Vallejo City Unified School District, California

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Vallejo City Unified School District
Vallejo, California
Vallejo City Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Ramona Bishop
Graduation rate:59.0%
Number of schools:26
Budget: $124.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Tony Ubalde
Board members:5
Term length:5
Vallejo City Unified School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Vallejo, California. It is the 102nd largest school district in California, serving 15,313 students in 26 schools with an operating budget of $124.1 million.[1][2]

About the district

Vallejo City Unified School District is located in Solano County, California
Vallejo City Unified School District is located in Solano County in Lynwood, California. It is located in the 21st largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, Vallejo is home to 115,942 residents.[3]


Vallejo underperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2011, median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.2% of Vallejo 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 Vallejo was $60,764 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Vallejo was 16.0% compared to 15.3% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Vallejo (%) California (%)
White 32.8 57.6
Black or African American 22.1 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.0
Asian 24.9 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.1 0.4
Two or More Races 7.5 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 22.6 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 102,177 48.55
Republican 52,633 25.01
American Independent 5,940 2.82
Libertarian 1,123 0.53
Peace and Freedom 539 0.26
Green 878 0.42
Americans Elect 12 0.01
Other 46,246 21.97

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]


Ramona Bishop is the current Superintendent of Vallejo City Unified School District. She has served in this position since April 2011. Bishop earned her Bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley and her Doctoral degree from the University of Pacific. She had previously served as the Assistant Superintendent of Twin Rivers Unified School District.[7]

School board

The Vallejo City Unified Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[8][9]

Vallejo City Unified Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Tony Ubalde At-large 2018
Ward "Ace" Stewart At-large 2016
Richard Porter At-large 2018
Burky H. Worel At-large 2018
Raymond Mommsen At-large 2016

School board elections

Members of the Vallejo City Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms every even-numbered year. Prior to 2014, board of education elections were held evey odd-numbered year. The elections that should have been held in 2015 were postponed to 2016.[10] Three seats were up for election in 2014, and two seats will be up for election in 2016.


The table below displays the budget for Vallejo City Unified 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
2013-2014 $94,273,115 76.5% $8,634,311 7% $20,336,556 16.5% $0 0% $0 0% $123,243,982
2014-2015 $100,367,415 80.9% $6,534,598 5.3% $17,165,975 13.8% $0 0% $0 0% $124,067,988
Averages: $97,320,265 79% $7,584,454.5 6% $18,751,265.5 15% $0 0% $0 0% $123,655,985

Teacher salaries

Vallejo City Unified School District employed 713 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 Vallejo Teachers Association for 2012 through 2013:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 38,776 42,986
B.A. + 15 38,884 47,771
B.A. + 30 38,991 51,056
B.A. + 45 39,098 54,347
B.A. + 60 39,206 57,636
B.A. + 75 39,484 69,892

Certificated employees with a Master's Degree or a Second REQUIRED Credential will receive an additional $1,070.00 annually. An additional $1,070.00 will be paid annually for a Doctorate Degree.

Schools in Vallejo City Unified School District


Vallejo City Unified School District serves 15,313 students in 28 schools.[1]

District schools

Vallejo City Unified School District operates 28 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Vallejo City Unified School District
Annie Pennycook Elementary
Beverly Hills Elementary
Cave Language Academy
Dan Mini Elementary
Elsa Widenmann Elementary
Federal Terrace Elementary
Franklin Middle
Glen Cove Elementary
Grace Patterson Elementary
Highland Elementary
Hogan Middle
Jesse M. Bethel High
Johnston Cooper Elementary
Joseph H. Wardlaw Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy
Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy
Mare Island Technology Academy
MIT Academy
Peoples High
Solano Middle
Steffan Manor Elementary
Vallejo Charter
Vallejo Education Academy
Vallejo High

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 45 54
Mathematics 39 50
Science 41 57
History/Social Science 37 48

Contact information

Vallejo City Unified School District seal.jpg
Vallejo City Unified School District
665 Walnut Ave
Vallejo, CA 94592
Phone: (707) 649-3907

See also

External links

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed-Data, "District Profile - Fiscal Year: 2011-12," accessed January 7, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vallejo City Unified School District, "2014-15 Tentative Budget Financial Statements," accessed December 8, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Vallejo (city), California," accessed October 2, 2013
  4. California Secretary of State, "Report of Registration as of February 10, 2013 - Registration by County," accessed January 7, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  7. Vallejo City Unified School District, "Meet Dr. Ramona Bishop," accessed January 27, 2014
  8. Solano County Registrar of Voters, "November 2014 Election Summary Results," accessed January 29, 2015
  9. Vallejo City Unified School District, "Meet Our Board," accessed January 29, 2015
  10. Solano County Office of Education News Reader, "Daily Republic: Solano County approves election-year switch for schools," April 26, 2013
  11. Vallejo City Unified School District, "Agreement between Vallejo City Unified School District and Vallejo Teachers Association CTA/NEA," accessed January 27, 2014
  12. Vallejo City Unified School District, "School Directory," accessed January 27, 2014
  13. Ed-Data, "Student Performance - 2012," accessed January 7, 2013