Bibb County School District, Georgia

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Bibb County School District
Bibb County, Georgia
Bibb County School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. E. Steven Smith (Interim)
Enrollment:23,969 students
Graduation rate:82.4%[1]
Number of schools:41
Budget: $212.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Susan K. Sipe
Board members:8
Term length:4
Bibb County School District is a school district in Georgia that serves Bibb County. It is the 17th-largest school district in Georgia, serving 23,969 students in 41 schools during the 2013-2014 school year with an operating budget of $212.6 million.[2]

About the district

Bibb County School District is located in Bibb County, Georgia
Bibb County School District is located in Bibb County, Georgia. The county seat of Bibb County is Macon. Bibb County is home to 155,547 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1]


Bibb County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement and median household income in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.8 percent of Bibb County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Bibb County was $37,920 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Bibb County was 23.5 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Bibb County (%) Georgia (%)
White 43.5 62.8
Black or African American 53.0 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 3.0 0.5
Asian 1.8 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.3 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 3.2 9.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 59.6 39.6 0.8
2008 58.7 40.7 0.6
2004 50.8 48.7 0.5
2000 50.4 48.6 1.0

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.[4]


The interim superintendent of Bibb County School District is Dr. E. Steven Smith, who was appointed to the position in June 2013. As of June 30, 2014, a replacement had still not been found. Smith will continue to serve as the district's superintendent through the calendar year.[5]

School board

The Bibb County Board of Education consists of eight members, two of whom are elected at-large and six by geographic district. They serve four-year terms.[6]

Bibb County Board of Education
Member Role District Term Ends
Susan K. Sipe President District 3 2016
Dr. Thelma D. Dillard Vice President District 2 2016
Lester M. Miller Treasurer District 4 2016
Ella M. Styles Carter Member District 1 2016
Jason E. Downey Member District 6 2016
Daryl Morton Member At-large Post 7 2018
Tom Hudson Member District 5 2016
Wanda West Member At-large Post 8 2018

School board elections

See also: Bibb County School District elections (2014)

Members of the board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats, at-large Posts 7 and 8, were up for election on May 20, 2014. Six seats will be on the ballot in May 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The board maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last revised in 2012:

Citizens of Bibb County have the express right and are encouraged to attend meetings of the board to listen and observe the deliberations of its members. The following regulations are adopted to preserve the orderly pursuit of the business of the board and to provide proper opportunities for legitimate and objective discussion and analysis of the issues presented. These rules are not designed to restrict the scheduled appearance of persons who have regular business with the board and whose presentations are provided for in the agenda.

1. Any citizen of the county may request the opportunity to speak regarding any issue included in the agenda, and may at the appropriate time be recognized to speak regarding issues which are not on the agenda. Recognition of individuals who are not citizens of Bibb County shall be determined by the president.
2. Persons desiring to address the board shall submit prior to the meeting a written request stating the person's name, address, and the topic about which the person wishes to speak. The president will determine whether it is in the interest of the board to allow the request.
3. Persons who request the opportunity to speak must be recognized by the president before attempting to address the board. The president may limit the time for presentations; and if there are numerous requests to address the board on the same subject, the president may select representatives to speak on each side of the issue.
4. Each person who is recognized to address the board must state their name and address and the subject about which they wish to speak even though they have submitted a written request for recognition.
5. The board will not hear oral complaints regarding school personnel except in the manner provided for elsewhere in the policies and rules.

Persons exercising the opportunity to speak at a board meeting shall address their remarks to the president and may direct questions or comments to board members or other officers of the school system only upon the approval of the president. Members of the board and the superintendent may have the privilege of asking questions of any person who addresses the board. At the conclusion of each presentation, the president shall acknowledge and thank those citizens who address items on the agenda for their interest and concern.

