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Huntington Beach Union High School District, California

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Huntington Beach Union High School District
Orange County, California
Huntington Beach Union High School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Gregory Plutko
Enrollment:16,431 students
Graduation rate:93.1%[1]
Number of schools:9
Budget: $150.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Kathleen Iverson
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years

Huntington Beach Union High School District is a school district in California that served 16,431 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] 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.

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.[3]

Demographics

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.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Orange County (%) California (%)
White 74.1 73.5
Black or African American 2.1 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.7
Asian 19.2 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 34.2 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Orange County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 512,440 582,332
2008 549,558 579,064
2004 419,239 641,832
2000 391,819 541,299

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.

Superintendent

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.[6]

School board

The Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[7]

Huntington Beach Union High Board of Trustees
Member Trustee Area Term Ends
Kathleen Iverson At-large 2018
Susan Henry At-large 2016
Duane Dishno At-large 2018
Michael Simons At-large 2016
Bonnie Castrey At-large 2018

School board elections

See also: Huntington Beach Union High School District elections (2014)

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.[7][8]

Public participation in board meetings

The Huntington Beach Union High Board of Trustees does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Huntington Beach Union High School District:[9]

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 $127,920,983 84.5% $7,118,322 4.7% $14,039,857 9.3% $0 0% $2,307,700 1.5% $151,388,862
2014-2015 $128,228,183 85.4% $5,999,984 4% $12,266,904 8.2% $0 0% $3,400,191 2.3% $150,095,262
Averages: $128,074,583 85% $6,559,153 4% $13,153,380.5 9% $0 0% $2,853,945.5 2% $150,742,062

Teacher salaries

Huntington Beach Union High School District employed 679 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[10] 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.[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 49,701 73,862
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

Enrollment

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.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 16,162 -
2010-2011 16,317 0.9
2011-2012 16,442 0.8
2012-2013 16,400 -0.3
2013-2014 16,431 0.2

District schools

Huntington Beach Union High School District operates nine schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Huntington Beach Union High School District
School Name
Adult School
Coast High School
Edison
Fountain Valley
Huntington Beach
Marina
Ocean View
Valley Vista
Westminster

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 68 55
Mathematics 42 50
Science 73 59
History and Social Science 68 49

Contact information

Huntington Beach Union High School District seal.jpg

Huntington Beach Union High School District
5832 Bolsa Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone: 714-903-7000
Email: webmaster@hbuhsd.edu

See also

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