Henderson County Public Schools, North Carolina
|Henderson County Schools|
|Hendersonville, North Carolina|
|Superintendent:||David L. Jones|
|Number of schools:||23|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Ervin W. Bazzle|
About the districtHenderson 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.
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.
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.
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.
Henderson County Public Schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected at-large to four-year terms.
|Henderson County School Board|
|Member||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Ervin W. Bazzle||1996||2016|
|Mary Louise Corn||2004||2016|
|Rick R. Wood||2008||2016|
|Amy Lynn Holt||2010||2018|
School board elections
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.
|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|
Henderson County Schools employed 905 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.
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.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|Bachelor's + NBPTS||36,960||56,000|
|Master's + NBPTS||40,260||61,000|
|6-Year + NBPTS||41,520||62,260|
|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. The district does not publicly provide historical enrollment data.
Henderson County Public Schools operates 23 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Henderson County Public Schools|
|Apple Valley Middle|
|Balfour Education Center|
|Bruce Drysdale Elementary|
|Clear Creek Elementary|
|East Henderson High|
|Flat Rock Middle|
|Glenn C. Marlow Elementary|
|Henderson County Early College|
|Mills River Elementary|
|North Henderson High|
|West Hendersonville High|
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." 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:
- Note: Results from 2011-2012 contain retests while those from 2012-2013 do not.
|Year||# At or Above Level III||# Valid Scores||% At or Above Level III|
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- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Henderson County 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Henderson County Schools," accessed November 24, 2014 (timed out)
- United States Census Bureau, "Henderson County, North Carolina," accessed August 15, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed August 15, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- WSPA, "Henderson County Names New Public Schools Superintendent," May 3, 2010
- Henderson County Public Schools, "School Board," accessed November 30, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data," accessed December 11, 2013
- Henderson County Public Schools, "2013-14 State Expenditure Report," accessed December 17, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual," accessed November 29, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "2014-2015 Salary Schedules," accessed November 29, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Henderson County Schools - Schools for this district," accessed December 1, 2014 (timed out)
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina End-of-Course Tests," accessed November 28, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Reports of Disaggregated State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Data for 2011 - 2013," accessed November 28, 2014
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