William S. Hart Union High School District, California

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William S. Hart Union High School District
Santa Clarita, California
William S. Hart Union High School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Robert Challinor
Graduation rate:93.0%
Number of schools:20
Budget: $173.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Steven M. Sturgeon
Board members:5
Term length:4
William S. Hart Union High School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Santa Clarita, California. It is the 45th largest school district in California, serving 26,449 students in 20 schools with an operating budget of $173.6 million.[1][2]

About the district

William S. Hart Union High School District is located in Los Angeles County, California
William S. Hart Union High School District is located in Los Angeles County in Santa Clarita, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, Santa Clarita is home to 176,320 residents.[3]


Santa Clarita outperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement, median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level in 2011. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.7% of Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita was $83,579 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Santa Clarita was 7.7% compared to 15.3% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Santa Clarita (%) California (%)
White 70.9 57.6
Black or African American 3.2 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 8.5 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.4
Two or More Races 4.7 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 29.5 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 2,486,479 51.11
Republican 1,048,507 21.55
American Independent 109,055 2.24
Libertarian 25,808 0.53
Peace and Freedom 24,950 0.51
Green 24,534 0.50
Americans Elect 2,583 0.05
Other 262,180 5.39

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.[6]


Robert Challinor is the current Superintendent of William S. Hart Union High School District. He has served in this role since July 2010. Prior to serving in this role he served as Superintendent of Muroc Joint Unified School District and as Assistant Superintendent of Hesperia Unified School District. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands and earned his Master's degree from California State University San Bernardino.[7]

School board

The William S. Hart Union Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[8]

William S. Hart Union High Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Steven M. Sturgeon At-large 2015
Joe Messina At-large 2017
Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine At-large 2015
Paul B. Strickland At-large 2017
Bob Jensen At-large 2017

School board elections

See also: William S. Hart Union High School District elections (2013)

Members of the William S. Hart 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] Three seats were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be up for election in 2015.


The table below displays the budget for William S. Hart Union High 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
2009-2010 $146,353,455 86.9% $4,152,257 2.5% $16,335,400 9.7% $0 0% $1,610,169 1% $168,451,281
2010-2011 $144,138,980 86.9% $3,963,716 2.4% $16,991,067 10.2% $0 0% $836,013 0.5% $165,929,777
2011-2012 $116,816,890 68.7% $4,877,016 2.9% $17,802,741 10.5% $0 0% $617,489 0.4% $170,114,137
2012-2013 $149,336,832 86% $4,859,108 2.8% $18,537,182 10.7% $0 0% $888,110 0.5% $173,621,233
Averages: $139,161,539.25 82% $4,463,024.25 3% $17,416,597.5 10% $0 0% $987,945.25 1% $169,529,107

Teacher salaries

William S. Hart Union High School District employed 1,019 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 William S. Hart Union Teachers Association for 2011 through 2014:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 42,641 70,547
B.A. + 30 44,780 77,679
B.A. + 45 or MA 46,309 89,089
B.A. + 60 or MA + 20 49,163 91,943
B.A. + 75 w/MA or MA + 35 52,017 94,797

Schools in William S. Hart Union High School District


William S. Hart Union High School District serves 26,449 students in 20 schools.[1]

District schools

William S. Hart Union High School District operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

William S. Hart Union High School District
Academy of the Canyons
Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences
Arroyo Seco Junior High
Bowman High
Canyon High
Golden Valley High
La Mesa Junior High
Learning Post High
Mission View Public
Opportunities for Learning - Santa Clarita
Placerita Junior High
Rancho Pico Junior High
Rio Norte Junior High
Santa Clarita Valley International
Saugus High
Sequoia Charter
Sierra Vista Junior High
Valencia High
West Ranch High
William S. Hart Senior 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 65 54
Mathematics 48 50
Science 70 57
History/Social Science 58 48

Contact information

William S. Hart Union High School District seal.jpg
William S. Hart Union High School District
21380 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, California 91350
Phone: (661) 259-0033

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