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Elk Grove Unified School District, California

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Elk Grove Unified School District
Sacramento County, California
Elk Grove Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Christopher R. Hoffman
Enrollment:62,499 students
Graduation rate:88.1%[1]
Number of schools:65
Budget: $628 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Priscilla Cox
Board members:7
Term length:4

Elk Grove Unified School District is a school district in California that served 62,499 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] 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.

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.[3]


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.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Sacramento County (%) California (%)
White 65.1 73.5
Black or African American 10.8 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.6 1.7
Asian 15.4 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.2 0.5
Two or more race 5.9 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 22.3 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Sacramento County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 300,503 202,514
2008 316,506 213,583
2004 236,657 235,539
2000 212,792 195,619

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.[5] 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.[6]

School board

The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected to four-year terms by specific geographic trustee areas.[7]

Elk Grove Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
Elizabeth Marie Albiani 5 1994 2018
Steve Ly 6 2012 2016
Crystal Martinez-Alire 2 1981 2018
Carmine S. Forcina 7 2012 2016
Chet Madison, Sr. 3 2000 2016
Anthony “Tony” Perez 1 2012 2016
Bobbie Singh-Allen 4 2012 2018

School board elections

See also: Elk Grove Unified School District elections (2014)

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.[7]

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:[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
2013-2014 $483,900,000 82.9% $35,200,000 6% $45,500,000 7.8% $13,100,000 2.2% $5,700,000 1% $583,400,000
2014-2015 $507,700,000 80.8% $36,900,000 5.9% $44,100,000 7% $13,100,000 2.1% $26,200,000 4.2% $628,000,000
Averages: $495,800,000 82% $36,050,000 6% $44,800,000 7% $13,100,000 2% $15,950,000 3% $605,700,000

Teacher salaries

Elk Grove Unified School District employed 2,779 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 Elk Grove Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 40,848.00 50,907.00
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.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 62,483 -
2010-2011 62,416 0.12
2011-2012 62,123 -0.47
2012-2013 62,137 0.02
2013-2014 62,499 0.58

District schools

Elk Grove Unified School District operates 65 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Elk Grove Unified School District
School Name
Anna Kirchgater
Arlene Hein
Arnold Adreani
Arthur C. Butler
Barbara Comstock Morse
Charles Mack
Cosumnes Oaks
Cosumnes River
C.W. Dillard
David Reese
Edna Batey
Edward Harris, Jr.
Elitha Donner
Elizabeth Pinkerton
Elk Grove Charter School
Elk Grove Elementary
Elk Grove High
Elk Grove Unified School District Virtual Academy
Ellen Feickert
Elliott Ranch
Florence Markofer
Florin Elementary
Florin High
Foulks Ranch
Franklin Elementary
Franklin High
Harriet G. Eddy
Helen Carr Castello
Herman Leimbach
Irene B. West
Isabelle Jackson
James McKee
James Rutter
Jessie Baker
John Ehrhardt
John Reith
Joseph Kerr
Joseph Sims
Katherine L. Albiani
Laguna Creek
Las Flores
Maeola R. Beitzel
Marion Mix
Mary Tsukamoto
Monterey Trail
Pleasant Grove Elementary
Pleasant Grove High
Raymond Case
Rio Cazadero
Robert J. Fite
Roy Herburger
Samuel Jackman
Samuel Kennedy
Sierra Enterprise
Stone Lake
Toby Johnson
T.R. Smedberg
Union House
William Daylor

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.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 58 55
Mathematics 52 50
Science 63 59
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.[12] Ladd was named Elk Grove Man of the Year 2013 for his service to the school district and the community.[13]

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.[14] 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.[15][16]

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.[17]

Contact information

Elk Grove Unified School District seal.jpg

Elk Grove Unified School District
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone: 916-686-5085

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed-Data, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed November 20, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Data, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed November 20, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Sacramento County, California," accessed July 17, 2013
  4. Sacramento Voter Registration and Elections, "Results and Information from Previous Elections," accessed July 17, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. Elk Grove Unified School District, "Superintendent," accessed November 20, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Elk Grove Unified School District, "EGUSD Board of Education," accessed November 20, 2014
  8. Elk Grove Unified School District, "Budget Information," accessed November 27, 2013
  9. Ed Data, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed November 20, 2014
  10. Elk Grove Unified School District, "Certificated Salary Schedule #10," accessed November 20, 2014
  11. Elk Grove Unified School District, "EGUSD School Information," accessed November 20, 2014
  12. Sacramento Bee, "Elk Grove schools chief to retire in September," June 10, 2014
  13. Elk Grove Citizen, "Man of the Year 2014: Steven Ladd, Education Doctor," December 24, 2013
  14. Elk Grove Citizen, "School board begins search for new superintendent," July 15, 2014
  15. Elk Grove Citizen, "What is the ideal school superintendent?" July 28, 2014
  16. Sacramento Bee, "This Week: What do Elk Grove residents want in a school chief?" August 3, 2014
  17. Sacramento Bee, "Elk Grove school district names Hoffman as new superintendent," September 16, 2014 (dead link)