Lynn Public Schools, Massachusetts
|Lynn Public Schools|
|Lynn Public Schools, Massachusetts|
|Number of schools:||25|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Judith Flanagan Kennedy|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Lynn
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 Website evaluation
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
About the districtEssex County, Massachusetts. The county seats of Essex County are Lawrence and Salem. According to the 2010 US Census, Essex County is home to 755,618 residents.
Essex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of its poverty rate but under performed with regard to median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Essex County was $65,785 compared to $65,981 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Essex County was 10.6% compared to 10.7% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 36.4% of Essex County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 38.7% in Massachusetts.
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.
The current Superintendent of Lynn Public Schools is Dr. Catherine C. Latham, who was appointed by the School Committee in 2009. Latham graduated from Lynn English High School, which is a part of Lynn Public Schools. She earned a B.A. and an M.S. in Mathematics from Salem State College before receiving her doctorate with a concentration in Leadership in Urban Schools from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Latham spent more than two decades as an educator in both Peabody and Lynn Public Schools before taking an administrative position in the latter district as School Support Coordinator in 2002. She was promoted to Deputy Superintendent in 2005, and received the appointment to Superintendent of Lynn Public Schools in 2009. Dr. Latham also sits on the Board of Directors for the Northshore Education Consortium and the Lynn Business Education Foundation.
Lynn Public Schools are overseen by a seven-member board, six of whom are elected to two-year terms. Lynn's mayor formally serves as the seventh member and Chairman of the board. Board members are not compensated for their services.
|Lynn School Committee|
|Judith Flanagan Kennedy||Mayor||N/A|
|Patricia M. Capano||At-large||2015|
|Donna M. Coppola||At-large||2015|
|Maria O. Carrasco||At-large||2015|
|John E. Ford, Jr.||At-large||2015|
|Charlie N. Gallo||At-large||2015|
|Richard B. Starbard||At-large||2015|
School board elections
- See also: Lynn Public Schools elections (2013)
Members of the Lynn School Committee are elected to two-year terms. The primary election was held on September 17 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Six seats were up for election in 2013 and six seats will be up for election in 2015.
Lynn Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.
|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|
Lynn Public Schools employed approximately 983 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. The current contract between the school district and the Lynn Teachers Union is not publicly available, but in the previous contract that expired after the 2012-2013 school year, teachers were placed into salary categories based on qualifications and experience. During that school year, the minimum pay for teachers was $40,181, and the maximum pay was $69,383, with the ability to surpass those amounts through supervising extracurricular activities.
Teachers and other school district employees in Lynn, Massachusetts are represented by the Lynn Teachers Union, which is chapter 1037 of the American Federation of Teachers and a member of the AFL-CIO. It also affiliates with the North Shore Labor Council.
Schools in Lynn
Lynn Public Schools serves 14,139 students in 25 schools. Lynn Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data beyond the current school year.
Lynn Public Schools operates 25 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Lynn Public Schools|
|Breed Middle School|
|Classical High School|
|Edward A. Sisson Elementary|
|E.J. Harrington Elementary|
|Fecteau- Leary Junior/Senior High School|
|Julia F. Callahan Elementary|
|Lynn English High School|
|Lynn Vocational Technical Institute|
|Lynn Woods Elementary|
|Pickering Middle School|
|Robert L. Ford Elementary|
|Shoemaker Elementary School|
|Thurgood Marshall Middle School|
|William P. Connery Elementary|
|Grade and Subject||'||Proficient or Higher||'||Advanced||'||Proficient||'||Needs Improvement||'||Warning/ Failing||Students Included||CPI||SGP||Included in SGP|
|Grade and subject||District||State||District||State||District||State||District||State||District||State|
|Grade 03 - Reading||41||61||6||15||35||46||45||30||14||9||1,049||77.5||N/A||N/A|
|Grade 03 - Mathematics||46||61||13||27||33||34||35||25||19||14||1,052||75.4||N/A||N/A|
|Grade 04 - English language arts||38||57||4||13||34||44||40||30||22||14||1,001||71.4||40.0||883|
|Grade 04 - Mathematics||36||51||6||16||30||35||47||36||17||12||1,003||73.7||40.0||887|
|Grade 05 - English language arts||48||61||9||17||39||44||34||28||18||11||928||78.1||59.0||789|
