Compton Unified School District, California

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Compton Unified High School District
Compton, CA
Compton Unified seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Darin Brawley
Enrollment:24,781
Graduation rate:57%
Number of schools:40
Budget: $226.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Micah Ali
Board members:7
Term length:4

The Compton Unified School District is a school district in California that is based in Compton, California in Los Angeles County. It currently serves 10,163 students in 17 schools.

About the district

Location

Compton map.png
Compton Unified School District is located in the Southcentral Los Angeles County, California in Compton, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 96,455 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Azusa (%) California (%)
White 25.9 57.6
Black or African American 32.9 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 0.3 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.7 0.4
Two or More Races 3.4 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 65.0 37.6

Demographics

Compton 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 Compton was $43,311 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 7.0% of Compton 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 Compton was 24.9% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 757.7% of Compton residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% 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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Superintendent

Darin Brawley is the current Superintendent of Compton Unified School District. He was appointed to the position in September 2012. Prior to serving the Compton Unified School District, he served as the Superintendent of the Adelanto Elementary School District.

School board

Current school board members include:[5]

Compton Unified School Board
Member Board Position Term Ends
Micah Ali President 2015
Satra D. Zurita Vice President 2017
Charlie Davis Clerk 2017
Skyy D. Fisher Member 2015
Mae Thomas Member 2017
Margie Garrett Legislative Representative 2017
Emma Sharif Member 2015

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Compton Unified School District:[6]

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 $200,335,429 73% $19,686,612 7.2% $36,753,789 13.4% $0 0% $17,733,662 6.5% $274,509,491
2010-2011 $179,283,820 71.5% $18,565,494 7.4% $38,611,767 15.4% $0 0% $14,382,813 5.7% $250,843,893
2011-2012 $179,991,915 75.4% $12,110,030 5.1% $37,107,121 15.6% $0 0% $9,377,010 3.9% $238,586,076
2012-2013 $172,973,548 76.2% $7,462,346 3.3% $38,483,282 17% $0 0% $8,030,159 3.5% $226,949,335
Averages: $183,146,178 74% $14,456,120.5 6% $37,738,989.75 15% $0 0% $12,380,911 5% $247,722,198.75

Teacher salaries

The Compton Unified School District employs approximately 1,092 teachers. Below is the salary schedule for teachers for the 2008-2009 school year.[7]

CPS FY2012-2013 Salary Scheduled
Step BA B.A. +15 B.A. +30 B.A. +45 or MA B.A. +60 or MA +15 B.A. +75 or MA +30 B.A. +75 and/or MA +30
1 $46,677 $46,677 $47,727 $48,802 $49,898 $51,020 $52,172
2 $48,195 $48,195 $49,279 $50,388 $51,522 $52,680 $53,866
3 $49,759 $49,759 $50,881 $52,024 $53,195 $54,393 $55,617
4 $51,378 $51,378 $52,534 $53,716 $54,924 $56,159 $57,424
5 $53,047 $53,047 $54,241 $55,462 $56,711 $57,986 $59,288
6 $54,771 $54,771 $56,005 $57,264 $58,552 $59,870 $61,216
7 $56,551 $56,551 $57,825 $59,125 $60,456 $61,818 $63,207
8 $58,390 $58,390 $59,703 $61,048 $62,421 $63,824 $65,261
9 $60,288 $60,288 $61,643 $63,030 $64,448 $65,899 $67,383
10 $62,247 $62,247 $63,648 $65,080 $66,543 $68,041 $69,571
11 $62,247 $62,247 $65,715 $67,194 $68,706 $70,252 $71,833
12 $62,247 $62,247 $67,851 $69,377 $70,939 $72,537 $74,167
13 $62,247 $62,247 $70,055 $71,633 $73,245 $74,892 $76,578
14 $73,960 $75,626 $77,327 $79,066
16 $78,083 $79,840 $81,636
19 $80,621 $82,434 $84,289
22 $80,621 $82,434 $84,289
25 $87,028

District schools

Compton Unified School District operates 40 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[8]

Compton Unified School District
Name
Anderson Elementary
Bunche Middle
Bursch Elementary
Carver Elementary
Centennial High
Cesar Chavez Continuation High
Clinton, William Jefferson
Compton Community Day High
Compton Community Day Middle
Compton High
Davis Middle
Dickison Elementary
Dominguez High
Emerson Elementary
Enterprise Middle
Foster Elementary
Harriet Tubman High
Jefferson Elementary
Kelly Elementary
Laurel Street Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Longfellow Elementary
Martin Luther King Elementary
Mayo Elementary
McKinley Elementary
Ralph Bunche Elementary
Robert F. Kennedy Elementary
Ronald E. McNair Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary
Roosevelt Middle
Rosecrans Elementary
Thurgood Marshall
Tibby Elementary
Vanguard Learning Center
Walton Middle
Washington Elementary
Whaley Middle
Willowbrook Middle

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.[9]

STAR- ABC Unified School District - Percent of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced[10]

Compton Unified School District Proficient/Advanced Percentage
Subject District percentage State average
English-Language Arts 36% 54%
Mathematics 38% 50%
Science 39% 57%
History - Social Science 24% 48%

Issues

Racial profiling lawsuit

On May 13, 2013 a group of students and parents filed a federal lawsuit against Compton Unified School District, alleging school police used excessive force and racially profiled Latino students and parents. The suit also alleges school police deliberately targeted Catarino Garcia and notified immigration officials resulting in Garcia's deportation after Garcia went to the school police station to file a complaint against an officer. Another plaintiff, Raquel Espinoza, alleges excessive force and that she was targeted for being a parent activist after she and her son were arrested outside Compton High School after an alleged fight involving her son. A bystander Victor Lopez filmed the incident with his iPod and had his nose broke, was pepper-sprayed, and arrested on charges of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.[11]

Lack of Latino representation

Latino's make up the majority of Compton residents and 78.8% of the student body, yet the Compton Unified School District School Board has no Latino member on the board. Several suits have resulted from this lack of representation alleging a violation of the Voter's Rights Act. A 2010 lawsuit alleged that the at-large elections system dilutes the voting power of Latino residents.[12]

Contact information

Compton Unified seal.jpg
Compton Unified School District
501 S. Santa Fe
Compton, CA 90221
310-639-4321
District website

Website evaluation

The Compton school district website contains links to the school board members[13], board meeting agendas and minutes[14], some financial information[15] and the school accountability report cards. (SARCs)[16]

See also

External links

References