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Manteca Unified School District
San Joaquin County, California
Manteca Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Jason Messer
Enrollment:23,079 students
Graduation rate:92.0%[1]
Number of schools:29
Budget: $158.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Deborah Romero
Board members:7
Term length:4 years

Manteca Unified School District is a school district in California that served 23,079 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 57th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Manteca Unified School District is located in San Joaquin County, California.

Manteca Unified School District is located in San Joaquin County, California. The county seat is Stockton. San Joaquin County was home to 704,379 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


San Joaquin County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 17.9 percent of San Joaquin 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 Joaquin County was $53,895 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Joaquin County was 17.5 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race San Joaquin County (%) California (%)
White 68.4 73.5
Black or African American 8.1 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.0 1.7
Asian 15.7 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7 0.5
Two or more race 5.1 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 40.1 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, San Joaquin County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 113,504 85,852
2008 113,974 91,607
2004 87,012 100,978
2000 79,776 81,773

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.


Jason Messer is the superintendent of the Manteca Unified School District. He has served in this position since 2008. Messer has worked in all levels of education, from preschool to the university level. He has previously worked as a teacher, a dean of students, a principal, a director of elementary instruction and an assistant superintendent of educational services.[6]

School board

The Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific geographic area, but members are elected at-large.[7]

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees
Member Trustee Area Term Ends
Sam Fant 1 2016
Ashley Drain 2 2018
Michael Seelye 3 2016
Nancy Teicheira 4 2018
Ruth Evelyn Moore 5 2018
Alexander Bronson 6 2018
Deborah Romero 7 2016

School board elections

See also: Manteca Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees are elected by trustee areas to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. The seats from Trustee Areas 2, 4, 5 and 6 were up for election in 2014, and the seats from Trustee Areas 1, 3 and 7 will be up for election in 2016.[7][8]

Public participation in board meetings

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board’s jurisdiction. So as not to inhibit public participation, persons attending Board meeting shall not be requested to sign in, complete a questionnaire, or otherwise provide their name or other information as a condition of attending the meeting.

In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the Board comply with the following procedures:

1. The Board shall give members of the public an opportunity to address the Board either before or during the Board’s consideration of each item of business to be discussed at regular or special meetings.

2. At a time so designated on the agenda, members of the public may bring before the Board, at a regular meeting, matters that are not listed on the agenda. In compliance with the Ralph

M. Brown Act, the Board is not permitted to take action on a non-agenda item. The Board may refer such a matter to the Superintendent or designee or take it under advisement, but shall not take action at that time except as allowed by law. If appropriate the Board may direct the Superintendent to schedule an item for a future board agenda for action or discussion.

3. Without taking action, Board members or district staff members may briefly respond to

statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. Additionally, on their own initiative or in response to questions posed by the public, a Board or staff member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her own activities.

Furthermore, the Board or a Board member may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, ask staff to report back to the Board at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action directing staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.

4. The Board need not allow the public to speak on any item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of Board members at a public meeting where the public had the opportunity to address the committee on that item. However, if the Board determines that the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard it, the Board shall provide an opportunity for the public to speak.

5. A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the president and

shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits.

Individual speakers shall be allowed five minutes to address the Board on each agenda or non-agenda item. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. With Board consent, the president may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be

heard. The president may take a poll of speakers for or against a particular issue and may ask that additional persons speak only if they have something new to add.

6. The Board president may rule on the appropriateness of a topic. If the topic would be more suitably addressed at a later time, the president may indicate the time and place when it should be presented.

The Board shall not prohibit public criticism of its policies, procedures, programs, services, acts or omissions. In addition, the Board may not prohibit public criticism of district employees.[9]

—Manteca Unified School District website, (2014)[10]


The table below displays the budget for Manteca Unified 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
2009-2010 $126,906,150 83.2% $4,808,774 3.2% $18,429,922 12.1% $0 0% $2,442,436 1.6% $152,587,282
2010-2011 $129,380,352 85.3% $5,575,330 3.7% $14,952,353 9.9% $0 0% $1,778,500 1.2% $151,686,536
2011-2012 $133,738,522 84.6% $5,150,997 3.3% $15,924,616 10.1% $0 0% $3,345,065 2.1% $158,159,199
2012-2013 $133,879,879 84.4% $4,874,010 3.1% $15,327,025 9.7% $0 0% $4,565,543 2.9% $158,646,456
Averages: $130,976,225.75 84% $5,102,277.75 3% $16,158,479 10% $0 0% $3,032,886 2% $155,269,868.25

Teacher salaries

Manteca Unified School District employed 940 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 table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Manteca Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[13]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. + 15 46,534 50,851
B.A. + 30 46,534 60,949
B.A. + 45 46,534 66,809
B.A. + 60 47,894 73,061
B.A. + 75 48,435 82,836

Schools in Manteca Unified School District


Manteca Unified School District served 23,079 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district decreased by 1.0 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 23,314 -
2010-2011 23,406 0.4
2011-2012 23,309 -0.4
2012-2013 23,235 -0.3
2013-2014 23,079 -0.7

District schools

Manteca Unified School District operates 29 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[14][15][16][17]

Manteca Unified School District
School Name
August Knodt Academies
Brock Elliott
East Union
French Camp
George Komure
George McParland
Golden West
Great Valley
Joseph Widmer, Jr.
Joshua Cowell
Lathrop High
Manteca Adult
Manteca Day
Neil Hafley
New Vision
Nile Garden
Stella Brockman
Walter Woodward
Weston Ranch

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 46 55
Mathematics 41 50
Science 48 59
History and Social Science 37 49

Contact information

Manteca Unified School District seal.png

Manteca Unified School District
2271 W. Louise Ave.
Manteca, CA 95337
Phone: 209-825-3200

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed December 3, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed December 3, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "San Joaquin County, California," accessed July 24, 2014
  4. San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters, "Election Results," accessed July 24, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. Manteca Unified School District, "Superintendent," accessed December 3, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Manteca Unified School District, "Board," accessed December 3, 2014
  8. San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters, "Candidate's Guide: School Districts Governing Board Members Election November 4, 2014," accessed July 25, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Manteca Unified School District, "Bylaw NO. 9325 (a)," accessed December 3, 2014
  11. Education Data Partnership, "Manteca Unified School District," accessed December 9, 2014
  12. Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed December 3, 2014
  13. Manteca Unified School District, "Certificated Salary Schedule (186 Days), Effective July 1, 2013," accessed December 3, 2014
  14. Manteca Unified School District, "Schools: K-8 (A-L)," accessed December 3, 2014
  15. Manteca Unified School District, "Schools: K-8 (M-Z)," accessed December 3, 2014
  16. Manteca Unified School District, "Schools: Traditional High School," accessed December 3, 2014
  17. Manteca Unified School District, "Schools: Alternative Education," accessed December 3, 2014