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2008-09 San Joaquin County Office of Education Annual Report


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Highlights of the outstanding students within San Joaquin County as well as programs offered through SJCOE

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2008-09 San Joaquin County Office of Education Annual Report

  1. 1. 2009 ANNUAL REPORT A S A N J O A Q U I N C O U N T Y O F F I C E O F E D U C AT I O NSJCOE2009AR.indd 1 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  2. 2. S This is substantiated by the outreach efforts of the community. The Cortopassi Family Foundation honored Lynette Lewis of Lodi High and Kirk Brown of Tracy High with the 2009 Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Awards. Each winner and their respective departments received $ 5,000 to enhance classroom materials and activities. The funding for Outdoor Education, formerly known as Science Camp, was bolstered by fundraising efforts SUPERINTENDENT of various agencies and citizens within San Joaquin County. Approximately $40,000 As the 2008 - 2009 school year comes to a was raised and used to send more than 150 close I look beyond test scores, enrollment disadvantaged students to camp. In the face gures, and ending budget balances in search of these tough economic times, the voice of of the many great things occurring within the community supports the knowledge that San Joaquin County schools. To highlight just diverse educational programs enrich the lives a couple of the milestones reached this year, of students. I would like to congratulate Tina Mercer of Lodi Unied School District for being My hope is that this year’s publication will crowned California’s 2009 Child Nutrition give you the opportunity to see for yourself Classied School Employee of the Year, and what resources are available to provide Region 23 Migrant Education for celebrating students with a quality education. Please 50 years of service. take a moment to review the successes of our programs and the achievements of Now, more than ever, schools are facing our students. The priority lies in securing adversity in the form of funding, a result of successful futures for our students. I hope the waning national economy. California the insights described in this report conrm already ranks 47th in the nation in funding the message that progress continues in San spent per student, and schools are currently Joaquin County and we all should be proud! being required to make decisions that will result in the reduction of teachers, I encourage you to visit our website at programs, and opportunities for students. As to learn more about educators and parents, we all know that the each of the remarkable individuals found in concentration on our youth is essential to the following pages. our future. In spite of this adversity, progress continues in San Joaquin County and we all Sincerely, should be proud! Fredrick A. Wentworth, Ed.D. 2 San Joaquin County Superintendent of SchoolsSJCOE2009AR.indd 2 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  3. 3. California’s Constitution establishes county offices of education to provide a support infrastructure for local schools and districts. They also fulfill state mandates to audit district finances, register teacher credentials, certify school attendance records, and W WHAT IS SJCOE? develop countywide programs to serve special student populations. In San Joaquin County voters elect the superintendent of public schools and a five-member board of education. This year’s board members are President Anthony J. Gutierrez, Vice President Dave Sorgent, Jill Fritchen, Gretchen Talley, and SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT Mark A. Thiel. The San Joaquin County Board of Education meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the Locke Board Room of the Nelson Center (2901 Arch-Airport Road, Stockton). For more information about board meetings, call 209.468.4802.SJCOE2009AR.indd 3 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  4. 