Perris Union High School District, California

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Perris Union High School District
Perris, California
Perris Union High School District seal.jpeg
District Profile
Superintendent:Jonathan L. Greenberg
Graduation rate:83.8%
Number of schools:8
Budget: $73.3 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:William Hulstrom
Board members:5
Term length:4
Perris Union High School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Perris, California. It is the 151st-largest school district in California, serving 10,645 students with an operating budget of $73.3 million.[1][2]

About the district

Perris Union High School District is located in Riverside County, California.

Perris Union High School District is located in Riverside County, California. The county seat of Riverside County is Riverside. Riverside County is home to 2,292,507 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Riverside County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.5 percent of Riverside 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 Riverside County was $57,096 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Riverside County was 15.6 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Riverside County (%) California (%)
White 80.8 73.7
Black or African American 7.0 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.9 1.7
Asian 6.6 13.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.3 3.6
Hispanic or Latino 46.5 38.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Riverside County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 329,063 318,127
2008 325,017 310,041
2004 228,806 322,473
2000 202,614 232,029

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]


Jonathan L. Greenberg is the current Superintendent of Perris Union High School District. He has served in this role since 2007.[6]

School board

The Perris Union High School District Board of Trustees is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[7]

Perris Union High School District Board of Trustees
Member District Term Ends
William Hulstrom At-large 2014
David Nelissen At-large 2016
Carolyn Twyman At-large 2014
Joan Cooley At-large 2016
Edward Agundez At-large 2016

School board elections

See also: Perris Union High School District elections (2014)

Members of the Perris Union High Board of Trustees are elected to four-year terms. There is no primary election and the general election will be held on November 4, 2014. Two seats are up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.[8]


The table below displays the budget for Perris Union High 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
2012-2013 $57,860,100 78.8% $3,537,838 4.8% $10,587,523 14.4% $1,335,250 1.8% $621,118 0.8% $73,382,829
Averages: $57,860,100 79% $3,537,838 5% $10,587,523 14% $1,335,250 2% $621,118 1% $73,382,829

Teacher salaries

Perris Union High School District employed 401 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 Perris Teachers Association for 2013 through 2014:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 44,423 45,118
B.A. + 15 45,810 47,825
B.A. + 30 or MA 46,703 63,561
B.A. + 45 or MA + 15 48,780 67,286
B.A. + 60 or MA +30 50,958 76,761
B.A. + 75 w/MA or MA + 45 54,298 88,403

Schools in Perris Union High School District


Perris Union High School District served 10,645 students in eight schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[1]

District schools

Perris Union High School District operates eight schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Perris Union High School District
Academy Community Day
California Military Institute
Choice 2000 Online
Heitage High
Paloma Valley High
Perris High
Perris Lake High
Pinacate 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.[11]

STAR Performance Comparison
Subject District average (%) State average (%)
English Language Arts 47 54
Mathematics 27 50
Science 45 57
History/Social Science 42 48

Contact information

Perris Union High School District seal.jpeg
Perris Union High School District
155 East 4th Street
Perris CA 92570
Phone: (951) 943-6369

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