Calvert County Public Schools, Maryland
|Calvert County Public Schools|
|Prince Frederick, Maryland|
|Graduation rate:||91.75 percent|
|Number of schools:||24|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Eugene "Gene" Karol|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Calvert County Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtCalvert County, Maryland. Calvert County is home to 90,484 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. Calvert County Public Schools is the 13th-largest school district in Maryland.
Calvert County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Maryland in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.5 percent of Calvert County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3 percent for Maryland as a whole. The median household income in Calvert County was $92,395 compared to $72,999 for the state of Maryland. The poverty rate in Calvert County was 4.9 percent compared to 9.4 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 Calvert County Public Schools is Daniel Curry as of July 1, 2014. He has served in the position since his appointment on July 1, 2014. Curry previously served as the superintendent of Lake Forest School District in Delaware from 2003 to 2014. He was named the Delaware Superintendent of the Year in 2011.
The Calvert County Board of Education consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member is elected at-large and represents the entire county.
|Calvert County Board of Education|
|Eugene "Gene" Karol||2014|
|Kelly D. McConkey||2016|
|Joseph R. Chenelly||2016|
|Tracy H. McGuire||2016|
|Dawn C. Balinski||2014|
School board elections
Members of the board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats are up for election on November 4, 2014. Three 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:
Time is allocated at each Business Meeting of the Board of Education for members of the public to address the Board on issues of concern. While not required, we ask that you call the Superintendent’s Office in advance of the meeting. This allows us to allocate additional time for public comments when necessary.
On the day of the meeting, you will be asked to sign the sheet on the podium inside the entrance door. If you have hand-outs or written testimony, please bring six (6) copies and give them to the Board assistant upon your arrival. She will distribute them to Board members. When you are called to speak, please state your name for the record and limit your comments to three (3) minutes. If you officially represent an organization, you may speak for five (5) minutes.
To protect individual confidentiality, we ask you not to mention specific students or staff members in your remarks.
Please understand that while the Board of Education values your comments and concerns, it cannot respond to your questions or enter into a discussion with you during a business meeting. The Board will follow-up on the issues you raise, and you will receive a response to your questions.
The Board of Education welcomes written comments at any time. Please address your comments to: Board of Education President Calvert County Public Schools 1305 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
For more information, please call 410-535-7220.
—Calvert County Public Schools website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Calvert County Public Schools:
|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|
Teacher salaries at Calvert County Public Schools are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for district teachers during the 2013-2014 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|MA + 30||59,911||95,858|
Teachers in Calvert County Public Schools are represented during negotiations by the Calvert Education Association (CEA). The president of the CEA is Debbie Russ as of June 12, 2014.
Schools in Calvert County Public Schools
The district served 16,323 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 4.3 percent decrease in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Calvert County Public Schools operates 24 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Calvert County Public Schools|
|Appeal Elementary School|
|Barstow Elementary School|
|Beach Elementary School|
|Calvert Elementary School|
|Calvert High School|
|Calvert Middle School|
|Career and Technology Academy|
|Dowell Elementary School|
|Huntingtown Elementary School|
|Huntingtown High School|
|Mill Creek Middle School|
|Mount Harmony Elementary School|
|Mutual Elementary School|
|Northern High School|
|Northern Middle School|
|Patuxent Elementary School|
|Patuxent High School|
|Plum Point Elementary School|
|Plum Point Middle School|
|Saint Leonard Elementary School|
|Southern Middle School|
|Sunderland Elementary School|
|Windy Hill Elementary School|
|Windy Hill Middle School|
The Maryland State Department of Education conducts the Maryland Standard Assessment (MSA) each spring for students in grades three through eight. This test determines proficiency levels in reading and math. The MSA also assesses proficiency in science among students in grades five and eight. Proficiency levels in algebra, biology and English at the high-school level are determined by the Maryland High School Assessment (MHSA). Student performance is broken down into three categories: basic proficiency, proficiency and advanced proficiency. The following tables display the MSA and MHSA results for district students during the 2012-2013 school year:
- List of school districts in Maryland
- Calvert County Public Schools elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Calvert County Public Schools
- Calvert County Elections Board
- Maryland State Department of Education
- Maryland Association of Boards of Education
- Calvert Education Association
- Maryland State Department of Education, "2013 Maryland Report Card: Enrollment," accessed June 10, 2014
- Maryland State Department of Education, "2013 Maryland Report Card: 4-Year Adjusted Cohort," accessed June 10, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Calvert County, Maryland," accessed June 3, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Voter Registration Activity Report," March 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Calvert County Public Schools, "Superintendent of Schools," accessed July 1, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Calvert County Public Schools, "Public Comment and Testimony Guidelines," accessed June 12, 2014
- Calvert County Public Schools, "Board of Education Adopted Operating Budget," accessed December 11, 2014
- Calvert County Public Schools, "CEAA Agreement 2013-2014," June 2013
- Calvert Education Association, "About," accessed June 12, 2014
- Calvert County Public Schools, "CCPS Public School Directory," accessed June 12, 2014
- Maryland State Department of Education, "2013 Maryland Report Card: Calvert County," accessed June 12, 2014