 12 GRAMMY Signature Awards.
  • 㽶Ƶ۰schools are listed on the 2022 Best Schools in America report and ranked No. 1 district in Orange County by review site, Niche.com.
  • 2022 marks ten years of 㽶Ƶ۰being nationally recognized as a “Best Community for Music Education” by the highly regarded NAMM Foundation.
  • 㽶Ƶ۰schools have received the National Blue Ribbon Award 20 times since 1982.
  • Recognized by the state for a model School Attendance Review Board. 

A Highest Performing School District In California

  • Awarded the California Distinguished Schools/Gold Ribbon designation 83 times since 1986.
  • U.S. News and World Report placed 㽶Ƶ۰high schools in the California top 100 ranking.
  • Continuously ranks among the highest performing school districts in California in Math and English Language Arts/Literacy, outperforming both Orange County and State score averages.
  • In 2021, 㽶Ƶ۰students exceeded the state and global averages on Visual and Performing Arts and Science Advanced Placement (AP) Assessments.
  • 㽶Ƶ۰students outperformed both state and county averages on the California Science Test (CAST), placing No. 1 in California among large public school districts.
  • 98.7% completion of 2 or more college prep classes.
  • 95.4% graduation rate.
  • 83% scoring 3 or higher on AP assessments.
  • 70% of students satisfy UC/CSU requirements. 
  • In 2022, students placed in the top 25 percent of the California MathCounts competition. 
  • Seven 㽶Ƶ۰high school students received baccalaureate scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Program, which is the most of any school district in Orange County.
  • 㽶Ƶ۰students continue to receive top honors at the annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair, sending the most students to the state competition.
  • Sierra Vista Middle School’s Science Olympiad Team placed first at the 2022 state and national Science Olympiad Tournaments.
  • 㽶Ƶ۰high school Academic Decathlon teams consistently place first in the Orange County Academic Decathlon, advancing and placing among the top teams at the state competition.  Woodbridge High School’s team has placed first in the County for five out of the last six years, with University High placing first in 2021.  Both advanced and placed in the top five during the 2022 state competition.  
  • More than half of the Youth Ensemble Pacific Symphony musicians are from IUSD.
  • In 2022, 㽶Ƶ۰sent the most students to the California National History Day Competition with several teams advancing and placing at the national competition.
  • Among many accolades year after year, 㽶Ƶ۰campuses are consistently named among the county’s best in the Orange County Register’s annual evaluation of elementary, middle and high schools.

Honors and awards 2018-2021

Nationally Recognized

  • 㽶Ƶ۰high schools have been consistently ranked top in the nation by Newsweek’s “List of America’s Top High Schools."
  • Woodbridge High School was named top school for music education in the nation by the GRAMMY Foundation in 2016 and 㽶Ƶ۰was the first-ever district to have all four high schools named GRAMMY Signature Schools.
  • Named top five district in the nation for student achievement by the nonprofit Education Cities in 2016.
  • Consistently been recognized nationally as a “Best Community for Music Education” by the highly regarded NAMM Foundation.
  • 㽶Ƶ۰schools have received the National Blue Ribbon Award 20 times since 1982.

Highest Performing School District in California

  • While 㽶Ƶ۰has always had high academic performance, for the past two years, under new state testing, 㽶Ƶ۰has ranked among the highest performing school districts in California in Math and English Language Arts/Literacy, outperforming both Orange County and State score averages.
  • 㽶Ƶ۰schools have been awarded the California Distinguished Schools/Gold Ribbon designation 83 times since 1986.
  • High school SAT scores consistently rank top in Orange County and in the state.
  • 㽶Ƶ۰students continue to receive top honors at the annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair, sending the most students to the state competition.
  • More than half of the Youth Ensemble Pacific Symphony musicians are 㽶Ƶ۰students (152 or of 220 musicians), more than any district in the state.  
  • In 2016, 㽶Ƶ۰sent the most students to the California National History Day Competition with several teams advancing and placing at the national competition.
  • Among many accolades year after year, 㽶Ƶ۰campuses are consistently named among the county’s best in the Orange County Register’s annual evaluation of elementary, middle and high schools.