Hall County Schools, Georgia

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Hall County Schools
Hall County, Georgia
Hall County Schools logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Will Schofield
Enrollment:26,261[1]
Graduation rate:74.43 percent[2]
Number of schools:34
Budget: $208.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Nath Morris
Board members:5
Term length:4
Hall County Schools is a school district in Georgia that served 26,261 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[1] The district was the fastest-growing district in terms of public charter school enrollment during the 2012-2013 school year, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.[3]

About the district

Hall County Schools is located in Hall County, Georgia
Hall County Schools is located in Hall County, Georgia. The county seat of Hall County is Gainesville, Georgia. Hall County is home to 187,745 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] Hall County Schools is the 15th-largest school district in Georgia.

Demographics

Hall County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.1 percent of Hall County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Hall County was $52,174 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Hall County was 16.8 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Hall County (%) Georgia (%)
White 87.5 62.8
Black or African American 8.0 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 0.5
Asian 2.0 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 1.4 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 26.9 9.2

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.[5]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Hall County Schools is Will Schofield as of June 23, 2014. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2006. Schofield previously served as the district's deputy superintendent.[6]

School board

The Hall County Board of Education consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Four members are elected to specific seats while the fifth member is elected at-large.

Hall County Board of Education
Member Post Term Ends
William E. Thompson At-large 2014
Samuel R. Chapman 1 2014
Brian G. Sloan 2 2014
Craig Herrington 3 2016
Nath Morris 4 2016

School board elections

See also: Hall County Schools elections (2014)

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

Public participation in board meetings

The board does not maintain publicly available guidelines for public participation in board meetings as of June 23, 2014.

Budget

The annual budget for Hall County Schools is published on the Georgia Department of Education's website.[7]

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 $174,761,398 83.8% $7,588,493 3.6% $14,289,030 6.9% $0 0% $11,824,427 5.7% $208,463,351
2012-2013 $175,332,386 84.1% $7,555,979 3.6% $14,291,970 6.9% $0 0% $11,390,811 5.5% $208,571,149
Averages: $175,046,892 84% $7,572,236 4% $14,290,500 7% $0 0% $11,607,619 6% $208,517,250

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Hall County Schools are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for district teachers during the 2013-2014 school year:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Provision certificate + Bachelors 33,070 33,670
Professional certificate + Bachelors 34,958 52,900
Provisional certificate + Masters 37,194 56,259
Professional certificate + Masters 40,116 60,651
Professional certificate + Specialist 45,255 68,386
Professional certificate + Doctorate 50,168 75,779

Schools in Hall County Schools

Enrollment

The district served 26,261 students during the 2011-2012 school year. The district experienced a 2.6 percent increase in enrollment between 2007 and 2011. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2011:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2007-2008 25,585 -
2008-2009 25,629 0.2
2009-2010 25,777 0.6
2010-2011 25,946 0.6
2011-2012 26,261 1.2

District schools

Hall County Schools operates 34 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Hall County Schools
Chestatee Academy
Chestatee High School
Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry
Chicopee Woods Elementary
Da Vinci Academy
Davis Middle School
East Hall High School
East Hall Middle School
Flowery Branch Elementary
Flowery Branch High School
Friendship Elementary
Johnson High School
Lanier Career Academy
Lanier Elementary
Lula Elementary
Lyman Hall Elementary
Martin Elementary
McEver Arts Academy
Mt. Vernon Exploratory
Myers Elementary
North Hall High School
North Hall Middle School
Oakwood Elementary
Riverbend Elementary
Sardis Elementary
Spout Springs Elementary
South Hall Middle School
Sugar Hill Elementary
Tadmore Elementary
Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy
West Hall High School
West Hall Middle School
White Sulphur Elementary
World Language Academy

Academic performance

The Georgia Department of Education administers annual tests to students in grades three through eight called the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT). These tests assess the proficiency of district students in five academic subjects including reading, English language arts (ELA), math, science and social studies. The CRCTs are designed to measure progress by students in topics covered by the Common Core State Standards. A student meets state proficiency goals with a score of 800 and exceeds state proficiency goals with a score of 850 or higher. The following tables detail the percentage of students who met or exceeded proficiency levels on the CRCTs during the 2012-2013 school year:[10][11]

CRCT Scores, Grades 3-5, 2012-2013[11]
Grade Subject District meets/exceeds standard (%)
3 Reading 91.0
3 ELA 87.0
3 Math 85.1
3 Science 85.4
3 Social Science 89.6
4 Reading 89.7
4 ELA 88.3
4 Math 81.1
4 Science 75.6
4 Social Science 74.8
5 Reading 90.0
5 ELA 91.9
5 Math 86.2
5 Science 70.0
5 Social Science 72.6

CRCT Scores, Grades 6-8, 2012-2013[11]
Grade Subject District meets/exceeds standard (%)
6 Reading 96.5
6 ELA 93.2
6 Math 87.0
6 Science 77.3
6 Social Science 81.3
7 Reading 94.2
7 ELA 93.3
7 Math 93.5
7 Science 84.8
7 Social Science 86.2
8 Reading 96.2
8 ELA 93.8
8 Math 82.7
8 Science 74.5
8 Social Science 78.4

Contact information

Hall County Schools logo.jpg
Hall County Schools
711 Green St.
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 534-1080

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