NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

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4515 PORTOLA PKWY
IRVINE, CA 92620
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Phone: 949-936-7200
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Irvine Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 21:1
  • Students/Grade: 476
  • Number Students: 1904
  • Number Teachers: 90
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5143
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Leslie Roach
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School Ratings & Reviews

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    School Reviews (45 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-03
    "I just entered Northwood this year as a new student, and I'll rate this school by making a Pro and Con chart: Pros: - The kids are extremely friendly and open to new students; I had a lunch table to sit the first day of school! - This school offers a wide variety of clubs, which is great because you get to meet a bunch of new people who share same interests with you. - The academic program is overall excellent and demanding, and there are ample Honors and AP courses offered. - The student committee often hosts events to make you feel well engaged in the community. Cons: - The class sizes are way to big; you REALLY have to stand out to get the teacher's attention. - Despite the good academic program, the amount of homework is overly excessive. It's NOT uncommon to sleep past midnight even if you don't procrastinate. - The library is disappointing. The librarians there always close it at lunch because they claim there are too many students inside, even though this is clearly false. So there's basically no quiet place where you can study, that has the AC turned on during the hot summer. The librarians are also very unfriendly. Once one of them kicked me out without addressing why."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-18
    "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, when they are really not. Back to athletics. This school is a joke athletically, all sports, especially football. The coaches think they are professional league coaches, and so do the athletes. Every now and then there are a few good athletes that come out of this school but they are definitely few and far between. There are a couple really good teachers, but the problem is the teachers are either really good or really bad. Then the academic levels. Basically every College Prep class here would be AP or Honors in any other school, and the amount of nightly homework and projects is downright ridiculous. There is also the anchors which are completely stupid, and useless. Like I said earlier, all the students here are snobby and spoiled and think they deserve everything, it's really hard to respect any of them when they don't give you the same respect, same goes for most of the teachers."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-03
    "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."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-27
    "Sierra Vista is a great school in Irvine District and the United States and California!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-17
    "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 school should really take athletic programs as seriously as their Arts or Music Programs."
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