Frederick County Public Schools, Virginia

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Frederick County
Public Schools
Frederick County, Virginia
link=Frederick County  Public Schools
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. David T. Sovine
Enrollment:13,059 students
Graduation rate:84.3%
Number of schools:20
Budget: $147.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board members:7
Term length:4
Frederick County Public Schools is the 20th-largest school district in Virginia, serving 13,059 students in 20 schools. It is located in northern Virginia in Frederick County.

About the district

Frederick County Public Schools is located in Frederick County, VA
Frederick County Public Schools is located in Frederick County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Frederick County is home to 78,305 residents.[1]

Demographics

In terms of average household income and poverty rate, Frederick County overperformed in these areas. The average household income was $66,440 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Frederick County had a poverty rate of 7.9%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%. The graduation rate was an area where Frederick County underperformed, 84.3% compared to 86.6% statewide.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Frederick County (%) Virginia (%)
White 91.8 71.1
Hispanic or Latino 7.0 8.4
Black 4.5 19.7
Asian 1.8 6.0
American Indian 0.4 0.5
Two or More Races 1.3 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 34.9 62.8
2008 38.6 59.9
2004 31.0 67.9
2000 32.0 65.1

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.[3]

Superintendent

The current superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools is Dr. David T. Sovine, who was appointed in July 2011. He holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from West Virginia University Institute of Technology, a master's degree in administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a doctorate in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. Prior to his current position, Sovine served as both a teacher, principal and Executive Director for Spotsylvania County Public Schools.[4]

School board

Frederick County Public Schools is governed by a seven-member school board. Six of the board members represent the county's individual magisterial districts and one member is elected at-large. Board members are elected for four-year terms which are staggered at two-year intervals.[5]

Frederick County School Board
Member Role District Name Term Ends
Stuart Wolk Chair Member At-Large 2015
Benjamin Waterman Vice Chair Opequon District 2015
Peggy Clark Member Redbud District 2017
Michael A. Lake Member Gainesboro District 2015
John Lamanna Member Shawnee District 2017
Jody S. Wall Member Back Creek District 2015
Frank E. Wright Member Stonewall District 2017

School board elections

See also: Frederick County Public Schools elections (2013)

Three seats were up for election on the Frederick County Public School board on November 5, 2013. Peggy Clark, John Lamanna and Frank E. Wright all incumbents won re-election. Four seats will be up for election in November 2015.

Budget

Frederick County Public Schools published its annual budget on the Georgia Department of Education website.[6]

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
2011-2012 $101,339,908 65.2% $12,673,056 8.2% $12,341,830 7.9% $13,837,559 8.9% $15,165,730 9.8% $155,352,083
2012-2013 $107,331,858 65.4% $13,344,346 8.1% $10,637,649 6.5% $14,019,737 8.5% $18,771,809 11.4% $164,105,399
Averages: $104,335,883 65% $13,008,701 8% $11,489,739.5 7% $13,928,648 9% $16,968,769.5 11% $159,728,741

Teacher salaries

Frederick County Teacher Salary Scale 2013-2014[7]
Level Years of Experience Bachelor's Degree ($) Bachelor's + 15 ($) Bachelor's + 30 ($) Master's Degree ($) CAGS ($) Doctorate ($)
1 0 40,000 40,530 41,060 44,028 45,130 46,228
2 1-5 41,182 41,712 42,242 45,210 46,312 47,410
3 6-7 42,364 42,894 43,424 46,392 47,494 48,592
4 8-9 43,546 44,076 44,606 47,574 48,676 49,774
5 10-11 44,728 45,258 45,788 48,756 49,858 50,956
6 12 45,910 46,440 46,970 49,938 51,040 52,138
7 13-14 47,092 47,622 48,152 51,120 52,222 53,320
8 15-16 48,274 48,804 49,334 52,302 53,404 54,502
9 17-18 49,456 49,986 50,516 53,484 54,586 55,684
10 19 50,638 51,168 51,698 54,666 55,768 56,866
11 20-22 51,820 52,350 52,880 55,848 56,950 58,048
12 23 53,002 53,532 54,062 57,030 58,132 59,230
13 24 54,184 54,714 55,244 58,212 59,314 60,412
14 25-26 55,366 55,896 56,426 59,394 60,496 61,594
15 27 56,548 57,078 57,608 60,576 61,678 62,776
16 28 57,730 58,260 58,790 61,758 62,860 63,958
17 29 58,912 59,442 59,972 62,940 64,042 65,140
18 30 60,094 60,624 61,154 64,122 65,224 66,322
19 31 61,276 61,806 62,336 65,304 66,406 67,504
20 32 62,458 62,988 63,518 66,486 67,588 68,686
21 33 63,640 64,170 64,700 67,668 68,770 69,868
22 34 64,822 65,352 65,882 68,850 69,952 71,050
23 35 66,004 66,534 67,064 70,032 71,134 72,232
24 36 67,186 67,716 68,246 71,214 72,316 73,414
25 37+ 68,368 68,898 69,428 72,396 73,498 74,596