4. F SILVER SPONSOR $1,500 to $1,999 Shade Structures, Inc. Signature Reprographics ACADEMIC DECATHLON Overall School: Lodi High, Lodi Unified BRONZE SPONSOR $1,000 to $1,499 Top Essay Winner: Jennifer Masters, Escalon High, Builders Exchange of Stockton Escalon Unified First Commercial Real Estate Rebecca Reinold Marson Top Speech Winner: William Dunbar, Escalon High, Stanley P. Mathews Concrete Escalon Unified WWCOT Architects ACADEMIC PENTATHLON EXECUTIVE SPONSOR $500 to $999 Grade 6: Rio Calaveras Gold, Stockton Unified Aeko Consulting, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Grade 7: Rio Calaveras Gold, Stockton Unified EMCOR Grade 8: Rio Calaveras Gold, Stockton Unified General Mills FOUNDATION Hartford Insurance Judith Buethe Communications COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR Karen Coleman Grades K-2: Mrs. Bishop’s Class, Korean Janitorial Service Wicklund Elementary, Lammersville Elementary PVS Vending San Joaquin County Ofce of Education Educational Sandee Kludt Grades 3-5: Julie Fukunaga, Vinewood Elementary, Foundation supports student academics, Newspapers in San Joaquin Delta College Lodi Unified Education, and other valuable student programs. The Sheri Coburn Grades 6-8: Foundation’s support would not be possible without the Top Flight Café & Catering donations made by our community. To nd out how you 1st Place - Michaela Loomis, United Way of San Joaquin can support the Foundation and education in San Joaquin Bella Vista Christian Academy County, contact Greg Clark at (209) 468.9067. CENTURY SPONSOR $250 to $499 2nd Place - Gracie Cabri, St. Bernard’s Catholic American Fidelity Assurance • A.M. Stephens Construction SUPERINTENDENT’S CIRCLE $75,000 or more Black Oak Casino • David Cole Z & W Advertising Delta Dental • Dodge Ridge Ski Resort COUNTY SPELLING BEE Doug Martin • Henry + Associates Architects BENEFACTOR SPONSOR $10,000 to $34,999 Junior High Division Grades 7-9: Gary Greider • McGraw-Hill Companies County of San Joaquin Meredith Davis • Northern California Ofcials Association 1st Place - Jonelle Mungcal, Great Valley Elementary, Pacic Gas & Electric Oak Ridge Winery • Ofce Depot Manteca Unified Robin Shimizu & Martin Cohen • Safety Screens Runner-up - Jao Obaldo, George Kelly Elementary, PLATINUM SPONSOR $5,000 to $9,999 Sonitrol • The Randall and Patricia Morris Fund Tracy Unified A.G. Spanos Companies Transworld Printing Services • Vaquero Foundation Columbian Foundation Verizon Wireless • Wilson Way Tow Elementary Division Grades 4-6: Legacy Enterprises 1st Place - Mashal M. Chhotani, Ross and Marilyn Bewley Charitable Foundation, Inc. FRIENDS SPONSOR $1 to $249 Tru-Tech Roong and Waterproong George Kelly Elementary, Tracy Unified Angelina’s – Stockton • Back to Basic Printing Catherine Kearney • Cynthia Gentry Runner-Up - Leandra M. Evans, Claudia Landeen, CORPORATE SPONSOR $3,000 to $4,999 Donna Beckman • Delicato Family Lincoln Unified Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo Law Ofces Don Simonich • Elsa Gonzales Building Dreams Foundation Erich Carter • Financial Center Credit Union Comfort Air Greg Clark • Ironstone Vineyards MOCK TRIAL Dave Cavagnaro Electric Jacqueline Montelongo Ratto • Jackson Rancheria Venture Academy Family of Schools, First Student Janai Stanton • Janwyn Funamura, M.D. San Joaquin County Office of Education G.L. Mertz Construction, Inc. Jim Thomas • Joe Cirimele Home Depot Foundation Judy Kozma • Kaiser Permanente John Minaudo Construction, Inc. Karyn Dexter • Kathy Focacci SCIENCE OLYMPIAD Keenan & Associates Kelly Tate • Keith Jackson A2 Division Grades 3-6: Legend’s Apparel Lea Isetti • Linda Melson Elkhorn Elementary Blue, Lodi Unified Lodi News Sentinel Lynette Graham • Mamie Starr B Division Grades 6-9: Mark Jacobs Plumbing Mike White • Modesto Nuts Elkhorn Elementary Blue, Lodi Unified Progressive Designs Paramount’s Great America • Patricia Stump Sam Stone Pietro’s – Lodi • Precision Automotive C Division Grades 9-12: US Bank Randy Gibbs • Ray McCray Tokay High Purple, Lodi Unified Rick Wentworth • Roy Williams GOLD SPONSOR $2,000 to $2,999 Ryan Miller, CDW-G • Sacramento Kings/Monarchs CDI Commercial Flooring Sandoval’s Plumbing • San Jose Sharks UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC Design Building Systems, Inc. Saramark, Inc. • Sheilah Goulart $ 10,000 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Diede Construction, Inc. Stephen Dipierro • Stockton Thunder Don Pham, Edison High, Stockton Unified Food-4 Less University of California, Berkeley Kimberly Hong, Middle College High, Lodi Unified Home Building Foundation of the Delta Walter Wild Jean Liu, Lincoln High, Lincoln Unified Premier Community Credit Union Warden’s – the total ofce solution SAC, Inc. WINCO – StocktonSJCOE2009AR.indd 4 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  5. 