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Albemarle County Public Schools, Virginia

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Albemarle County
Public Schools
Albemarle County, Virginia
link=Albemarle County  Public Schools
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Pamela Moran
Enrollment:13,212 students
Graduation rate:90.4%
Number of schools:33
Budget: $155 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board members:7
Term length:4
Albemarle County Public Schools is the 19th-largest school district in Virginia, serving 13,212 students in 33 schools. It is located in central Virginia in Albemarle County.

About the district

Albemarle County Public Schools is located in Albemarle County, VA
Albemarle County Public Schools is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Albemarle County is home to 98,970 residents.[1]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Albemarle County overperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 90.4% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $65,934 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Albemarle County had a poverty rate of 8.8%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Albemarle County (%) Virginia (%)
White 82.4 71.1
Black 9.9 19.7
Hispanic or Latino 5.6 8.4
Asian 4.9 6.0
American Indian 0.4 0.5
Two or More Races 2.3 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 55.2 43.2
2008 58.4 40.4
2004 50.5 48.5
2000 44.1 49.6


Superintendent

The current superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools is Dr. Pamela Moran, who was appointed in January 2006. Moran’s experience in public education includes serving as a high school science teacher, central office science coordinator and staff developer, elementary school principal, director of instruction, assistant superintendent for instruction, and adjunct instructor in educational leadership for the University of Virginia’s Curry School and the School of Continuing Education. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Furman University and holds a Master’s and Doctoral degree from the University of Virginia.[3]

School board

The Albemarle County Public School baord is overseen by a seven-member board. Six members serve by district and one member is elected at-large. They serve four-year terms.[4] Though the school board is officially partisan, all members ran as independents in the last election.[5]

Albemarle County School Board
Member Role District Name Term Ends
Stephen Koleszar Chair Scottsville Magisterial District 2015
Ned Gallaway Vice Chair At-Large 2014
Jason Buyaki Member Rivanna Magisterial District 2015
Barbara Massie Mouly Member White Hall Magisterial District 2015
Katherine Lee Acuff Member Jack Jouett Magisterial District 2017
Pamela Moynihan Member Rio Magisterial District 2017
Eric Strucko Member Samuel Miller Magisterial District 2017

School board elections

See also: Albemarle County Public Schools elections (2013)

Three seats were up for election on the Albemarle County Public School board on November 5, 2013. They were are all district-specific seats, and all candidates ran unopposed. One at-large seat will be up for election in November 2014, and four seats will be up in 2015.

Budget

Albemarle County Public Schools published its annual budget on their district website.[6]

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
2010-2011 $101,509,879 71.3% $11,402,402 8% $13,966,437 9.8% $0 0% $15,462,137 10.9% $142,340,855
Averages: $101,509,879 71% $11,402,402 8% $13,966,437 10% $0 0% $15,462,137 11% $142,340,855

Teacher salaries

Albemarle County Teacher Salary Scale 2013-2014[7]
Years Experience Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Master's + 30 Doctorate
0 $44,050 $46,165 $47,222 $48,279
1 $44,551 $46,666 $47,723 $48,780
2 $45,052 $47,167 $48,224 $49,281
3 $45,553 $47,668 $48,725 $49,782
4 $46,054 $48,169 $49,226 $50,283
5 $46,555 $48,670 $49,727 $50,784
6 $47,056 $49,171 $50,228 $51,285
7 $47,557 $49,672 $50,729 $51,786
8 $48,058 $50,173 $51,230 $52,287
9 $48,559 $50,674 $51,731 $52,788
10 $49,058 $51,173 $52,230 $53,287
11 $49 941 $52,056 $53,113 $54 170
12 $50,824 $52,939 $53,996 $55,053
13 $51,707 $53,822 $54,879 $55,936
14 $52,590 $54,705 $55,762 $56,819
15 $53,473 $55,588 $56,645 $57,702
16 $54,356 $56,471 $57,528 $58,585
17 $55,239 $57,354 $58,411 $59,468
18 $56,122 $58,237 $59,294 $60,351
19 $57,005 $59,120 $60,177 $61,234
20 $57,884 $59,999 $61,056 $62,113
21 $58,695 $60,810 $61,867 $62,924
22 $59,506 $61,621 $62,678 $63,735
23 $60,317 $62,432 $63,489 $64,546
24 $61,128 $63,243 $64,300 $65,357
25 $61,939 $64,054 $65,111 $66,168
26 $62,750 $64,865 $65,922 $66,979
27 $63,561 $65,676 $66,733 $67,790
28 $64 372 $66,487 $67,544 $68,601
29 $65,183 $67,298 $68,355 $69,412
30 $65,993 $68,108 $69,165 $70,222
(31+) $66,885 $69,000 $70,057 $71,114

Schools in Albemarle County

Albemarle County operates 33 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[8]

Albemarle County schools
Name
Albemarle High School
Western Albemarle High School
Jackson P. Burley Middle School
Baker-Butler Elementary
Broadus Wood Elementary
Brownsville Elementary
Paul H. Cale Elementary
CATEC {Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center}
Community Public Charter School
Crozet Elementary
Enterprise Alternative Education Center
Environmental Studies Academy
Mary C. Greer Elementary
Health and Medical Sciences Academy
Joseph T. Henley Middle School
Hollymead Elementary
Ivy Creek School
Jack Jouett Middle School
Math, Engineering & Science Academy {MESA}
Meriwether Lewis Elementary
Monticello High School
Murray High School
Virginia L. Murray Elementary
PREP {Piedmont Regional Education Program}
Red Hill Elementary
Scottsville Elementary
Stone-Robinson Elementary
Stony Point Elementary
Mortimer Y. Sutherland Middle School
Leslie H. Walton Middle School
Woodbrook Elementary
Benjamin F. Yancey Elementary

Academic Performance

The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.

