Central Valley School District, Washington

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Central Valley School District
Spokane Valley, Washington
Central Valley SD Logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Ben Small
Graduation rate:85.4%
Number of schools:21
Budget: $146.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Tom Dingus
Board members:5
Term length:4
Central Valley School District is a school district in Washington that served 12,726 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 25th largest by enrollment in the state of Washington. Central Valley School District's origins date to the first schools in Spokane County in 1890 after the development of the Northern Pacific Railroad.[1] The district has an operating budget of $146.6 million during the 2014-2015 school year.[2][3]

About the district

Central Valley School District is located in Spokane County, Washington
Central Valley School District is located in the Spokane River Valley in Spokane County. The district is based out of the City of Spokane Valley and also serves students in Liberty Lake. The population of Spokane Valley was 89,755 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Spokane Valley lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Spokane Valley was $47,759 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 13.7% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (19.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Spokane Valley (%) Washington (%)
White 90.9 77.3
Black or African American 1.1 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.5
Asian 1.7 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.6
Two or More Races 3.3 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.6 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5][6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 45.7 51.5
2008 48.2 49.3
2004 43.0 55.0
2000 43.4 51.9

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]


The current Superintendent of Central Valley School District is Ben Small. He has served in the position since 2008 after serving as Superintendent of Columbia School District from 2003 to 2008.[9] Small earned an annual salary of $147,900 during the 2012-2013 school year.[10]

School board

The Central Valley Board of Directors consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.[11]

Central Valley Board of Directors
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
MJ Bolt 1 2011 2015
Tom Dingus 2 2005 2017
Debra Long 3 2003 2015
Keith Clark 4 2007 2015
Amy Mason 5 2011 2017

School board elections

See also: Central Valley School District elections (2015)

Members of the Central Valley Board of Directors are elected by district to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013, and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.


The following table displays the budget for Central Valley School District:[3][12]

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
2012-2013 $89,386,699 78.4% $22,614,648 19.8% $0 0% $0 0% $2,043,775 1.8% $114,045,122
2013-2014 $98,120,412 78.4% $25,113,132 20.1% $0 0% $0 0% $1,932,708 1.5% $125,166,252
2014-2015 $110,830,200 75.6% $10,368,747 7.1% $11,413,847 7.8% $12,022,304 8.2% $1,960,654 1.3% $146,595,752
Averages: $99,445,770.33 77% $19,365,509 15% $3,804,615.67 3% $4,007,434.67 3% $1,979,045.67 2% $128,602,375.33

Teacher salaries

Central Valley School District employed 703 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15, 30, 45, 90 and 135 quarter credits. The current salary schedule sets higher starting salaries and maximum salaries for teachers with graduate degrees. The following table details the salary schedule through the 2013-2014 school year:[13]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 34,048 38,787
B.A. 15 34,968 41,135
B.A. 30 35,920 43,635
B.A. 45 36,875 48,249
B.A. 90 39,939 57,693
B.A. 135 41,913 60,535
MA 40,820 57,731
MA 45 43,885 61,447
MA 90/Ph.D. 45,860 64,174


Teachers in the district are represented during negotiations by the Central Valley Education Association (CVEA). The current president of CVEA is Steve Lalonde.[14]

Schools in Central Valley


The district served 12,726 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 2.5% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 12,404 -
2009 12,426 0.1
2010 12,455 0.2
2011 12,397 -0.4
2012 12,726 2.6

District schools

Central Valley School District operates 21 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[15]

Central Valley School District
Adams Elementary School
Barker High School
Bowdish Middle School
Broadway Elementary School
Central Valley High School
Chester Elementary School
Evergreen Middle School
Greenacres Elementary School
Greenacres Middle School
Horizon Middle School
Liberty Lake Elementary School
McDonald Elementary School
North Pines Middle School
Opportunity Elementary School
Ponderosa Elementary School
Progress Elementary School
South Pines Elementary School
Summit School
Sunrise Elementary School
University Elementary School
University High School

Academic performance

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2011-2012 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district is to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.

Central Valley School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary or middle school levels.[16]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 74.2 72.7
4 75.1 71.5
5 73.2 68.6
6 75.7 66.2
7 79.4 72.8
8 72.5 67.6
10 87.6 -

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP Achievement, 2011-2012
Grade Meet Reading AYP? Meet Math AYP?
Elementary School No Yes
Middle School No Yes
High School Yes Yes

Contact information

Central Valley SD Logo.jpg
Central Valley Board of Directors
19307 E. Cataldo Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99016
Phone: (509) 228-5400

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. Central Valley School District, "History of CVSD," accessed October 1, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Office of the Superintendent of Public Education, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," accessed October 1, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Central Valley School District No.356: 2014-2015 School Year F-195 Budget Overview," accessed December 10, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Spokane Valley," accessed October 24, 2013
  5. Washington Secretary of State, "Pre-2004 Election Results," accessed August 5, 2013
  6. Spokane County Elections, "Results and Statistics from Previous Elections," accessed August 5, 2013
  7. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  8. 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.
  9. Central Valley School District, "Meet the Superintendent," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Know Spokane, "Washington State School Salaries: 2012-2013," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Central Valley School District, "Board Policies and Procedures," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "General Fund Financial Summary," September 13, 2013
  13. Central Valley School District, "2013-2014 CVEA Combined Salary Schedule," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Central Valley Education Association, "CVEA Officers," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Central Valley School District, "Schools," accessed October 1, 2013
  16. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed October 1, 2013