Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, California

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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Norwalk, California
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Ruth Perez
Enrollment:20,208
Graduation rate:92.2%
Number of schools:28
Budget: $166.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Margarita L. Rios
Board members:7
Term length:4
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Norwalk, California. It is the 73rd largest school district in California, serving 15,515 students in 28 schools with an operating budget of $144.7 million.[1][2]

About the district

See also: Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, California
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is located in southcentral Los Angeles County, California in Norwalk, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 105,549 residents.[3]

Demographics

Norwalk underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. Norwalk outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The median household income in Norwalk was $60,090 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 15.1% of Norwalk residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The United States Census also showed the poverty rate in Norwalk was 11.1% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 71.8% of Norwalk residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Norwalk (%) California (%)
White 49.4 57.6
Black or African American 4.4 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 12.0 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.4
Two or More Races 4.1 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 70.1 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[6]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 2,486,479 51.11
Republican 1,048,507 21.55
American Independent 109,055 2.24
Libertarian 25,808 0.53
Peace and Freedom 24,950 0.51
Green 24,534 0.50
Americans Elect 2,583 0.05
Other 262,180 5.39

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[7]

Superintendent

Ruth Perez is currently serving as the Superintendent of Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. She has served in this position since April 2009. Perez earned her Bachelor's degree from the Queens College of the City, University of New York, and her Master's and doctoral degrees from Nova Southeastern University.[8]

School board

The Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[9]

Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Margarita L. Rios At large 2017
Jesse Urquidi At large 2015
Darryl R. Adams At large 2017
Karen Morrison At large 2015
Chris Pflanzer At large 2015
Sean M. Reagan At large 2017
Ana Valencia At large 2017

School board elections

See also: Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District elections (2013)

Members of the Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.[10] Four seats were up for election in 2013 and three seats will be up for election in 2015.

Budget

The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District's budget is published on the Education Data Partnership's website.[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 $148,189,719 79.2% $7,562,181 4% $10,850,570 5.8% $0 0% $20,400,959 10.9% $187,003,429
2010-2011 $141,595,463 80.4% $7,071,127 4% $10,240,851 5.8% $0 0% $17,225,492 9.8% $176,132,933
2011-2012 $145,021,213 87.2% $6,368,094 3.8% $11,620,078 7% $0 0% $3,283,735 2% $166,293,120
Averages: $144,935,465 82% $7,000,467.33 4% $10,903,833 6% $0 0% $13,636,728.67 8% $176,476,494

Teacher salaries

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District employed 866 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year. 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 Norwalk-La Mirada Teachers Association for 2011 through 2014:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 44,764 67,955
BA + 30 or MA 47,002 73,707
BA + 45 49,352 79,946
BA + 75 or BA + 60 w/ MA 51,820 86,713
BA + 75 w/MA 54,411 91,049

Schools in Lynwood Unified School District

Enrollment

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District serves 20,208 students in 28 schools. Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District operates 28 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Name
Benton Middle
Chavez Elementary
Corvallis Middle
Dolland Elementary
Dulles Elementary
Eastwood Elementary
Edmondson Elementary
El Camino High
Escalona Elementary
Foster Road Elementary
Garden Hill Elementary
Glazier Elementary
Hutchinson Elementary
John Glenn High
Johnston Elementary
La Mirada High
La Pluma Elementary
Lampton Elementary
Los Alisos Middle
Los Coyotes Middle
Moffitt Elementary
Morrison Elementary
New River Elementary
Norwalk High
Nuffer Elementary
Sanchez Elementary
Southeast Academy High
Waite Middle


Academic performance

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 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 STAR benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students. The following table compares the percentage of district students who score at a "Proficient" or "Advanced" level with the statewide averages from the 2011-2012 school year.[14]

STAR Performance Comparison
Subject District average (%) State average (%)
English Language Arts 54 54
Mathematics 47 50
Science 53 57
History/Social Science 41 48

Contact information

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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
12820 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone:562-868-0431

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