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Elk Grove Unified School District, California
|Elk Grove Unified School District|
|Sacramento County, California|
|Superintendent:||Christopher R. Hoffman|
|Number of schools:||65|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Priscilla Cox|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Elk Grove Unified School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Elk Grove Unified School District is a school district in California that served 62,499 students during the 2013-2014 school year. This district is the fifth-largest by enrollment in the state of California.
About the district
Elk Grove Unified School District is located in Sacramento County, California. The county seat is Sacramento. Sacramento County was home to 1,462,131 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Sacramento County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.9 percent of Sacramento 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 Sacramento County was $55,846 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Sacramento County was 16.5 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
Christopher R. Hoffman has been the superintendent of the Elk Grove Unified School District since November 17, 2014. He is the sixth superintendent in the district's 55-year history, but the first one to have attended and graduated from the district himself. Hoffman previously served as superintendent of the El Dorado Union High School District. He has also worked a teacher, a vice principal, a principal and an associate superintendent.
The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected to four-year terms by specific geographic trustee areas.
|Elk Grove Unified Board of Education|
|Member||Trustee Area||Assumed office||Term Ends|
|Elizabeth Marie Albiani||5||1994||2018|
|Carmine S. Forcina||7||2012||2016|
|Chet Madison, Sr.||3||2000||2016|
|Anthony “Tony” Perez||1||2012||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Elk Grove Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms by trustee areas on a staggered basis every even-numbered year. The seats from Trustee Areas 2, 4 and 5 were up for election in 2014, and the seats from Trustee Areas 1, 3, 6 and 7 will be up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Elk Grove Unified Board of Education does not maintain a policy on public testimony during board meetings on its website.
The table below displays the budget for Elk Grove Unified School District:
|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|
Elk Grove Unified School District employed 2,779 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year. 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 Elk Grove Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 15||40,848.00||55,007.00|
|B.A. + 30||40,848.00||61,787.00|
|B.A. + 45 or M.A.||42,120.00||69,085.00|
|B.A. + 60 or B.A. + 45 including M.A.||45,077.00||74,431.00|
|B.A. + 75 or B.A. + 60 including M.A.||48,160.00||77,651.00|
|B.A. + 90 or B.A. + 75 including M.A.||50,572.00||81,834.00|
Schools in Elk Grove Unified School District
Elk Grove Unified School District served 62,499 students during the 2013-2014 school year.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Elk Grove Unified School District operates 65 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Elk Grove Unified School District|
|Arthur C. Butler|
|Barbara Comstock Morse|
|Edward Harris, Jr.|
|Elk Grove Charter School|
|Elk Grove Elementary|
|Elk Grove High|
|Elk Grove Unified School District Virtual Academy|
|Harriet G. Eddy|
|Helen Carr Castello|
|Irene B. West|
|Katherine L. Albiani|
|Maeola R. Beitzel|
|Pleasant Grove Elementary|
|Pleasant Grove High|
|Robert J. Fite|
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.
|STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013|
|Subject||District (%)||State average (%)|
|History and Social Science||56||49|
Hiring a new superintendent
In June 2014, Elk Grove Unified School District Superintendent Steven Ladd announced he would be retiring on September 12, 2014, after serving the district for nine years. Ladd was named Elk Grove Man of the Year 2013 for his service to the school district and the community.
The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education began the search for the district's sixth superintendent in its 55-year history in July 2014. Out of five major search companies, the board chose McPherson and Jacobson from the California School Board Association (CSBA) to find candidates for the position. The district hosted meetings and posted an online survey to their website in early August for parents, students and community members to share what characteristics they would like to see in the district's new superintendent. Members of the McPherson and Jacobson team led the public discussions and analyzed the survey results.
Christopher R. Hoffman was named superintendent of the district in a unanimous vote by the board on September 16, 2014. Hoffman is a local resident and alumnus of the district as well as a former teacher and former vice principal. He started his new position on November 17, 2014.
- California school districts
- List of school districts in California
- Elk Grove Unified School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Elk Grove Unified School District
- Elk Grove Education Association
- Elk Grove, California
- Sacramento County, California
- California Department of Education
- California School Boards Association
- Ed-Data, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed November 20, 2014
- Ed Data, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed November 20, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Sacramento County, California," accessed July 17, 2013
- Sacramento Voter Registration and Elections, "Results and Information from Previous Elections," accessed July 17, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Elk Grove Unified School District, "Superintendent," accessed November 20, 2014
- Elk Grove Unified School District, "EGUSD Board of Education," accessed November 20, 2014
- Elk Grove Unified School District, "Budget Information," accessed November 27, 2013
- Ed Data, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed November 20, 2014
- Elk Grove Unified School District, "Certificated Salary Schedule #10," accessed November 20, 2014
- Elk Grove Unified School District, "EGUSD School Information," accessed November 20, 2014
- Sacramento Bee, "Elk Grove schools chief to retire in September," June 10, 2014
- Elk Grove Citizen, "Man of the Year 2014: Steven Ladd, Education Doctor," December 24, 2013
- Elk Grove Citizen, "School board begins search for new superintendent," July 15, 2014
- Elk Grove Citizen, "What is the ideal school superintendent?" July 28, 2014
- Sacramento Bee, "This Week: What do Elk Grove residents want in a school chief?" August 3, 2014
- Sacramento Bee, "Elk Grove school district names Hoffman as new superintendent," September 16, 2014 (dead link)
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