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Fontana Unified School District, California

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Fontana Unified School District
Fontana, California
Fontana Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Leslie Boozer
Enrollment:39,982 students
Graduation rate:82.3%[1]
Number of schools:43
Budget: $351.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Henry Hawthorn
Board members:5
Term length:4
Fontana Unified School District is a school district in California that served 39,982 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 17th-largest school district by enrollment in California.

About the district

Fontana Unified School District is located in San Bernardino County, California.

Fontana Unified School District is located in San Bernardino County, California. The county seat of San Bernardino County is San Bernardino. San Bernardino County was home to 2,088,371 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


San Bernardino County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.6 percent of San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County was $54,750 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Bernardino County was 17.6 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race San Bernardino County (%) California (%)
White 77.5 73.5
Black or African American 9.5 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.0 1.7
Asian 7.1 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5 0.5
Two or more race 3.4 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 51.1 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, San Bernardino County[4][5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 305,109 262,358
2008 315,720 277,408
2004 227,789 289,306
2000 214,749 221,757

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]


Leslie Boozer is the superintendent of Fontana Unified School District. She has served in this position since November 2013. Prior to joining the district, she served Chicago Public Schools in two administrative roles, Rochester City School District in an administrative position and Harvard Graduate School of Education as an instructor. She earned her bachelor's degree from Cumberland College and her master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. Boozer also earned a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.[8]

School board

The Fontana Unified School District Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[9]

Fontana Unified School District Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Matt Slowik At-large 2018
Barbara L. Chavez At-large 2016
Jesse Armendarez At-large 2018
Lorena Corona At-large 2016
Mary B. Sandoval At-large 2018

School board elections

See also: Fontana Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Fontana Unified School District Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. The general election for three seats was held on November 4, 2014.[10] Two seats will be up for election in 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Fontana Unified School District:[11]

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 $280,103,714 86.9% $13,460,873 4.2% $28,828,788 8.9% $0 0% $0 0% $322,393,375
2014-2015 $291,304,581 82.8% $30,465,178 8.7% $30,170,349 8.6% $0 0% $0 0% $351,940,108
Averages: $285,704,147.5 85% $21,963,025.5 7% $29,499,568.5 9% $0 0% $0 0% $337,166,741.5

Teacher salaries

Fontana Unified School District employed 1,729 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:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 41,006 50,992
B.A. + 30 42,851 42,851
B.A. + Credential 43,740 58,884
B.A. + 30 w/Credential 43,871 66,633
B.A. + 45 44,778 77,142
B.A. + 60 w/MA or B.A. + 70 46,795 88,882

Schools in Fontana Unified School District


Fontana Unified School District served 39,982 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district decreased by 2.6 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 41,004 -
2010-2011 40,841 -0.4
2011-2012 40,592 -0.6
2012-2013 40,374 -0.5
2013-2014 39,982 -1.0

District schools

Fontana Unified School District operates 43 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Fontana Unified School District
School Name
Alder Middle
Almeria Middle
Almond Elementary
Beech Avenue Elementary
Birch High
Canyon Crest Elementary
Chaparral Elementary
Citrus Elementary
Citrus High
Cypress Elementary
Date Elementary
Dorothy Grant Elementary
Fontana A. B. Miller High
Fontana High
Fontana Middle
Harry S. Truman High
Hemlock Elementary
Henry J. Kaiser High
Juniper Elementary
Jurupa Hills High
Kathy Binks Elementary
Live Oaks Elementary
Locust Elementary
Mango Elementary
Maple Elementary
North Tamarind Elementary
Oak Park Elementary
Oleander Elementary
Palmetto Elementary
Poplar Elementary
Randall Pepper Elementary
Redwood Elementary
Sequoia Middle
Shadow Hills Elementary
Sierra Lakes Elementary
South Tamarind Elementary
Southridge Middle
Summit High
Ted Porter Elementary
Tokay Elementary
Virginia Primrose Elementary
Wayne Ruble Middle
West Randall 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.[14]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 46% 55%
Mathematics 40% 50%
Science 50% 59%
History - Social Science 37% 49%

Contact information

Fontana Unified School District seal.jpg
Fontana Unified School District
9680 Citrus Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
Phone: (909) 357-7600

See also

External links

Suggest a link


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Education Data Partnership, "Fontana Unified School District," accessed November 21, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "San Bernardino County, California," accessed July 14, 2014
  4. San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, "Past Election Archives," accessed July 14, 2014
  5. San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, "Past Elections: 2007-1996," accessed July 14, 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. LinkedIn, "Dr. Leslie Boozer," accessed April 22, 2014
  9. Fontana Unified School District, "Board of Education," accessed April 22, 2014
  10. San Bernardino County Elections Division, "SCHOOL ELECTED OFFICIALS," accessed April 21, 2014
  11. Fontana Unified School District, "Business Services Division," accessed December 3, 2013
  12. Fontana Unified School District, "Certificated Salary Schedules 2013-2014," accessed April 21, 2014
  13. Fontana Unified School District, "Elementary School," accessed April 21, 2014
  14. Education Data Partnership, "Student Performance - 2012-2013 Fontana Unified School District," accessed April 21, 2014