5. M This year past choir and band participants and music lovers alike celebrated more than 50 Years of Musical Events and Services offered by San Joaquin County Ofce of Education. Kirstyn Olsen revisited her experience in Honor Choir while watching her sister, Erika, create her own memories LET THERE BE playing contrabass clarinet in this year’s MUSIC Honor Band. “It feels wonderful to sit back and watch something that was a big part of my life,” said Kirstyn, a former four-year Honor Choir Concert participant and graduate of Sierra High School in Manteca Unied School the Olsen sisters celebrated more than 50 District. “Because of these experiences I am years of showcasing talent and instilling a better and stronger person.” condence into young people’s lives. In 1957, the All County Instrumental Music Festival Former Guest Conductor Dr. Anna was the rst musical event sponsored by San Hamre of California State University of Joaquin County Ofce of Education. Since Fresno recently rediscovered Kirstyn and then the events’ names and locations have encouraged her to become a Music major changed, but the mission remains the same and singer in the school’s choral program. - to enrich and enhance the lives of students Kirstyn’s determination and love for music, by providing them with an opportunity to coupled with her talent and experiences in share their talents with the community. The High School Honor Choir, lead her to believe special celebrations highlighted musical her dream of one day becoming an opera events put on by San Joaquin County Ofce singer may become a reality. of Education, such as Middle School and High School Honor Band and Choir, Solo “Both our girls have become well-rounded Ensemble, Instrumental Music Festival, individuals because of their participation in Choir Masters Class, and Contracted Music Honor Band and Choir,” said Karen and Services. Roger Olsen. “It’s given them the condence to do their best and perform in front of large Musical Events are some of the many groups.” student events coordinated by San Joaquin County Ofce of Education in conjunction While only time will tell what the Olsen with the local school districts and outside sisters’ talents will bring, their parents know organizations. This event was a collaborative the skills gained from being part of musical effort between San Joaquin County Ofce of events has given them the self-assurance to Education, San Joaquin Delta College, San try new and different things in life. Joaquin Music Educators’ Association, and more than 50 of San Joaquin County schools. At the 2009 San Joaquin County Honors Concerts, past and present musicians like 5SJCOE2009AR.indd 5 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  6. 6. S breezes into the classroom in his electric wheelchair, greeting everyone in the room. While going to school, Justin was able to gain work experience in the community through Workability I, a program designed to promote career awareness, exploration, and training for special education students ages 12-22. This year Justin worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart, a position that helped him further develop social skills and open up to people. SELPA Justin’s mother Sandi feels that his canine friend, Rugby, may also have had something to do with his ability to overcome his shyness. “One of the greatest things about Rugby is that he makes Justin’s wheelchair disappear,” When Justin Sanborn glides into his Stockton said Sandi. Community Young Adult Transition Class there is only one thing he can’t do–stop Rugby goes everywhere with Justin and at smiling. Justin graduated last December after school was thought of as another classmate. more than three years in San Joaquin County Rugby is a registered service dog that is Ofce of Education’s Special Education instrumental in removing many of the Local Plan Area (SELPA). Although Justin barriers Justin faces, including turning on suffers from cerebral palsy, it hasn’t affected lights, opening doors, and helping him get in his big heart and cheerful attitude. and out of the restroom. After graduating from Lincoln High, Justin “Both Rugby and his experiences at school learned social and vocational skills through helped Justin gain the condence needed to the personalized education and support he approach people. I am so proud of who my received at Stockton Community Young son has become,” said Sandi. Adults Transition Class. One of Justin’s biggest obstacles was learning to use