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Brunswick County Schools, North Carolina
|Brunswick County Schools|
|Bolivia, North Carolina|
|Number of schools:||19|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||John W. Thompson|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Brunswick County
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtBrunswick County, North Carolina. Brunswick County is home to 115,301 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Brunswick County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.7 percent of Brunswick County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Brunswick County was $46,490 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Brunswick County was 15.2 percent compared to 16.8 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 interim superintendent of Brunswick County Schools is Les Tubb. He was named by the school board on a 3-2 vote on November 20, 2014, to replace Edward Pruden, who was fired by the board the week before. Tubb previously served as interim superintendent from February 2010 to July 2010. Working in the district since 1975, Tubb served as a teacher and administrator before retiring as the school system's athletic director in 2011.
Brunswick County schools are overseen by a five-member board elected to four-year terms.
|Brunswick County School Board|
|Member||District||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|John W. Thompson||5||2010||2018|
School board elections
Members of the Brunswick County school board are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every even year. Two seats were up for election in 2014 and three seats are up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Brunswick County school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
Policy Code: 2310 Public Address to the Board
The Board encourages communication with the public and cooperative school-community interactions, believing that an informed Board will result in a better system of public education. Accordingly, the Board welcomes and encourages input from any interested citizen who desires to appear before the Board for the purpose of presenting information or raising matters relating to the public schools. In addition to other methods by which members of the public may bring concerns to the attention of the Board, the Board will provide an open forum as part of the Board’s regular meeting schedule, during which 20 minutes will be set aside, usually as the first item of business on the agenda, for the specific purpose of allowing members of the public to address the Board. In order to facilitate this communication and in order to plan and conduct orderly sessions that will ensure complete, high quality information is available regarding the subject of such appearances, it is necessary that certain guidelines contained in this policy be followed.
Presentations will be limited to five minutes per person or five minutes per organization. An organization or delegation representing the same concern shall select one individual to make a presentation on its behalf.
—Brunswick County Schools website, (2014), 
|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|
Brunswick County Schools employed 753 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.
The following table details the 2014-2015 starting salary schedule for classroom teachers in North Carolina public schools. Salaries are assigned based on class level of a teacher's license, their experience level and area of assignment. Those who currently hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification receive a higher salary.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|Bachelor's + NBPTS||36,960||56,000|
|Master's + NBPTS||40,260||61,000|
|6-Year + NBPTS||41,520||62,260|
|Doctoral + NBPTS||42,790||63,530|
Schools in Brunswick County
Brunswick County Schools served 11,945 students in 19 schools during the 2011-2012 school year. The district does not publicly provide archived enrollment statistics.
Brunswick County Schools operates 19 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Brunswick County Schools|
|Belville Elementary School|
|Bolivia Elementary School|
|Brunswick County Academy|
|Cedar Grove Middle School|
|Early College High School|
|Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School|
|Leland Middle School|
|Lincoln Elementary School|
|North Brunswick High School|
|Shallotte Middle School|
|South Brunswick High School|
|South Brunswick Middle School|
|Southport Elementary School|
|Supply Elementary School|
|Town Creek Elementary School|
|Union Elementary School|
|Virginia Williamson Elementary School|
|West Brunswick High School|
North Carolina conducts standardized End-of-Course (EOC) tests "to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area." Students in grades nine though 12 are required to take tests in English I, Biology and Algebra I.
The following table displays composite test results for all students in Brunswick County Schools who took all tests:
- Note: Results from 2011-2012 contain retests while those from 2012-2013 do not.
|Year||# At or Above Level III||# Valid Scores||% At or Above Level III|
- North Carolina
- North Carolina school districts
- List of school districts in North Carolina
- Brunswick County Schools elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Brunswick County Schools
- Brunswick County Association of Educators
- North Carolina Association of Educators
- Classroom Teachers Association of North Carolina
- Brunswick County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- North Carolina School Boards Association
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Brunswick County 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Brunswick County Schools," accessed November 24, 2014 (timed out)
- United States Census Bureau, "Brunswick County, North Carolina," accessed April 28, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed April 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Star News Online, "Brunswick school board offers interim superintendent job to Les Tubb," November 20, 2014
- Brunswick County Schools, "Brunswick County school board members," accessed November 26, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Brunswick County Board of Education Policy Manual, "Section 2000 - Board Operations," accessed November 26, 2014
- Brunswick County Schools, "Brunswick County Schools FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed December 4, 2013
- Brunswick County Schools, " BCS Budget Book FY 14-15," accessed December 17, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual," accessed November 29, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "2014-2015 Salary Schedules," accessed November 29, 2014
- Brunswick County Schools, "District Profile-Fast Facts," accessed November 29, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina End-of-Course Tests," accessed November 28, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Reports of Disaggregated State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Data for 2011 - 2013," accessed November 28, 2014
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