Huntington Beach Union High School District, California
|Huntington Beach Union High School District|
|Orange County, California|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Gregory Plutko|
|Number of schools:||9|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Kathleen Iverson|
|Board members:||5 at-large|
|Term length:||4 years|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Huntington Beach Union High School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Huntington Beach Union High School District is a school district in California that served 16,431 students during the 2013-2014 school year. This district is the 97th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.
About the district
Huntington Beach Union High School District is located in Orange County, California. The county seat of Orange County is Santa Ana. Orange County was home to 3,114,363 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Orange County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.6 percent of Orange 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 Orange County was $75,566 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Orange County was 11.7 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.
Dr. Gregory Plutko has served as the superintendent of the Huntington Beach Union High School District since July 1, 2011. Prior to serving in that position, Plutko served as deputy superintendent for the Corona-Norco Unified School District. He also also previously worked as an assistant principal and principal at the middle school and high school level and as a basketball coach. According to his contract, Plutko's salary for the 2013-2014 school year was $250,000.
The Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.
|Huntington Beach Union High Board of Trustees|
|Member||Trustee Area||Term Ends|
School board elections
Members of the Huntington Beach Union High Board of Trustees are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Three seats were up for election in 2014, and two seats will be up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Huntington Beach Union High Board of Trustees does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.
The table below displays the budget for Huntington Beach Union High School District:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Huntington Beach Union High School District employed 679 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year. Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Huntington Beach Union High School District for the 2014-2015 school year.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 15||49,701||80,658|
|B.A. + 30||52,012||88,208|
|B.A. + 45 or M.A.||54,433||96,464|
|B.A. + 60 including M.A.||56,963||105,488|
Schools in Huntington Beach Union High School District
Huntington Beach Union High School District served 16,431 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 1.6 percent from 2009 to 2013.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Huntington Beach Union High School District operates nine schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Huntington Beach Union High School District|
|Coast High School|
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||68||49|
- California school districts
- List of school districts in California
- Huntington Beach Union High School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Huntington Beach Union High School District
- District Educators Association
- Huntington Beach, California
- Orange County, California
- California Department of Education
- California School Boards Association
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed December 1, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed December 1, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Orange County, California," accessed July 11, 2014
- Orange County Registrar of Voters, "Election Results Archive," accessed July 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Orange County Register, "Huntington Beach district names new superintendent," June 3, 2011
- Huntington Beach Union High School District, "About the Board," accessed December 1, 2014
- Orange County Registrar of Voters, "Candidate's Handbook for the November 4, 2014, Statewide General Election," accessed July 22, 2014
- Huntington Beach Union High School District, "HBUHSD Budget Updates," accessed December 8, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed December 1, 2014
- Huntington Beach Union High School District, "Teacher Salary Schedule 2014/2015," accessed December 1, 2014
- Huntington Beach Union High School District, "Our Schools," accessed December 1, 2014
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