Apple Valley Unified School District, California

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Apple Valley Unified School District
Apple Valley, California
Apple Valley Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Thomas Hoegerman
Enrollment:14,701
Graduation rate:79.5%[1]
Number of schools:15
Budget: $104.7 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Lisa Lawrence
Board members:5
Term length:4
Apple Valley Unified School District is a school district in California that served 14,701 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the 107th-largest school district by enrollment in California and had an operating budget of $104.7 million for the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

About the district

Apple Valley Unified School District is located in San Bernardino County, California.

Apple Valley Unified School District is located in San Bernardino County, California. The county seat of San Bernardino County is San Bernardino. San Bernardino County is home to 2,088,371 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

San Bernardino County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.6 percent of San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County was $54,750 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Bernardino County was 17.6 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race San Bernardino County (%) California (%)
White 77.5 73.5
Black or African American 9.5 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.0 1.7
Asian 7.1 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5 0.5
Two or more race 3.4 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 51.1 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, San Bernardino County[4][5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 305,109 262,358
2008 315,720 277,408
2004 227,789 289,306
2000 214,749 221,757

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.[6]

Superintendent

Thomas Hoegerman is the superintendent of Apple Valley Unified School District. He has served in this position since July 2010. Hoegerman began his career as a teacher in 1982 and joined the Apple Valley Unified School District as a teacher at Yucca Loma Elementary School in 1989. Hoegerman has served the district in other roles as well, including research and assessment coordinator, director of curriculum and technology, director of educational services and assistant superintendent of administrative services.[7]

School board

The Apple Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees is composed of five members elected at-large serving four-year terms.[8]

Apple Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees
Member District Term Ends
Lisa Lawrence At-large 2014
Wilson F. So At-large 2014
Richard L. Sauers At-large 2014
Donna Davis At-large 2016
Dennis K. Bender At-large 2016

School board elections

See also: Apple Valley Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Apple Valley Unified School Board are elected to four-year terms. The general election for three seats will be held on November 4, 2014.[9] Two seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Apple Valley Unified School District does not publish guidelines covering public participation in their policy manual.

Budget

Apple Valley Unified School District publishes its annual budget on its 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
2011-2012 $78,975,409 75.4% $0 0% $23,266,305 22.2% $2,062,284 2% $371,825 0.4% $104,675,823
Averages: $78,975,409 75% $0 0% $23,266,305 22% $2,062,284 2% $371,825 0% $104,675,823

Teacher salaries

Apple Valley Unified School District employed 591 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 40,800 46,985
B.A. + 30 41,922 63,428
B.A. + 45 43,133 75,319
B.A. + 70 or M.A. + 15 45,018 89,638

Schools in Apple Valley Unified School District

Enrollment

Apple Valley Unified School District served 14,701 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Apple Valley Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Apple Valley Unified School District operates 15 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Apple Valley Unified School District
School Name
Academy for Academic Excellence
Apple Valley High
Desert Knolls Elementary
Granite Hills High
High Desert Premier Academy
Mariana Academy
Phoenix Academy
Rancho Verde Elementary
Rio Vista Elementary
Sandia Elementary
Sitting Bull Academy
Sycamore Rocks Elementary
Vanguard Preparatory
Willow Park High
Yucca Loma 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 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 54% 55%
Mathematics 44% 50%
Science 59% 59%
History - Social Science 48% 49%

Contact information

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Apple Valley Unified School District
12555 Navajo Road
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Phone: (760) 247-8001

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