Antelope Valley Union High School District, California

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Antelope Valley Union High School District
Lancaster, CA
Antelope Valley Seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. David J. Vierra
Enrollment:24,816
Graduation rate:87%
Number of schools:14
Budget: $197.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Barbara Willibrand
Board members:5
Term length:4

The Antelope Valley Union High School District is a school district in California that is based in Lancaster, California. It currently serves 24,816 students in 14 schools.

About the district

Location

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Antelope Valley Union High School District is located in the Northern Los Angeles County, California in Lancaster, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 159,055 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Lancaster (%) California (%)
White 49.6 57.6
Black or African American 20.5 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.0
Asian 4.3 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.4
Two or More Races 5.4 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 38.0 37.6

Demographics

Lancaster underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree. It has the same percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma as the rest of the state of California. The median household income in Lancaster was $52,290 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 16.5% of Lancaster residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.2% in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Lancaster was 20.2% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 80.8% of Lancaster residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[3]

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[4]

Superintendent

Dr. David J. Vierra is the current Superintendent for Antelope Valley Union High School District. He has served in the school district for over 25 years and has been an educator since 1981.[5]

School board

Current school board trustees include:[6]

Name Term Expires Board Position
Dana F. Coleman 2017 President
Jill McGrady 2015 President
Barbara Willibrand 2017 Board Clerk
Donita J. Winn 2015 Vice President
R. Michael Dutton 2017 Member

Budget

The Antelope Valley Union High School District's budget is published on the Education Data Partnership's website.[7]

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 $164,149,217 85.4% $6,092,755 3.2% $18,787,089 9.8% $0 0% $3,281,852 1.7% $192,310,912
2010-2011 $163,689,145 85.5% $4,830,696 2.5% $19,976,306 10.4% $0 0% $2,883,746 1.5% $191,379,894
2011-2012 $167,141,768 84.8% $5,310,003 2.7% $20,974,344 10.6% $0 0% $3,741,022 1.9% $197,167,137
Averages: $164,993,376.67 85% $5,411,151.33 3% $19,912,579.67 10% $0 0% $3,302,206.67 2% $193,619,314.33

Teacher salaries

Antelope Valley Union High School District employs 868 certificated teachers. The following is the salary schedule for teachers based for the 2011-2012 school year.[8]

AVUHSD FY11-12 Salary Schedule
Step Bachelor's Bachelor's +15 Bachelor's +30 Bachelor's +45/Master's Bachelor's +60/Master's Bachelor's +75/Master's
1 $42,841 $45,839 $56,551 $56,984 $57,408 $57,838
2 $45,415 $48,411 $56,619 $57,052 $57,476 $60,408
3 $47,983 $50,980 $56,686 $57,119 $59,980 $62,977
4 $50,553 $53,553 $56,754 $59,550 $62,551 $65,546
5 $53,123 $56,124 $59,122 $62,120 $65,121 $68,119
6 $53,123 $58,691 $61,692 $64,692 $67,692 $70,690
7 $53,123 $61,263 $64,263 $67,263 $70,259 $73,259
8 $53,123 $63,833 $66,834 $69,833 $72,830 $75,833
9 $53,123 $63,833 $69,407 $72,403 $75,400 $78,399
10 $53,123 $63,833 $71,977 $74,974 $77,974 $80,972
11 $53,123 $63,833 $71,977 $77,546 $80,544 $83,542
12 $53,123 $63,833 $71,977 $80,114 $83,114 $86,111
13 $53,123 $63,833 $71,977 $82,686 $85,686 $88,681
14 $53,123 $63,833 $71,977 $82,686 $85,686 $88,681
15 $53,123 $63,833 $71,977 $82,686 $85,686 $88,681
16 $53,123 $63,833 $71,977 $82,686 $85,686 $88,681
17 $53,123 $63,833 $71,977 $82,686 $85,686 $91,793
18 $53,123 $63,833 $75,086 $85,799 $88,792 $91,793
19 $53,123 $63,833 $75,086 $85,799 $88,792 $91,793
20 $53,123 $63,833 $75,086 $85,799 $88,792 $91,793
21 $53,123 $63,833 $75,086 $85,799 $88,792 $94,902
22 $53,123 $63,833 $75,086 $85,799 $88,792 $94,902
23 $53,123 $63,833 $78,196 $88,908 $91,905 $94,902
24 $53,123 $63,833 $78,196 $88,908 $91,905 $94,902
25 $53,123 $63,833 $78,196 $88,908 $91,905 $98,012
26 $53,123 $63,833 $78,196 $88,908 $91,905 $98,012
27 $53,123 $63,833 $78,196 $88,908 $95,015 $98,012
28 $53,123 $63,833 $81,308 $92,017 $95,015 $98,012
29 $53,123 $63,833 $81,308 $92,017 $95,015 $101,122
30 $53,123 $63,833 $81,308 $92,017 $95,015 $101,122
31 $53,123 $63,833 $81,308 $92,017 $98,125 $101,122
32 $53,123 $63,833 $81,308 $92,017 $98,125 $101,122
33 $53,123 $63,833 $84,418 $95,129 $98,125 $104,234
34 $53,123 $63,833 $84,418 $95,129 $98,125 $104,234
35 $53,123 $63,833 $84,418 $95,129 $101,235 $104,234
36 $53,123 $63,833 $84,418 $95,129 $101,235 $104,234
37 $53,123 $63,833 $84,418 $95,129 $101,235 $107,361
38 $53,123 $63,833 $87,527 $98,238 $101,235 $107,361

