Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Indiana

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Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
Indianapolis, Indiana
Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Jeff Butts
Enrollment:15,783
Graduation rate:87.2%[1]
Number of schools:21
Budget: $196 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Michael Nance
Board members:7
Term length:4
Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township is a school district in Indiana that served 15,783 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the sixth-largest school district in Indiana with an operating budget of approximately $196 million for the 2010-2011 school year.[2]

About the district

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township is located in Marion County, Indiana.

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township is located in Marion County, Indiana. The county seat of Marion County is Hamilton. Marion County is home to 928,281 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Marion County outperformed the rest of Indiana in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.6 percent of Marion County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.0 percent for Indiana as a whole. The median household income for Marion County was $42,603 compared to $48,374 for the state of Indiana. The percentage of people below poverty level for Marion County was 19.4 percent while it was 14.7 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Marion County (%) Indiana (%)
White 66.7 86.3
Black or African American 27.6 9.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.4
Asian 2.4 1.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 2.6 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 9.7 6.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Marion County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 216,336 136,509
2008 241,987 134,313

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.[5]

Superintendent

Jeff Butts is the superintendent of Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township. He has served in this position since January 2010. Prior to accepting the superintendent position, Butts served five years as the assistant superintendent for secondary education for the district. He also worked as a middle school principal for the Tippecanoe School Corporation and Delphi Community School Corporation. Butts earned his bachelor's degree from Millikin University and his doctoral degree from Purdue University.[6]

School board

The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township School Board is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[7]

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township School Board
Member District Term Ends
Stan Ellis At-large 2014
Phyllis Lewis At-large 2016
Trish Logan At-large 2016
Michael Nance At-large 2014
Michael Morrow At-large 2014
Shirley Deckard At-large 2016
Scott Cline At-large 2014

School board elections

See also: Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township elections (2014)

Members of the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township School Board are elected to four-year terms. The general election for four seats will be held on November 4, 2014.[8] Three seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.

Budget

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township does not publish its annual budget on its website.[2]

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
2010-2011 $163,005,000 83.2% $4,960,000 2.5% $18,804,000 9.6% $1,201,000 0.6% $7,988,000 4.1% $195,958,000
Averages: $163,005,000 83% $4,960,000 3% $18,804,000 10% $1,201,000 1% $7,988,000 4% $195,958,000

Teacher salaries

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township employed 921 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] 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 Wayne Township Classroom Teachers Association for 2013-2014:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($)
Bachelor's 40,306
B.A. + 18 46,223
B.A. + 36 52,387
B.A. + 54 58,556
B.A. + 72 64,729
B.A. + 90 72,571
B.A. + 108 80,035

Schools in Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township

Enrollment

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township served 15,783 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township operates 21 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
School Name
Achieve Virtual Academy
Alternative School (WEC)
Ben Davis Extended Day School
Ben Davis High School
Ben Davis University High School
Career Center (Area 31)
Chapel Glen Elementary
Chapel Hill 7th & 8th Grade Center
Chapelwood Elementary
Garden City Elementary
Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center
Maplewood Elemenetary
McClelland Elementary
9th Grade Center
North Wayne Elementary
Rhoades Elementary
Robey Elementary
Special Day Program (Sanders School)
Special Education Cooperative (West Central Joint Services)
Stout Field Elementary
Westlake Elementary

Academic performance

The purpose of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) program is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts, science and mathematics. In particular, ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted in November 2000 by the Indiana State Board of Education. The ISTEP+ End of Course Assessments (ECAs) are criterion-referenced assessments developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I or English 10.[11]

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Algebra 1 ISTEP Results, 2013
Grade Number Tested Number Passed  % Passed
7 110 108 98.2
8 273 235 86.1
9 492 204 41.5
10 193 31 16.1
11 45 17 37.8
12 18 7 38.9
Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, English 10 ISTEP Results, 2013
Grade Number Tested Number Passed  % Passed
10 996 623 62.6
11 71 41 57.7
12 26 16 61.5
Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Biology 1 ISTEP Results, 2013
Grade Number Tested Number Passed  % Passed
8 58 57 98.3
9 1054 327 31.0
10 44 5 11.4
11 15 4 26.7
12 13 0 0

Contact information

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township seal.jpg
Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
1220 South High School Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46241
Phone: (317) 988-8600

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