Schools in Frederick County

Frederick County operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[8]

Frederick County schools
Name
Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School
Armel Elementary School
Bass-Hoover Elementary School
Dowell J. Howard Center
Evendale Elementary School
Frederick County Middle School
Gainesboro Elementary School
Greenwood Mill Elementary School
Indian Hollow Elementary School
James Wood High School
James Wood Middle School
Middletown Elementary School
Millbrook High School
Northwestern Regional Educational Programs
Orchard View Elementary School
Redbud Run Elementary School
Robert E. Aylor Middle School
Sherando High School
Stonewall Elementary School

Academic Performance

The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.

School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.

Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.[9]

The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Frederick County Public Schools as having a student population of 13,144 and 18 schools in the division.

Frederick County Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.[10]

School Grade Enrollment Made Adequate Yearly

Progress for 2009?

Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle 6 – 8 828 No
Apple Pie Ridge Elementary Pre-K - 5 512 Yes
Armel Elementary Pre-K - 5 600 Yes
Bass-Hoover Elementary Pre-K - 5 612 Yes
Evandale Elementary Pre-K - 5 466 No
Frederick County Middle 6 - 8 705 No
Gainesboro Elementary Pre-K - 5 519 No
Greenwood Mill Elementary N/A 794 N/A – New School
Indian Hollow Elementary Pre-K - 5 416 Yes
James Wood High 9 - 12 1,311 Yes
James Wood Middle 6 - 8 814 No
Middletown Elementary Pre-K - 5 547 No
Millbrook High 9 - 12 1,291 Yes
Orchard View Elementary Pre-K - 5 450 No
Redbud Run Elementary Pre-K - 5 629 No
Robert E. Aylor Middle 6 - 8 612 No
Sherando High 9 - 12 1,592 No
Stonewall Elementary Pre-K - 5 446 Yes
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Last updated on June 27, 2010.

The good

  • The Frederick County Public Schools 2009-2010 budget and proposed 2010-2011 budget, including federal, state, and local revenue information, are available.[11]
  • School board meeting schedule and agendas are available.[12][13]
  • Administrative and school board contact information is available.[14][15]
  • SOL testing results and school accreditation status are available.[16] Academic performance information is also available on the Virginia Department of Education website.[17]
  • The Frederick County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report includes the school board’s financial information.[18]
  • Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.[19]
  • Discloses policy on background checks.[20]

The bad

  • Meeting minutes are not available.
  • The website does not include information regarding audits audits.
  • The website publishes its policy on answering public records requests but does not indicate how to decide which is the appropriate school official.[21]
  • Teacher contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.[22]

Contact information

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Board of Trustees
Frederick County Public Schools
1415 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22604
Phone: 540-662-3888

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States Census, "Quick Facts: Frederick County," accessed September 19, 2013]
  2. Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 19, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  4. Superintendent's Bio Accessed September 19, 2013
  5. School Board Accessed September 19, 2013
  6. Frederick County Public Schools, "Frederick County Public Schools FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed December 2, 2013
  7. 2013-2014 Salary Scales" accessed September 19, 2013
  8. Our Schools Accessed September 17, 2013
  9. 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
  10. ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Frederick County Public Schools, June 27, 2010
  11. ‘Frederick County Public Schools’, Fiscal Year 2011 Proposed Budget, June 27, 2010
  12. ‘Frederick County Public Schools’, School Board Meeting Schedule, June 27, 2010
  13. ‘Frederick County Public Schools’, School Board Meeting Agendas and Board Actions 2009-2010, June 27, 2010
  14. ‘Frederick County Public Schools’, Contact Us, June 27, 2010
  15. ‘Frederick Public Schools’, School Board Members, June 27, 2010
  16. ‘Frederick County Public Schools’, Fast Facts, June 27, 2010
  17. ‘Virginia Department of Education’, School, School Division, and State Report Cards, June 27, 2010
  18. ‘Frederick County, Virginia’, 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, June 27, 2010
  19. 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
  20. Background checks
  21. Public Records
  22. 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010