his One of the principle goals of SELPA is electric wheelchair. Before entering the to promote the understanding of special program, he used a simple walker that offered education students in the community. limited mobility. Through his cheerful attitude and outgoing nature, Justin does all of this and more. “One of Justin’s biggest achievements through the program is his ability to use his “Justin is just a wonderful person through wheelchair. We’ve been prepping him for and through. His bright smile has taught exiting this program by teaching him basic the community to accept individuals with life skills like going to the grocery store, as disabilities,” said instructional assistant Lynn well as being able to speak for himself,” said Darone. his teacher Traci Suyeyasu. In his last days in the classroom, Justin His teachers described him as a sweet but admitted that he was sad to leave the shy individual when he rst entered the program that helped foster his newfound classroom. Justin’s teachers and assistants self-condence. However, he has plans to have tried to bring out his brilliant continue to help the community as a minister. personality and teach him to be independent Through the skills he developed in school, by helping him overcome his shyness. Today Justin knows that this goal will become a this reserved behavior is long gone as Justin reality.SJCOE2009AR.indd 6 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  7. 7. D Occasionally students need to be pushed outside the ordinary to nd themselves. After transferring to and from private schools, Venture Academy Family of Schools student Dalyn Adorno found himself needing such a push. Venture Academy Family of Schools’ Durham Ferry site is far from ordinary and DURHAM just what Dalyn needed. FERRY Durham Ferry serves students throughout the county in grades 5-12 and has a focus on the outdoors, agriculture, and the environment. Durham Ferry serves students like Dalyn who do not mind integrating a bit of hard work and getting dirty into their school Rautert takes these students out of the typical day. Individualized learning plans based school setting to get their hands dirty and on students’ skills, knowledge levels, and experience something new. “Giving these personal interest drive the curriculum. students a different ‘hands on’ experience is the heart and soul of what we do at Durham After the fth-grade Dalyn left the urban life Ferry. We push students to try new and behind for the farmland, goats, and open different experiences,” said Rautert. elds of Durham Ferry. Like many Venture Academy Family of Schools’ students, Dalyn It was in this setting that Dalyn found struggled with the structure of a traditional his current ambition. After graduation, high school. Escaping to Durham Ferry was Dalyn will attend Delta College in hopes like a breath of fresh air for him. of becoming a counselor. Inspired by the investment of teachers like Rautert, Dalyn In this new environment Dalyn was able wishes to make a similar contribution to to realize and become accountable for past future students. mistakes as well as learn responsibility. “This environment helped lead me to this “Durham Ferry has made me want to be realization and has made me a better student there for children who will go through the and person. I wouldn’t be who I am today same struggles I had as a student,” said without Durham Ferry,” said Dalyn. Dalyn. “I know I can nd happiness in helping other kids the way my teachers have With a staff of only four teachers, the helped me.” students at Durham Ferry are able to build strong relationships with their instructors. Durham Ferry teacher Tom Rautert uses this to encourage the student, focusing not only on the academic side but the whole person. 7SJCOE2009AR.indd 7 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  8. 