Henderson County Public Schools, North Carolina

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Henderson County Schools
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Henderson County Public Schools.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:David L. Jones
Enrollment:13,536 students
Graduation rate:89.5%[1]
Number of schools:23
Budget: $70.3 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Ervin W. Bazzle
Board members:7
Term length:4
Henderson County Schools is a school district in North Carolina that served 13,536 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the 28th-largest school district by enrollment in the state of North Carolina.

About the district

Henderson County Public Schools is located in Henderson County, North Carolina
Henderson County Public Schools is located in Henderson County, North Carolina. The county seat of Henderson County is Hendersonville. Henderson County is home to 109,540 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Henderson County outperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.8 percent of Henderson County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Henderson County was $46,503 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Henderson County was 13.5 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Henderson County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 93.1 71.7
Black or African American 3.3 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.6
Asian 1.1 2.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 9.8 8.9

Henderson County Party Affiliation, 2014[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 30,590 39.5
Democratic 18,301 23.6
Libertarian 284 0.4
Unaffiliated 28,260 36.5

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5]


The superintendent of Henderson County Public Schools is David L. Jones. Named by the board of education in May 2010, Jones has served in this role since July 1, 2010. Prior to becoming superintendent Jones was employed by the district for 32 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. Jones has a bachelor's degree in intermediate education and K-12 art from Mars Hill College and a master's in middle grade education and principal certification from Western Carolina University.[6]

School board

Henderson County Public Schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected at-large to four-year terms.[7]

Henderson County School Board
Member Assumed Office Term Ends
Ervin W. Bazzle 1996 2016
Melissa Maurer 1998 2014
Mary Louise Corn 2004 2016
Lisa Edwards 2006 2018
Joshua Houston 2012 2016
Rick R. Wood 2008 2016
Amy Lynn Holt 2010 2018

School board elections

See also: Henderson County Public Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Henderson County school board are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every even-numbered year. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and four seats are up for election in 2016.


The table below displays the budget for Henderson County Schools:[8][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 $84,579,000 71.2% $4,448,000 3.7% $23,248,000 19.6% $5,369,000 4.5% $1,088,000 0.9% $118,732,000
2013-2014 $46,599,902 66.3% $10,646,370 15.1% $3,559,277 5.1% $0 0% $9,525,989 13.5% $70,331,538
Averages: $65,589,451 69% $7,547,185 8% $13,403,638.5 14% $2,684,500 3% $5,306,994.5 6% $94,531,769

Teacher salaries

Henderson County Schools employed 905 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

The following table details the 2014-2015 starting salary schedule for classroom teachers in North Carolina public schools. Salaries are assigned based on class level of a teacher's license, their experience level and area of assignment. Those who currently hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification receive a higher salary.[10][11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 33,000 50,000
Bachelor's + NBPTS 36,960 56,000
Master's 36,300 55,000
Master's + NBPTS 40,260 61,000
6-Year 37,560 56,260
6-Year + NBPTS 41,520 62,260
Doctoral 38,830 57,530
Doctoral + NBPTS 42,790 63,530

Schools in Henderson County


Henderson County Public Schools served 13,536 students in 23 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] The district does not publicly provide historical enrollment data.

District schools

Henderson County Public Schools operates 23 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Henderson County Public Schools
Apple Valley Middle
Atkinson Elementary
Balfour Education Center
Bruce Drysdale Elementary
Clear Creek Elementary
Dana Elementary
East Henderson High
Edneyville Elementary
Etowah Elementary
Flat Rock Middle
Fletcher Elementary
Glenn C. Marlow Elementary
Henderson County Early College
Hendersonville Elementary
Hendersonville High
Hendersonville Middle
Hillandale Elementary
Mills River Elementary
North Henderson High
Rugby Middle
Sugarloaf Elementary
Upward Elementary
West Hendersonville High

Academic performance

North Carolina conducts standardized End-of-Course (EOC) tests "to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area."[13] Students in grades nine though 12 are required to take tests in English I, Biology and Algebra I.

The following table displays composite test results for all students in Henderson County Schools who took all tests:[14]

Note: Results from 2011-2012 contain retests while those from 2012-2013 do not.
District assessment
Year # At or Above Level III # Valid Scores  % At or Above Level III
2011-2012 2,741 3,197 85.7%
2012-2013 1,637 3,216 50.9%

Contact information

Henderson County Public Schools.jpg
Henderson County Public Schools
414 4th Ave. West
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Phone: (828) 697-4733

See also

External links

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  1. Public Schools of North Carolina, "Henderson County 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 National Center for Education Statistics, "Henderson County Schools," accessed November 24, 2014 (timed out)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Henderson County, North Carolina," accessed August 15, 2014
  4. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed August 15, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. WSPA, "Henderson County Names New Public Schools Superintendent," May 3, 2010
  7. Henderson County Public Schools, "School Board," accessed November 30, 2014
  8. U.S. Census, "Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data," accessed December 11, 2013
  9. Henderson County Public Schools, "2013-14 State Expenditure Report," accessed December 17, 2014
  10. Public Schools of North Carolina, "NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual," accessed November 29, 2014
  11. Public Schools of North Carolina, "2014-2015 Salary Schedules," accessed November 29, 2014
  12. National Center for Education Statistics, "Henderson County Schools - Schools for this district," accessed December 1, 2014 (timed out)
  13. Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina End-of-Course Tests," accessed November 28, 2014
  14. Public Schools of North Carolina, "Reports of Disaggregated State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Data for 2011 - 2013," accessed November 28, 2014