Francis Howell School District, Missouri

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Francis Howell School District
St. Charles, Missouri
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District Profile
Superintendent:Pam Sloan
Graduation rate:91.9%
Number of schools:20
Budget: $217.7 million[1]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Marty Hodits
Board members:7
Term length:3
Francis Howell School District is a school district in Missouri that serves the city of St. Charles, Missouri. It is the 4th largest school district in Missouri, serving 17,144 students in 20 schools in the 2012-2013 school year.[2] The school district had an operating budget of $217.7 million for the 2013-2014 school year.[1]

About the district

Francis Howell School District, Missouri
Francis Howell School District is located in St. 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.[3]


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.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Columbia (%) Missouri (%)
White 87.5 82.8
Black or African American 5.9 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 2.5 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.9 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 4.2 3.5

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.[4]


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.[5]

School board

Francis Howell School District Board of Education is composed of seven members serving three-year terms.[6]

Francis Howell School District Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Marty Hodits At-large 2015
Mark LaFata At-large 2014
Amy McEvoy At-large 2016
Cynthia Bice At-large 2016
Mike Hoehn At-large 2014
Eric Seider At-large 2015
Mike Sommer At-large 2014

School board elections

See also: Francis Howell School District elections (2014)

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.[7] 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.[1]

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
2009-2010 $170,298,036 77.4% $5,462,739 2.5% $11,178,718 5.1% $17,221,024 7.8% $15,999,293 7.3% $220,159,810
2010-2011 $171,254,357 74.5% $3,828,923 1.7% $10,647,334 4.6% $17,798,630 7.7% $26,494,619 11.5% $230,023,862
2011-2012 $163,461,178 70.2% $4,216,019 1.8% $11,127,495 4.8% $34,240,077 14.7% $19,763,360 8.5% $232,808,129
2012-2013 $177,233,342 78.3% $4,027,000 1.8% $12,637,944 5.6% $15,073,347 6.7% $17,316,212 7.7% $226,287,845
2013-2014 $181,783,157 83.5% $5,777,000 2.7% $12,288,565 5.6% $15,398,366 7.1% $2,500,000 1.1% $217,747,088
Averages: $172,806,014 77% $4,662,336.2 2% $11,576,011.2 5% $19,946,288.8 9% $16,414,696.8 7% $225,405,346.8

Teacher salaries

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:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 36,921 52,730
B.A. + 15 38,767 62,355
MA 42,458 71,049
MA + 15 46,150 77,255
MA + 30 49,842 83,406
MA + 45 60,289 84,402
Ph.D. 53,535 89,587

Schools in Francis Howell School District


Francis Howell School District served 17,144 students in 20 schools in the 2012-2013 school year.[2]

District schools

Francis Howell School District operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Francis Howell School District
Barnwell Middle
Becky-David Elementary
Bryan Middle
Castilo Elementary
Central Elementary
Daniel Boone Elementary
Fairmount Elementary
Francis Howell High
Francis Howell Middle
Francis Howell North High
Francis Howell Union High
Harvest Ridge Elementary
Henderson Elementary
Heritage Landing
Hollenbeck Middle
Independence Elementary
John Weldon Elementary
Saeger Middle
Warren Elementary

Academic performance

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.[10]

MSIP 5 Performance Comparison
MSIP 5 Standards Possible Points Points Earned Percent Earned
Academic Achievement 56 56 100%
Subgroup Achievement 14 11.5 82.1%
College and Career Ready 30 27.5 91.7%
Attendance 10 10 100%
Graduation Rate 30 30 100%
Total 140 135 96.4%

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.[11]

Contact information

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Francis Howell School District
4545 Central School Rd
St. Charles, MO 63304
Phone: (636)-851-4000

See also

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