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|District = Pomona Unified School District
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|Place = Pomona, California
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|Image = Pomona Unified School District seal.jpg
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|Superintendent = Richard Martinez
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|Enrollment = 27,732
Administrative Officials  = {{Partial}} |
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|Grad rate = 70.0%
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|Number of schools = 40
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|Budget = $241.8 million
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|Website = http://www.pusd.org/
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|Board president = Frank Guzman
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|Board members = 5
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|Term years = 4
 
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The '''Pomona Unified School District''' is located in [[California]].
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{{tnr}}'''Pomona Unified School District''' is a [[California school districts|school district]] in [[California]] that serves the city of [[Pomona, California]]. It is the [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment|38th largest]] school district in California, serving 27,732 students in 40 schools with an operating budget of $241.8 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=64907 ''Ed-Data,'' "District Profile - Fiscal Year: 2011-12," accessed January 7, 2014]</ref><ref name=budget/>
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==About the district==
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[[File:Pomona Unified Map.png|200px|thumb|left|link=Pomona Unified School District, California|Pomona Unified School District is located in Los Angeles County, California]]Pomona Unified School District is located in central [[Los Angeles County, California|Los Angeles County]] in Pomona, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, Pomona is home to 149,058 residents.<ref name=Census>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/gfd/states/06/0658072.html‎ ''United States Census Bureau,'' "Pomona (city), California," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Demographics===
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Pomona underperformed 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 Pomona was $49,661 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 14.1% of Pomona 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 Pomona was 15.7% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 63.0% of Pomona residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in  California.<ref name=Census/>
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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;" |'' Racial Demographics, 2012<ref name=Census/>
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Race
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Pomona (%)
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | California (%)
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| White || 48.0 || 57.6
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| Black or African American || 7.3 || 6.2
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| American Indian and Alaska Native || 1.1 || 1.0
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|-
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| Asian || 8.5 || 13.0
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|-
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| Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander || 0.1 || 0.4
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|-
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| Two or More Races || 4.4 || 4.9
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|-
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| Hispanic or Latino || 70.5 || 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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|-
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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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|-
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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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|}
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==Superintendent==
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Richard Martinez is the current Superintendent of Pomona Unified School District. He has served in this role since November 2009. Martinez received a degree in social work from California State Los Angeles and worked as a truant officer before serving as a guidance counselor, director of pupil services and assistant superintendent.<ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_13846974 Monica Rodriguez ''Contra Costa Times.com,'' "New Pomona school superintendent: I learned from the best," November 22, 2009]</ref>
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==School board==
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The Pomona Unified Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.<ref name=board>[http://www.pusd.org/education/components/scdirectory/default.php?sectiondetailid=2& ''Pomona Unified School District,'' "Board of Education," accessed January 10, 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;" |'' Pomona Board of Education
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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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|-
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| Adrienne Konigar-Macklin || At large || 2017
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|-
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| Roberta A. Perlman  || At large || 2017
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|-
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| Frank Guzman || At large || 2015
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|-
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| Jason A. Rothman || At large || 2015
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|-
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| Andrew S. Wong || At large || 2017
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|}
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===School board elections===
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:: ''See also: [[Pomona Unified School District elections (2013)]]''
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Members of the Pomona 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 10, 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 Pomona school district website contains links to the school accountability report cards<ReF>[http://www.pusd.org/education/components/docmgr/default.php?sectiondetailid=498 Pomona SARCs]</ref>. The Board of Education members<ref>[http://www.pusd.org/education/components/scdirectory/default.php?sectiondetailid=2 Board members]</ref> are listed as well as the meeting agendas and minutes<ref>[http://www.pusd.org/education/components/docmgr/default.php?sectiondetailid=298&catfilter=ALL#showDoc Meetings]</ref>.
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Pomona 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 Pomona Teachers Association for 2013 through 2014:<ref>[http://www.pusd.org/education/page/download.php?fileinfo=VGVhY2hlcl8xODgucGRmOjo6L3d3dy9zY2hvb2xzL3NjL3JlbW90ZS9pbWFnZXMvZG9jbWdyLzk0OV9maWxlXzMwMjlfbW9kXzEzNzUzNzEwODIucGRm&sectiondetailid=1208 ''Pomona Unified School District,'' "Agreement between Pomona Unified School District and Pomona Teachers Association CTA/NEA," accessed January 10, 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 || 42,950 || 60,016
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| BA + 15 || 44,177 || 62,688
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| BA + 30 || 50,517 || 67,214
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| BA + 45 || 53,298 || 73,708
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| BA + 60 w/MA || 56,082 || 82,796
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|}
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==Schools in Pomona Unified School District==
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===Enrollment===
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Pomona Unified School District serves 27,732 students in 40 schools. Pomona Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.<ref name=enroll/>
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===District schools===
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Pomona Unified School District operates 40 schools listed below in alphabetical order:<ref>[http://www.pusd.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=9242 ''Pomona Unified School District,'' "School Directory," accessed January 10, 2014]</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;" |'' Pomona Unified School District
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Name
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| Alcott Elementary
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| Allison Elementary
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| Armstrong Elementary
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| Arroyo Elementary
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| Barfield Elementary
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| Cortez Elementary
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| Decker Elementary
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| Diamond Point Elementary
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| Diamond Ranch High
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| Emerson Middle
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| Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design
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| Ganesha High
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| Garey Senior High
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| Golden Springs Elementary
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| Harrison Elementary
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| Kellogg Polytechnic Elementary
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| Kingsley Elementary
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| Lexington Elementary
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| Lincoln Elementary
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| Lopez Elementary
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| Lorbeer Middle
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| Madison Elementary
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| Marshall Middle
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| Montvue Elementary
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| Palomares Academy of Health Science
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| Pantera Elementary
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| Park West High
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| Philadelphia Alternative
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| Pomona Alternative
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| Pomona Senior High
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| Pueblo
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| Ranch Hills Elementary
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| Roosevelt Elementary
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| San Antonio Elementary
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| San Jose Elementary
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| Simons Middle
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| Vejar Elementary
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| Village Academy High School at Indian Hill
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| Washington Elementary
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| Westmont Elementary
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| Yorba 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?tab=3&reportNumber=1&level=06&fyr=1112&county=19&district=64907 ''Ed-Data,'' "Student Performance - 2012," accessed January 10, 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;" | Subject
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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 || 45 || 54
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| Mathematics || 36 || 50
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| Science || 47 || 57
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| History/Social Science || 34 || 48
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|}
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==Contact information==
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[[File:Pomona Unified School District seal.jpg|link=Pomona Unified School District, California|150px]] <br>
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Pomona Unified School District <br>
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800 South Garey Ave.<br>
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Pomona, CA 91766<br>
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'''Phone:'''909-397-4800
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Portal:School boards and school board elections|School board elections portal]]
 