In the case of persons who have complaints, concerns or grievances (other than those related to personnel) which are not on the agenda, the president shall ascertain the extent to which the matter has previously been brought to the attention of the superintendent and his staff, and shall suggest that the grievant contact the appropriate staff person, or shall assign the matter for consideration by the appropriate committee at its next meeting. [7]

—Bibb County School District's website, (2012), [8]


The Bibb County School District's budget is published on the Georgia Department of Education's website.[2]

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
2011-2012 $182,874,569 85.7% $6,155,549 2.9% $16,565,305 7.8% $0 0% $7,863,085 3.7% $213,458,511
2012-2013 $180,158,371 84.7% $6,265,844 2.9% $18,329,882 8.6% $0 0% $7,870,346 3.7% $212,624,445
Averages: $181,516,470 85% $6,210,696.5 3% $17,447,593.5 8% $0 0% $7,866,715.5 4% $213,041,478

Teacher salaries

Bibb County teacher salaries are based on years of service and teacher certification. A teacher can earn higher salaries by pursuing various teaching certifications. The salary schedule also accounts for experience by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries depending on years of service. The following table details the salary schedule set forth by the Georgia Department of Education:[9]

Salary structure
Years of experience Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
0-2 years 31,586 48,213
3-5 years 32,505 52,683
6-8 years 35,550 58,974
9-10 years 38,847 60,743
11-12 years 40,012 62,565
13-14 years 41,212 64,442
15-16 years 42,448 66,375
17-18 years 43,721 68,366
19-20 years 45,033 70,417
21+ years 46,384 72,530

Schools in Bibb County School District


The district served 23,969 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 2.6 percent decrease in enrollment between 2008 and 2014. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2014:[10]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008-2009 24,608 N/A
2009-2010 24,850 1.0
2010-2011 24,435 -1.7
2011-2012 24,544 0.4
2012-2013 24,022 -2.1
2013-2014 23,969 -0.2

District schools

Bibb County School District operates 41 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Bibb County School District Schools
School Name
Alexander II Magnet School
Appling Middle School
Ballard-Hudson Middle School
Barden Elementary School
Bernd Elementary School
Bloomfield Middle School
Brookdale Elementary School
Bruce Elementary School
Burdell-Hunt Magnet School
Burghard Elementary School
Carter Elementary School
Central High School
Elam Alexander Academy
Hartley Elementary School
Heard Elementary School
Heritage Elementary School
Howard High School
Howard Middle School
Hutchings College and Career Academy
Ingram-Pye Elementary School
Jones Elementary School
King-Danforth Elementary School
Lane Elementary School
Miller Middle School
Morgan Elementary School
Northeast High School
Northwoods Academy
Porter Elementary School
Rice Elementary School
Riley Elementary School
Rutland High School
Rutland Middle School
Skyview Elementary School
Southwest High School
Springdale Elementary School
Taylor Elementary School
Union Elementary School
Vineville Academy of the Arts
Weaver Middle School
Westside High School
Williams Elementary School

Academic performance

The Georgia Department of Education administers annual tests to students in grades three through eight called the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT). These tests assess the proficiency of district students in five academic subjects including reading, English language arts (ELA), math, science and social studies. The CRCTs are designed to measure progress by students in topics covered by the Common Core State Standards. A student meets state proficiency goals with a score of 800 and exceeds state proficiency goals with a score of 850 or higher. The following tables detail the percentage of students who met or exceeded proficiency levels on the CRCTs during the 2013-2014 school year:[12][13]

CRCT Scores, Grades 3-5, 2013-2014[13]
Grade Subject District meets/exceeds standard (%)
3 Reading 81.6
3 ELA 74.9
3 Math 64.9
3 Science 56.5
3 Social Science 66.4
4 Reading 87.6
4 ELA 81.3
4 Math 69.7
4 Science 65.2
4 Social Science 63.2
5 Reading 89.9
5 ELA 91.7
5 Math 79.0
5 Science 67.0
5 Social Science 62.7

CRCT Scores, Grades 6-8, 2013-2014[13]
Grade Subject District meets/exceeds standard (%)
6 Reading 92.9
6 ELA 86.5
6 Math 66.3
6 Science 51.6
6 Social Science 61.7
7 Reading 89.8
7 ELA 90.4
7 Math 76.7
7 Science 70.0
7 Social Science 69.3
8 Reading 93.1
8 ELA 89.7
8 Math 65.7
8 Science 58.1
8 Social Science 66.9

Contact information

Bibb County School District seal.png
Bibb County School District
484 Mulberry Street
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: (478) 765-8711

See also

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