Salinas Union High School District, California

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Salinas Union High School District
Salinas, California
Salinas Union High School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Timothy J. Vanoli
Graduation rate:80.7%
Number of schools:11
Budget: $135.3 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Kathryn Ramirez
Board members:7
Term length:4
Salinas Union High School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Salinas, California. It is the 121st largest school district in California, serving 13,750 students in 11 schools with an operating budget of $135.3 million.[1][2]

About the district

Salinas Union High School District is located in Monterey County, California
Salinas Union High School District is located in Monterey County in salinas, California. It is located in the 20th largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, Salinas is home to 150,441 residents.[3]


Salinas underperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2011 as well as median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 13.1% of Salinas residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 30.5% for California as a whole. The median household income in Salinas was $50,808 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Salinas was 20.8% compared to 15.3% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Salinas (%) California (%)
White 45.8 57.6
Black or African American 2.0 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.0
Asian 6.2 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.4
Two or More Races 5.0 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 74.9 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 87,040 51.73
Republican 40,721 24.20
American Independent 392 0.23
Libertarian 852 0.51
Peace and Freedom 24,950 0.51
Green 1,129 0.67
Americans Elect 12 0.01
Other 241 0.14

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.[6]


Timothy J. Vanoli is the current Superintendent of Salinas Union High School District. He has served in this role since July 2012.[7]

School board

The Salinas Union High Board of Education is composed of sevn members serving four-year terms.[8]

Salinas Union High Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
James Reavis Trustee Area 1 2017
Patty Padilla Trustee Area 2 2015
Phillip Tabera Trustee Area 3 2017
Kathryn Ramirez Trustee Area 4 2015
Evamarie Martinez Trustee Area 5 2017
Cheryl Larison Trustee Area 6 2015
Lila Cann Trustee Area 7 2017

School board elections

See also: Salinas Union High School District elections (2013)

Members of the Salinas Union High Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.[9] Four seats were up for election in 2013 and three seats will be up for election in 2015.


Salinas Union High School District published its annual budget on the California Ed Data website.[10]

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
2010-2011 $93,080,066 70.6% $5,273,530 4% $9,188,095 7% $7,894,088 6% $16,386,889 12.4% $131,822,668
2011-2012 $98,034,767 72.5% $5,265,707 3.9% $10,825,646 8% $8,320,850 6.1% $12,865,602 9.5% $135,312,572
Averages: $95,557,416.5 72% $5,269,618.5 4% $10,006,870.5 7% $8,107,469 6% $14,626,245.5 11% $133,567,620

Teacher salaries

Salinas Union High School District employed 636 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 Salinas Federation of Teachers for 2012 through 2013:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 39,570 48,143
B.A. + 15 41,549 52,572
B.A. + 30 43,626 64,557
B.A. + 45 or MA 45,807 70,518
B.A. + 60 or MA + 15 48,097 77,006
B.A. + 75 w/MA or MA + 30 50,503 80,856

Schools in Salinas Union High School District


Salinas Union High School District serves 15,515 students in 18 schools.[1]

District schools

Salinas Union High School District operates 18 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Salinas Union High School District
Alisal High
Carr Lake Community Day
El Puente
El Sausal Middle
Everett Alvarez High
Harden Middle
La Paz
Mount Toro High
North Salinas High
Salinas High
Washington 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.[13]

STAR Performance Comparison
Subject District average (%) State average (%)
English Language Arts 41 54
Mathematics 22 50
Science 52 57
History/Social Science 40 48

Contact information

Salinas Union High School District seal.jpg
Salinas Union High School District
431 West Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 796-7000

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