Orange County’s Best School Districts
If you’re buying a home in Orange County, it makes sense to know which districts have the best reputation – and focus your home searching accordingly.
Here are the best school districts in Orange County, according to Niche.com:
- Irvine Unified School District
- Los Alamitos Unified School District
- Laguna Beach Unified School District
- Huntington Beach Unified School District
- Capistrano Unified School District
- Placentia – Yorba Linda Unified School District
- Fullerton Joint Union High School District
- Tustin Unified School District
- Newport Mesa Unified School District (serving Newport Beach and Costa Mesa)
- Saddleback Valley Unified School District
First, keep things in perspective. There are 977 school districts in California, according to Niche’s rankings. Nearly all the districts in Orange County were in the top 50, except for Saddleback Valley USD, which ranks #52 in the state.
Even the Orange County school districts that didn’t make Niche’s ranking of the Top Ten districts in Orange County are still sporting solid “B-“ grades, and ranking well above the median for the state of California as a whole.
Niche.com ranks schools according to a number of factors, including academics, teachers, culture and diversity, parent/student surveys on overall experience, health & safety, resources & facilities, clubs and activities, and sports. You can read more details on their ranking methodology here.
You can find a color-coded map that plots schools according to quality rankings here.
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