Los Alamitos Unified School District, California

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Los Alamitos Unified School District
Orange County, California
Los Alamitos Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Sherry Kropp
Enrollment:9,922 students
Graduation rate:97.2%[1]
Number of schools:10
Budget: $71.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years

Los Alamitos Unified School District is a school district in California that served 9,922 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 172nd-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Los Alamitos Unified School District is located in Orange County, California.

Los Alamitos Unified 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]

Superintendent

Dr. Sherry Kropp has been the superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District since 2011. She first started working for the district in 1985. Kropp has previously worked as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent. She earned her bachelor's degree in English, her master's degree in education administration and a doctoral degree in educational leadership.[6]

School board

The Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[7]

Los Alamitos Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
Jeffrey I. Barke At-large 2006 2018
David Boyer At-large 2004 2016
Meg Cutuli At-large 2000 2016
Diana D. Hill At-large 2010 2018
Karen Russell At-large 2004 2016

School board elections

See also: Los Alamitos Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Los Alamitos Unified Board of Education are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Two seats were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.[7][8]

Public participation in board meetings

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

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Los Alamitos 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
2010-2011 $55,498,830 84% $2,030,640 3.1% $6,676,937 10.1% $70,926 0.1% $1,791,150 2.7% $66,068,484
2011-2012 $57,930,189 83.8% $2,583,067 3.7% $6,623,384 9.6% $373,338 0.5% $1,606,199 2.3% $69,116,173
2012-2013 $60,399,867 84.2% $2,390,694 3.3% $7,296,928 10.2% $99,067 0.1% $1,557,577 2.2% $71,744,133
Averages: $57,942,962 84% $2,334,800.33 3% $6,865,749.67 10% $181,110.33 0% $1,651,642 2% $68,976,263.33

Teacher salaries

Los Alamitos Unified School District employed 383 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 Los Alamitos Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 54,652 74,910
B.A. + 30 54,653 82,117
B.A. + 45 54,654 87,760
B.A. + 60 or M.A. 58,834 94,188

Schools in Los Alamitos Unified School District

Enrollment

Los Alamitos Unified School District served 9,922 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 3.4 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 9,582 -
2010-2011 9,640 0.6
2011-2012 9,714 0.8
2012-2013 9,912 2.0
2013-2014 9,922 0.1

District schools

Los Alamitos Unified School District operates 10 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Los Alamitos Unified School District
School Name
Hopkinson Elementary
Laurel High (Cont.)
Lee Elementary
Los Alamitos Elementary
Los Alamitos High
McAuliffe Middle
McGaugh Elementary
Oak Middle
Rossmoor Elementary
Weaver 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 83 55
Mathematics 79 50
Science 86 59
History and Social Science 80 49

Contact information

Los Alamitos Unified School District seal.png

Los Alamitos Unified School District
10293 Bloomfield St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: 562-799-4700
Email: webmaster@losal.org

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