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Aiken County Public School District, South Carolina
|Aiken County Public School District|
|Aiken County, South Carolina|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Elizabeth Everitt|
|Number of schools:||40|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Rosemary English|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Aiken County Public School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtAiken County, South Carolina. The county seat of Aiken County is Aiken. Aiken County is home to 160,099 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Aiken County underperformed in comparison to the rest of South Carolina in terms of High Schooler education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.9 percent of Aiken County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 24.6 percent for South Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Aiken County was $44,399 compared to $44,623 for the state of South Carolina. The poverty rate in Aiken County was 18.9 percent compared to 17.6 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
The superintendent of Aiken County Public School District is Dr. Elizabeth Everitt, who was appointed to the position in 2007.
The Aiken County Board of Education is a nonpartisan board that consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. They are elected by geographic district.
School board elections
Members of the board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Five seats were up for election on November 4, 2014. Four seats will be on the ballot in November 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The board maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last revised in 2002:
The table below displays the budget for Aiken County Public School District:
Aiken County teacher salaries are based on salary steps and education attainment. A teacher can earn higher salaries by pursuing advanced degrees. Salary steps do not necessarily correlate with years of experience. There are 22 steps in the 2012-2013 salary scale.
Schools in Aiken County Public School District
The district served 23,873 students during the 2011-2012 school year. The district experienced a 0.2 percent increase in enrollment between 2010 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2010 and 2012:
Aiken County Public School District operates 40 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
The South Carolina Department of Education administers annual tests to district students called the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SC PASS). These tests assess the proficiency of district students in five academic subjects including reading, math, science, social studies and writing. The following table details the percentage of students who met and exceeded proficiency levels on the SC PASS during the 2013-2014 school year: