Georgetown County School District, South Carolina

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Georgetown County School District
Georgetown County, South Carolina
Georgetown County School District logo.jpeg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. H. Randall Dozier
Enrollment:9,384 students
Graduation rate:84.7[1]
Number of schools:19
Budget: $76.8 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Jim Dumm
Board members:9
Term length:4
Georgetown County School District is a school district in South Carolina that serves Georgetown County. In the 2011-2012 school year, Georgetown County School District was the 25th-largest school district in South Carolina, serving 9,384 students in 19 schools.[2]

About the district

Georgetown County School District is located in Georgetown County, South Carolina
Georgetown County School District is located in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The county seat of Georgetown County is Georgetown. Georgetown County is home to 60,158 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1]

Demographics

Georgetown County underperformed in comparison to the rest of South Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.9 percent of Georgetown County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 24.6 percent for South Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Georgetown County was $42,472 compared to $44,623 for the state of South Carolina. The poverty rate in Georgetown County was 20.1 percent compared to 17.6 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Georgetown County (%) South Carolina (%)
White 65.4 68.3
Black or African American 32.8 27.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 0.6 1.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 0.9 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 3.0 5.3

Presidential Voting Pattern, Georgetown County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 14,163 16,526
2008 14,199 15,790
2004 10,602 12,606
2000 9,445 10,535

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

The superintendent of Georgetown County School District is Dr. H. Randall Dozier, who was appointed to the position in 2003. He had previously been serving as the district's deputy superintendent. He began his career as a social studies teacher and coach in the Greenville County School District. He spent 21 years in that district, moving up the ranks from assistant principal to assistant superintendent. Dozier has his bachelor's degree from Francis Marion University and both his master's degree and doctorate from the University of South Carolina.[5]

School board

The Georgetown County Board of Education is a nonpartisan board that consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. Seven members are elected by specific geographic district, and two members are elected at-large.[6]

Georgetown County Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Sarah Elliott District 1 2016
Pat Deleone District 2 2018
Sandra Johnson District 3 2016
Zelma Carr District 4 2016
Elery Little District 5 2016
Richard Kerr District 6 2016
Arthur Lance Jr. District 7 2016
Jim Dumm At-large 2018
Johnny Wilson At-large 2018

School board elections

See also: Georgetown County School District elections (2014)

Members of the board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Four seats were up for election on November 4, 2014. Five seats will be on the ballot in November 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The board maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last revised in 2001:

All official meetings of the Board are open to the press and public. However, the Board reserves the right to enter a closed session at any time to discuss such matters as may be properly considered in executive sessions.


The Board desires citizens of the district to attend its sessions so that they may become better acquainted with the operation and programs of the schools and that the Board may have opportunity to hear the wishes and ideas of the public.

To assure that persons who wish to appear before the Board may be heard and, at the same time, conduct its meetings properly and efficiently, the Board adopts as policy the following procedures and rules pertaining to public participation in Board meetings.

Citizens wishing to address the Board may do so at any regular Board meeting. Speakers are asked to complete a form available at the meeting and give it to the Board chairman prior to the beginning of the meeting. Persons who have not completed a card shall also be allowed to speak. Those individuals are asked to give their names and addresses and to indicate which school, if any, is referenced in the comments. All speakers are asked to be as brief as possible and to limit their comments to no more than three minutes unless granted special permission from the chairman.

Speakers may offer constructive criticism of school operations and programs. However, the Board will not hear complaints about specific school personnel. Other channels provide for board consideration and disposition of legitimate complaints involving individual employees.

The Board vests in its chairman, or other presiding officer, authority to terminate the remarks of any individual not adhering to the rules established above.

Persons appearing before the Board are reminded, as a point of information, that members of the Board are without authority to act independently as individuals in official matters; thus, questions may be directed to the Board members, but answers must be deferred pending consideration by the Board.[7]

—Georgetown County School District's website, (2001), [8]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Georgetown County School District:[2][9]

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
2010-2011 $66,335,000 60.5% $6,316,000 5.8% $31,758,000 29% $5,093,000 4.6% $115,000 0.1% $109,617,000
2012-2013 $66,325,332 88.8% $3,358,399 4.5% $3,694,989 4.9% $0.00 0% $1,274,661 1.7% $74,653,381
2013-2014 $67,945,260 88.4% $3,358,399 4.4% $3,694,989 4.8% $0.00 0% $1,852,509 2.4% $76,851,157
Averages: $66,868,530.67 77% $4,344,266 5% $13,049,326 15% $1,697,666.67 2% $1,080,723.33 1% $87,040,512.67

Teacher salaries

Georgetown County teacher salaries are based on years of experience and education attainment. A teacher can earn higher salaries by pursuing advanced degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year.[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's degree 30,995 56,600
Bachelor's degree + 18 hours 32,245 58,389
Master's degree 35,317 63,525
Master's degree + 30 hours 38,439 67,303
Doctorate 41,259 76,847

Schools in Georgetown County School District

Enrollment

The district served 9,384 students during the 2011-2012 school year. The district experienced a 1.9 percent decrease in enrollment between 2010 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2010 and 2012:[11]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 9,567 N/A
2010-2011 9,449 -1.2
2011-2012 9,384 -0.7

District schools

Georgetown County School District operates 19 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Georgetown County School District Schools
School Name
Andrews Elementary School
Andrews High School
Brown's Ferry Elementary School
Carvers Bay High School
Carvers Bay Middle School
Coastal Montessori Charter School
Georgetown High School
Georgetown Middle School
Kensington Elementary School
Maryville Elementary School
McDonald Elementary School
Plantersville Elementary School
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Rosemary Middle School
Sampit Elementary School
Waccamaw Elementary School
Waccamaw High School
Waccamaw Intermediate
Waccamaw Middle School

Academic performance

The South Carolina Department of Education administers annual tests to district students called the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SC PASS). These tests assess the proficiency of district students in five academic subjects including reading, math, science, social studies and writing. The following table details the percentage of students who met and exceeded proficiency levels on the SC PASS during the 2013-2014 school year:[13]

SC PASS Scores, 2013-2014[14]
Subject Meets standard (%) Exceeds standard (%)
Reading 70.1 37.1
Math 71.0 32.4
Science 64.8 21.0
Social Studies 71.4 29.6
Writing 72.4 32.9

Contact information

Georgetown County School District logo.jpeg
Georgetown County School District
2018 Church Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 436-7000

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