Alvord Unified School District, California

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Alvord Unified School District
Riverside, California
Alvord Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Sid Salazar
Graduation rate:78.2%[1]
Number of schools:23
Budget: $142.2 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Greg Kraft
Board members:5
Term length:4
Alvord Unified School District is a school district in California that served 19,634 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the 78th-largest school district by enrollment in California with an operating budget of $142.2 million for the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

About the district

Alvord Unified School District is located in Riverside County, California.

Alvord Unified School District is located in Riverside County, California. The county seat of Riverside County is Riverside. Riverside County is home to 2,292,507 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Riverside County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.5 percent of Riverside County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Riverside County was $57,096 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Riverside County was 15.6 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Riverside County (%) California (%)
White 80.8 73.7
Black or African American 7.0 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.9 1.7
Asian 6.6 13.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.3 3.6
Hispanic or Latino 46.5 38.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Riverside County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 329,063 318,127
2008 325,017 310,041
2004 228,806 322,473
2000 202,614 232,029

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5]


Sid Salazar is the superintendent of Alvord Unified School District. He has served in this position since July 2013. Salazar previously served as an assistant superintendent of San Diego Unified School District. From 1992 to 2008 he served as a principal in the Sweetwater Union High School District. Salazar earned his bachelor's degree from San Diego State University-California State University.[6][7]

School board

The Alvord Unified School District Board of Education is composed of five members elected at-large serving four-year terms. The district is transitioning to by district elections in November 2014.[8][9]

Alvord Unified School District Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Greg Kraft At-large 2014
Ben Johnson II At-large 2016
Carolyn M. Wilson At-large 2016
José Luis Pérez At-large 2014
Art Kaspereen Jr. At-large 2014

School board elections

See also: Alvord Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Alvord Unified School Board are elected to four-year terms. The general election for three seats will be held on November 4, 2014. Two seats were up for election in 2011, and two seats will be up for election in 2016. The district is transitioning to by-district elections in 2014.[9]

Public participation in board meetings

The Alvord Unified School District does not have published guidelines covering public participation in their policy manual.


The Alvord Unified School District's budget is published on the Education Data Partnership's website.[2]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2009-2010 $124,634,886 84.3% $6,342,515 4.3% $16,838,033 11.4% $0 0% $(905) 0% $147,814,528
2010-2011 $123,005,150 83.8% $7,107,850 4.8% $16,510,758 11.3% $0 0% $134,759 0.1% $146,758,516
2011-2012 $121,345,169 85.3% $4,394,185 3.1% $16,489,285 11.6% $0 0% $(44,257) 0% $142,184,382
Averages: $122,995,068.33 84% $5,948,183.33 4% $16,612,692 11% $0 0% $59,973.67 0% $145,585,808.67

Teacher salaries

Alvord Unified School District employed 760 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year.[1] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the California Teachers Association for 2013-2014:[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 45,436 45,436
B.A. + Credential 49,524 71,519
B.A. + 45 or M.A. 52,843 80,303
B.A. + 60 w/M.A. 55,345 94,204
B.A. + 75 w/M.A. 58,107 98,921

Schools in Alvord Unified School District


Alvord Unified School District served 19,634 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Alvord Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Alvord Unified School District operates 23 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Alvord Unified School District
School Name
Alvord Community Adult School
Alvord High School
Arlanza Elementary School
Arizona Middle School
Collett Elementary School
Foothill Elementary School
Hillcrest High School
La Granada Elementary School
La Sierra High School
Lake Hills Elementary School
Loma Vista Middle School
McAuliffe Elementary School
Myra Linn Elementary School
Norte Vista High School
Orrenmaa Elementary School
Phillip M. Stokoe Elementary School
Promenade Elementary School
Rosemary Kennedy Elementary School
Terrace Elementary School
Twinhill Elementary School
Valley View Elementary School
Villegas Middle School
Wells Middle School

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades two through 11. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11, and history-social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are four benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency on STAR; below basic, basic, proficient and advanced. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students.[12]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 49% 55%
Mathematics 44% 50%
Science 53% 59%
History - Social Science 46% 49%

Contact information

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Alvord Unified School District
10365 Keller Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505
Phone: (951) 509-5030

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