IUSD at 40: Eastshore Elementary School arrives just in time for the ’80s


Our latest trip in the virtual time-traveling Delorean takes us back to the construction of Eastshore Elementary School, which opened in 1980.

This image comes courtesy of the Irvine Historical Society, which we found tucked away next to the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course. President Gail Daniels was kind enough to show us around and let us thumb through scores of cataloged photos of IUSD schools, including some that predate the district itself. Daniels said many of the shots were taken by the Irvine World News and later passed on to the historical society, and we hope to publish more in future posts.

Do you have an old photo of the Irvine Unified School District you’d like to share? Send it to ianhanigan@iusd.org, along with some basic caption information, including names, dates and locations. We may publish it on the NewsFlash as part of our IUSD at 40 project. Images from IUSD’s first four decades will be posted on Thursdays.