8. A support, we gave him the tools to overcome his hardships in life and become successful.” Anthony attributes his academic success to the requirements and expectations of AVID. Like all other AVID students, he was required to keep good notes, sit in the front of the class, stay organized, and complete homework assignments. AVID Overall, Anthony believes that being held accountable made him become a better person. In addition, AVID not only Minors who come under protection of the encouraged Anthony to succeed, but also court system are called wards of the court. As offered him a support system. a law student and former ward of the court, Anthony Winbush is very familiar with this “Going from freshman to senior year with the denition. same group of students was like having an extended family,” said Anthony. “You knew At the age of nine, Anthony was placed in they were right there with you and could help foster care and separated from his siblings. you, so you weren’t alone.” “It is a lonely situation because your family is not there for you and there are no real goals After graduating from East Union High in for you after the age of 18,” Anthony said. 2000, Anthony joined the Air Force Reserves “Joining the Advancement Via Individual and attended Fresno State University where Determination (AVID) program provided me he utilized the skills that AVID taught him. with a second family and allowed me to go “AVID really played a key role in my life,” above and beyond what was expected of me.” says Anthony. “It allowed me to become a successful member of society.” Anthony became part of AVID during his sophomore year at East Union High School Anthony is currently attending University and quickly transitioned from being an of West Los Angeles Law School while also average student to taking rigorous Advanced working as a paralegal at a law rm. In Placement (AP) courses in preparation for addition to school, work, and spending time college. with his wife and newborn daughter, Anthony also serves as a reserve at Travis Air Force Michele Badovinac, former AVID instructor Base. He plans to further serve his country in and current Regional AVID coordinator, the courtroom, where he feels he can make a shared that, “Anthony is a shining example difference in the world. of what AVID can do for a student who has the determination and a willingness to work “Anthony knew that he wanted a better hard. By providing him with structure and life for himself, and through his own determination he now has one,” said 8 Michele. “I’m so proud of him.”SJCOE2009AR.indd 8 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  9. 9. W As a child of adversity, Elizabeth Harris has was one of many responsibilities Elizabeth been ghting her entire life to achieve her had within her troubled home where, as the vision of success. Juggling a difcult home only girl of many siblings, she was forced into life, work, and school, Elizabeth turned to the the motherly role. With so many demands, WorkStartYES program to nd stability and Elizabeth struggled to keep her life in balance. see her life-long vision become a reality. “Doing what I wanted versus doing the right After transferring in and out of several high thing was difcult for me,” said Elizabeth. WORKSTART schools, Elizabeth became part of one., an “Being a part of one. and WorkStartYES YES alternative education program run by San helped me accelerate my life and make a Joaquin County Ofce of Education. School tremendous turnaround.” While attending one., Elizabeth was introduced to WorkStartYES, a program that works with students who have dropped Elizabeth’s turnaround didn’t happen out of school or are in danger of doing overnight. While the average student so. The program mentors these students remains in the program for one to two by motivating them in their studies and years, Elizabeth spent four years within developing work skills. WorkStartYES WorkStartYES. Career Developer Bill provides them with work experience by Mendosa, whom Elizabeth credits much of partnering with WorkNET of San Joaquin her success, worked with her all four years County, an outreach program that helps and never stopped believing in Elizabeth’s students nd employment in public service potential. organizations. “She never quit; that was always what Elizabeth’s former supervisor and inspired me. Despite the adversity in her life, WorkStartYES Career Developer, Kim Mans, she was always ghting. That’s who she is,” became attached to Elizabeth during her said Mendosa. “She didn’t always make the journey through the program. “We gave her right choices, but eventually she made the a second chance here and she became like a necessary changes in her life to achieve her daughter to me. We saw her blossom as she vision.” built her work ethic and began to want better for herself—to escape her past and strive for Having recently bought a new house and a more,” said Kim. new car, Elizabeth is now living her dream. As an employee of San Joaquin Juvenile In Elizabeth’s eyes, the real difference made Detention Center, Elizabeth plans to return in her life