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|District = Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
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|Place = Norwalk, California
Budget                    = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
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|Image = Norwalk-La Mirada Unified seal.jpg
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|Superintendent = Ruth Perez
Elected Officials        = {{Partial}} |
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|Enrollment = 20,208
Administrative Officials  = {{Partial}} |
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|Grad rate = 92.2%
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|Number of schools = 28
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|Budget = $166.2 million
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|Website = http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/
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|Board president = Margarita L. Rios
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|Board members = 7
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|Term years = 4
 
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The '''Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District''' is located in [[California]].
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{{tnr}}'''Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District''' is a [[California school districts|school district]] in [[California]] that serves the city of [[Norwalk, California]]. It is the [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment|73rd largest]] school district in California, serving 15,515 students in 18 schools with an operating budget of $144.7 million.<ref name=enroll>[http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/App_Resx/EdDataClassic/fsTwoPanel.aspx?#!bottom=/_layouts/EdDataClassic/profile.asp?reportNumber=16&level=06&fyr=1112&county=19&district=64840 ''Ed-Data,'' "District Profile - Fiscal Year: 2011-12," accessed January 79, 2014]</ref><ref name=budget/>
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==About the district==
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:: See also: [[Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, California]]
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[[File:Map of Norwalk California.png|200px|thumb|left|link=Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District elections (2013)]] Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is located in southcentral [[Los Angeles County, California]] in Norwalk, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 105,549 residents.<ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0652526.html‎''United States Census Bureau,'' "Norwalk, California Quick Facts," Accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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===Demographics===
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Norwalk underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, 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 and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. Norwalk outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The median household income in Norwalk was $60,090 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 15.1% of Norwalk residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The United States Census also showed the poverty rate in Norwalk was 11.1% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 71.8% of Norwalk residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in  California.<ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0652526.html‎ ''US Census Bureau,'' "Norwalk, California Quick Facts," Accessed October 8, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="background:none; text-align: center; width: 650px"
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Racial Demographics, 2012<ref name=Census1/>
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Race
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Norwalk (%)
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | California (%)
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| White || 49.4 || 57.6
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| Black or African American || 4.4 || 6.2
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|-
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| American Indian and Alaska Native || 1.1 || 1.0
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|-
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| Asian || 12.0 || 13.0
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|-
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| Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander || 0.4 || 0.4
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|-
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| Two or More Races || 4.1 || 4.9
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|-
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| Hispanic or Latino || 70.1 || 37.6
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|}
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="background:none; text-align: center;"
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Party Affiliation, 2013<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ror/ror-pages/ror-odd-year-2013/county.pdf ''California Secretary of State,'' "Report of Registration as of February 10, 2013 - Registration by County," accessed January 7, 2014]</ref>
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Party
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Registered Voters
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | % of Total
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| Democratic || 2,486,479 || 51.11
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|-
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| Republican || 1,048,507 || 21.55
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| American Independent ||  109,055 || 2.24
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|-
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| Libertarian || 25,808 || 0.53
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|-
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| Peace and Freedom || 24,950 || 0.51
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|-
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| Green || 24,534 || 0.50
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| Americans Elect ||  2,583 || 0.05
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| Other || 262,180 || 5.39
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==Superintendent==
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Ruth Perez is currently serving as the Superintendent of Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. She has served in this position since April 2009. Perez earned her Bachelor's degree from the Queens College of the City, University of New York, and her Master's and doctoral degrees from Nova Southeastern University.<ref>[http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Ruth-Perez/521922580 ''ZoomInfo.com,'' "Dr. Ruth Perez," Accessed January 9, 2014]</ref>
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==School board==
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The Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.<ref name=board>[http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/domain/53 ''Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District,'' "Board of Education," accessed January 9, 2014]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable" style="background:none; text-align: center;"
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Member
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | District
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Term Ends
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|-
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| Margarita L. Rios || At large || 2017
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|-
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| Jesse Urquidi || At large || 2015
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|-
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| Darryl R. Adams || At large || 2017
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|-
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| Karen Morrison || At large || 2015
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|-
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| Chris Pflanzer || At large || 2015
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|-
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| Sean M. Reagan || At large || 2017
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|-
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| Ana Valencia || At large || 2017
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|}
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===School board elections===
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:: ''See also: [[Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District elections (2013)]]''
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Members of the Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. There was no '''primary election''' and the '''general election''' was held on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://www.lavote.net/voter/PDFS/CALENDAR_EVENTS/11052013.pdf ''Los Angeles County - Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk,'' "Tentative Calendar of Events," accessed January 9, 2014]</ref> '''Four''' seats were up for election in 2013 and '''three''' seats will be up for election in 2015.
  
