Antioch Unified School District, California

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Antioch Unified School District
Antioch, California
Antioch Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Donald Gill
Enrollment:18,523 students
Graduation rate:77.8%[1]
Number of schools:28
Budget: $157.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Joy Motts
Board members:5
Term length:4 years
Antioch Unified School District is a school district in California that served 18,523 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 86th-largest school district by enrollment in California.

About the district

Antioch Unified School District is located in Contra Costa County, California.

Antioch Unified School District is located in Contra Costa County, California. The county seat of Contra Costa County is Martinez. Contra Costa County was home to 1,094,205 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Contra Costa County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 38.6 percent of Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County was $78,187 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Contra Costa County was 10.2 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Contra Costa County (%) California (%)
White 67.9 73.5
Black or African American 9.6 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.7
Asian 15.9 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.5
Two or more race 5.0 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 24.9 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Contra Costa County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 290,824 136,517
2008 306,983 136,436
2004 257,254 150,608
2000 224,338 141,373

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.


Don Gill is the superintendent of Antioch Unified School District. Gill joined the district in 2008 as the director of curriculum and instruction and began serving as superintendent in August 2009.[6]

School board

The Antioch Unified School District Board of Trustees is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[7]

Antioch Unified School District Board of Trustees
Member District Term Ends
Walter Ruehlig At-large 2018
Debra Vinson At-large 2018
Barbara Cowan At-large 2016
Diane Gibson-Gray At-large 2016
Claire Smith At-large 2016

School board elections

See also: Antioch Unified School District elections (2014)

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


The table below displays the budget for Antioch Unified School District:[9][10]

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 $123,295,583 77.5% $10,274,597 6.5% $25,402,108 16% $0 0% $171,400 0.1% $159,143,688
2014-2015 $128,192,375 81.5% $4,409,988 2.8% $23,658,142 15% $0 0% $937,985 0.6% $157,198,490
Averages: $125,743,979 79% $7,342,292.5 5% $24,530,125 16% $0 0% $554,692.5 0% $158,171,089

Teacher salaries

Antioch Unified School District employed 866 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year.[11] 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 the 2013-2014 school year:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 37,016 50,234
B.A. + 15 38,974 54,672
B.A. + 30 42,834 63,395
B.A. + 45 43,119 73,428
B.A. + 60 47,491 76,668
B.A. + 75 58,579 79,376
B.A. + 90 68,137 82,528

Schools in Antioch Unified School District


Antioch Unified School District served 18,523 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district decreased by 2.6 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 19,007 -
2010-2011 19,081 0.4
2011-2012 18,872 -1.1
2012-2013 18,852 -0.1
2013-2014 18,523 -1.8

District schools

Antioch Unified School District operates 28 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Antioch Unified School District
School Name
Antioch Charter Academy
Antioch High
Antioch Middle
Belshaw Elementary
Bidwell High
Black Diamond Middle
Dallas Ranch Middle
Deer Valley
Carmen Dragon Elementary
Diablo Vista Elementary
Dozier-Libbey Medical High
Fremont Elementary
Grant Elementary
Jack London Elementary
Kimball Elementary
Live Oak High
Lone Tree Elementary
Marsh Elementary
Mission Elementary
Muir Elementary
Orchard Park
Park Middle
Prospects High
R.A.A.M.P. Charter Academy
Sutter Elementary
Turner Elementary

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 2-11. 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.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 46% 55%
Mathematics 39% 50%
Science 46% 59%
History - Social Science 40% 49%

Contact information

Antioch Unified School District seal.jpg
Antioch Unified School District
510 G Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Phone: (925) 779-7500

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