School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.

Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rating as meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.[9]

The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Albemarle County Public Schools as having a student population of 13,035 and 26 schools in the division.

All Albemarle County Public Schools made AYP for the 2009-2010 academic year.[10]

School Grade Enrollment Made Adequate Yearly Progress for 2009?
Agnor-Hurt Elementary School Pre-K - 5 516 Yes
Baker-Butler Elementary School Pre-K - 5 512 Yes
Broadus Wood Elementary School Pre-K - 5 290 Yes
Brownsville Elementary School Pre-K - 5 552 Yes
Paul H. Cale Elementary School Pre-K - 5 585 Yes
Crozet Elementary School Pre-K - 5 318 Yes
Mary Carr Greer Elementary School Pre-K - 5 447 Yes
Hollymead Elementary School Pre-K - 5 550 Yes
Meriwether Lewis Elementary School Pre-K - 5 436 Yes
Virginia L. Murray Elementary School Pre-K - 5 265 Yes
Red Hill Elementary School Pre-K - 5 191 Yes
Scottsville Elementary School Pre-K - 5 187 Yes
Stone-Robinson Elementary School Pre-K - 5 469 Yes
Stony Point Elementary School Pre-K - 5 302 Yes
Woodbrook Elementary School Pre-K - 5 327 Yes
Benjamin F. Yancey Elementary School Pre-K - 5 182 Yes
Jackson P. Burley Middle School 6 - 8 495 Yes
Joseph T. Henley Middle School 6 - 8 772 Yes
Jack Jouett Middle School 6 - 8 558 Yes
Mortimer Y. Sutherland Middle School 6 - 8 566 Yes
Leslie H. Walton Middle School 6 - 8 386 Yes
Community Public Charter School 6 25 Yes
Albemarle High School 9 - 12, PG 1,775 Yes
Monticello High School 9 - 12 1,170 Yes
Murray High School 9 - 12 96 Yes
Western Albemarle High School 9 - 12 1,063 Yes
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Website evaluation

Last updated in June 10, 2010.

The good

  • Budget information is available, including federal, state, and local revenue information.[11]
  • General administrative and school board contact information is available.[12] Websites for schools within the district offer further contact information.[13]
  • School board meeting information, including current and archived meeting minutes and agendas, is available.[14]
  • Academic performance information is available.[15] The information can also be found on the Virginia Department of Education website.[16]
  • Section K: School-Community Relations of the Albemarle Policies and Regulations Manual notes disclosure of public records in compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.[17]
  • Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.[18]

The bad

  • Audit information is not available.
  • Teacher contracts are not available. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.[19]
  • The website does not include information on background checks.

Issues

School Choice

Virginia passed its initial charter school law in 1998, revising it in 2002, 2004, and 2010 to ensure fair and accurate review of charter school applications. In 2009, Governor Kaine removed caps on the number of charter schools permitted in the state. The most recent changes were approved under HB 1390 and SB 736B, the latter of which incorporates a new type of charter schools called the College Partnership, which will include teacher education programs

Currently, Virginia has three charter schools in operation. Located in Albemarle County, the Community Public Charter School, which opened in 2008, offers an art-based curriculum for struggling sixth-grade students. The Murray High School charter school, also located in Albermarle County, serves at-risk students in grade 9-12. The York River Academy, which focuses on educating students for careers in computers and technology, is located in York County.

A third charter school, the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, is scheduled to open in Richmond County in summer 2010.

Charter schools meet the public school choice options required of school districts by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The Commonwealth of Virginia created the Virginia Charter School Resource Center to assist in encouraging the charter school movement in the State.[20][21][22]

Contact information

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Board of Trustees
Albemarle County Public Schools
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-296-5820

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States Census, "Quick Facts: Albemarle County," accessed September 17, 2013]
  2. Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," Accessed September 17, 2013
  3. About the Superintendent Accessed September 17, 2013
  4. Meet the Board Members Accessed September 17, 2013
  5. Virginia State Board of Elections November 2011 General Election Official Results, accessed October 2, 2013
  6. Georgia Department of Education, "Albemarle County Public Schools FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed November 27, 2013
  7. 2013-2014 Albemarle County Public Schools Teacher Salary Scale" Accessed September 17, 2013
  8. Our Schools Accessed September 17, 2013
  9. 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
  10. 'Virginia Department of Education', Albemarle County Public Schools, June 14, 2010
  11. 'Albemarle County Public Schools', The Albemarle County Public Schools Budget, June 10, 2010
  12. 'Albemarle County Public Schools', Contact Us, June 10, 2010
  13. 'Albemarle County Public Schools', Schools, June 10, 2010
  14. 'Albemarle County Public Schools', School Board, June 10, 2010
  15. 'Albemarle County Public Schools', Albemarle County Schools State of the School Division, June 10, 2010
  16. 'Virginia Department of Education', School, School Division, and State Report Cards, June 10, 2010
  17. 'Albemarle County Public Schools', Policies and Regulations, August 2, 2010
  18. 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
  19. 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010
  20. 'Virginia Charter School Resource Center', June 10, 2010
  21. 'General Assembly of Virginia Bill Tracking', Chapter 530, June 10, 2010
  22. 'Charter School Legislation', June 10, 2010