Sacramento City Unified School District, California

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Sacramento City Unified School District
Sacramento, California
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District Profile
Superintendent:Sara Noguchi
Graduation rate:100%[1]
Number of schools:87
Budget: $362.8 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Patrick Kennedy
Board members:7
Term length:4
Sacramento City Unified School District is a school district in California that served 47,616 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the 12th-largest school district by enrollment in California and had an operating budget of $362.8 million for the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

About the district

Sacramento City Unified School District is located in Sacramento County, California.

Sacramento City Unified School District is located in Sacramento County, California. The county seat is Sacramento. Sacramento County is home to 1,462,131 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Sacramento County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.9 percent of Sacramento 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 Sacramento County was $55,846 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Sacramento County was 16.5 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Sacramento County (%) California (%)
White 65.1 73.5
Black or African American 10.8 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.6 1.7
Asian 15.4 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.2 0.5
Two or more race 5.9 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 22.3 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Sacramento County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 300,503 202,514
2008 316,506 213,583
2004 236,657 235,539
2000 212,792 195,619

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.[5]


Sara Noguchi is the interim superintendent of Sacramento City Unified School District. She has served in this position since November 2013. Prior to her tenure as interim superintendent, she served as one of three SCUSD area superintendents. Noguchi also served the Elk Grove Unified School District for 17 years before joining SCUSD. Noguchi earned her doctoral degree from University of the Pacific.[6]

School board

The Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[7]

Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Patrick Kennedy Area 7 2016
Darrel Woo Area 6 2014
Christina Pritchett Area 3 2016
Gustavo Arroyo Area 4 2016
Jay Hansen Area 1 2014
Jeff Cueno Area 2 2014
Diana Rodriguez Area 5 2016

School board elections

See also: Sacramento City Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education are elected to four-year terms by specific geographic areas. The general election for four seats, three four-year terms and one two-year term to replace a vacancy on the board, will be held on November 4, 2014.[8] Four seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.


Sacramento City Unified School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[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
2011-2012 $308,649,170 85.1% $9,529,699 2.6% $42,481,163 11.7% $0 0% $2,125,000 0.6% $362,785,032
Averages: $308,649,170 85% $9,529,699 3% $42,481,163 12% $0 0% $2,125,000 1% $362,785,032

Teacher salaries

Sacramento City Unified School District employed 2,119 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:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 40,855 46,019
B.A. + 45 or MA 40,887 56,474
B.A. + 75 or MA + 24 40,888 74,361
B.A. + 90 w/MA or B.A. + 75 w/MA or MA + 30 41,879 78,080
B.A. + 90 w/MA or B.A. + 103 43,974 86,028

Schools in Sacramento City Unified School District


Sacramento City Unified School District served 47,616 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Sacramento City Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Sacramento City Unified School District operates 87 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Sacramento City Unified School District
School Name
A. M. Winn Elementary
Abraham Lincoln Elementary
Albert Einstein Middle
Alice Birney Waldorf-Inspired K-8
American Legion High
Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High
Aspire Capitol Heights Academy
Bowling Green Elementary
Bret Harte Elementary
C. K. McClatchy High
Caleb Greenwood
California Middle
California Montessori Project - Capitol Campus
Camellia Elementary
Capital City Independent Study
Capitol Collegiate Academy
Caroline Wenzel Elementary
Cesar Chavez Intermediate
Clayton B. Wire Elementary
Collis P. Huntington Elementary
Crocker/Riverside Elementary
David Lubin Elementary
Earl Warren Elementary
Edward Kemble Elementary
Elder Creek Elementary
Ethel I. Baker Elementary
Ethel Phillips Elementary
Father Keith B. Kenny Elementary
Fern Baker Middle
Fruit Ridge Elementary
Genevieve Didion
George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
Golden Empire Elementary
H. W. Harkness Elementary
Hiram Johnson High
Hollywood Park Elementary
Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary
Isadore Cohen Elementary
James Marshall Elementary
John Bidwell Elementary
John Cabrillo Elementary
John D. Sloat Elementary
John F. Kennedy High
John H. Still
John Morse Therapeutic Center
Joseph Bonnheim Elementary
Kit Carson Middle
Leataata Floyd ELementary
Leonardo Da Vinci
Luther Burbank High
Maple Elementary
Mark Hopkins Elementary
Mark Twain Elementary
Martin Luther King Jr.
Matsuyama Elementary
New Technology High
Nicholas Elementary
O. W. Erlewine Elementary
Oak Park Preparatory Academy
Oak Ridge Elementary
Pacific Elementary
Parkway Elementary
Peter Burnett Elementary
Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary
Pony Express Elementary
Rosa Parks Elementary
Rosemont High
Sacramento Charter High
Sam Brannan Middle
School of Engineering and Sciences
Sequoia Elementary
Sol Aureus College Preparatory
St. Hope Public School 7
Success Academy
Susan B. Anthony Elementary
Sutter Middle
Sutterville Elementary
Tahoe Elementary
The Language Academy of Sacramento
Theodore Judah Elementary
Washington Elementary
West Campus
Will C. Wood Middle
William Land Elementary
Woodbine Elementary
Yav Pem Suab Academy - Preparing for the Future Charter

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.[11]

Sacramento City Unified School District Proficient/Advanced Percentage
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 48% 55%
Mathematics 47% 50%
Science 50% 59%
History - Social Science 46% 49%

Contact information

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Sacramento City Unified School District
5735 47th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95824
Phone: (916) 643-7400

See also

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