Kershaw County School District, South Carolina
|Kershaw County School District|
|Camden, South Carolina|
|Number of schools:||20|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Mara Horton Jones|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Kershaw County School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtKershaw County, South Carolina. The county seat of Kershaw County is Camden. According to the United States Census Bureau, Kershaw County is home to 62,516 residents.
Kershaw County underperformed in comparison to the rest of South Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.6 percent of Kershaw County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 24.6 percent for South Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Kershaw County was $44,068 compared to $44,623 for the state of South Carolina. The poverty rate in Kershaw County was 16.1 percent compared to 17.6 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
Frank Morgan is the superintendent of Kershaw County School District. He has served in this role since July 2007. Morgan earned his bachelor's degree from the College of Wooster and his master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Morgan also earned his specialist and doctoral degrees from the College of William and Mary.
The Kershaw County School Board is composed of nine members serving three-year terms.
|Kershaw County School Board|
|Mara Horton Jones||1||2016|
|L. Derrick Proctor||3||2016|
|Shirley L. Halley||4||2014|
|Louis S. Clyburn, Jr.||5||2016|
|Kim Horton DuRant||6||2014|
School board elections
Members of the Kershaw County School Board are elected to three-year terms. The general election for four seats was held on June 10, 2014. No seats were up for election in 2013, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.
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Kershaw County School District employed 800 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Kershaw County Education Association for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 18||33,273||54,832|
|MA + 30||39,389||64,039|
Schools in Kershaw County School District
Kershaw County School District served 10,352 students during the 2010-2011 school year. Kershaw County School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Kershaw County School District operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Kershaw County School District|
|Applied Technology Education Campus|
|Baron DeKalb Elementary|
|CLC (Continuous Learning Center)|
|Doby's Mill Elementary|
|Mt. Pisgah Elementary|
|North Central High|
|North Central Middle|
|Pine Tree Hill Elementary|
Adequate Yearly Progress
Academic performance statistics for the district are available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports provide measurements defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine the academic performance of every public school and school district across the country. In South Carolina, AYP measures student results for three indicators: attendance (for schools without a high school graduating class), student performance on standardized tests and test participation. Kershaw County School District did not make AYP in 2011.
|District AYP scores|
ESEA Federal Accountability System
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed in 1965 as a part of the "War on Poverty." ESEA emphasizes equal access to education and establishes high standards and accountability. The law authorizes federally funded education programs that are administered by the states. In 2002, Congress amended ESEA and reauthorized it as the No Child Left Behind Act. The ESEA rates schools based on grading scales based on a number of academic standards. In 2013, Kershaw County School District received a B on its ESEA report card, meaning the district's performance exceeded the state's expectations.
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- Kershaw County SC.org, "Kershaw County School District Quick Facts," accessed April 4, 2014
- Kershaw County School District, "Budget Notebook for FY 2012-13, accessed December 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Kershaw County, South Carolina," accessed April 7, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- KCD Schools, "Frank Morgan," accessed April 7, 2014
- Kershaw County School District, "Board of Education," accessed March 21, 2014
- Kershaw.sc.gov, "Kershaw County Election Dates," accessed April 7, 2014
- Kershaw County School District, "Budget Notebook for FY 2013-14, accessed December 15, 2014
- Kershaw.sc.gov, "Quick Facts about the Kershaw County School District," accessed April 7, 2014
- Kershaw.k12.sc.us, "Teacher's Salary Scale," accessed April 7, 2014
- Kershaw County School District, "Schools," accessed April 7, 2014
- South Carolina Department of Education," "AYP 2011," accessed January 30, 2014
- South Carolina Board of Education," "2013 ESEA," accessed April 7, 2014