Hesperia Unified School District, California

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Hesperia Unified School District
San Bernardino County, California
Hesperia Unified School District seal.JPG
District Profile
Superintendent:David McLaughlin
Enrollment:23,528 students
Graduation rate:83.2%[1]
Number of schools:30
Budget: $148,612,469
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Niccole Childs
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years

Hesperia Unified School District is a school district in California that served 23,528 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 56th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

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

Hesperia 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: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[6]


David McLaughlin is the superintendent of the Hesperia Unified School District.[7]

School board

The Hesperia Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[8]

Hesperia Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Term Ends
Niccole Childs At-large 2018
Ella "Lee" Rogers At-large 2016
Marcy M. Kittinger At-large 2018
Eric Swanson At-large 2018
Cody Gregg At-large 2016

School board elections

See also: Hesperia Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Hesperia Unified Board of Education are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Three seats were up for election in 2014, and two seats will be up for election in 2016.[8]

Public participation in board meetings

The Hesperia Unified Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

The Board of Education recognizes the rights of Board members to freely express their views and encourages open discussion of issues during the Board meeting. The Board believes that effective Board members have a responsibility to express themselves, whether in agreement or disagreement with the Board majority, in ways that promote the Board's ability to govern the district.

When speaking to community groups, the media, or other members of the public, individual Board members should recognize that their statements may be perceived as reflecting the views and positions of the Board. Board members have a responsibility to identify personal viewpoints as such and not as the viewpoint of the Board.
All public statements authorized to be made on behalf of the Board shall be made by the Board president or, if appropriate, by the Superintendent or other designated representative.[9]

—Hesperia Unified School District website, (2014)[10]


The table below displays the budget for Hesperia 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
2009-2010 $123,932,492 81.2% $5,759,451 3.8% $22,124,329 14.5% $0 0% $848,060 0.6% $152,664,333
2010-2011 $115,832,988 81.5% $5,437,943 3.8% $20,321,324 14.3% $0 0% $539,241 0.4% $142,131,496
2011-2012 $119,094,365 80.1% $7,160,486 4.8% $22,090,436 14.9% $0 0% $267,181 0.2% $148,612,469
2012-2013 $122,202,676 80.5% $7,059,525 4.6% $21,720,287 14.3% $0 0% $896,880 0.6% $151,879,367
Averages: $120,265,630.25 81% $6,354,351.25 4% $21,564,094 14% $0 0% $637,840.5 0% $148,821,916.25

Teacher salaries

Hesperia Unified School District employed 913 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[12] Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining 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 Hesperia Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[13]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 45,893 68,324
B.A. + 45 46,570 74,040
B.A. + 65 or M.A. 47,742 84,949
M.A. + 15 or doctorate 48,687 90,580

Schools in Hesperia Unified School District


Hesperia Unified School District served 23,528 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 2.94 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 22,836 -
2010-2011 23,137 1.30
2011-2012 23,444 1.31
2012-2013 23,448 0.02
2013-2014 23,528 0.34

District schools

Hesperia Unified School District operates 30 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[14]

Hesperia Unified School District
School Name
Canyon Ridge
Cedar Middle
Community Day
Hesperia High
Hesperia Jr.
Joshua Circle
Lime Street
Mesa Grande
Mesquite Trails
Mission Crest
Mojave High
Oak Hills High
Ranchero Middle
Shadow Ridge
Sultana High

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 46 55
Mathematics 39 50
Science 51 59
History and Social Science 40 49

Contact information

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Hesperia Unified School District
15576 Main Street
Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone: 760-244-4411

See also

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