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Anaheim Union High School District, California

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Anaheim Union High School District
Anaheim, California
Anaheim Union High School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Michael Matsuda
Enrollment:31,889 students
Graduation rate:84.3%[1]
Number of schools:21
Budget: $328.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Brian O'Neal
Board members:5
Term length:4 years
Anaheim Union High School District is a school district in California that served 31,889 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 25th-largest school district by enrollment in California.

About the district

Anaheim Union High School District is located in Orange County, California

Anaheim Union High School District is located in Orange County, California. The county seat of Orange County is Santa Ana. Orange County was home to 3,114,363 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Orange County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.6 percent of Orange 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 Orange County was $75,566 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Orange County was 11.7 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Orange County (%) California (%)
White 74.1 73.5
Black or African American 2.1 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.7
Asian 19.2 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 34.2 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Orange County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 512,440 582,332
2008 549,558 579,064
2004 419,239 641,832
2000 391,819 541,299

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] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


Michael Matsuda is the superintendent of Anaheim Union High School District. He was appointed as superintendent in March 2014. Matsuda is also a member of the North Orange County Community College District board.[6] Matsuda earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California Los Angeles and his master's degree from University of Southern California. He has worked as an educator in the Anaheim Union High School District for 21 years.[7]

School board

The Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[8][9]

Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees
Member District Term Ends
Brian O'Neal At-large 2016
Annemarie Randle-Trejo At-large 2018
Anna L. Piercy At-large 2018
Katherine H. Smith At-large 2016
Al Jabbar At-large 2018

School board elections

See also: Anaheim Union High School District elections (2014)

Members of the Anaheim Union High School Board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. The general election for three seats was held on November 4, 2014, and two seats will be up for election in 2016.[8][10]

Public participation in board meetings

The board of trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings.

Provisions for permitting any individual or group to address the board concerning any item on the agenda of a special meeting, or to address the board at a regular meeting on any subject that lies within the jurisdiction, shall be as follows.

1. Five minutes may be allotted to each speaker and a maximum of twenty minutes to each subject matter.

2. No boisterous conduct shall be permitted at any board meeting. Persistence in boisterous conduct shall be grounds for summary termination, by the chair, of that person's privilege of address.

"Any person who willfully disturbs any public school or any public school meeting is guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine or not more than five hundred dollars ($500)." (Education Code 32210)

3. No oral presentation shall include charges or complaints against any employee of the board, regardless of whether or not the employee is identified in the presentation by name or by another reference which tends to identify. All charges or complaints against employees shall be submitted to the board under provisions of board policy. (cf. 91204--Complaints Concerning School Personnel)[11]

—Anaheim Union High School District's website, (2014), [12]


The table below displays the budget for Anaheim Union High School District:[13]

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
2013-2014 $244,444,974 82.3% $12,866,388 4.3% $23,344,981 7.9% $0 0% $16,295,859 5.5% $296,952,202
2014-2015 $259,277,032 79% $28,013,636 8.5% $23,932,117 7.3% $0 0% $17,022,995 5.2% $328,245,780
Averages: $251,861,003 81% $20,440,012 7% $23,638,549 8% $0 0% $16,659,427 5% $312,598,991

Teacher salaries

Anaheim Union High School District employed 1,277 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year.[14] 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 2012-2013:[15]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 47,150 85,692
B.A. + 30 50,857 89,403
B.A. + 45 or M.A. 55,181 93,721
B.A. + 60 w/M.A. or Doctorate 60,123 98,662

Schools in Anaheim Union High School District


Anaheim Union High School District served 31,889 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district decreased by 4.1 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 33,187 -
2010-2011 33,156 -0.1
2011-2012 32,704 -1.4
2012-2013 32,085 -1.9
2013-2014 31,889 -0.6

District schools

Anaheim Union High School District operates 21 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[16]

Anaheim Union High School District
School Name
Anaheim High
Ball Junior High
Brookhurst Junior High
Community Day/Alternative Education/Special Education
Cypress High
Dale Junior High
Gilbert High (Continuation)
John F. Kennedy High
Katella High
Lexington Junior High
Loara High
Magnolia High
Orangeview Junior High
Oxford Academy
Polaris High
Savanna High
South Junior High
Sycamore Junior High
Walker Junior High
Western High

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.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 52% 55%
Mathematics 35% 50%
Science 62% 59%
History - Social Science 50% 49%

Contact information

Anaheim Union High School District seal.png
Anaheim Union High School District
501 N. Crescent Way
Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: (714) 999-3511

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. 1.0 1.1 Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed November 25, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed November 25, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Orange County, California," accessed July 11, 2014
  4. Orange County Registrar of Voters, "Election Results Archive," accessed July 11, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. Nick Gerda, New, "Mike Matsuda Appointed Superintendent of Anaheim District," March 12, 2014
  7. Art Marroquin, Orange County Register, "Veteran official gets nod as Anaheim Union superintendent," March 19, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 Anaheim Union High School District, "Board of Trustees," accessed May 1, 2014
  9. Orange Union High School District, "Election Results Archives: 2012 General Election," accessed July 11, 2014
  10. Orange County Registrar of Voters, "Contest/Candidate Proof List General Election 2014," accessed August 18, 2014
  11. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  12. Anaheim Union High School District, "Meeting Conduct," accessed May 1, 2014
  13. Anaheim Union High School District, "Proposed Budget, 2014-2015," accessed December 9, 2014
  14. Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed November 25, 2014
  15. Anaheim Union High School District, "2012/2013 TEACHERS’ SALARY SCHEDULE," accessed May 1, 2014
  16. Anaheim Union High School District, "Our Schools," accessed May 1, 2014