East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Louisiana

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East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
East Baton Rouge Parish School System seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Bernard Taylor Jr.
Enrollment:43,000+
Graduation rate:63.5%[1]
Number of schools:85
Budget: $409.8 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:David Tatman
Board members:11
Term length:4
East Baton Rouge Parish School System is a school district in Louisiana that served over 43,000 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the second-largest school district by enrollment in Louisiana and had an operating budget of $409.8 million for the 2013-2014 school year.[2]

About the district

East Baton Rouge Parish School System is located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
East Baton Rouge Parish School System is located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. According to the United States Census Bureau, East Baton Rouge Parish is home to 445,227 residents.[3]

Demographics

East Baton Rouge Parish overperformed in comparison to the rest of Louisiana in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.7 percent of East Baton Rouge Parish residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 21.3 percent for Louisiana as a whole. The median household income for East Baton Rouge Parish was $48,274 compared to $44,673 for the state of Louisiana. The percentage of people below poverty level for East Baton Rouge Parish was 18.5 percent while it was 18.7 percent for the state of Louisiana.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race East Baton Rouge Parish (%) Louisiana (%)
White 49.5 63.7
Black or African American 45.9 32.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.7
Asian 3.3 1.7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or more race 1.2 1.4
Hispanic or Latino 3.8 4.5

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]

Superintendent

Bernard Taylor Jr. is the superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish School System as of May 2014. He has served in this position since June 2012. Prior to joining the district, Taylor had tenures as superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools and Kansas City Public Schools. Taylor previously served as a teacher and principal of Pittsburgh Public Schools. Taylor earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.[5]

School board

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is composed of 11 members serving four-year terms.[6] Beginning January 1, 2015, the board will be reduced to nine members.[7]

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board
Member District Term Ends
David Tatman 1 2014
Vereta Lee 2 2014
Kenyetta Nelson-Smith 3 2014
Tarvald Smith 4 2014
Evelyn Ware-Jackson 5 2014
Craig Freeman 6 2014
Barbara Freiberg 7 2014
Connie Bernard 8 2014
Jerry Arbour 9 2014
Jill Dyason 10 2014
Randy Lamana 11 2014

School board elections

See also: East Baton Rouge Parish School System elections (2014)

Members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board are elected to four-year terms. The general election for nine seats was held on November 4, 2014, and the runoff election will be held on December 6, 2014, if necessary.[8] No seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System does not have a published guidelines covering public participation in their policy manual.

Budget

East Baton Rouge Parish School System publishes its annual budget on its 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
2013-2014 $237,769,442 58% $57,486,530 14% $111,387,511 27.2% $3,098,197 0.8% $12,350 0% $409,754,030
Averages: $237,769,442 58% $57,486,530 14% $111,387,511 27% $3,098,197 1% $12,350 0% $409,754,030

Teacher salaries

East Baton Rouge Parish School System employed 3,171 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] 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 credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Louisiana Association of Educators for 2013-2014:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 44,500 77,750
MA + 30 45,700 81,200
Ed.S 46,900 82,400
Ph.D. 48,400 83,900

Schools in East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Enrollment

East Baton Rouge Parish School System served over 43,000 students during the 2012-2013 school year. East Baton Rouge Parish School System does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

East Baton Rouge Parish School System operates 85 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

East Baton Rouge Parish School System
School Name
Arlington Preparatory Academy
Audubon Elementary
Baton Rouge Center for Visual & Performing Arts
Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
Beechwood Superintendent's Academy
Belaire High School
Belfair Montessori Magnet
Bernard Terrace Elementary
Broadmoor Elementary
Broadmoor High
Broadmoor Middle School
Brownfields Elementary
Buchanan Elementary
Capitol Elementary
Capitol Middle
Career Academy
Cedarcrest Southmoor Elementary
Children's Charter School
Christa McAuliffe Superintendent's Academy
Claiborne Elementary
Crestworth Elementary
CSAL Charter School
Delmont PreK-K Center
The Dufrocq School
EBR Readiness Superintendent's Academy
Eden Park Superintendent's Academy (4-5)
Forest Heights Academy of Excellence
Glasgow Middle
Glen Oaks High
Glen Oaks Park Elementary
Greenbrier Elementary
Greenville Superintendent's Academy
Highland Elementary
Howell Park Elementary
Inspire Charter
Jefferson Terrace Elementary
J.K. Haynes Charter
La Belle Aire Elementary
LaSalle Elementary
Lee High
Magnolia Woods Elementary
Mayfair Lab School (K-2)
McKinley High
McKinley Middle Magnet School
Melrose Elementary
Mentorship Academy of Digital Arts
Mentorship Academy of Science and Technology
Merrydale Elementary
North Banks Middle School of Excellence
Northdale Superintendent's Academy
Northeast Elementary (Pre-K-6)
Northeast High
Park Elementary
Park Forest Elementary
Park Forest Middle School
Parkview Elementary
Polk Elementary
Progress Elementary
Riveroaks Elementary
Ryan Elementary
Scotlandville Magnet School of Excellence
Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Academy
Sharon Hills Elementary
Shenandoah Elementary
Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School
Southdowns Pre-School Center
Southeast Middle
Tara High
Thrive Baton Rouge
Twin Oaks Elementary
University Terrace Elementary
Villa Del Ray Elementary
Wedgewood Elementary
Westdale Heights Academic Magnet
Westdale Middle
Westminster Elementary
White Hills Elementary
Wildwood Elementary
Winbourne Elementary
Woodlawn Elementary
Woodlawn High
Woodlawn Middle

Academic performance

Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) is a series of annual assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies in 4th and 8th grades. Known as a criterion-based test, these tests are aligned to the state academic standards and determine whether a student has mastered the content of the academic standards.

The state has rules regarding the LEAP scores a student must earn to progress to 5th and 9th grade. Districts will have more flexibility to make decisions based on additional academic indicators as the state transitions to new assessments.[11]

East Baton Rouge Parish, Grade 4: All Testers, 2013
Subject  % Advanced  % Mastery  % Basic  % Approaching Basic  % Unsatisfactory
English Language Arts 6 21 46 19 8
Mathematics 10 19 42 15 13
Social Studies 4 11 40 31 15
Science 3 10 48 24 15
East Baton Rouge Parish, Grade 8: All Testers, 2013
Subject  % Advanced  % Mastery  % Basic  % Approaching Basic  % Unsatisfactory
English Language Arts 5 17 38 29 11
Mathematics 3 6 52 21 18
Social Studies 3 13 35 30 18
Science 2 12 43 23 20

Contact information

East Baton Rouge Parish School System seal.jpg
East Baton Rouge Parish School System
1050 S. Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 922-5400

See also

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