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|District = Palmdale School District
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|Place = Palmdale, California
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|Image = Palmdale School District seal.jpg
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|Superintendent = Pauline Winbush
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|Enrollment = 20,585
Administrative Officials  = {{Partial}} |
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|Grad rate = N/A
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|Number of schools = 26
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|Budget = $161.8 million
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|Website = http://www.palmdalesd.org/
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|Board president = Maria Molina
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|Board members = 5
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|Term years = 4
 
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The '''Palmdale School District''' is located in [[California]].
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{{tnr}}'''Lynwood Unified School District''' is a [[California school districts|school district]] in [[California]] that serves the city of [[Lynwood, California]]. It is the [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment|70th largest]] school district in California, serving 20,585 students in 26 schools with an operating budget of $161.8 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=64857 ''Ed-Data,'' "District Profile - Fiscal Year: 2011-12," accessed January 9, 2014]</ref><ref name=budget/>
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==About the district==
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:: See also: [[Palmdale School District, California]]
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[[File:Map of Palmdale California.png|200px|thumb|left|link=Palmdale School District elections (2013)]] Palmdale School District is located in northern of [[Los Angeles County, California]] in Palmdale, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 152,750 residents.<ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0655156.html ''United States Census Bureau,'' "Palmdale, California Quick Facts," Accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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===Demographics===
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Palmdale underperforms 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 Palmdale was $55,213 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 15.4% of Palmdale 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 Palmdale was 18.3% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 74.1% of Palmdale 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/06/0655156.html ''United States Census Bureau,'' "Palmdale, California Quick Facts," Accessed October 9, 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;" | Palmdale (%)
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | California (%)
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| White || 49.0 || 57.6
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| Black or African American || 14.8 || 6.2
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| American Indian and Alaska Native || 0.9 || 1.0
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|-
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| Asian || 4.3 || 13.0
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|-
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| Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander || 0.2 || 0.4
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|-
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| Two or More Races || 5.4 || 4.9
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|-
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| Hispanic or Latino || 54.4 || 37.6
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|}
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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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| 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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| 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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Pauline Winbush is currently serving as the interim Superintendent of Palmdale School District. She has served in this position since October 2013. Winbush earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and earned her Master's degree from California State University, Bakersfield. She has served the Palmdale School District since 1992 and has served as a teacher, principal, director of human resources and assistant superintendent.<ref>[http://www.palmdalesd.org/domain/827 ''Palmdale School District,'' "Interim Superintendent," Accessed January 9, 2014]</ref>
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==School board==
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The Palmdale Board of Trustees is composed of five members serving four-year terms.<ref name=board>[http://www.palmdalesd.org/Page/24 ''Palmdale School District,'' "Board of Trustees," 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;" |'' Palmdale Board of Trustees
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|-
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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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| Maria Molina || At large || 2015
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| Nancy K. Smith || At large || 2017
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| Robert "Bo" Bynum || At large || 2015
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| Joyce Ricks || At large || 2017
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| Juan Carrillo || At large || 2017
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|}
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===School board elections===
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:: ''See also: [[Palmdale School District elections (2013)]]''
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Members of the Palmdale Board of Trustees 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 7, 2014]</ref> '''Three''' seats were up for election in 2013 and '''two''' seats will be up for election in 2015.
  