 
==Budget==
 
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==Website evaluation==
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==Teacher salaries==
The Norwalk-La Mirada school district website contains a link to the Board of Education members and their email addresses<ref>[http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=39379&type=d&rn=3103301 Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education]</ref> as well as various information on the Board meetings<ref>[http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=39379&type=d&termREC_ID=&id=2&rn=8414573 Norwalk-La Mirada Board meeting schedule], [http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=39379&type=d&termREC_ID=&id=3&rn=1738352 Board meeting agendas], [http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=39379&type=d&termREC_ID=&id=4&rn=2555043 Board meeting minutes]</ref>.  Email and phone contacts for the administrative staff are listed<ref>[http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=37453&type=d&termREC_ID=&id=1&rn=223444 Norwalk-La Mirada administration]</ref>. A detailed budget proposal is available, along with other financial documents such as a past budget and annual audit reports since 2004<ref>[http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=37467&type=d&termREC_ID=&id=2&rn=911408 Norwalk-La Mirada finances]</ref>.  The only problem is that there is not a direct link to the budget from the homepage.  The school accountability report cards<ref>[http://norwalk.schoolwisepress.com/home/ Norwalk-La Mirada SARCs]</ref> and a link to other test results<ref>[http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ar/index.asp California academic performance tests database]</ref> reveal the academic performance of the schools.  Reports from the Citizens' Oversight Committee are also available<Ref>[http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/apps/publications/index.jsp?parentREC_ID=39&rn=4187039 Norwalk-La Mirada COC]</ref>.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District employed 866 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 Lynwood Teachers Association for 2011 through 2014:<ref>[http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/Page/11262 ''Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District,'' "Agreement between Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District and Norwalk-La Mirada Teachers Association CTA/NEA," accessed January 9, 2014]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width: 650px"
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Salary structure
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Degree level
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Minimum salary ($)
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Maximum salary ($)
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| BA || 44,764 || 67,955
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| BA + 30 or MA || 47,002 || 73,707
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| BA + 45 || 49,352 || 79,946
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| BA + 75 or BA + 60 w/ MA || 51,820 || 86,713
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| BA + 75 w/MA || 54,411 || 91,049
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|}
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==Schools in Lynwood Unified School District==
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===Enrollment===
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District serves 20,208 students in 28 schools. Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.<ref name=enroll/>
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===District schools===
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District operates 28 schools listed below in alphabetical order:<ref>[http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us/domain/2554 ''Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District,'' "School Directory," accessed January 9, 2014]</ref>
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Name
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| Benton Middle
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| Chavez Elementary
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| Corvallis Middle
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| Dolland Elementary
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| Dulles Elementary
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| Eastwood Elementary
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| Edmondson Elementary
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| El Camino High
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| Escalona Elementary
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| Foster Road Elementary
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| Garden Hill Elementary
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| Glazier Elementary
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| Hutchinson Elementary
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| John Glenn High
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| Johnston Elementary
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| La Mirada High
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| La Pluma Elementary
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| Lampton Elementary
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| Los Alisos Middle
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| Los Coyotes Middle
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| Moffitt Elementary
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| Morrison Elementary
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| New River Elementary
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| Norwalk High
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| Nuffer Elementary
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| Sanchez Elementary
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| Southeast Academy High
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| Waite Middle
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|}==Academic performance==
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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.<ref>[http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/App_Resx/EdDataClassic/fsTwoPanel.aspx?#!bottom=/_layouts/EdDataClassic/Accountability/PerformanceReports.asp?reportNumber=1&fyr=1112&county=19&district=64840&school=&level=06&tab=3 ''Ed-Data,'' "Student Performance - 2012," accessed January 9, 2013]</ref>
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' STAR Performance Comparison
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | District average (%)
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | State average (%)
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| English Language Arts || 54 || 54
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| Mathematics || 47 || 50
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| Science || 53 || 57
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| History/Social Science || 41 || 48
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==Contact information==
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[[File:Norwalk-La Mirada Unified.jpg|link=Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, California|150px]] <br>
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District<br>
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12820 Pioneer Blvd.<br>
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Norwalk, CA 90650<br>
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'''Phone:'''562-868-0431
  
