Thanks for contacting us here on Trulia and congratulations on your decision to move to Irvine.
Irvine has some of the highest ranked elementary schools in the state. The best ranked elementary school by API score is Turtle Rock Elementary School, but all of the elementary schools in Irvine are all great!
Please see these links for more info:
I grew up in Irvine and attended Irvine schools myself from elementary through high school so I am very familiar with the area and the school system. I just helped a family from China purchase a property in Quail Hill, and their most important criteria was also the best education for their child.
I would be happy to help guide you through your home search. Feel free to contact me directly at (310) 717-1321 or JamieTian@RodeoRE.com with more information regarding your budget and search criteria and I will forward you a list of properties that are currently available, and set up viewings for any you are interested in.
Think about how close you want to be to schools so when your kids are in middle and high, do you want them walking home?
Make sure YOU personally verify the attendance lines. Go to IUSD's website and double check that the home you want to buy is in the zone for the schools you want, including middle and hs. You could be one street away from a high school but have to travel 4-5 miles to another hs because of the attendance line. Do you reply on realtors, you must check yourself. The attendance can change so it is up to you to verify.
Best of luck to you and your family and welcome to Irvine!
I know you will love Irvine for the wonderful family amenities it offers as well as the school district.
If you would like more information on the specific villiages of Irvine, please feel free to contact me at:
or call direct to 949-337-3356
Here's a great resource for school information:
First and foremost, thank you for posting a question here at trulia. Please click on the following link to view all schools in Irvine: http://www.greatschools.org/california/irvine/
If I can further assist you, please feel free to contact me. I am here to help you.
Star Real Estate South County
Harrison K. Long, Realtor and broker associate, Coldwell Banker Previews - Irvine and Newport Beach, CA.
CA BRE 01410855
If you need a resource to help you find homes for sale or rent, you can set up your own account on http://www.coastalhomeseekers.listingbook.com You will get direct access to the multiple listing service and be provided with up-to-date information about homes vs. relying on the out-dated information you often find on other real estate sites.
Hope that helps!
I've helped several families relocate to Irvine specifically for the schools and the overall family-friendly atmosphere. If you need any further assistance, please let me know.
Joe Van Fossen
Keller Williams Realty