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Napa Valley Unified School District
Napa, California
Napa Valley Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Patrick J. Sweeney
Graduation rate:87.3%[1]
Number of schools:32
Budget: $146.4 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Thomas Kensok
Board members:7
Term length:4
Napa Valley Unified School District is a school district in California that served 18,326 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the 91st-largest school district by enrollment in California and has an operating budget of $146.4 million for the 2014-2015 school year.[2]

About the district

Napa Valley Unified School District is located in Napa County, California.

Napa Valley Unified School District is located in Napa County, California. The county seat is Napa. Napa County is home to 140,326 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Napa County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.2 percent of Napa 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 Napa County was $69,571 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Napa County was 10.0 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Napa County (%) California (%)
White 85.2 73.5
Black or African American 2.3 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.7
Asian 7.7 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.1 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 33.4 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Napa County[4][5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 19,964 11,647
2008 38,849 19,484
2004 33,666 22,059
2000 28,097 20,633

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]


Patrick J. Sweeney is the superintendent of Napa Valley Unified School District. Sweeney has served in this position since July 2010. Prior to joining the district, Sweeney was the superintendent of the Patterson Joint Unified School District for 13 years. He earned his master's degree from the San Jose State University and his doctoral degree from the University of La Verne.[8]

School board

The Napa Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[9]

Napa Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees
Member District Term Ends
Jacqueline Chilton Area 1 2014
Carlos Hagedorn Area 2 2016
Thomas Kensok Area 3 2014
Joe Schunk Area 4 2016
Frances Ortiz-Chávez Area 5 2016
Robb Felder Area 6 2014
José Hurtado Area 7 2016

School board elections

See also: Napa Valley Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Napa Valley Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms in geographic area elections. The general election for three seats was held on November 4, 2014.[10] Four seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Napa Valley Unified School District:[2]

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
2013-2014 $113,486,636 78.8% $12,405,821 8.6% $18,146,943 12.6% $0 0% $0 0% $144,039,400
2014-2015 $124,491,695 85% $6,520,791 4.5% $15,396,959 10.5% $0 0% $0 0% $146,409,445
Averages: $118,989,165.5 82% $9,463,306 7% $16,771,951 12% $0 0% $0 0% $145,224,422.5

Teacher salaries

Napa Valley Unified School District employed 873 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year.[1] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the California Teachers Association for 2013-2014:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 49,137 56,729
B.A. + 15 49,138 62,639
B.A. + 30 49,139 65,324
B.A. + 45 49,140 77,547
B.A. + 60 49,141 80,598
B.A. + 75 49,142 86,048

Schools in Napa Valley Unified School District


Napa Valley Unified School District served 18,326 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Napa Valley Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Napa Valley Unified School District operates 32 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Napa Valley Unified School District
School Name
Alta Heights Elementary
American Canyon High
American Canyon Middle
Bel Aire Park Elementary
Browns Valley Elementary
Canyon Oaks Elementary
Donaldson Way Elementary
El Centro Elementary
Harvest Hill Elementary
Mcpherson Elementary
Mt. George International
Napa High
Napa Junction Elementary
Napa Valley Independent Studies
Napa Valley Language Academy
New Technology High
Northwood Elementary
Phillips Elementary
Pueblo Vista Elementary
Redwood Middle
River Charter
Salvador Elementary
Shearer Charter
Silverado Middle
Snow Elementary
Stone Bridge
Valley Oak High
Vichy Elementary
Vintage High
West Park Elementary
Yountville Elementary

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA), and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades 2-11. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades 2-11, science in grades 5 and 8-11, and history-social science in grades 8, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency on STAR. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students.[13]

Napa Valley Unified School District Proficient/Advanced Percentage
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 52% 55%
Mathematics 46% 50%
Science 54% 59%
History - Social Science 46% 49%

Contact information

Napa Valley Unified School District seal.jpg
Napa Valley Unified School District
2425 Jefferson Street
Napa, California 94558
Phone: (707) 253-3511

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