The California Department of Education runs a very informative website for educators, legislators, parents and taxpayers known as Ed-Data. The site answers basic questions about a school district's demographics, STAR test results, district finances, teacher salaries and credentials and the like. It includes 'pop trend' reports or information on a district's educational trending trajectory.
The academic progress at Emery United School District is sub par according to the State and the website shows the district has earned a 'red light', having not met State requirements on Average Yearly Progress (AYP). The district is also shown to have not met the State mandated Academic Performance Index (API) growth targets, a major indicator of school academic performance.
A quick perusal of the website reveals that teachers at Emery are paid less than the State-wide average, calling into question the wisdom of spending so much taxpayer money on building a new Center of Community Life school campus and augmenting the argument that a better way to increase academic performance at the district is to pay teachers more rather than building an expensive new school.
The site can be viewed by clicking HERE. Emery Unified School District can be accessed by the pull-down menu under the 'District' bar.