Iredell-Statesville Schools, North Carolina

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Iredell-Statesville Schools
Iredell County, North Carolina
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District Profile
Superintendent:Brady Johnson
Graduation rate:88.1%[1]
Number of schools:38
Budget: $171.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Dr. David Cash
Board members:7
Term length:4
Iredell-Statesville Schools is a school district in North Carolina. It is the 17th-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 21,377 students in 38 schools during the 2012-2013 school year with an operating budget of $171.2 million.[2][3]

About the district

Iredell-Statesville Schools is located in Iredell County, North Carolina
Iredell-Statesville Schools is located in Iredell County, North Carolina. Iredell County is home to 279,641 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4]


Iredell County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.0% of Iredell County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.8% for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Iredell County was $50,058 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Iredell County was 13.5% compared to 16.8% for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Iredell County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 83.3 71.9
Black or African American 12.3 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.5
Asian 2.2 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 7.0 8.7

Party Affiliation 2013, Iredell County[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 45,205 41.1
Democratic 32,817 29.8
Libertarian 369 0.3
No Party 31,576 28.7

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.[6]


The superintendent of Iredell-Statesville Schools is Brady Johnson. Johnson has been the superintendent since 2009. He graduated from South Iredell High School in 1972 and earned an AA degree from Mitchell College in 1974. He went on to earn a B.S. in Social Studies with teacher certification from Appalachian State University and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. Johnson has worked as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and deputy superintendent.[7]

School board

The Iredell-Statesville school board is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[8]

Iredell-Statesville School Board
Member District Term Ends
Bryan Shoemaker District 1 2014
David Cash District 2 2016
John Rogers, Jr. District 3 2014
Charles (Chuck) A. Gallyon, II District 4 2016
Bill Brater District 5 2014
Charles Kelly District 6 2016
Anna Bonham District 7 2014

School board elections

See also: Iredell-Statesville Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Iredell-Statesville school board are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held annually on the first Tuesday in May. Four seats are up for election in May 2014 and three seats are up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Iredell-Statesville school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

Policy Code: 2310 Public Participation at Board Meetings

Board meetings are conducted for the purpose of carrying on the official business of the school district. The public is cordially invited to attend board meetings to observe the board as it conducts its official business.

The board of education, as an elected representative body of the school district, also wishes to provide a forum for citizens to express interests and concerns related to the school district. To provide an opportunity for input while conducting an orderly meeting, individuals or groups may be heard by the board in accordance with this policy or policy 2300, section D, paragraph 2, which addresses public hearings.

Requests to Place Item on the Agenda
In order that the board may fairly and adequately discharge its overall responsibility, citizens desiring an item to be placed on the agenda for a specific board meeting should direct written requests to the superintendent at least ten days prior to the meeting.

The request should include:

  • the name and address of the person or persons making the request;
  • the organization or group, if any, represented; and
  • a brief explanation of the nature of the item.

Questions and/or materials to be presented to the board are to be submitted along with the request. Additional items may be added to the agenda by the board on a two-thirds vote of the board members.

The superintendent will confer with the chairperson of the board concerning whether to approve placing the requested item on the agenda, and to determine the appropriate meeting for such discussion.

The superintendent, with the consent of the board chairperson, will accept or deny a request for inclusion on the agenda for any reason determined appropriate by the superintendent and chairperson. The superintendent will explain any other processes available for addressing the concerns. (See section below, Reports of Complaints.)

The superintendent will notify the requesting party of the response to the request. The board may, by majority vote and notwithstanding prior denial by the superintendent, consent to hear a presentation where the appeal to speak is made immediately prior to or during the course of the meeting.

The chairperson will establish the amount of time for individual or group presentations.

Requests to Address the Board
A part of any meeting may be set aside for citizens to address the board. A sign-up sheet will be available for any individual or group to indicate their desire to address the board. The chairperson will decide the time devoted to public comments. Board members will not respond to individuals who address the board except to request clarification of points made by the presenter. Except in cases of emergency, information received during presentations will not be acted upon at the time it is received. It will take unanimous vote of the board members present to take action on a presentation considered to be of an unusual or emergency nature at the time it is presented. Disruptions by any person or persons of a public meeting will be subject to action in accordance with G.S. 143-318.7.

Reports of Complaints
Complaints about the performance of school personnel, implementation of board policy, the quality of the educational program or school facilities should be submitted initially for a response to the school district official responsible for the program or facility or to the superintendent. The superintendent or designee will make available this board policy and other relevant grievance procedures to any individual or group submitting a complaint.[9]

—Iredell-Statesville Schools website, (2014), [10]


The table below displays the budget for Iredell-Statesville Schools:[11]

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 $127,046,555 74.2% $3,813,989 2.2% $24,943,015 14.6% $4,028,257 2.4% $11,422,119 6.7% $171,263,936
Averages: $127,046,555 74% $3,813,989 2% $24,943,015 15% $4,028,257 2% $11,422,119 7% $171,263,936

Teacher salaries

Iredell-Statesville teacher salaries are based on years of service and educational achievement. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. All certified educators working in North Carolina school districts are required to be paid from the legislated salary schedule. This schedule is approved annually by the general assembly. While the state sets the minimum amounts, a district may approve additional funds to account for variables such as location, market conditions or school demographics. The following table details the salary schedule set forth by North Carolina and Iredell-Statesville Schools:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA, 0-10 years 30,800 40,100
BA, 11-20 years 37,110 47,330
BA, 21-30 years 42,820 54,160
BA, 31+ years 49,030 59,560
MA, 0-10 years 33,880 44,110
MA, 11-20 years 40,820 52,070
MA, 21-30 years 47,100 59,580
MA, 31+ years 53,930 65,520

Schools in Iredell-Statesville Schools


The district served 21,377 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 0.6% decrease in enrollment between 2007 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2012:[13]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2007-2008 21,516
2008-2009 21,338 -0.8
2009-2010 21,375 0.1
2010-2011 21,289 -0.4
2011-2012 21,403 0.5
2012-2013 21,377 -0.1

District schools

Iredell-Statesville Schools operates 38 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[14]

Iredell-Statesville Schools
School Name
Brawley Middle
Career Academy and Technical School
CCTL (Early College)
Celeste Henkel Elementary
Central Elementary
Cloverleaf Elementary
Coddle Creek Elementary
Cool Spring Elementary
East Iredell Elementary
East Iredell Middle
Harmony Elementary
Lake Norman Elementary
Lake Norman High
Lakeshore Elementary
Lakeshore Middle
Monticello School
Mount Mourne
N.B. Mills Elementary
North Iredell High
North Iredell Middle
Northview School
Pressly School
Scotts Elementary
Sharon Elementary
Shepherd Elementary
South Iredell High
Statesville High
Statesville Middle
Third Creek Elementary
Troutman Elementary
Troutman Middle
Union Grove Elementary
Visual & Performing Arts Center (Early College and Magnet Program)
West Iredell High
West Iredell Middle
Woodland Heights Elementary

Academic performance

Academic performance information for the district is available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports are measurements defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allow the United States Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests. During the 2010-2011 school year, 11 out of 35 schools in the Iredell-Statesville school district met the AYP in North Carolina.[15]

District SAT scores, 2012[16]
Best possible score District average score State average score
SAT 1600 1035 997
SAT 2400 1519 1469
District ACT scores, 2012[17]
Best possible score District average score State average score
36 18.8 18.2


Potential new high school

Iredell-Statesvilles Schools is considering adding a sixth high school to the district. The new school would relieve overcrowding at schools in Troutman and Mooresville, especially at South Iredell High School (SIHS) and Lake Norman High School. School board members voted in February 2014 to use open classrooms at the Career Academy & Technical School to ease overcrowding at SIHS. Any construction on the site would have to wait until Iredell County commissioners decide to put a bond referendum for school facilities on the ballot and it passes in a public vote. District leaders have said it would be considered in November 2014. The district acquired the property where the school would be located in July 2013.[18]

Contact information

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Iredell-Statesville Schools

549 N. Race Street
Statesville, NC 28677

Phone: (704) 872-8931

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Graduation Rate Continues to Climb," accessed March 26, 2014
  2. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 11, 2014
  3. Iredelle-Statesville Schools, "About Us," accessed March 26, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "Iredell County, North Carolina," accessed March 10, 2014
  5. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed March 10, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Superintendent," accessed March 16, 2014
  8. Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Board of Education," accessed March 26, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Board Policies," accessed March 26, 2014
  11. Iredell-Statesville Schools, "2011-2012 Expenditures," accessed December 5, 2013
  12. Public Schools of North Carolina, "Salary Guides," accessed March 27, 2014
  13. National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, "NAPCS Dashboard," accessed March 27, 2014
  14. Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Schools," accessed March 27, 2014
  15. Public Schools of North Carolina, "Adequate Yearly Progress," accessed March 26, 2014
  16. Public Schools of North Carolina, "THE NORTH CAROLINA 2012 SAT REPORT," accessed March 26, 2014
  17. Public Schools of North Carolina, "ACT Results," accessed March 26, 2014
  18. Preston Spencer, Statesville Record & Landmark, "I-SS discusses potential new school," February 10, 2014