Pomona Unified School District, California

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Pomona Unified School District
Pomona, California
Pomona Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Richard Martinez
Graduation rate:77.1%
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

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]


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]


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.


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


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

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