Iredell-Statesville Schools, North Carolina
|Iredell County, North Carolina|
|Number of schools:||38|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Dr. David Cash|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Iredell-Statesville Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtIredell County, North Carolina. Iredell County is home to 279,641 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
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.
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 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.
The Iredell-Statesville school board is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.
|Iredell-Statesville School Board|
|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
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
The request should include:
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
Reports of Complaints
—Iredell-Statesville Schools website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Iredell-Statesville Schools:
|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|
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:
|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:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Iredell-Statesville Schools operates 38 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Career Academy and Technical School|
|CCTL (Early College)|
|Celeste Henkel Elementary|
|Coddle Creek Elementary|
|Cool Spring Elementary|
|East Iredell Elementary|
|East Iredell Middle|
|Lake Norman Elementary|
|Lake Norman High|
|N.B. Mills Elementary|
|North Iredell High|
|North Iredell Middle|
|South Iredell High|
|Third Creek Elementary|
|Union Grove Elementary|
|Visual & Performing Arts Center (Early College and Magnet Program)|
|West Iredell High|
|West Iredell Middle|
|Woodland Heights Elementary|
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.
|District SAT scores, 2012|
|Best possible score||District average score||State average score|
|District ACT scores, 2012|
|Best possible score||District average score||State average score|
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.
549 N. Race Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: (704) 872-8931
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- Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Graduation Rate Continues to Climb," accessed March 26, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 11, 2014
- Iredelle-Statesville Schools, "About Us," accessed March 26, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Iredell County, North Carolina," accessed March 10, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed March 10, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Superintendent," accessed March 16, 2014
- Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Board of Education," accessed March 26, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Board Policies," accessed March 26, 2014
- Iredell-Statesville Schools, "2011-2012 Expenditures," accessed December 5, 2013
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Salary Guides," accessed March 27, 2014
- National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, "NAPCS Dashboard," accessed March 27, 2014
- Iredell-Statesville Schools, "Schools," accessed March 27, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Adequate Yearly Progress," accessed March 26, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "THE NORTH CAROLINA 2012 SAT REPORT," accessed March 26, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "ACT Results," accessed March 26, 2014
- Preston Spencer, Statesville Record & Landmark, "I-SS discusses potential new school," February 10, 2014