Colton Joint Unified School District, California

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Colton Joint Unified School District
San Bernardino County, California
Colton Joint Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Jerry Almendarez
Enrollment:23,362 students
Number of schools:28
Budget: $178.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Frank A. Ibarra
Board members:7
Term length:4

Colton Joint Unified School District is a school district in California that served 23,362 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1] This district is the 58th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Colton Joint Unified School District is located in San Bernardino County, California.

Colton Joint Unified School District is located in San Bernardino County, California. The county seat of San Bernardino County is San Bernardino. San Bernardino County was home to 2,088,371 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]

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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
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[3][4]
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: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Colton Joint Unified School District is Jerry Almendarez. He was first appointed to the position in November 2010. Almendarez graduated from the Colton Joint Unified School District, earned his bachelor's degree in finance and went on to work in the accounting field for a number of years. According to Almendarez, it was his wife who convinced him to move into the education field. He earned his teaching certification and started teaching math at the middle school level. He then moved on to become a high school principal and assistant superintendent of human resources before taking the position of superintendent. Almendarez earns $180,000 annually under his contract.[6]

School board

The Colton Joint Unified School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected to four-year terms by specific geographic districts.[7]

Colton Joint Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
Patt Haro 1 2008 2016
Randall Ceniceros 1 2010 2018
Frank A. Ibarra 2 1997 2016
Pilar Tabera 2 2010 2018
Dan Flores 2 2012 2018
Joanne E. Thoring-Ojeda 3 2013 2018
Kent Taylor 3 2010 2016

School board elections

See also: Colton Joint Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Colton Joint Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even election year. Because of a vacancy on the board, the 2014 election had five seats up for election instead of four. Three seats will be up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Colton Joint Unified Board of Education does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Colton Joint Unified School District:[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
2009-2010 $157,707,455 87.5% $6,073,142 3.4% $13,346,516 7.4% $0 0% $3,124,473 1.7% $180,251,587
2010-2011 $160,530,015 86.9% $6,073,394 3.3% $15,111,421 8.2% $0 0% $3,067,591 1.7% $184,782,421
2011-2012 $153,439,844 87.1% $5,628,834 3.2% $14,805,567 8.4% $0 0% $2,254,231 1.3% $176,128,476
2012-2013 $154,772,021 86.5% $6,344,642 3.5% $15,397,941 8.6% $0 0% $2,453,138 1.4% $178,967,742
Averages: $156,612,333.75 87% $6,030,003 3% $14,665,361.25 8% $0 0% $2,724,858.25 2% $180,032,556.5

Teacher salaries

Colton Joint Unified School District employed 1,088 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[9] 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 table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Colton Joint Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Without B.A. 44,307 46,520
B.A. 50,186 67,774
B.A. + 45 50,403 72,903
B.A. + 60 50,617 81,335
B.A. + 75 52,499 90,743

Schools in Colton Joint Unified School District

Enrollment

Colton Joint Unified School District served 23,362 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 23,608 -
2010-2011 23,401 -0.88
2011-2012 23,192 -0.90
2012-2013 23,172 -0.09
2013-2014 23,362 0.81

District schools

Colton Joint Unified School District operates 28 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Colton Joint Unified School District
School Name
Abraham Lincoln Elementary
Alice Birney Elementary
Bloomington High
Colton High School
Colton Middle
Cooley Ranch Elementary
Crestmore Elementary
Gerald Smith Elementary
Grand Terrace Elementary
Grand Terrace High
Joe Baca Middle
Jurupa Vista Elementary
Mary B. Lewis Elementary
Michael D’Arcy Elementary
Paul J. Rogers Elementary
Reche Canyon Elementary
Ruth Grimes Elementary
Ruth O. Harris Middle
San Salvador Child Development Program
Slover Mountain High
Sycamore Hills Elementary
Terrace Hills Middle
Terrace View Elementary
U. S. Grant Elementary
Walt Zimmerman Elementary
Washington High
William McKinley Elementary
Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and 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 five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.[12]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 42 55
Mathematics 40 50
Science 43 59
History and Social Science 32 49

Contact information

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Colton Joint Unified School District
1212 Valencia Drive
Colton, CA 92324
Phone: (909) 580-5000
Email: Cyndie_Marksbury@cjusd.net

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