Ceres Unified School District, California

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Ceres Unified High School District
Ceres, CA
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District Profile
Superintendent:Scott Siegel, Ed.D.
Enrollment:12,491
Graduation rate:83.5%
Number of schools:20
Budget: $127.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Mike Welsh
Board members:7
Term length:4

The Ceres Unified School District is a school district in California that is based in Ceres, California in Stanislaus County. It currently serves 12,491 students in 20 schools.

About the district

Location

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Ceres Unified School District is located in Stanislaus County, California in Ceres, California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 45,190 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Ceres (%) California (%)
White 57.7 57.6
Black or African American 2.6 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.0
Asian 6.8 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.8 0.4
Two or More Races 5.5 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 56.0 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 92,788 40.02
Republican 90,002 38.82
Green 698 0.30
Libertarian 1,144 0.49
American Independent 6,442 2.78
Peace and Freedom 682 0.29
Unaffiliated 37,663 16.24
Other 2,437 1.05

Demographics

Ceres underperforms 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 Ceres was $48,550 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 9.2% of Ceres 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 Ceres was 18.6% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 67.4% of Ceres residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 92.3% in California.[4]

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.[5]

Superintendent

Scott Siegel, Ed.D is the current Superintendent of Ceres Unified School District. He has served in this role since July 1, 2010. Prior to serving as Superintendent, Siegel was an assistant superintendent of business services and as a teacher, principal, and assistant principal. Siegel earned his Bachelor's degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.[6]

School board

Current board of trustees include:[7]

Ceres Unified Board of Trustees
Member Board Position Term Ends
Mike Welsh President 2017
Betty Davis Clerk 2017
Valli Wigt Member 2017
Lourdes Perez Member 2017
Teresa Guerrero Member 2015
Faye Lane Member 2015
Jim Kinard Member 2015

Budget

Ceres Unified School District published its annual budget on the California Ed Data website.[8]

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 $74,249,585 58.4% $4,225,613 3.3% $9,106,615 7.2% $3,662,132 2.9% $35,796,598 28.2% $127,040,543
2011-2012 $74,423,393 52.9% $3,646,439 2.6% $9,070,268 6.5% $3,900,672 2.8% $49,581,603 35.3% $140,622,375
Averages: $74,336,489 56% $3,936,026 3% $9,088,441.5 7% $3,781,402 3% $42,689,100.5 32% $133,831,459

Teacher salaries

The Ceres Unified School District employs approximately 556 teachers. Below is the salary schedule for certificated teachers.[9]

CUSD FY2013-2014 Salary Scheduled
Years EXP BA +24 BA +36 BA +36+MA BA +48 BA +48+MA BA +60 BA +60+MA BA +72 BA +72+MA
1 $43,762 $46,513 $47,913
2 $44,382 $47,136 $48,536 $50,076 $51,477
3 $45,189 $47,944 $49,345 $50,886 $52,286 $54,022 $55,423
4 $46,192 $48,943 $50,343 $51,888 $53,289 $55,022 $56,423 $58,346 $59,747
5 $47,381 $50,135 $51,536 $53,078 $54,478 $56,215 $57,616 $59,538 $60,939
6 $48,762 $51,514 $52,915 $54,460 $55,861 $57,594 $58,995 $60,918 $62,319
7 $50,335 $53,086 $54,487 $56,030 $57,432 $59,167 $60,568 $62,490 $63,891
8 $52,095 $54,851 $56,252 $57,795 $59,196 $60,929 $62,330 $64,258 $65,659
9 $54,048 $56,804 $58,205 $59,747 $61,147 $62,883 $64,284 $66,208 $67,608
10 $58,948 $60,348 $61,891 $63,292 $65,026 $66,426 $68,353 $69,754
11 $61,281 $62,682 $64,223 $65,622 $67,362 $68,763 $70,687 $72,087
12 $66,751 $68,153 $69,885 $71,286 $73,209 $74,610
13 $72,599 $74,000 $75,926 $77,327
14 $78,833 $80,234
17 $81,986 $83,387
20 $82,774 $84,175
23 $83,563 $84,964
26 $84,351 $85,752
29 $85,138 $86,539
32 $85,928 $87,328

District schools

Ceres Unified School District operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Azusa Unified School District
Name
Argus High
Aspire Summit Charter Academy
Blaker-Kinser Junior High
Carroll Fowler Elementary
Caswell Elementary
Central Valley High
Ceres High
Cesar Chavez Junior High
Don Pedro Elementary
Endeavor Alternative
Joel J. Hidahl Elementary
La Rosa Elementary
M. Robert Adkison Elementary
Mae Hensley Junior High
Samuel Vaughn Elementary
Sinclear Elementary
Virginia Parks Elementary
Walter White Elementary
Westport Elementary
Whitmore Charter High

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.[11]

STAR- ABC Unified School District - Percent of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced[12]

Ceres Unified School District Proficient/Advanced Percentage
Subject District percentage State average
English-Language Arts 53% 54%
Mathematics 45% 50%
Science 53% 57%
History - Social Science 47% 48%

Contact information

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2503 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307
209-556-1500

Website evaluation

The Ceres school district website contains links to the school board members and their latest meeting agenda[13].

See also

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