MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 3 — August 15, 2018

Group 3 of 14 provides the last of the top 20 percent of the school districts in the state of California. They are ranked in order of their unrestricted net positions (UNP) divided by the populations they serve.

Orange County has another school district represented with Laguna Beach Unified, which is in position #180. It is a basic aid district and it is in my Senate District. A basic aid district keeps the money from local property taxes and still receives the constitutionally guaranteed state basic aid funding. Out of California’s nearly 1,000 elementary, high school, and unified school districts, approximately 80 are basic aid districts. The joys of being located in a coastal area with very high property values.

This group also includes three school districts that represent more than 100,000 constituents. This means larger districts can be managed as adeptly as those providing services to smaller populations. All three have substantial negative UNPs, ranked #551, #676 and #746, but their larger constituencies provide for a lower per capita amount.

Again, the first column is the district’s ranking. Therefore, the lower the better. The next three columns provide the district’s name, city and county. The fifth column is the ranking of the district’s UNP compared to the other districts. Again, the lower the better. The sixth column is the population for the District. The seventh column is the UNP from the District’s most current available audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the eighth and final column is the per capita amount (UNP divided by population). For this column, the higher the better.

132 Chowchilla Elementary Chowchilla Madera 274 22,462 $ (1,712,027) $ (76)
133 Santa Ynez Valley Un High Santa Ynez Santa Barb. 277 22,130 $ (1,776,749) $ (80)
134 Happy Valley Elementary Santa Cruz Santa Cruz 136 1,465 $ (118,533) $ (81)
135 Susanville Elementary Susanville Lassen 219 10,291 $ (844,337) $ (82)
136 Big Springs Union Elem Montague Siskiyou 143 1,752 $ (149,923) $ (86)
137 Ballard Elementary Solvang Santa Barb. 141 1,510 $ (136,461) $ (90)
138 McCloud Union Elementary McCloud Siskiyou 137 1,314 $ (120,950) $ (92)
139 Cinnabar Elementary Petaluma Marin 156 2,693 $ (252,556) $ (94)
140 Shaffer Union Elementary Litchfield Lassen 226 9,230 $ (869,686) $ (94)
141 Feather Falls Union Elem Oroville Butte 126 409 $ (39,913) $ (98)
142 Foresthill Union Elementary Foresthill Placer 204 6,613 $ (668,174) $(101)
143 Raymond-Knowles Union Raymond Madera 140 1,292 $ (135,126) $(105)
144 El Nido Elementary El Nido Merced 146 1,767 $ (194,069) $(110)
145 Death Valley Unified Shoshone Inyo 132 748 $ (83,039) $(111)
146 Kit Carson Union Elem Hanford Kings 162 2,402 $ (270,581) $(113)
147 Lassen Union High Susanville Lassen 318 24,917 $ (2,857,616) $(115)
148 Sequoia Union Elementary Lemon Cove Tulare 160 2,166 $ (263,551) $(122)
149 Jamestown Elementary Jamestown Tuolumne 241 8,791 $ (1,070,099) $(122)
150 Millbrae Elementary Millbrae San Mateo 334 25,996 $ (3,287,439) $(126)
151 Traver Joint Elementary Traver Tulare 145 1,260 $ (164,802) $(131)
152 Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified Loyalton Sierra 192 3,543 $ (519,581) $(147)
153 Julian Union Elementary Julian San Diego 200 4,324 $ (637,581) $(147)
