Los Alamitos Unified School District, California
|Los Alamitos Unified School District|
|Orange County, California|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Sherry Kropp|
|Number of schools:||10|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Dr. Jeffrey Barke|
|Board members:||5 at-large|
|Term length:||4 years|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Los Alamitos Unified School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Los Alamitos Unified School District is a school district in California that served 9,922 students during the 2013-2014 school year. 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. 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.
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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.
The Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.
|Los Alamitos Unified Board of Education|
|Member||Trustee Area||Assumed office||Term Ends|
|Jeffrey I. Barke||At-large||2006||2018|
|Diana D. Hill||At-large||2010||2018|
School board elections
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.
Public participation in board meetings
The Los Alamitos Unified Board of Education does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.
The table below displays the budget for Los Alamitos Unified School District.
|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|
Los Alamitos Unified School District employed 383 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year. 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.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|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
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.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Los Alamitos Unified School District operates 10 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Los Alamitos Unified School District|
|Laurel High (Cont.)|
|Los Alamitos Elementary|
|Los Alamitos High|
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.
|STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013|
|Subject||District (%)||State average (%)|
|History and Social Science||80||49|
- California school districts
- List of school districts in California
- Los Alamitos Unified School District elections (2014)
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- Los Alamitos Unified School District
- Los Alamitos, California
- Orange County, California
- California Department of Education
- California School Boards Association
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed December 2, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed December 2, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Orange County, California," accessed July 11, 2014
- Orange County Registrar of Voters, "Election Results Archive," accessed July 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Los Alamitos Education Foundation, "Dr. Sherry Kropp," accessed December 3, 2014
- Los Alamitos Unified School District, "Board of Education," accessed December 3, 2014
- Orange County Registrar of Voters, "Candidate's Handbook for the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election," accessed July 24, 2014
- Ed-Data, "Los Alamitos Unified School District," accessed December 9, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed December 3, 2014
- Los Alamitos Unified School District, "2013-2014 Certificated Salary Schedule," accessed December 3, 2014
- Los Alamitos Unified School District, "School Contact Information," accessed December 3, 2014
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