ABC Unified School District, California

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ABC Unified School District
Cerritos, CA
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Mary Sieu
Enrollment:20,748
Graduation rate:89%
Number of schools:29
Budget: $115 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Celia Spitzer
Board members:7
Term length:4

The ABC Unified School District is a school district in California that is based in Cerritos, California. It currently serves 20,748 students in 29 schools.

About the district

Location

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ABC Unified School District is located on the Southeastern edge of Los Angeles County, California in Cerritos, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 49,041 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Cerritos (%) California (%)
White 23.1 57.6
Black or African American 6.9 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 1.0
Asian 61.9 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.4
Two or More Races 3.8 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 12.0 37.6

Demographics

Cerritos outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Cerritos was $87,853 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 48.2% of Cerritos residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Cerritos was 5.5% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 92.5% of Cerritos residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[3]

Superintendent

Dr. Mary Sieu is the Superintendent for the ABC Unified School District. She has served in the district for 23 years in the positions of Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services and Director of Special Programs and Services.[4]

School board

Current school board members include:[5]

Name Term Expires Board Position
Celia Spitzer 2015 President
Sophia Tse 2015 Vice President
Lynda Johnson 2013 Board Clerk
Olympia Chen 2013 Member
James Kang 2013 Member
Maynard Law 2015 Member
Armin Reyes 2015 Member

Budget

The ABC Unified School District's budget is published on the Education Data Partnership's website.[6]

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 $142,198,359 87.2% $5,344,299 3.3% $10,879,831 6.7% $0 0% $4,581,432 2.8% $163,003,921
2010-2011 $143,605,286 86% $6,857,971 4.1% $12,863,974 7.7% $0 0% $3,630,058 2.2% $166,957,287
2011-2012 $144,202,885 85.7% $7,572,924 4.5% $13,499,506 8% $0 0% $3,084,810 1.8% $168,360,125
Averages: $143,335,510 86% $6,591,731.33 4% $12,414,437 7% $0 0% $3,765,433.33 2% $166,107,111

Teacher salaries

ABC Unified School District employs 868 certificated teachers. The following is the salary schedule for teachers based for the 2011-2012 school year.[7]

ABCUSD FY11-12 Salary Schedule
Step Bachelors Bachelors +15 Bachelors +30 Bachelors +45/Masters Bachelors +60/Masters Bachelors +75/Masters
1 $45,000 $46,120 $47,272 $48,455 $49,667 $50,909
2 $45,445 $46,581 $47,746 $48,939 $50,162 $51,417
3 $47,036 $48,212 $49,418 $50,652 $51,918 $53,217
4 $48,682 $49,898 $51,147 $52,425 $53,736 $55,080
5 $50,385 $51,646 $52,936 $54,259 $55,616 $57,007
6 $52,150 $53,452 $54,789 $56,159 $57,564 $59,002
7 $53,975 $55,324 $56,706 $58,125 $59,578 $61,067
8 $53,975 $57,261 $58,692 $60,160 $61,663 $63,204
9 $53,975 $57,261 $60,747 $62,264 $63,821 $65,417
10 $53,975 $57,261 $62,872 $64,444 $66,055 $67,706
11 $53,975 $57,261 $65,072 $66,700 $68,366 $70,076
12 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $69,035 $70,759 $72,528
13 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $69,035 $73,237 $75,068
14 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $69,035 $73,237 $75,068
15 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $71,105 $75,434 $77,319
16 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $71,105 $75,434 $77,319
17 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $71,105 $75,434 $77,319
18 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $73,237 $77,697 $79,639
19 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $73,237 $77,697 $79,639
20 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $73,237 $77,697 $79,639
21 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $75,436 $80,027 $82,028
22 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $75,436 $80,027 $82,028
23 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $75,436 $80,027 $82,028
24 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $77,699 $82,428 $84,488
25 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $77,699 $82,428 $84,488
26 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $77,699 $82,428 $84,488
27 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $80,029 $84,902 $87,025
28 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $80,029 $84,902 $87,025
29 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $80,029 $84,902 $87,025
30 $53,975 $57,261 $67,350 $82,430 $87,447 $90,000

District schools

ABC Unified School District operates 29 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[8]

Academic performance

California STAR program

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 two through eleven. STAR results include English-language arts 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 benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency on STAR. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students.[9]

STAR- ABC Unified School District - Percent of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced [10]

Subject District State
English-Language Arts 67% 54%
Mathematics 63% 50%
Science 73% 57%
History - Social Science 61% 48%

Issues

Voting Rights Act lawsuit

In April 2013, a lawsuit was filed by three district residents under allegations that the ABC Unified School District School Board trustee system does not accurately represent the district as a whole. The current system of At Large trustees has five Asian trustees and two white trustees. All elected trustees are from the Cerritos area of the district, despite the district encompassing all or part of five cities. Former trustee applicant and plaintiff Olga Rios has sued in order to have the district change to a trustee district election system, where the district would be divided into seven geographic zones, with representatives elected from each of them. The 2002 California Voter Rights Act prohibits local governments from holding at-large elections if that system impairs the ability of minority groups to elect candidates of their choice.[11] [12]

Website evaluation

The ABC school district website contains links to the school board members [13], meeting agendas and minutes [14].

Contact information

ABC Unified Logo.jpg
ABC Unified School District
16700 Norwalk Blvd
Cerritos, CA 90703
562-926-5566
District website

See also

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