154 Anderson Union High Anderson Shasta 392 38,887 $ (5,770,353) $(148)
155 Knights Ferry Elementary Knights Ferry Stanislaus 134 640 $ (95,279) $(149)
156 San Marcos Unified San Marcos San Diego 551 122,661 $(18,412,624) $(150)
157 Nevada City Elementary Nevada City Nevada 295 15,467 $ (2,327,434) $(150)
158 Tres Pinos Union Elem Tres Pinos San Benito 138 811 $ (122,684) $(151)
159 Atwater Elementary Atwater Merced 385 35,507 $ (5,421,961) $(153)
160 Winton Winton Merced 273 10,975 $ (1,683,858) $(153)
161 Peninsula Union Samoa Humboldt 130 479 $ (75,596) $(158)
162 Big Valley Joint Unified Bieber Lassen 158 1,612 $ (256,856) $(159)
163 Chicago Park Elementary Grass Valley Nevada 148 1,208 $ (194,900) $(161)
164 Campbell Union High San Jose Santa Clara 676 237,306 $(40,200,067) $(169)
165 Chualar Union Chualar Monterey 171 2,215 $ (385,079) $(174)
166 Curtis Creek Elementary Sonora Tuolumne 266 8,901 $ (1,566,273) $(176)
167 Sonora Elementary Sonora Tuolumne 265 8,648 $ (1,558,025) $(180)
168 Sonora Union High Sonora Tuolumne 418 38,795 $ (7,027,442) $(181)
169 Sierra Sands Unified Ridgecrest Kern 419 37,163 $ (7,216,186) $(194)
170 Columbia Union Columbia Tuolumne 247 6,019 $ (1,176,787) $(196)
171 Bolinas-Stinson Union Bolinas Marin 184 2,415 $ (475,671) $(197)
172 Warner Unified Warner Spgs San Diego 187 2,462 $ (495,684) $(201)
173 Surprise Valley Joint Uni Cedarville Modoc 153 1,156 $ (234,850) $(203)
174 Evergreen Union Cottonwood Shasta 280 9,344 $ (1,907,136) $(204)
175 Arcohe Union Elementary Herald Sacramento 237 4,927 $ (1,025,162) $(208)
176 Manchester Union Elem Manchester Mendocino 142 638 $ (137,578) $(216)
177 Earlimart Elementary Earlimart Tulare 296 11,042 $ (2,383,832) $(216)
178 Kernville Union Elementary Lake Isabella Kern 309 12,048 $ (2,611,047) $(217)
179 Hanford Joint Union High Hanford Kings 509 68,327 $(14,966,314) $(219)
180 Laguna Beach Unified Laguna Bch Orange 414 30,473 $ (6,788,067) $(223)
181 Yreka Union High Yreka Siskiyou 351 17,270 $ (3,857,307) $(223)
182 Sausalito Marin City Sausalito Marin 302 11,019 $ (2,483,861) $(225)
183 Oak Grove Union Elem Santa Rosa Sonoma 246 5,188 $ (1,176,588) $(227)
184 Penn Valley Union Elem Penn Valley Nevada 325 12,937 $ (2,979,902) $(230)
185 Sebastopol Union Elem Sebastopol Sonoma 319 12,164 $ (2,858,065) $(235)
186 Valley Home Joint Elem Valley Home Stanislaus 177 1,754 $ (418,716) $(239)
187 Merced River Union Elem Winton Merced 150 846 $ (203,769) $(241)
188 Old Adobe Union Petaluma Marin 405 26,703 $ (6,448,003) $(241)
189 Oroville Union High Oroville Butte 489 54,687 $(13,238,974) $(242)
190 Chowchilla Union High Chowchilla Madera 395 24,294 $ (5,901,580) $(243)
191 Fremont Union High Sunnyvale Santa Clara 746 241,047 $(58,921,212) $(244)
192 Jefferson Elementary Daly City San Mateo 589 92,377 $(22,824,994) $(247)
193 South Bay Union Imperial Bch San Diego 565 81,290 $(20,094,408) $(247)
194 Liberty Elementary Tulare Tulare 185 1,973 $ (489,222) $(248)
195 Fortuna Elementary Fortuna Humboldt 343 13,699 $ (3,464,715) $(253)
196 Brawley Union High Brawley Imperial 424 29,638 $ (7,508,725) $(253)
197 Latrobe Shingle Spgs El Dorado 208 2,718 $ (693,115) $(255)
198 Delano Joint Union High Delano Kern 555 73,816 $(18,955,630) $(257)
199 Pacific Union Elementary Fresno Fresno 218 3,152 $ (810,867) $(257)

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