Kings Canyon Unified School District, California

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Kings Canyon Unified School District
Fresno County, California
Kings Canyon Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Juan Garza
Enrollment:9,879 students
Graduation rate:90.0%[1]
Number of schools:24
Budget: $82.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Noel C. Remick
Board members:7
Term length:4 years

Kings Canyon Unified School District is a school district in California that served 9,879 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 167th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Kings Canyon Unified School District is located in Fresno County, California.

Kings Canyon Unified School District is located in Fresno County, California. The county seat of Fresno County is Fresno. Fresno County was home to 955,272 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Fresno County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 19.4 percent of Fresno 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 Fresno County was $45,741 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Fresno County was 24.8 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Fresno County (%) California (%)
White 77.4 73.5
Black or African American 5.9 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 3.0 1.7
Asian 10.5 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.5
Two or more race 2.9 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 51.6 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Fresno County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 129,129 124,490
2008 136,706 131,015
2004 103,154 141,988
2000 95,059 117,342

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]

Superintendent

Juan Garza is the superintendent for the Kings Canyon Unified School District.[6]

School board

The Kings Canyon Unified School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected to four-year terms by specific geographic trustee areas.[7]

Kings Canyon Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
Noel C. Remick 1 2012 2014
Sarah Rola 2 2008 2014
Timothy Heinrichs 3 2010 2014
Robin Tyler 4 2008 2014
Manuel Ferreira 5 2000 2016
Floyd B. Smith 6 2006 2016
Clotilda Mora 7 2013 2014

School board elections

See also: Kings Canyon Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Kings Canyon Unified Board of Education are elected by trustee areas to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Five seats, four four-year terms and one two-year term, were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.[7]

Public participation in board meetings

The Kings Canyon Unified Board of Education does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Kings Canyon Unified School District.[8]

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
2010-2011 $66,176,215 83.3% $4,323,248 5.4% $8,386,467 10.6% $0 0% $552,863 0.7% $79,438,793
2011-2012 $69,045,635 77.9% $5,610,182 6.3% $10,414,935 11.7% $49,831 0.1% $3,551,189 4% $88,671,772
2012-2013 $66,834,462 80.9% $5,186,618 6.3% $8,682,489 10.5% $102,002 0.1% $1,790,444 2.2% $82,596,014
Averages: $67,352,104 81% $5,040,016 6% $9,161,297 11% $50,611 0% $1,964,832 2% $83,568,859.67

Teacher salaries

Kings Canyon Unified School District employed 464 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[9] 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 Kings Canyon Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[10]

Salary structure, Credentialed, 190 days
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. + 30 43,736 57,592
B.A. + 45 or M.A. 45,267 61,694
B.A. + 60 or M.A. + 15 46,851 70,796
B.A. + 75 or M.A. + 30 48,491 90,072

Schools in Kings Canyon Unified School District

Enrollment

Kings Canyon Unified School District served 9,879 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 0.8 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 9,798 -
2010-2011 9,765 -0.3
2011-2012 9,838 0.7
2012-2013 9,954 1.2
2013-2014 9,879 -0.8

District schools

Kings Canyon Unified School District operates 24 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Kings Canyon Unified School District
School Name
A. L. Conner Elementary
Alta Elementary
Citrus Middle School
Dunlap K-8 School
Dunlap Leadership Academy
Grant Middle School
Great Western Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
KC-KIDS
Kings Canyon Adult School
Kings Canyon High School
Learning Center
Lincoln Elementary
McCord Elementary
Mountain View Independent
Navelencia Middle School
Orange Cove High School
Reedley High School
Reedley Middle College High School
Riverview K-8 School
Sheridan Elementary
Silas Bartsch K-8 School
T.L. Reed K-8 School
Washington Elementary

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 49 55
Mathematics 45 50
Science 56 59
History and Social Science 40 49

Contact information

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Kings Canyon Unified School District
675 W. Manning
Reedley, CA 93654
Phone: 559-305-7010
Fax: 559-637-1292

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