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Folsom-Cordova Unified School District
Rancho Cordova, California
Folsom-Cordova Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Deborah Bettencourt
Enrollment:19,356 students
Graduation rate:91.0%[1]
Number of schools:32
Budget: $159,020,352
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Zak Ford
Board members:5
Term length:4
Folsom-Cordova Unified School District is a school district in California that served 19,356 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 83rd-largest school district by enrollment in California and had an operating budget of $159.0 million for the 2013-2014 school year.[3]

About the district

Folsom-Cordova Unified School District is located in Sacramento County, California.

Folsom-Cordova 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.[4]


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.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
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[5]
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 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.[6][7]


Deborah Bettencourt is the superintendent of Folsom-Cordova Unified School District. Bettencourt has served in this position since July 2010. Bettencourt joined the district after four years as the superintendent of Yuba City Unified School District and 28 years as an educator in Roseville Joint Union High School District.[8]

School board

The Folsom-Cordova Unified Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[9]

Folsom-Cordova Unified Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Zak Ford At-large 2014
Teresa Stanley At-large 2016
JoAnne Reinking At-large 2016
Richard Shaw At-large 2014
Ed Short At-large 2016

School board elections

See also: Folsom-Cordova Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Folsom-Cordova Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. The general election for three seats was held on November 4, 2014.[10] Two seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.


Folsom-Cordova Unified School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[3]

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 $124,299,548 78.2% $1,742,996 1.1% $32,653,905 20.5% $0 0% $323,903 0.2% $159,020,352
Averages: $124,299,548 78% $1,742,996 1% $32,653,905 21% $0 0% $323,903 0% $159,020,352

Teacher salaries

Folsom-Cordova Unified School District employed 826 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 between the district and the California Teachers Association for 2013-2014:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Certificated 34,552 41,792
Interim/Emergency 35,642 36,927
B.A. 40,849 53,437
MA or B.A. + 45 42,284 60,226
MA + 10 or B.A. + 60 44,397 65,467
B.A. + 75 or B.A. + 60 w/MA or MA + 20 49,118 80,586

Schools in Folsom-Cordova Unified School District


Folsom-Cordova Unified School District served 19,356 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 0.9 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 19,182 -
2010-2011 18,893 -1.5
2011-2012 19,154 1.4
2012-2013 19,117 -0.2
2013-2014 19,356 1.2

District schools

Folsom-Cordova Unified School District operates 32 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Folsom-Cordova Unified School District
School Name
Blanche Sprentz Elementary
Carl Sundahl Elementary
Cordova Gardens Elementary
Cordova High
Cordova Meadows Elementary
Cordova Villa Elementary
Empire Oaks Elementary
Folsom Cordova Community Charter School
Folsom High
Folsom Lake High
Folsom Middle
Folsom Hills Elementary
Gold Ridge Elementary
Kinney High
Kitty Hawk Campus Opportunity
Mather Heights Elementary
Mills Middle
Mitchell Middle
Natoma Station Elementary
Navigator Elementary
Oak Chan Elementary
Peter J Shields Elementary
Rancho Cordova Elementary
Russell Ranch Elementary
Sandra J Gallardo Elementary
Theodore Judah Elementary
Vista del Lago High School
Walnutwood High School
White Rock Elementary
Williamson 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.[13]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 67% 55%
Mathematics 59% 50%
Science 68% 59%
History - Social Science 57% 49%

Contact information

Folsom-Cordova Unified School District seal.jpg
Folsom-Cordova Unified School District
1965 Birkmont Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742-6407
Phone: (916) 294-9025

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. 1.0 1.1 Education Data Partnership, "Folsom-Cordova Unified School District," accessed April 21, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Education Data Partnership, "Folsom-Cordova Unified School District," accessed November 21, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, "2013-2014 Adopted Budget," accessed December 9, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "Sacramento County, California," accessed July 17, 2013
  5. Sacramento Voter Registration and Elections, "Results and Information from Previous Elections," accessed July 17, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. 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.
  8. Laura Newell, Folsom Telegraph, "School district transition under way," May 11, 2010
  9. Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, "Board of Education," accessed April 21, 2014
  10. Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, "Candidate's Guide: General Election November 4, 2014," accessed July 18, 2014
  11. Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, "Certificated Salary Schedules 2013-2014," accessed April 21, 2014
  12. Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, "School Directory," accessed April 21, 2014
  13. Education Data Partnership, "Student Performance - 2012-2013 Folsom-Cordova Unified School District," accessed April 21, 2014