· While IUSD has always had high academic performance, for the past two years, under new state testing, IUSD has ranked among the highest performing school districts in California in Math and English Language Arts/Literacy, outperforming both Orange County and State score averages.
· IUSD schools have been awarded the California Distinguished Schools/Gold Ribbon designation 70 times since 1986.
· High school SAT scores consistently rank top in Orange County and in the state.
· IUSD students continue to receive top honors at the annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair, sending the most students to the state competition.
· More than half of the Youth Ensemble Pacific Symphony musicians are IUSD students (152 or of 220 musicians), more than any district in the state.
· Each year, IUSD continues to send the most students to the California National History Day Competition with several teams advancing and placing at the national competition.
· Among many accolades year after year, IUSD campuses are consistently named among the county’s best in the Orange County Register’s annual evaluation of elementary, middle and high schools.