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Simi Valley Unified School District, California

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Simi Valley Unified School District
Simi Valley, California
Simi Valley Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Kathryn Scroggin
Graduation rate:86.1%[1]
Number of schools:29
Budget: $144.0 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Rob Collins
Board members:5
Term length:4
Simi Valley Unified School District is a school district in California that served 18,857 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the 80th-largest school district by enrollment in California and has an operating budget of $144.0 million for the 2014-2015 school year.[2]

About the district

Simi Valley Unified School District is located in Ventura County, California.

Simi Valley Unified School District is located in Ventura County, California. The county seat of Ventura County is Ventura. Ventura County is home to 839,620 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Ventura 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 Ventura 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 Ventura County was $76,483 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Ventura County was 10.3 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Ventura County (%) California (%)
White 85.0 73.5
Black or African American 2.2 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.9 1.7
Asian 7.3 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.5
Two or more race 3.3 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 41.5 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Ventura County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 170,929 147,958
2008 110,008 78,731
2004 148,859 160,314
2000 133,258 136,173

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] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


Kathryn Scroggin is the superintendent of Simi Valley Unified School District. She has served the district since 1982 as a teacher, principal, director of secondary education and assistant superintendent of educational services before she was named superintendent in 2003.[6]

School board

The Simi Valley Unified Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[7]

Simi Valley Unified Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Rob Collins At-large 2016
Debbie Sandland At-large 2016
Dan White At-large 2016
Arleigh Kidd At-large 2014
Jeanne Davis At-large 2014

School board elections

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

Members of the Simi Valley Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms in at-large elections. The general election for two seats was held on November 4, 2014.[8] Three seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Simi Valley Unified School District:[9][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
2009-2010 $130,026,031 89.9% $3,518,188 2.4% $10,641,250 7.4% $0 0% $462,359 0.3% $144,647,828
2010-2011 $129,198,965 88.6% $4,738,098 3.2% $10,849,948 7.4% $0 0% $1,017,764 0.7% $145,804,776
2011-2012 $133,070,877 89.1% $3,919,009 2.6% $11,929,827 8% $0 0% $503,191 0.3% $149,422,904
2014-2015 $127,296,198 88.4% $4,376,979 3% $12,281,801 8.5% $0 0% $16,411 0% $143,971,389
Averages: $129,898,017.75 89% $4,138,068.5 3% $11,425,706.5 8% $0 0% $499,931.25 0% $145,961,724.25

Teacher salaries

Simi Valley Unified School District employed 897 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:[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 42,015 48,929
B.A. + 15 42,015 52,972
B.A. + 30 44,318 66,752
B.A. + 45 44,319 74,556
B.A. + 60 45,306 82,168

Schools in Simi Valley Unified School District


Simi Valley Unified School District served 18,857 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Simi Valley Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Simi Valley Unified School District operates 29 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Simi Valley Unified School District
School Name
Apollo High
Arroyo Elementary
Atherwood Elementary
Berylwood Elementary
Big Springs Elementary
Crestview Elementary
Garden Grove Elementary
Hillside Middle
Hollow Hills Elementary
Justin Elementary
Katherine Elementary
Knolls Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Madera Elementary
Monte Vista
Mountain View Elementary
Park View Elementary
Royal High
Santa Susana Elementary
Santa Susana High
Simi Elementary
Simi Valley High
Sinaloa Middle
Sycamore Elementary
Township Elementary
Valley View Middle
Vista Elementary
White Oak Elementary
Wood Ranch 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.[12]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 64% 55%
Mathematics 56% 50%
Science 70% 59%
History - Social Science 56% 49%

Contact information

Simi Valley Unified School District seal.jpg
Simi Valley Unified School District
875 East Cochran Street
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: (805) 306-4500

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