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Irvine Unified School District, California
|Irvine Unified School District|
|Orange County, California|
|Superintendent:||Terry L. Walker|
|Number of schools:||41|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Sharon Wallin|
|Term length:||4 years|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Irvine Unified School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Irvine Unified School District is a school district in California that served 30,123 students during the 2013-2014 school year. This district is the 39th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.
About the district
Irvine Unified School District is located in Orange County, California. The county seat of Orange County is Santa Ana. Orange County was home to 3,114,363 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Orange County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.6 percent of Orange 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 Orange County was $75,566 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Orange County was 11.7 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
Terry L. Walker has been the superintendent of the Irvine Unified School District since July 2011. He is the seventh superintendent in the district's history. Prior to taking the position, Walker served as the district's assistant superintendent of human resources.
The Irvine Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.
|Irvine Unified Board of Education|
|Member||Trustee Area||Assumed office||Term Ends|
School board elections
Members of the Irvine Unified Board of Education are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Two seats were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Irvine Unified Board of Education does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.
The table below displays the budget for Irvine 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|
Irvine Unified School District employed 1,157 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year. Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Irvine Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 45||50,618.00||85,678.00|
|B.A. + 60||51,822.00||93,332.00|
|B.A. + 75||54,730.00||97,157.00|
Schools in Irvine Unified School District
Irvine Unified School District served 30,123 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 11.0 percent from 2009 to 2013.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Irvine Unified School District operates 41 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Irvine Unified School District|
|Early Childhood Learning Center|
|Irvine Adult School|
|Irvine High School|
|Irvine Home School|
|Plaza Vista Elementary|
|Plaza Vista Middle|
|Rancho San Joaquin|
|San Joaquin (Independent Study)|
|Vista Verde Elementary|
|Vista Verde Middle|
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. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.
|STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013|
|Subject||District (%)||State average (%)|
|History and Social Science||78||49|
- California school districts
- List of school districts in California
- Irvine Unified School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Irvine Unified School District
- Irvine Teachers Association
- Irvine, California
- Orange County, California
- California Department of Education
- California School Boards Association
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed December 1, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed December 1, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Orange County, California," accessed July 11, 2014
- Orange County Registrar of Voters, "Election Results Archive," accessed July 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Irvine Unified School District, "Superintendent Terry Walker," accessed December 1, 2014
- Irvine Unified School District, "Meet the IUSD Board of Education," accessed December 1, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "Irvine Unified School District," accessed December 8, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed December 1, 2014
- Irvine Unified School District, "Certificated Salary Schedule 2014‐2015," accessed December 1, 2014
- Irvine Unified School District, "Schools," accessed December 1, 2014
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