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4515 Portola Pkwy

Irvine, CA 92620

(949) 936-7200

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,793

Students Per Teacher: 20

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46 Parent Reviews for Northwood High School

Ok, so you might have heard about how Northwood's sports "suck" or everyone here is "snobby" but the reality is that the students who write these reviews are not taking advantage of the great clubs, fine arts, academics, and sports Northwood has to offer. I am a junior and I'm in one year-round sport, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/27/15

I chose Northwood mainly because of the API scores but that was surely a BIG MISTAKE. This school doesn't know what a quality education means. For every class, all tests are multiple choice on a scantron sheet, and there are no analytical or critical thinking problems. Therefore Northwood academics is ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/04/15

Let's get this straight - it's a great school if you are fine with having some of the worst athletics in the state, okay with being considered "below average" in academics if your not in geometry as a freshman, or okay with being in a school of snobby kids who think they are so much better than you, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/18/14

I am a sophomore, and I believe the school's teachers are alright, but their class policy sucks because if you are in a classroom that has a bad teacher and class, you HAVE to stay in it for the rest of the year which to me, is a devastating effect on my grades and GPA.

Posted by a student on 02/03/14

Sierra Vista is a great school in Irvine District and the United States and California!

Posted by a student on 10/27/13

This school says their athletic programs are good, but in reality, some of the coaches in some athletic programs are really lousy and don't know how to motivate students. In particular, an athletic program which starts with a letter "c", I found the coaching to be very poor, which is pity because the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/13

Great school that offers students a full dimensional educational experience that goes far beyond academic excellence! Our son who is a freshman has grown tremendously not only in the classroom but also in the athletic field and the symphonic band. While there are couple courses that can use some better ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/08/13

No words to describe about Northwood High School Academic Performance. It is simply Astonishing and two thumbs up.

Posted by a parent on 12/27/11

I am a junior. Although the instruction and counseling are decent and the material not too challenging, the workload is overwhelming. It would easily rival (or outrival) that of Asian countries. For so much work, the test scores are still not as impressive as Uni High. Also, the honors students are arrogant ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/18/11

I'm currently a freshman at NHS, and it is the best experience I could ever ask for. I'm taking both honors and non-honors classes, but the teachers genuinely want to prepare you for a sucessful future. There are tons of clubs to choose from during lunch, and the campus is breathtaking. We have 45 minutes ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/18/11

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Test Year: 2012
Northwood High School
Irvine Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Irvine schools — Northwood High School is located at 4515 Portola Pkwy, Irvine CA 92620. 4515 Portola Pkwy is in the 92620 ZIP code in Irvine, CA The school district for Northwood High School is the Irvine Unified School District. Northwood High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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