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School leader:  Leslie Roach
4515 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92620-2200

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  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students
  • Coed / Single gender
    Coed
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Arts
    Computer animation, Graphics...
  • World languages
    American Sign Language (ASL), French
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44 reviews

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Teacher effectiveness: Disagree
Submitted by a student · June 15, 2016
The teachers are nice for the most part. But the cirriculum is just so perfectionist and rigid (see last part) that it's silly. Making matters worse is that the math classes are like the Common Core before there was a Common Core--it makes... more

Amount of homework: Disagree
Submitted by a student · June 15, 2016
They hardly offer any APs to lower-classmen, so they have to cram alot more APs into their junior and senior schedules. Also, you have to Ace Algebra II to get into Honors Pre-Calc (and there's no regular Pre-Calc; you'll have to take an extra... more

Develops character: Strongly disagree
Submitted by a student · June 15, 2016
This is a school where you are judged by your GPA, not your character. Alot of valedictorians bully less-achieved students--and they're still popular. Everyone blindly praises high-achievers, even if they treat more average students as... more

Overall:
Submitted by a student · June 15, 2016
Ok, it's safe and clean because it's in Irvine. And the teachers are nice. But it goes downhill from there. Get ready for competition and workload that rival Singapore. This is a school of perfectionists fixated on Ivy Leagues, 4.5 GPAs,... more

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Last modified: June 15, 2016
Last modified Northwood High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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