88 out of 10GreatSchools

Irvington High School

Fremont, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 2294


Irvington High School
41800 Blacow Road
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 656-5711
Irvington High School is located in Fremont, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Of course it's a pretty good school. Leans strongly towards the competitive side, especially if you take honors/AP classes in math and science. Student community is supportive and hardworking but succumbs to Machiavellian competition (unsurprisingly). Most teachers are above-average bureaucrats. Some are amazing and really motivate students to learn, whereas others really turn everyone off with egotistical behavior and insane tests. Irvington honestly has a well-earned reputation in the community, but it's causing some complacency, especially in competitive mindset.
I went to Irvington High School. Got accepted to USC, UCLA, and UC Berkely. Now graduating from one of these colleges and a got a job in Management Consulting (before graduating) at one of the largest private companies in the US. Irvington High School prepared me for college and prepared me to be succssful.
Irvington is a good school if you can 'figure out the system and hack it'. The environment at Irvington is very success driven. Many students feel pressured to take advanced classes as many of those who don't are often put down. You can easily pass a class if you can cheat and memorize information well. Most of the students I know who graduated with excelling grades cheated on a majority of their assignments. Some of the students bribe the TA to give them a good score. For this one AP class, I know most students look up the test questions online prior to taking it and the teacher knows. Most of the kids in non-honors classes don't study and the teachers don't try as hard to teach them. The school is split between good students being in honors and average to bad students being in non-honors. If you are in a non-honors class the teacher won't teach as well and if it's honors then the teacher's are too difficult. The teachers are very hit or miss with most being pretty bad. I'm just going to say most of the student body suffer from mental health and the school does not offer much support despite all the surveys and speaker they don't attempt to change. They conduct surveys say that shows that the majority of the student body is depressed and stressed and they don't make a single change which baffles me. It is an okay school but there are better.
I hope Irvington High School steps up in their approach to help students who are struggling in school and dealing with their mental health + extra curriculum. It pains me to see other students suffer through the same things as me and receive no help whatsoever from the office and vice principals.
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