Among the Imperial Valley's larger school districts, students in the Imperial Unified School District consistently have had the highest scores on standardized tests in recent years.
Some might say, with some validity, that the district has had a huge influx of middle-class and upper middle-class residents in recent years in Imperial's new subdivisions and such residents are in socio-economic groups in which their children often excel on standardized tests.
We would argue that the district also has a concerned school board, good administrators and teachers and involved parents. All those lead to success in a school district.
And you can't argue with success. Imperial students are doing well, the district has a new elementary school up and functioning wonderfully and district officials are looking to the future by adding higher levels of classes and considering the needs of a growing community. Many people are moving to Imperial largely for the schools, and that can't be said about many other communities in the Valley.