Francis Howell School District, Missouri
|Francis Howell School District|
|St. Charles, Missouri|
|Number of schools:||20|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Marty Hodits|
About the districtSt. Charles County in St. Charles, Missouri. It is located in the third largest county in Missouri. According to the 2010 United States Census, Columbia is home to 65,794 residents.
St. Charles underperformed the state average in median household income and residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.3 percent of St. Charles 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 St. Charles was $57,428 compared to $51,529 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Columbia was 10.1 percent compared to 15.0 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.
Pam Sloan is the current superintendent of Francis Howell School District. She has served in this role since July 2010. Sloan has served the district as a principal and a teacher with the district since 1993. She earned her doctoral degree from Lindenwood University.
Francis Howell School District Board of Education is composed of seven members serving three-year terms.
|Francis Howell School District Board of Education|
School board elections
Members of the Francis Howell School District Board of Education are elected to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election for three seats was held on April 8, 2014. Two seats were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be up for election in 2015.
The Francis Howell School District's budget is published 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|
Francis Howell School District employed 857 K-12 teachers during the 2012-13 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 Francis Howell Teachers for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 15||38,767||62,355|
|MA + 15||46,150||77,255|
|MA + 30||49,842||83,406|
|MA + 45||60,289||84,402|
Schools in Francis Howell School District
Francis Howell School District served 17,144 students in 20 schools in the 2012-2013 school year.
Francis Howell School District operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Francis Howell School District|
|Daniel Boone Elementary|
|Francis Howell High|
|Francis Howell Middle|
|Francis Howell North High|
|Francis Howell Union High|
|Harvest Ridge Elementary|
|John Weldon 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 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||27.5||91.7%|
For the 2012-2013 school year, Francis Howell School District students earned an average Missouri Assessment Program index score of 385.8. Students scored highest in science with an index score of 403.8, but they scored lowest in social studies with an index score of 362.4. The district's average MAP index score ranked 17 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
- Francis Howell School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Francis Howell School District, "Budget," accessed December 2, 2013
- Missouri Comprehensive Data System, "School Finance Report" accessed February 5, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "St. Charles (city), Missouri," accessed February 6, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Jessica Bock St. Louis Post Dispatch, "Francis Howell School Board selects new superintendent," February 13, 2010
- Francis Howell School District, "Board of Education," accessed February 6, 2014
- St. Charles County, Missouri, "2014 Election Calender," accessed February 6, 2014
- Francis Howell School District, " 2013-2014 Teacher Salary Schedule," accessed February 6, 2014
- Francis Howell School District, "Boundary Map," accessed February 6, 2014
- Missouri Comprehensive Data System, "Summary Annual Performance Report, Accesssed February 6, 2014
- Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, "State Assessment," accessed July 8, 2014