*[[Pomona Unified School District elections (2013)]]
 
*[[Pomona 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]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.pusd.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectionid=1 Pomona school district website]
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*[http://www.pusd.org/ Pomona Unified School District]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:37, 10 January 2014

Pomona Unified School District
Pomona, California
Pomona Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Richard Martinez
Enrollment:27,732
Graduation rate:70.0%
Number of schools:40
Budget: $241.8 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Frank Guzman
Board members:5
Term length:4
Pomona Unified School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Pomona, California. It is the 38th largest school district in California, serving 27,732 students in 40 schools with an operating budget of $241.8 million.[1][2]

About the district

File:Pomona Unified Map.png
Pomona Unified School District is located in Los Angeles County, California
Pomona Unified School District is located in central Los Angeles County in Pomona, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, Pomona is home to 149,058 residents.[3]

Demographics

Pomona underperformed 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 Pomona was $49,661 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 14.1% of Pomona 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 Pomona was 15.7% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 63.0% of Pomona residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[3]

Superintendent

Richard Martinez is the current Superintendent of Pomona Unified School District. He has served in this role since November 2009. Martinez received a degree in social work from California State Los Angeles and worked as a truant officer before serving as a guidance counselor, director of pupil services and assistant superintendent.[5]

School board

The Pomona Unified Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[6]

Pomona Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Adrienne Konigar-Macklin At large 2017
Roberta A. Perlman At large 2017
Frank Guzman At large 2015
Jason A. Rothman At large 2015
Andrew S. Wong At large 2017

School board elections

See also: Pomona Unified School District elections (2013)

Members of the Pomona 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

The Pomona Unified School District's budget is published on the Education Data Partnership's 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
2009-2010 $210,683,112 82.7% $9,243,480 3.6% $34,001,640 13.3% $0 0% $870,552 0.3% $254,798,783
2010-2011 $196,257,719 79.9% $10,877,213 4.4% $36,018,605 14.7% $0 0% $2,404,584 1% $245,558,122
2011-2012 $194,061,362 80.2% $7,981,771 3.3% $34,274,421 14.2% $0 0% $5,518,518 2.3% $241,836,072
Averages: $200,334,064.33 81% $9,367,488 4% $34,764,888.67 14% $0 0% $2,931,218 1% $247,397,659

Teacher salaries

Pomona 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 Pomona Teachers Association for 2013 through 2014:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 42,950 60,016
BA + 15 44,177 62,688
BA + 30 50,517 67,214
BA + 45 53,298 73,708
BA + 60 w/MA 56,082 82,796

Schools in Pomona Unified School District

Enrollment

Pomona Unified School District serves 27,732 students in 40 schools. Pomona Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Pomona Unified School District operates 40 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

Pomona Unified School District seal.jpg
Pomona Unified School District
800 South Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766
Phone:909-397-4800

See also

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