Cleveland County Schools, North Carolina
|Cleveland County Schools|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Bruce Boyles|
|Number of schools:||29|
|Budget:||$ 151.5 million|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Cleveland County
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 Website evaluation
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
About the district
The county underperforms the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (79.5%) is lower than the state of North Carolina (84.1%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Cleveland County (15.6%) compared to the state overall (26.5%). The median household income in Cleveland County is $38,352 compared to North Carolina's statewide median of $46,291.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The superintendent for Cleveland County Schools is Dr. Bruce Boyles. He has been with the district since 2007. He previously worked for Mooresville Graded School District.
The Cleveland County Schools board of education consists of nine members that serve four year terms. All members are elected at-large.
|Cleveland County School Board|
|Donnie Thurman, Jr.||At-large||2017|
School board elections
Members of the Cleveland County Schools board of education are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Fiveseats are up for election in November 2015 and four are up for election in November 2017.
Cleveland County Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
The following table demonstrates the salary schedule for the district.
|Level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Cleveland County
Cleveland County Schools serves 15,259 students in 29 schools.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Cleveland County Schools operates 29 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Cleveland County Schools|
|Bethware Elementary School|
|Boiling Springs Elementary School|
|Burns High School|
|Burns Middle School|
|Casar Elementary School|
|Cleveland Early College High School|
|Crest High School|
|Crest Middle School|
|East Elementary School|
|Fallston Elementary School|
|Graham Elementary School|
|Grover Elementary School|
|James Love Elementary School|
|Jefferson Elementary School|
|Kings Mountain Intermediate School|
|Kings Mountain High School|
|Kings Mountain Middle School|
|Marion Elementary School|
|North Elementary School|
|North Shelby School|
|Shelby Intermediate School|
|Shelby High School|
|Shelby Middle School|
|Springmore Elementary School|
|Township Three Elementary School|
|Turning Point Academy|
|Union Elementary School|
|Washington Elementary School|
|West Elementary School|
Cleveland County Schools has lower SAT averages than North Carolina overall. In 2012, the district average for 1600 and 2400 SAT raw scores were 978 and 1424 respectively while the state averages were 997 and 1469. With a district average of 17.9, the mean ACT score for 2012 was lower than the state average score of 18.2.
Adequate Yearly Progress
Academic performance for the district is available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports are measurements defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allow the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests. Fifteen out 29 schools in the Cleveland County school district met the AYP in North Carolina from 2010-2011.
Cleveland County Schools faced budgetary issues prior to the 2013-2014 school year. As of June 2013, the district did not have a budget plan for the upcoming school year. The district was waiting for state fund allocations to be made. The board had to passed an interim budget that mirrored the 2012-2013 school year budget until they received final numbers from the state. The North Carolina Assembly approved a preliminary budget in July that would result in a number of spending cuts, including up to 55 instructional positions, 45 teacher assistant positions, and additional cuts to textbook and instructional material funding.
|Transparency grading process|
This website was last evaluated in March 2014.
- Tax information is included in the district's annual financial reports.
- The current year budget is available, as are budget for past years.
- School board meeting schedules, agendas and minutes are available.
- Email addresses are provided for elected school board members.
- Contact information is available for administrative officials.
- Information regarding current bids and proposals is available.
- Information about public records requests is available, and a contact person is identified.
- Independent audit reports are included in the district's annual financial reports.
- Information pertaining to the district's academic performance is available.
- Information on background checks, including the background check authorization form, is available.
- The district does not appear to post information about awarded contracts to vendors for over $10,000.
- Cleveland County Schools elections (2013)
- North Carolina school districts
- List of school districts in North Carolina
- Cleveland County, North Carolina ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, North Carolina
- North Carolina
- "Cleveland County Schools," "Student Membership Data 2012-2013," accessed September 16, 2013
- "2010 Census: Quick Facts," "Orange County," accessed September 16, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed September 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- "ZoomInfo," "Dr. Bruce Boyles," accessed September 16, 2013
- "Cleveland County Schools," "Board of Education," accessed September 16, 2013
- Cleveland County Schools, "Superintendent’s Proposed Budget 2013-2014," accessed December 3, 2013
- "2012-2013 CLEVELAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CERTIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE," accessed September 17, 2013
- "Cleveland County Schools," "Membership Data," accessed September 17, 2013
- "Cleveland County Schools," "Schools," accessed September 17, 2013
- "Public Schools of North Carolina," "THE NORTH CAROLINA 2012 SAT REPORT, " accessed September 11, 2013
- "Public Schools of North Carolina," "ACT Results," accessed September 11, 2013
- "Public Schools of North Carolina," "Adequate Yearly Progress," accessed September 11, 2013
- "Gaston Gazette," "Cleveland Schools adopt interim budget plan," accessed September 17, 2013
- "Shelbystar.com," "Superintendent: 'This is not a good budget'," accessed September 17, 2013
- Cleveland County Schools, "2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "Finance Forms and Files," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "2013-2014 Meetings Schedule," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "Board of Education Meetings Hub," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "Board of Education," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "Administration," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "Bids and Proposals," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "Public Information," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "NC Report Card Information," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "Testing Department," accessed March 31, 2014
- Cleveland County Schools, "Authorization for Release," accessed March 31, 2014