 
==See also==
 
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*[[Portal:School boards and school board elections|School board elections portal]]
 
*[[Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District elections (2013)]]
 
*[[Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District elections (2013)]]
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*[[California school districts]]
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*[[List of school districts in California]]
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*[[California]]
  
 
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Revision as of 11:59, 9 January 2014

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Norwalk, California
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Ruth Perez
Enrollment:20,208
Graduation rate:92.2%
Number of schools:28
Budget: $166.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Margarita L. Rios
Board members:7
Term length:4
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Norwalk, California. It is the 73rd largest school district in California, serving 15,515 students in 18 schools with an operating budget of $144.7 million.[1][2]

About the district

See also: Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, California
Map of Norwalk California.png
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is located in southcentral Los Angeles County, California in Norwalk, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 105,549 residents.[3]

Demographics

Norwalk underperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, 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 and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. Norwalk outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The median household income in Norwalk was $60,090 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 15.1% of Norwalk residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The United States Census also showed the poverty rate in Norwalk was 11.1% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 71.8% of Norwalk residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[4]

Superintendent

Ruth Perez is currently serving as the Superintendent of Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. She has served in this position since April 2009. Perez earned her Bachelor's degree from the Queens College of the City, University of New York, and her Master's and doctoral degrees from Nova Southeastern University.[7]

School board

The Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[8]

Norwalk-La Mirada Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Margarita L. Rios At large 2017
Jesse Urquidi At large 2015
Darryl R. Adams At large 2017
Karen Morrison At large 2015
Chris Pflanzer At large 2015
Sean M. Reagan At large 2017
Ana Valencia At large 2017

School board elections

See also: Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District elections (2013)

Members of the Norwalk-La Mirada 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] Four seats were up for election in 2013 and three seats will be up for election in 2015.

Budget

The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District's budget is published on the Education Data Partnership's website.[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 $148,189,719 79.2% $7,562,181 4% $10,850,570 5.8% $0 0% $20,400,959 10.9% $187,003,429
2010-2011 $141,595,463 80.4% $7,071,127 4% $10,240,851 5.8% $0 0% $17,225,492 9.8% $176,132,933
2011-2012 $145,021,213 87.2% $6,368,094 3.8% $11,620,078 7% $0 0% $3,283,735 2% $166,293,120
Averages: $144,935,465 82% $7,000,467.33 4% $10,903,833 6% $0 0% $13,636,728.67 8% $176,476,494

Teacher salaries

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District employed 866 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 Lynwood Teachers Association for 2011 through 2014:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 44,764 67,955
BA + 30 or MA 47,002 73,707
BA + 45 49,352 79,946
BA + 75 or BA + 60 w/ MA 51,820 86,713
BA + 75 w/MA 54,411 91,049

Schools in Lynwood Unified School District

Enrollment

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District serves 20,208 students in 28 schools. Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District operates 28 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

==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]

Contact information

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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
12820 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone:562-868-0431

See also

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