Twin Rivers Unified School District, California

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Twin Rivers Unified School District
Sacramento County, California
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Steven Martinez
Enrollment:31,637 students
Graduation rate:72.3%[1]
Number of schools:47
Budget: $276.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Rebecca Sandoval
Board members:7
Term length:4
Twin Rivers Unified School District is a school district in California that served 31,637 students in 47 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the 27th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

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


Sacramento County underperformed in comparison 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 in Sacramento County was $55,846 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Sacramento County was 16.5 percent compared to 15.3 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Sacramento County (%) California (%)
White 65.3 73.7
Black or African American 10.9 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.6 1.7
Asian 15.3 13.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.2 0.5
Two or More Races 5.8 3.6
Hispanic or Latino 22.0 38.2

2013 Party Affiliation, Sacramento County[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 298,345 43.62
Republican 213,599 31.23
American Independent 19,924 2.91
Peace and Freedom 5,449 0.80
Libertarian 4,542 0.66
Green 3,820 0.56
Americans Elect 40 0.01
Other 1,304 0.19
Unaffiliated 136,933 20.02

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]


The superintendent of Twin Rivers Unified School District is Dr. Steven Martinez, whom the school board appointed to the position on July 1, 2013. Martinez graduated from Fresno High School and earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry and his M.Ed. degree before receiving his Ph.D. in educational leadership from California State University at Fresno. He began his career as a math and science teacher. Before becoming the superintendent, he also served as a coach, deputy principal, assistant principal, principal, learning director and assistant superintendent in other school districts, including Fresno Unified School District.[6]

School board

Twin Rivers Unified School District is overseen by a seven-member board, all of whom are elected to four-year terms by geographic electoral district.[7]

Twin Rivers Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Michael Baker 1 2016
Michelle Rivas 2 2018
Walter Garcia Kawamoto 3 2016
Bob Bastian 4 2018
Sonja Cameron 5 2016
Rebecca Sandoval 6 2018
Linda Fowler 7 2016

School board elections

See also: Sonja Cameron recall, Twin Rivers Unified School District, California (2015)

Members of the Twin Rivers Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2014, and four seats will be up for election in 2016. A recall election against Sonja Cameron was scheduled for May 12, 2015. Cameron was retained in that election and will be up for special election as one of the four seats on the 2016 ballot.

Public participation in board meetings

The Twin Rivers Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

Public Participation

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board's jurisdiction. Under the California Education Code, the Board has the right to adopt reasonable regulations with regard to public comments and public participation in Board meetings, in order to assure the proper functioning of Board meetings.

In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the Board comply with the following procedures:

1. The Board shall give members of the public an opportunity to address the Board on any item of interest to the public that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board, either before or during the Board's consideration of the item. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.3)

2. At a time so designated on the agenda at a regular meeting, members of the public may bring before the Board matters that are not listed on the agenda. The Board shall take no action or carry out a discussion on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except as authorized by law. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.2)

3. Without the Board taking action, district staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda, upon the request of the Board President. Additionally, on his/her own initiative, or in response to questions posed by the public, a Board member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her own activities during the portion of the regular Board meeting reserved for Board member comments and reports. (Government Code 54954.2)

In addition, a majority of the Board may direct district staff to provide further information to the Board at a future Board meeting in response to a public comment, may direct the Superintendent or his designee to respond directly to the member of the public if such response is advisable, or may direct staff to place a matter of business on a future Board agenda. (Government Code 54954.2) Individual Board members shall not direct or require, or seek to direct or require, the expenditure of staff time or district resources regarding Board agenda items, including in response to public comments.

4. The Board need not allow the public to speak on any item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of Board members at a public meeting where the public had the opportunity to address the committee on that item. However, if the Board determines that the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard the item, the Board shall provide an opportunity for the public to speak. (Government Code 54954.3)[8]

—Twin Rivers Unified School District website, (2014)[9]


The table below displays the budget for Twin Rivers Unified School District:[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
2013-2014 $189,976,698 80.3% $12,146,794 5.1% $34,123,963 14.4% $0 0% $191,939 0.1% $236,439,394
2014-2015 $212,779,704 76.9% $22,529,958 8.1% $35,353,243 12.8% $0 0% $6,005,920 2.2% $276,668,825
Averages: $201,378,201 78% $17,338,376 7% $34,738,603 14% $0 0% $3,098,929.5 1% $256,554,109.5

Teacher salaries

Twin Rivers Unified School District employed 1,445 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[11] 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 Twin Rivers United Educators for 2013-2014:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 40,800 53,726
Credential 42,228 57,554
B.A. + 45 43,706 59,568
B.A. + 60 45,236 63,811
B.A. + 75 46,819 75,789
B.A. + 90 48,458 78,442

Schools in Twin Rivers Unified School District


Twin Rivers Unified School District served 31,637 students during the 2011-2012 school year. Twin Rivers Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[2]

District schools

Twin Rivers Unified School District operates 47 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Twin Rivers Unified School District
School Name
Adult School
Allison, W.A.
Babcock, D. W.
Castori, Michael J.
Creative Connections Arts Academy
Del Paso Heights
Dry Creek
Foothill High
Foothill Oaks
Foothill Ranch Middle School
Garden Valley
Grant Union High
Highlands High
Johnson, Harmon
Joyce, FC
Keema High (Alternative school)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Technology Academy
Miles P. Richmond
Morey Avenue ECDC
Norwood Jr. High
NOVA Opportunity Program (Alternative school)
Pacific Career & Technology High (Alternative school)
Pathways Community Day School
Regency Park
Rio Linda High
Rio Linda Preparatory Academy
Rio Tierra Jr. High
Sierra View
Strauch, Hazel
Vineland Campus (Special needs)
Vista Nueva Career & Technology (Alternative school)

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 40 55
Mathematics 40 50
Science 43 59
History and Social Science 31 49

Contact information

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Twin Rivers Unified School District
5115 Dudley Boulevard
McClellan, CA 95652
Phone: 916-566-1600

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