La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, California

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La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
San Diego County, California
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Brian Marshall
Enrollment:12,103 students
Number of schools:22
Budget: $105.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Emma Turner
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is a school district in California that served 12,103 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1] This district is the 133rd-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is located in San Diego County, California.

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is located in San Diego County, California. The county seat of San Diego County is San Diego. San Diego County was home to 3,211,252 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]

Demographics

San Diego County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 34.4 percent of San Diego 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 Diego County was $63,373 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Diego County was 13.9 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race San Diego County (%) California (%)
White 76.6 73.5
Black or African American 5.6 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.7
Asian 11.7 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.5
Two or more race 4.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 32.9 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern,
San Diego County[3][4][5][6]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 626,957 536,726
2008 666,581 541,032
2004 526,437 596,033
2000 437,666 475,736

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.[7]

Superintendent

Brian Marshall is the superintendent of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. Prior to becoming superintendent, Marshall worked in the district as a principal and as an assistant superintendent of instruction. He earned his bachelor's degree and teaching credential from the University of California at San Diego, his master's degree from San Diego State University and his doctoral degree from the University of San Diego. Marshall and his wife have two children.[8]

School board

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[9]

La Mesa-Spring Valley Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Term Ends
Emma Turner At-large 2016
Rick Winet At-large 2018
Bill Baber At-large 2016
Bob Duff At-large 2018
David Chong At-large 2018

School board elections

See also: La Mesa-Spring Valley School District elections (2014)

Members of the La Mesa-Spring Valley 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.[9][10]

Public participation in board meetings

The La Mesa-Spring Valley Board of Education does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for La Mesa-Spring Valley 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
2010-2011 $82,881,296 80.5% $3,897,890 3.8% $6,098,056 5.9% $2,598,425 2.5% $7,484,690 7.3% $102,960,357
2011-2012 $80,972,783 79.4% $4,464,911 4.4% $6,289,674 6.2% $2,705,888 2.7% $7,590,086 7.4% $102,023,342
2012-2013 $68,350,052 64.8% $9,929,956 9.4% $11,840,511 11.2% $2,930,740 2.8% $12,348,854 11.7% $105,400,113
Averages: $77,401,377 75% $6,097,585.67 6% $8,076,080.33 8% $2,745,017.67 3% $9,141,210 9% $103,461,270.67

Teacher salaries

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District employed 516 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 La Mesa-Spring Valley School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[13]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 38,537 40,375
B.A. + 15 39,627 44,479
B.A. + 30 41,473 50,490
B.A. + 45 or M.A. 43,303 64,861
B.A. + 60 or M.A. + 15 45,126 75,842
B.A. + 75 with M.A. or M.A. + 30 46,974 87,632

Schools in La Mesa-Spring Valley School District

Enrollment

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District served 12,103 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district decreased by 3.6 percent from 2009 to 2013.[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 12,544 -
2010-2011 12,388 -1.3
2011-2012 12,303 -0.7
2012-2013 12,070 -1.9
2013-2014 12,103 0.3

District schools

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District operates 22 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[14]

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
School Name
Avondale
Bancroft Elementary
Casa de Oro Elementary
Fletcher Hills
Glenn E. Murdock
Highlands
Kempton
La Mesa Dale
La Mesa Middle School
La Presa Elementary
La Presa Middle School
Lemon Avenue
Loma
Maryland Avenue
Murray Manor
Northmont
Parkway Middle School
Quest Academy
Rancho
Rolando
Spring Valley Middle School
Sweetwater Springs

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.[15]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 61 55
Mathematics 61 50
Science 65 59
History and Social Science 57 49

Contact information

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District seal.png

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
4750 Date Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: 619-668-5700

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed December 2, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "San Diego County, California," accessed July 14, 2014
  3. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 6, 2012, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  4. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Presidential General Election November 4, 2008, Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  5. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 2, 2004, Final Official Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  6. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "General Election November 7, 2000," accessed July 14, 2014
  7. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  8. La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, "Superintendent," accessed December 2, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, "About the School Board," accessed December 2, 2014
  10. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, "Candidate Filing Guide, General Election November 4, 2014," accessed July 23, 2014
  11. Ed Data, "District Reports," accessed December 11, 2014
  12. Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed December 2, 2014
  13. La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, "Certificated Salary Schedule," accessed December 2, 2014
  14. La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, "District School Sites," accessed December 2, 2014
  15. La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed December 2, 2014