District schools

Antelope Valley Union High School District operates 14 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Antelope Valley Union High School District
Name
Antelope Valley High
Desert Pathways
Desert Sands Charter
Desert Winds Continuation High
Eastside High
Highland High
Lancaster High
Littlerock High
Palmdale High
Phoenix High Community Day
Quartz Hill High
R. Rex Parris High
SOAR High (Students On Academic Rise)
William J. (Pete) Knight 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 eleven. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades 2-11, science in grades 5 and 8-11, and history-social science in grades 8, 10, and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency on STAR. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students.[10]

STAR- Antelope Valley Union High School District - Percent of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced[11]

Subject District State
English-Language Arts 40% 54%
Mathematics 15% 50%
Science 38% 57%
History - Social Science 32% 48%

Issues

Underperforming charter school

In 2011, the California Charter School Association (CCSA) recommended ten charter schools not have their charters renewed by their individual school districts. The Los Angeles County Online High School under the authorization of Antelope Valley Union High School District was included in this list. In order to meet the CCSA's Minimum Criteria for Renewal a charter school must have been in operation for a minimum of four years and meet on of the following:[12]

  • Academic Performance Index (API) score of at least 700 in most recent year
  • 3-year cumulative API growth of at least 50 points (2010-11 growth + 2009-10 growth + 2008-09 growth)
  • Within range of or exceeding predicted performance based on similar student populations statewide, for at least two out of the last three years, based on CCSA's metric, the Similar Students Measure.

Despite these recommendations, the Los Angeles County Online High School remains in operation.

Website evaluation

The Antelope Valley Union High School District website contains links to the school board members[13], meeting agendas[14], minutes[15], highlights[16] and budget information[17].

Contact information

Antelope Valley Seal.jpg
Antelope Valley Union High School District
44811 N. Sierra Hwy
Lancaster, CA 93534
661-948-7655
District website

See also

External links

References

  1. US Census Bureau, "Lancaster, California Quick Facts" accessed August 29, 2013
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Census1
  3. US Census Bureau, "Baldwin Park, California Quick Facts" accessed August 23, 2013
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. Antelope Valley Union High School District, "Superintendent's Message" accessed August 29, 2013
  6. Antelope Valley Union High School District, "Board of Trustees" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Education Data Partnership, "Antelope Valley Union High School District," accessed November 26, 2013
  8. Antelope Valley Union High School District, "AVUHSD AVTA Bargaining Unit Agreement and Salary Schedule" accessed August 29, 2013
  9. Antelope Valley Union High School District, "All AVUHSD Schools (on one page)" accessed August 29, 2013
  10. California Ed-Data, "Student Performance - 2011 Baldwin Park Unified School District" accessed August 29, 2013
  11. California Ed-Data, "Student Performance - 2011 Antelope Valley Union High School District" accessed August 29, 2013
  12. California Charter School Association, "CCSA Calls for the Non-Renewal of 10 Charter Schools as a Result of Academic Underperformance" accessed August 29, 2013
  13. Antelope Valley High School Board of Trustees
  14. Antelope Valley High School meeting agendas(not updated)
  15. Antelope Valley High School meeting minutes(not updated)
  16. Antelope Valley High School meeting highlights
  17. Antelope Valley High School budget