 
==Budget==
 
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==Website evaluation==
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==Teacher salaries==
The Palmdale school district website contains a link to the School Board members and their email addresses<Ref>[http://www.psd.k12.ca.us/126210113010350170/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=54247&126210113010350170Nav=|&NodeID=1086 Palmdale Board members]</ref>.  The minutes from the Board meetings are posted<ref>[http://www.psd.k12.ca.us/126210113010350170/FileLib/browse.asp?a=374&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=53708&126210113010350170Nav=|&NodeID=640 Palmdale Board minutes], [http://www.psd.k12.ca.us/126210113010350170/FileLib/browse.asp?a=374&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=53692&126210113010350170Nav=|&NodeID=581 Board agendas]</ref>.  The Administrators and their email addresses are listed<reF>[http://www.psd.k12.ca.us/126210615182147857/site/default.asp Palmdale administration]</ref>. Budget information is available for the current year and last year<ref>[http://www.psd.k12.ca.us/1262101130103457983/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=54245&1262101130103457983Nav=|1082|&NodeID=1082 Palmdale budget]</ref>.  The school accountability report cards contain information about the district's academics<Ref>[http://www.psd.k12.ca.us/1262101130103457280/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=54275&126210127112351403Nav=|&NodeID=1127 Palmdale SARCs]</ref>.
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Palmdale School District employed 816 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.palmdalesd.org/cms/lib/CA01000370/Centricity/Domain/31/SALARYSCHEDULESforthe%2020112012SchoolYear.pdf ''Palmdale School District,'' "Agreement between Palmdale School District and Palmdale 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 + 15 || 41,485 || 64,520
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| BA + 30 || 44,396 || 70,476
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| BA + 30 w/MA || 47,294 || 75,861
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| BA + 45 || 50,204 || 81,262
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| BA + 45 w/MA || 53,108  || 89,137
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| BA + 60 w/MA || 56,010 || 92,039
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==Schools in Palmdale School District==
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===Enrollment===
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Palmdale School District serves 15,515 students in 18 schools. Palmdale School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.<ref name=enroll/>
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===District schools===
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Palmdale School District operates 18 schools listed below in alphabetical order:<ref>[http://www.palmdalesd.org/Page/3211 ''Palmdale School District,'' "School Directory," accessed January 9, 2014]</ref>
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Palmdale School District
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Name
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| Barrel Springs Elementary
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| Buena Vista Elementary
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| Cactus Elementary
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| Chaparral Elementary
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| Cimarron Elementary
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| David G. Millen Elementary
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| Desert Rose Elementary
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| Desert Willow Elementary
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| Dos Caminos Elementary
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| Golden Poppy Elementary
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| Joshua Hills Elementary
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| Juniper Elementary
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| Los Amigos Elementary
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| Manzanita Elementary
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| Mesquite Elementary
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| Oak Tree Elementary
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| Ocotillo Elementary
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| Palmdale Learning Plaza
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| Palm Tree Elementary
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| Quail Valley Elementary
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| Shadow Hills Elementary
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| Summerwind Elementary
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| Tumbleweed Elementary
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| Yellen Learning Center
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| Yucca Elementary
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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=64857&school=&level=06&tab=3 ''Ed-Data,'' "Student Performance - 2012," accessed January 9, 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;" |'' 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 || 44 || 54
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| Mathematics || 49 || 50
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| Science || 52 || 57
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| History/Social Science || 42 || 48
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==Contact information==
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[[File:Palmdale School District seal.jpg|link=Palmdale School District, California|150px]] <br>
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Palmdale School District <br>
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Palmdale, CA 93550<br>
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'''Phone:'''661-947-7191
  
 
==See also==
 
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*[[Portal:School boards and school board elections|School board elections portal]]
 
*[[Palmdale School District elections (2013)]]
 
*[[Palmdale 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]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.psd.k12.ca.us/palmdale/site/default.asp Palmdale school district website]
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*[http://www.palmdalesd.org/ Palmdale School District]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:54, 9 January 2014

Palmdale School District
Palmdale, California
Palmdale School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Pauline Winbush
Enrollment:20,585
Graduation rate:N/A
Number of schools:26
Budget: $161.8 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Maria Molina
Board members:5
Term length:4
Lynwood Unified School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Lynwood, California. It is the 70th largest school district in California, serving 20,585 students in 26 schools with an operating budget of $161.8 million.[1][2]

About the district

See also: Palmdale School District, California
Map of Palmdale California.png
Palmdale School District is located in northern of Los Angeles County, California in Palmdale, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 152,750 residents.[3]

Demographics

Palmdale underperforms 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 Palmdale was $55,213 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 15.4% of Palmdale 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 Palmdale was 18.3% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 74.1% of Palmdale residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[4]

Superintendent

Pauline Winbush is currently serving as the interim Superintendent of Palmdale School District. She has served in this position since October 2013. Winbush earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and earned her Master's degree from California State University, Bakersfield. She has served the Palmdale School District since 1992 and has served as a teacher, principal, director of human resources and assistant superintendent.[7]

School board

The Palmdale Board of Trustees is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[8]

Palmdale Board of Trustees
Member District Term Ends
Maria Molina At large 2015
Nancy K. Smith At large 2017
Robert "Bo" Bynum At large 2015
Joyce Ricks At large 2017
Juan Carrillo At large 2017

School board elections

See also: Palmdale School District elections (2013)

Members of the Palmdale Board of Trustees 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.

Budget

The Palmdale 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 $131,972,828 63.8% $6,486,323 3.1% $16,214,863 7.8% $0 0% $52,461,249 25.4% $206,737,661
2010-2011 $129,341,938 66.2% $6,685,214 3.4% $16,619,692 8.5% $0 0% $43,001,397 22% $195,283,266
2011-2012 $132,819,497 82% $7,434,353 4.6% $19,054,175 11.8% $0 0% $3,012,079 1.9% $161,877,653
Averages: $131,378,087.67 70% $6,868,630 4% $17,296,243.33 9% $0 0% $32,824,908.33 17% $187,966,193.33

Teacher salaries

Palmdale School District employed 816 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 + 15 41,485 64,520
BA + 30 44,396 70,476
BA + 30 w/MA 47,294 75,861
BA + 45 50,204 81,262
BA + 45 w/MA 53,108 89,137
BA + 60 w/MA 56,010 92,039

Schools in Palmdale School District

Enrollment

Palmdale School District serves 15,515 students in 18 schools. Palmdale School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Palmdale School District operates 18 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

Palmdale School District seal.jpg
Palmdale School District
Palmdale, CA 93550
Phone:661-947-7191

See also

External links

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