|Grade 05 - Mathematics||41||57||13||25||28||32||33||26||26||17||927||71.8||53.0||790|
|Grade 05 - Science and Tech/Eng||32||52||10||22||22||30||40||34||27||14||927||68.0||N/A||N/A|
|Grade 06 - English language arts||39||66||5||18||34||48||36||22||25||11||959||70.4||32.0||810|
|Grade 06 - Mathematics||39||60||9||27||30||33||34||24||26||16||962||70.2||40.0||816|
|Grade 07 - English language arts||50||71||4||15||46||56||33||21||18||7||935||77.6||47.0||786|
|Grade 07 - Mathematics||21||51||5||20||16||31||38||30||40||18||943||55.6||35.0||794|
|Grade 08 - English language arts||59||81||5||18||54||63||25||14||16||6||961||80.6||47.0||816|
|Grade 08 - Mathematics||28||52||6||22||22||30||30||28||42||19||970||57.4||38.0||823|
|Grade 08 - Science and Tech/Eng||17||43||0||5||17||38||39||38||44||20||969||52.3||N/A||N/A|
|Grade 10 - English language arts||80||88||21||37||59||51||14||9||6||3||877||92.3||53.0||654|
|Grade 10 - Mathematics||67||78||33||50||34||28||20||15||13||7||885||83.2||53.0||663|
|Grade 10 - Science and Tech/Eng||55||69||10||24||45||45||32||25||12||6||841||80.5||N/A||N/A|
|All Grades - English language arts||50||69||7||19||43||50||33||22||17||9||6,710||78.1||46.0||4,738|
|All Grades - Mathematics||40||59||12||27||28||32||34||26||26||15||6,742||69.6||43.0||4,773|
|All Grades - Science and Tech/Eng||34||54||7||17||27||37||38||32||28||13||2,737||66.3||N/A||N/A|
New middle school
Beginning in 2009, Superintendent Latham promoted the construction of a new middle school building in the district to replace the aging Thurgood Marshall Middle School building. According to the proposal, the city government would be reimbursed for 80 percent of the construction costs by the state of Massachusetts. A ballot question appeared on the September 17, 2013, primary ballot asking voters to allow the city government to raise up to $92 million to cover the remaining 20 percent of the construction costs for the middle school. The editorial staff of the local newspaper, the Lynn Journal, expressed support for the ballot measure. Voters approved the ballot question with 81.17 percent of the vote.
Last rated on November 12, 2012.
|Transparency grading process|
- The budget for FY 2014 is posted online.
- Meeting minutes and agendas are available.
- Information on background checks for teachers are included on the site's employment page.
- Phone numbers are included for the school committee members and administrators.
- No information is available on contracts or bids over $10,000.
- Audit information is unavailable.
- Contact information for the information officer is unavailable.
- Information on MCAS or NCLB scores is not hosted on the website.
- Local tax information is not provided.
- School board elections portal
- Lynn Public Schools elections (2013)
- Massachusetts school districts
- List of school districts in Massachusetts
- Essex County, Massachusetts ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, Massachusetts
- Lynn Public Schools
- Lynn, Massachusetts
- Lynn Teachers Union, Local 1037
- Essex County, Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Massachusetts Association of School Committees
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Enrollment Data," accessed September 17, 2013
- Lynn Public Schools, "Our Schools," accessed September 17, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Essex County, Massachusetts," accessed August 7, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, “Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012,” accessed August 7, 2013
- 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.
- Lynn Public Schools, "A Brief Profile of Doctor Latham," accessed September 17, 2013
- Lynn Public Schools, "Section B | Board Governance and Operations," accessed September 17, 2013
- Lynn Public Schools, "Lynn School Committee," accessed September 17, 2013
- Lynn Public Schools, "FY14 Approved School Budget," August 8, 2013
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Teacher Data (2012-13)," accessed September 17, 2013
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Agreement between the School Committee, city of Lynn and the Lynn Teachers Union Local 1037, AFT, AFL-CIO," accessed September 17, 2013
- Lynn Teachers Union, "Home," accessed September 17, 2013
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, "MCAS Tests of Spring 2012," accessed September 17, 2013
- Lynn Journal, "The Marshall Plan: Fate of the Marshall Middle School Project in Hands of the Voters," September 17, 2013
- Lynn Journal, "New Marshall Middle School: Project Deserves the City’s Support," September 17, 2013
- Lynn City Clerk, "Election Summary Report: Primary Election - September 17, 2013," accessed July 9, 2014
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- Lynn Public Schools, "2013 School Committee Meeting Notices, Minutes and Video," accessed September 17, 2013
- Lynn Public Schools, "Welcome to the Human Resources Department," accessed September 17, 2013
- Lynn Public Schools, "Our Office Information," accessed September 17, 2013