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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, California

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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District Profile
Superintendent:Walker Williams
Enrollment:11,840
Graduation rate:98.1%
Number of schools:18
Budget: $108.3 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Erin G. LaMonte
Board members:5
Term length:4
Palos Verdes Peninsula School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Palos Verdes Estates, California. It is the 134th largest school district in California, serving 11,840 students in 18 schools with an operating budget of $108.3 million.[1][2]

About the district

See also: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, California
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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is located in southern Los Angeles County, California in Palos Verdes Estates, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it was home to 13,438 residents.[3]

Demographics

Palos Verdes Estates 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 Palos Verdes Estates was $159,038 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 76.3% of Palos Verdes Estates 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 Palos Verdes Estates was 1.7% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 98.1% of Palos Verdes Estates residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[4]

Superintendent

Walker Williams is currently serving as the Superintendent of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. He has served in this position since 2006 and has announced that he will retire in June 2015.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Lynwood Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Erin G. LaMonte At large 2015
Larry Vanden Bos At large 2015
Malcolm S. Sharp At large 2017
Anthony Collatos At large 2017
Barbara Lucky At large 2017

School board elections

See also: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District elections (2013)

Members of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.[7] Three seats were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be up for election in 2015.

Budget

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District published its annual budget on the California Ed Data website.[8]

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
2010-2011 $76,440,921 69.7% $2,986,213 2.7% $12,922,199 11.8% $3,984,376 3.6% $13,314,639 12.1% $109,648,348
2011-2012 $77,259,886 71.3% $3,209,512 3% $12,830,939 11.8% $4,001,201 3.7% $11,095,828 10.2% $108,397,366
Averages: $76,850,403.5 70% $3,097,862.5 3% $12,876,569 12% $3,992,788.5 4% $12,205,233.5 11% $109,022,857

Teacher salaries

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District employed 595 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 Palos Verdes Peninsula Teachers Association for 2011 through 2014:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 45,922 60,505
BA + 15 46,518 64,221
BA + 30 or MA 47,114 70,111
BA + 45 w/MA 48,520 76,187
BA + 60 w/MA 51,172 80,301
BA + 75 w/MA 53,809 84,386

Schools in Lynwood Unified School District

Enrollment

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District serves 11,840 students in 18 schools.[1]

District schools

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District operates 18 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

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.[11]

Contact information

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
375 Via Almar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Phone:310-378-9966

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