Ferguson-Florissant School District, Missouri
|Ferguson-Florissant School District|
|Superintendent:||Art J. McCoy II|
|Number of schools:||23|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Paul T. Morris|
About the districtSt. Louis County in Floissant, Missouri. It is located in the largest county in Missouri. According to the 2010 United States Census, Florissant is home to 52,158 residents.
Florissant outperformed the state average in median household income and residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.6 percent of Florissant residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.8 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Florissant was $51,529 compared to $47,333 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Florissant was 15.0 percent compared to 8.6 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.
Art J. McCoy II is the current Superintendent of Ferguson-Florissant School District. He has served in this role since 2001. Prior to serving as Superintendent, McCoy served as Assistant Superintendent to the district. He previously served as the Executive Director of VICC and Student Services for Rockland School District. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Harris-Stowe State University and earned his Master's and Doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. McCoy is also the President and CEO of SAGES a consulting and professional development firm.
The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education is composed of seven members serving three-year terms.
|Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education|
|Paul T. Morris||At-large||2014|
|Leslie Suzanne Hogshead||At-large||2016|
|Keith A. Brown||At-large||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education are elected to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on April 8, 2014. Two seats were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be up for election in 2015.
Ferguson-Florissant School District 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|
Ferguson-Florissant School District employed 595 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 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 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 Ferguson-Florissant Teachers for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 15||39,964||58,302|
|MA or B.A. + 40||41,704||71,561|
|MA + 15 or B.A. + 55||43,578||74,778|
|MA + 30||45,537||78,122|
Schools in Ferguson-Florissant School District
Ferguson-Florissant School District served 11,674 students in 23 schools in the 2010-2011 school year.
Ferguson-Florissant School District operates 23 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Ferguson-Florissant School District|
|Commons Lane Elementary|
|Cool Valley Elementary|
|Cross Keys Elementary|
|Halls Ferry Elementary|
|Johnson Wabash Elementary|
|Lee Hamilton Elementary|
|McCluer North High|
|McCluer South-Berkeley High|
|Parker Road Elementary|
|Walnut Grove Elementary|
Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 plan holds as a primary goal that all students will graduate high school college-and-career-ready. To measure progress toward this goal and to distinguish among school and district performance, the Department computes an Annual Performance Report (APR) score for each Local Education Agency (LEA) and school. This overall score is comprised of scores for each of the MSIP 5 Performance Standards
- Academic Achievement
- Subgroup Achievement
- High School Readiness (K-8 districts) or College and Career Readiness (K-12 districts)
- Attendance Rate
- Graduation Rate (K-12 districts).
Status, progress, and growth (where applicable) are used to calculate a comprehensive score used to determine the accreditation level of a school district. Data for academic achievement (English language arts and mathematics), subgroup achievement (English language arts and mathematics) and graduation rate are also used for federal accountability determinations, including reward, focus and priority school identification, for LEAs and schools.
The MSIP 5 Performance Standards were approved by the State Board of Education in December of 2011 and go into effect two (2) years from the date of approval. Missouri’s ESEA Flexibility Request was approved by the United States Department of Education in July of 2012. The components used for federal accountability went into effect upon approval of the request.
|MSIP 5 Performance Comparison|
|MSIP 5 Standards||Possible Points||Points Earned||Percent Earned|
|College and Career Ready||30||20||66.7%|
For the 2012-2013 school year, Ferguson-Florissant School District students earned an average Missouri Assessment Program index score of 298.9. Students scored highest in English language arts with an index score of 330.5, but they scored lowest in social studies with an index score of 248.6. The district's average MAP index score ranked 450 out of the 469 Missouri school districts that reported scores for all four tested subject areas.
- Missouri school districts
- List of school districts in Missouri
- Ferguson-Florissant School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- U.S. Census, "Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data," accessed December 11, 2013
- Missouri Comprehensive Data System, "School Finance Report" accessed February 5, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Florissant (city), Missouri," accessed February 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- LinkedIn.com, "Art J. McCoy, II, Ph.D.," accessed February 5, 2014
- Ferguson-Florissant School District, "Board of Education," accessed February 5, 2014
- FergFlor.org, "2014 BOE Candidates," accessed February 5, 2014
- Ferguson-Florissant School District, "District Employee Salary Schedules," accessed February 5, 2014
- Ferguson-Florissant School District, "Schools," accessed February 5, 2014
- Missouri Comprehensive Data System, "Summary Annual Performance Report, Accesssed February 5, 2014
- Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, "State Assessment," accessed July 8, 2014