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Pomona Unified School District, California
|Pomona Unified School District|
|Number of schools:||40|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Frank Guzman|
About the districtLos 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.
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.
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.
The Pomona Unified Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.
|Pomona Board of Education|
|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
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. 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.
|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|
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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|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.
Pomona Unified School District operates 40 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Pomona Unified School District|
|Diamond Point Elementary|
|Diamond Ranch High|
|Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design|
|Garey Senior High|
|Golden Springs Elementary|
|Kellogg Polytechnic Elementary|
|Palomares Academy of Health Science|
|Park West High|
|Pomona Senior High|
|Ranch Hills Elementary|
|San Antonio Elementary|
|San Jose Elementary|
|Village Academy High School at Indian Hill|
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.
|STAR Performance Comparison|
|Subject||District average (%)||State average (%)|
|English Language Arts||45||54|
- School board elections portal
- Pomona Unified School District elections (2013)
- California school districts
- List of school districts in California
- Ed-Data, "District Profile - Fiscal Year: 2011-12," accessed January 7, 2014
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- Pomona Unified School District, "Board of Education," accessed January 10, 2014
- Los Angeles County - Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, "Tentative Calendar of Events," accessed January 10, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "Pomona Unified School District," accessed November 25, 2013
- Pomona Unified School District, "Agreement between Pomona Unified School District and Pomona Teachers Association CTA/NEA," accessed January 10, 2014
- Pomona Unified School District, "School Directory," accessed January 10, 2014
- Ed-Data, "Student Performance - 2012," accessed January 10, 2013