came from the teachers and to school to become a parole agent and help mentors in one. and WorkStartYES. troubled children achieve their own success. “The traditional high school setting was With Elizabeth’s ambition, it’s only a matter a struggle for me. I found myself needing of time. more attention from the teachers. At WorkStartYES and one. I had teachers that “WorkStartYES taught me that I could had a passion for what they were doing. They become so much more than what I grew up are the reason I am where I am now,” said with. I’m overwhelmed with life right now— Harris. I’m ecstatic,” said Elizabeth. Through WorkStartYES she gained clerical and communication skills; however, 9SJCOE2009AR.indd 9 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  10. 10. TEACHER OF THE YEAR T Like most English Language Development teachers, Dr. Jill VanNess’ proudest moment is watching her students walk across the stage at the Lodi High School graduation. “Jill possesses the uncanny ability to balance empathy with professional assertiveness, as well as to constantly explore creative opportunities to help her students succeed,” said Atterberry. Atterberry recognizes the staff VanNess has built as the department head and their expectations for achievement. She’s given students, who were barely passing, the opportunity to leave Lodi High and become a college student. As for VanNess, she feels that coming from a long line of educators, and being a foreign exchange student in Germany during her As the 2008-09 San Joaquin County Teacher senior year of high school, helped her of the Year, VanNess uses creative tactics to become an accomplished English as a Second get her students there. Some of these include Language (ESL) teacher. visiting colleges together or helping them register at San Joaquin Delta College for “As a foreign exchange student, I learned enrollment in the “second phase” of their what it was like to be a student in school lives. and not know the language,” said VanNess. “At that point, I realized I loved interacting In the past several years, Lodi High School’s with other cultures and wanted to teach EL English Learners (EL) have made massive students.” gains on both the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and the end-of-year What matters most is that her students Content Standards Tests. notice this passion. “Ms. VanNess is not only nice, but she understands where we Bill Atterberry, principal at Lodi High, shared have difculties and helps us learn how that this is in part due to VanNess’ ability to to overcome them,” said Alicia Lopez, provide EL students with the support needed sophomore at Lodi High School. to become procient. Each year San Joaquin County selects one Teacher of the Year from applicants throughout 10 the area’s 14 school districts.SJCOE2009AR.indd 10 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  11. 11. THE BUSINESS OF EDUCATION IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY The fiscal resources needed to operate public education in San Joaquin County are overseen by San Joaquin County Office of Education’s (SJCOE) Business Services. SJCOE provides financial, budget, and payroll services to the County’s 14 school districts and SJCOE’s own programs. State law requires each county office of education to review budgets and the overall fiscal solvency of local school districts. SJCOE’s Business Services ensures that districts will meet financial obligations now and for two upcoming years by reviewing and approving budgets and interim financial reports. Through joint power agreements administered by SJCOE’s Business Services, schools are provided with health benefits, workers’ compensation insurance, property and liability insurance, and technology. These volume agreements save school districts millions of dollars each year. TOTAL REVENUE FOR SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY Average Daily General Fund Per Student Revenue Limit Average Class Number of SCHOOLS $1,075,530,481 Attendance (ADA) Revenue Expenditure /ADA Size Employees 5% Banta Elementary 284 $2,506,295 $8,608 $5,535 22.6 37 21% <1% Revenue Limit Escalon Unified 2,992 $24,863,639 $8,062 $5,775 26.1 407 Federal Jefferson Elementary 2,350 $18,049,916 $7,191 $5,580 24.9 254 7% 67% Lammersville Elementary 1,462 $10,274,552 $6,902 $5,619 21 179 Other State Local Lincoln Unified 8,103 $69,144,878 $8,280 $5,796 25.5 1,141 Other Linden Unified 2,393 $20,832,223 $8,652 $5,817 25.7 340 Lodi