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Lake Elsinore Unified School District, California

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Lake Elsinore Unified School District
Riverside County, California
Lake Elsinore Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Doug Kimberly
Enrollment:22,316 students
Graduation rate:88.8%[1]
Number of schools:22
Budget: $166.8 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Heidi Matthies Dodd
Board members:5
Term length:4 years

Lake Elsinore Unified School District is a school district in California that served 22,316 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 62nd-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Lake Elsinore Unified School District is located in Riverside County, California.

Lake Elsinore Unified School District is located in Riverside County, California. The county seat of Riverside County is Riverside. Riverside County was home to 2,292,507 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Riverside County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.5 percent of Riverside 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 Riverside County was $57,096 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Riverside County was 15.6 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Riverside County (%) California (%)
White 80.7 73.5
Black or African American 7.0 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.9 1.7
Asian 6.7 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.3 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 46.9 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Riverside County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 329,063 318,127
2008 325,017 310,041
2004 228,806 322,473
2000 202,614 232,029

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. Doug Kimberly has been the superintendent of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District since July 1, 2012. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University at Long Beach, his master's degree in education administration from California State University at Fullerton and his doctoral degree in education administration from the University of South California. Kimberly and his wife live in Yorba Linda, California with their three children.[6]

School board

The Lake Elsinore Unified School District Board of Trustees consists of five members elected to four-year terms by specific geographic trustee areas.[7][8]

Lake Elsinore Unified Board of Trustees
Member Trustee Area Term Ends
Heidi Matthies Dodd 3 2018
Juan Saucedo 4 2016
Stan Crippen 1 2018
Susan E. Scott 2 2016
Tom Thomas 5 2018

School board elections

See also: Lake Elsinore Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Lake Elsinore Unified Board of Trustees are elected by trustee areas to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Seats from Trustee Areas 1, 3 and 5 were up for election in 2014, and seats from Trustee Areas 2 and 4 will be up for election in 2016.[7][8]

Public participation in board meetings

The Lake Elsinore Unified Board of Trustees does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Lake Elsinore Unified 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
2009-2010 $138,376,449 86.1% $7,149,568 4.5% $14,781,721 9.2% $0 0% $331,146 0.2% $160,638,883
2010-2011 $139,348,157 85.7% $6,948,372 4.3% $15,531,942 9.6% $0 0% $684,656 0.4% $162,513,128
2011-2012 $141,474,531 85.6% $7,724,387 4.7% $15,239,841 9.2% $0 0% $873,398 0.5% $165,312,156
2012-2013 $142,759,971 85.6% $7,125,573 4.3% $16,340,777 9.8% $0 0% $599,371 0.4% $166,825,692
Averages: $140,489,777 86% $7,236,975 4% $15,473,570.25 9% $0 0% $622,142.75 0% $163,822,464.75

Teacher salaries

Lake Elsinore Unified School District employed 949 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 Lake Elsinore Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 42,521 55,925
B.A. + 30 45,845 63,208
B.A. + 45 or M.A. 48,626 67,407
B.A. + 60 including M.A. or M.A. + 15 51,375 72,771
B.A. + 75 including M.A. or M.A. + 30 53,592 92,456

Schools in Lake Elsinore Unified School District

Enrollment

Lake Elsinore Unified School District served 22,316 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 0.4 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 22,216 -
2010-2011 22,065 -0.7
2011-2012 22,171 0.5
2012-2013 22,137 -0.2
2013-2014 22,316 0.8

District schools

Lake Elsinore Unified School District operates 22 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Lake Elsinore Unified School District
School Name
Canyon Lake Middle
Cottonwood Canyon Elementary
David A. Brown Middle
Donald Graham Elementary
Earl Warren Elementary
Elsinore Elementary
Elsinore High
Elsinore Middle
Lakeland Village School
Lakeside High
Luiseño School
Machado Elementary
Ortega High
Railroad Canyon Elementary
Rice Canyon Elementary
Ronald Reagan Elementary
Temescal Canyon High
Terra Cotta Middle
Tuscany Hills Elementary
Wildomar Elementary
William Collier
Withrow 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 57 55
Mathematics 51 50
Science 58 59
History and Social Science 39 49

Contact information

Lake Elsinore Unified School District seal.png

Lake Elsinore Unified School District
545 Chaney Street
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone: 951-253-7000

See also

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