Cupertino Union School District, California

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Cupertino Union School District
Cupertino, California
Cupertino Union School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Wendy Gudalewicz
Number of schools:25
Budget: $248.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Ben Liao
Board members:5
Term length:4
Cupertino Union School District is a school district in California that served 19,035 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the 87th-largest school district by enrollment in California and has an operating budget of $248.4 million for the 2014-2015 school year.[2]

About the district

Cupertino Union School District is located in Santa Clara County, California.

Cupertino Union School District is located in Santa Clara County, California. The county seat is San Jose. Santa Clara County was home to 1,862,041 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Santa Clara County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 46 percent of Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara County was $90,747 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Santa Clara County was 9.7 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Santa Clara County (%) California (%)
White 57.2 73.5
Black or African American 2.9 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.7
Asian 34.1 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5 0.5
Two or more race 4.0 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 26.8 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Santa Clara County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 450,818 174,843
2008 462,241 190,039
2004 386,100 209,094
2000 332,490 188,750

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]


Wendy Gudalewicz is the superintendent of Cupertino Union School District. She has served in this position since July 2012. Gudalewicz began her career as a teacher in the San Jose Unified School District before joining the Santa Clara Unified School District as an assistant principal. She also worked as a consultant with WestEd and Focus on Results in Southern California and was an area superintendent with Oakland Unified School District.[7]

School board

The Cupertino Union School District Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[8]

Cupertino Union School District Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Anjali Kausar At-large 2018
Kristen Pan Lyn At-large 2018
Soma McCandless At-large 2018
Josephine Lucey At-large 2016
Phyllis Vogel At-large 2016

School board elections

See also: Cupertino Union School District elections (2014)

Members of the Cupertino Union Board of Education are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. The general election for three seats was held on November 4, 2014.[9] Two seats will be up for election in 2016.


The table below displays the budget for Cupertino Union School District:[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
2013-2014 $134,406,557 59.2% $13,361,235 5.9% $79,276,878 34.9% $85,753 0% $0 0% $227,130,422
2014-2015 $142,493,337 57.4% $13,293,622 5.4% $92,524,701 37.2% $77,034 0% $0 0% $248,388,694
Averages: $138,449,947 58% $13,327,428.5 6% $85,900,789.5 36% $81,393.5 0% $0 0% $237,759,558

Teacher salaries

Cupertino Union School District employed 823 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 for the 2013-2014 school year:[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Interim credentials 52,180 52,180
B.A. + Credential 52,929 64,828
B.A. + 45 or MA 53,072 72,021
B.A. + 60 or MA + 15 53,646 98,946

Schools in Cupertino Union School District


Cupertino Union School District served 19,035 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Cupertino Union School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Cupertino Union School District operates 25 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Cupertino Union School District
School Name
Abraham Lincoln Elementary
Blue Hills Elementary
C.B. Eaton Elementary
Chester W. Nimitz Elementary
Christa McAulffie Elementary
Cupertino Middle
D.J. Sedgwick Elementary
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary
Garden Gate Elementary
Joaquin Miller Middle
John F. Kennedy Middle
John Muir Elementary
L. P. Collins Elementary
Louis E. Stocklmeier Elementary
Manuel De Vargas Elementary
Montclaire Elementary
Murdock-Portal Elementary
Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary
R.I. Meyerholz Elementary
Sam H. Lawson Middle
Stevens Creek Elementary
Warren Hyde Middle
West Valley Elementary
William Faira Elementary
William Regnart 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 2-11. 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.[12]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 89% 55%
Mathematics 90% 50%
Science 92% 59%
History - Social Science 84% 49%

Contact information

Cupertino Union School District seal.jpg
Cupertino Union School District
10301 Vista Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: (408P) 252-3000

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