Vallejo City Unified School District, California
|Vallejo City Unified School District|
|Number of schools:||26|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Tony Ubalde|
About the districtSolano 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Vallejo City Unified Board of Education|
|Ward "Ace" Stewart||At-large||2016|
|Burky H. Worel||At-large||2018|
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. 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:
|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|
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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|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.
Vallejo City Unified School District operates 28 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Vallejo City Unified School District|
|Annie Pennycook Elementary|
|Beverly Hills Elementary|
|Cave Language Academy|
|Dan Mini Elementary|
|Elsa Widenmann Elementary|
|Federal Terrace Elementary|
|Glen Cove Elementary|
|Grace Patterson Elementary|
|Jesse M. Bethel High|
|Johnston Cooper Elementary|
|Joseph H. Wardlaw Elementary|
|Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy|
|Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy|
|Mare Island Technology Academy|
|Steffan Manor Elementary|
|Vallejo Education Academy|
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.
|STAR Performance Comparison|
|Subject||District average (%)||State average (%)|
|English Language Arts||45||54|
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- Ed-Data, "District Profile - Fiscal Year: 2011-12," accessed January 7, 2014
- Vallejo City Unified School District, "2014-15 Tentative Budget Financial Statements," accessed December 8, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Vallejo (city), California," accessed October 2, 2013
- California Secretary of State, "Report of Registration as of February 10, 2013 - Registration by County," accessed January 7, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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.
- Vallejo City Unified School District, "Meet Dr. Ramona Bishop," accessed January 27, 2014
- Solano County Registrar of Voters, "November 2014 Election Summary Results," accessed January 29, 2015
- Vallejo City Unified School District, "Meet Our Board," accessed January 29, 2015
- Solano County Office of Education News Reader, "Daily Republic: Solano County approves election-year switch for schools," April 26, 2013
- Vallejo City Unified School District, "Agreement between Vallejo City Unified School District and Vallejo Teachers Association CTA/NEA," accessed January 27, 2014
- Vallejo City Unified School District, "School Directory," accessed January 27, 2014
- Ed-Data, "Student Performance - 2012," accessed January 7, 2013
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