Unified 28,123 $251,854,137 $8,966 $5,782 24.9 4,134 Manteca Unified 22,373 $178,022,927 $8,038 $5,796 26.2 2,736 TOTAL EXPENSES FOR SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY New Hope Elementary 193 $2,072,959 $10,748 $5,575 19.6 36 New Jerusalem Elementary 235 $2,271,658 $9,754 $5,540 26.2 64 SCHOOLS $1,077,160,778 Oak View Elementary 376 $2,944,833 $7,804 $5,567 20.4 50 1% Salaries Ripon Unified 2,881 $22,443,742 $7,825 $5,789 24.7 388 10% Stockton Unifed 34,764 $342,153,921 $9,890 $5,795 23.6 5,133 7% 2% Employee Benets Tracy Unified 15,625 $128,094,799 $8,330 $6,132 26 1,861 62% Books & Supplies TOTAL OR AVERAGE K-12 DISTRICTS 122,154 $1,075,530,481 $8,818 25 16,760 18% Services San Joaquin County Ofce of Education $127,564,081 Capital Outlay Other ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX (API) • The Academic Performance SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SCHOOLS ACADEMIC Index (API) is the cornerstone of California’s Public Schools Accountability PERFORMANCE INDEX GROWTH TRENDS Act of 1999. The purpose of the API is to measure the academic 17,914 PUBLIC K-12 EDUCATION EMPLOYEES performance and growth of schools and its students. It is a numerical index 100 600-900 PERCENTAGE OF SCHOOLS IN EACH RANGE (or scale) that ranges from a low of 200 to a high of 1,000. A school’s score IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY on the API is an indicator of a school’s performance level. The statewide API performance target for all schools is 800. A school’s growth is measured by 80 52% 48% Certicated how well it is moving toward or past that goal. 600-900 60 ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS (AYP) • AYP is used to determine which Classied schools are making progress toward the goals set in the federally mandated, No Child Left Behind Act. AYP status is calculated using a number of 40 300-500 indicators, including Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) programs such as the California Standards Tests (CSTs), California High School Exit SJCOE EXPENSES Exam (CAHSEE), and the California Alternative Performance Assessment 20 < 1% (CAPA). Schools must test 95 percent of its students each year and achieve 5% 4% 9% Court/Community a score of 620 or show one point of growth on the annual API. The last 300-500 Special Education Program & SELPA requirement, which applies only to high schools, is that 83 percent of students 0 22% Regional Occupational Programs 43% Migrant Education must graduate or there must be a 0.1 percent increase in the graduation rate 1999 2008 Restricted Special Programs versus the previous year, or improvement in the rate of at least 0.2 percent in 7% Designated Special Programs the average two-year rate. 9% Lottery SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY % OF 10TH GRADERS PASSING CAHSEE Unrestricted Programs CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY % OF PROFICIENT STUDENTS 2007-2008 EXAM (CAHSEE) • The California ENGLISH LANGUAGE MATH 7,349 7,414 SJCOE REVENUES High School Exit Exam helps identify students’ strengths in English/language ARTS 45% 40% 2% 19% arts and mathematics. As of the 2005- 35% 17% 2006 school year, no student received Revenue Limit 30% a public high school diploma without 25% 20% Federal having passed the CAHSEE in addition 20% Other State to meeting local district’s requirements for 15% 42% Local graduation. Students begin taking the test as 10% Other Sources sophomores and then again each year until 5% they pass. 0 2003- 2007- 2003- 2007- MATH ENGLISH LANGUAGE Source: California Department of Education and San Joaquin County districts/ 2004 2008 2004 2008 ARTS County Ofce of Education 2007-08 Unaudited Actual Financial ReportSJCOE2009AR.indd 11 5/13/09 2:57 PM
  12. 12. A The 2009 ANNUAL REPORT is a publication of the San Joaquin County Office of Education Public Information Office. Fredrick A. Wentworth, Superintendent of Schools, 2901 Arch-Airport Road, P.O. Box 213030, Stockton, CA 95206 • 209.468.4937 Articles, Multimedia, and Photography provided by: MONICA CARINA RADRIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY SJCOE PRODUCTIONS Carlin Jardine • Ernestina Rodriguez SJCOE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE Patrick Gannon • Tera Garcia • Jacqueline Ratto VENTURE ACADEMY FAMILY OF SCHOOLS Chelsea Rae Salois Photography Visit the multimedia component of this year’s report at: 2009 ANNUAL REPORTSJCOE2009AR.indd 12 5/13/09 2:57 PM