Bonita Unified School District, California

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Bonita Unified High School District
San Dimas, CA
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District Profile
Superintendent:Gary Rapkin, PhD
Enrollment:9,870
Graduation rate:93.5%
Number of schools:14
Budget: $74.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Chuck Coyne
Board members:5
Term length:4

The Bonita Unified School District is a school district in California that is based in San Dimas, California in Los Angeles County. It currently serves 9,870 students in 14 schools.

About the district

Location

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Bonita Unified School District is located in the Southeast Los Angeles County, California in San Dimas, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 33,371 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race San Dimas (%) California (%)
White 72.0 57.6
Black or African American 3.2 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 10.5 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.4
Two or More Races 4.9 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 31.4 37.6

Demographics

San Dimas outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree. The median household income in San Dimas was $74,610 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 31.9% of San Dimas 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 San Dimas was 6.7% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 76.2% of San Dimas residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 92.3% 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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[4]

Superintendent

Gary Rapkin is the current Superintendent of Bonita Unified School District. Rapkin earned his Ph.D. in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Santa Barbara. Rapkin has served in this position since 2007. He had previously served as an Assistant Superintendent in the Glendale Unified School District and as Superintendent of the Mountain View School District.[5]

School Board

Current school board members include:[6]

Bonita Unified School Board
Member Board Position Term Ends
Chuck Coyne President 2017
Patti Latourelle Vice President 2017
Diane Koach Member 2015
Jim Elliot Member 2015
Glenn Creiman Member 2015

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Bonita Unified School District.[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
2010-2011 $58,886,781 79.3% $2,579,147 3.5% $10,184,883 13.7% $373,626 0.5% $2,280,477 3.1% $74,304,914
2011-2012 $59,111,637 79.6% $2,602,134 3.5% $10,396,847 14% $5,397 0% $2,129,181 2.9% $74,245,191
Averages: $58,999,209 79% $2,590,640.5 3% $10,290,865 14% $189,511.5 0% $2,204,829 3% $74,275,052.5

Teacher salaries

The Bonita Unified School District employs approximately 500 teachers. Below is the salary schedule for teachers in the AEA agreement.[8]

BUSD FY2012-2013 Salary Scheduled
Years EXP BA B.A. +15 B.A. +30 B.A. +45 B.A. +60 B.A. +60/MA
1 $45,123 $45,123 $45,123 $45,353 $45,353 $45,353
2 $45,123 $45,123 $45,123 $47,496 $50,653 $50,653
3 $45,123 $45,123 $46,391 $49,650 $52,784 $55,606
4 $45,123 $45,181 $48,393 $51,805 $54,949 $57,864
5 $45,123 $47,011 $50,375 $53,935 $56,262 $60,098
6 $45,526 $48,463 $52,391 $56,101 $59,246 $62,356
7 $47,242 $50,722 $54,397 $58,244 $61,377 $64,615
8 $49,362 $52,577 $56,389 $60,386 $63,532 $66,871
9 $49,362 $54,420 $58,382 $62,529 $65,674 $69,130
10 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $64,683 $67,817 $71,388
11 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $69,982 $73,644
12 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $72,124 $75,868
13 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $73,197 $77,009
14 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $74,302 $78,172
15 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $75,420 $79,336
16 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $76,537 $80,546
17 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $77,689 $81,743
18 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $78,852 $82,976
19 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $80,038 $84,208
20 $49,362 $54,420 $60,386 $66,826 $81,238 $85,476

District schools

Azusa Unified School District operates 17 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Bonita Unified School District
Name
Allen Avenue Elementary
Arma J. Shull Elementary
Bonita High
Chaparral High (Continuation)
Fred Ekstrand Elementary
Gladstone Elementary
Grace Miller Elementary
J. Marion Roynon Elementary
La Verne Heights Elementary
Lone Hill Middle
Oak Mesa Elementary
Ramona Middle
San Dimas High
Vista (Alternative)

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- ABC Unified School District - Percent of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced[11]

Bonita Unified School District Proficient/Advanced Percentage
Subject District percentage State average
English-Language Arts 70% 54%
Mathematics 63% 50%
Science 81% 57%
History - Social Science 65% 48%

Contact information

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Bonita Unified School District
115 W. Allen Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773
909-971-8200


Website evaluation

The Bonita school district website contains links to the school board members[12], board meeting agendas and minutes[13], the bond oversight committee and their meeting agendas and minutes[14], budget reports[15], and the school accountability report cards (SARCs)[16].

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