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Montgomery County Public Schools, Virginia

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Montgomery County
Public Schools
Montgomery County, Virginia
link=Montgomery County  Public Schools
District Profile
Superintendent:Brenda Blackburn
Enrollment:9,611 students
Graduation rate:89.2%
Number of schools:20
Budget: $91.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board members:7
Term length:4
Montgomery County Public Schools is the 29th-largest school district in Virginia, serving 9,611 students in 20 schools. It is located in western Virginia in Montgomery County.

About the district

Montgomery County Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, VA
Montgomery County Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Montgomery County is home to 94,392 residents.[1]

Demographics

In terms of average household income and poverty rate, Montgomery County underperformed in these areas. The average household income was $44,231 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Albemarle County had a poverty rate of 23.6%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%. In regards to graduation rate, Montgomery County overperformed, 89.2% compared to 86.6% statewide.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Montgomery County (%) Virginia (%)
White 87.9 71.1
Asian 5.6 6.0
Black 4.1 19.7
Hispanic or Latino 2.9 8.4
American Indian 0.3 0.5
Two or More Races 2.1 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 48.5 48.8
2008 51.7 46.8
2004 44.8 54.2
2000 43.2 51.5

Superintendent

The current superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools is Brenda Blackburn, who was appointed in March 2010. She attended the University of South Carolina and completed post graduate work at Stetson University. She has been a teacher, counselor, assistant principal and principal in secondary schools.[3]

School board

The Montgomery County School Board is composed of seven members who represent each of the seven voting districts in Montgomery County.[4]

Montgomery County School Board
Member Role District Name Term Ends
B. Wendell Jones Chair District E 2015
Joseph T. Ivers, Jr. Vice Chair District F 2015
Gunin Kiran Member District A 2017
Jamie M. Bond Member District D 2017
Drema Foster Member District C 2013
Penny J. Franklin Member District B 2015
Sarah Woolsey Member District G 2015

School board elections

See also: Montgomery County Public Schools elections (2013)

Three seats were up for election on the Montgomery County Public School board on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts A, C and D, however no candidate filed for District C. Four seats will be up for election in November 2015.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Montgomery County Public Schools.[5]

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 $68,352,835 77.1% $4,169,542 4.7% $12,556,336 14.2% $0 0% $3,538,107 4% $88,616,820
2011-2012 $70,462,532 77.2% $4,381,829 4.8% $12,789,089 14% $0 0% $3,647,353 4% $91,280,803
Averages: $69,407,683.5 77% $4,275,685.5 5% $12,672,712.5 14% $0 0% $3,592,730 4% $89,948,811.5

Teacher salaries

Montgomery County Teacher Salary Scale 2013-2014[6]
Step Bachelor's Degree ($) Bachelor's + 20 ($) Master's Degree ($) Master's + 20 ($) Doctorate ($)
0 37,011 38,061 39,111 39,636 40,161
1 37,011 38,061 39,111 39,636 40,161
2 37,011 38,061 39,111 39,636 40,161
3 37,642 38,692 39,742 40,267 40,792
4 38,280 39,330 40,380 40,905 41,430
5 38,932 39,982 41,032 41,557 42,082
6 39,593 40,643 41,693 42,218 42,743
7 40,265 41,315 42,365 42,890 43,415
8 40,950 42,000 43,050 43,575 44,100
9 41,646 42,696 43,746 44,271 44,796
10 42,354 43,404 44,454 44,979 45,504
11 43,075 44,125 45,175 45,700 46,225
12 43,806 44,856 45,906 46,431 46,956
13 44,552 45,602 46,652 47,177 47,702
14 45,309 46,359 47,409 47,934 48,459
15 46,080 47,130 48,180 48,705 49,230
16 46,864 47,914 48,964 49,489 50,014
17 47,660 48,710 49,760 50,285 50,810
18 48,470 49,520 50,570 51,095 51,620
19 49,293 50,343 51,393 51,918 52,443
20 50,132 51,182 52,232 52,757 53,282
21 50,984 52,034 53,084 53,609 54,134
22 51,580 52,900 53,950 54,475 55,000
23 52,732 53,782 54,832 55,357 55,882
24 53,629 54,679 55,729 56,254 56,779
25 54,540 55,590 56,640 57,165 57,690
26 55,467 56,517 57,567 58,092 58,617
27 56,410 57,460 58,510 59,035 59,560
28 57,368 58,418 59,468 59,993 60,518
29 58,345 59,395 60,445 60,970 61,495
30+ 59,337 60,387 61,437 61,962 62,487

Schools in Montgomery County

Montgomery County operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[7]

Montgomery County schools
Name
Auburn Elementary
Auburn High
Auburn Middle
Belview Elementary
Blacksburg High
Blacksburg Middle
Christiansburg Elementary
Christiansburg High
Christiansburg Middle
Christiansburg Primary
Eastern Montgomery Elementary
Eastern Montgomery High
Falling Branch Elementary
Gilbert Linkous Elementary
Harding Avenue Elementary
Independence Secondary
Kipps Elementary
Margaret Beeks Elementary
Price's Fork Elementary
Shawsville Middle
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Academic Performance

The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.

School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.

Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.[8]

The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Montgomery County Public Schools as having a student population of 9,795 and 20 schools in the division.

Montgomery County Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.[9]

School Grade Enrollment Made Adequate Yearly

Progress for 2009?

Auburn Elementary Pre-K - 5 617 Yes
Auburn High 9 – 12, PG 405 Yes
Auburn Middle 6 - 8 271 Yes
Belview Elementary Pre-K - 5 265 Yes
Blacksburg High 9 – 12, PG 1,128 No
Blacksburg Middle 6 - 8 890 No
Christiansburg Elementary 3 - 5 457 No
Christiansburg High 9 – 12, PG 1,082 No
Christiansburg Middle 6 - 8 844 No
Christiansburg Primary Pre-K - 2 461 No
Eastern Montgomery High 9 – 12, PG 326 Yes
Elliston-Lafayette Elementary Pre-K - 5 214 No
Falling Branch Elementary Pre-K - 5 560 Yes
Gilbert Linkous Elementary Pre-K - 5 364 Yes
Harding Avenue Elementary Pre-K - 5 264 Yes
Kipps Elementary Pre-K - 5 514 Yes
Margaret Beeks Elementary Pre-K - 5 414 Yes
Prices Fork Elementary Pre-K - 5 238 Yes
Shawsville Elementary Pre-K - 5 268 Yes
Shawsville Middle 6 - 8 213 Yes

Website evaluation

Last updated on July 4, 2010.

The good

  • The Montgomery County Public Schools adopted 2010-2011 budget is available, including federal, state, and local revenue information.[10]
  • School board meeting schedule, minutes and agendas for upcoming meetings are available.[11][12]
  • Administrative and school board contact information is available.[13][12]
  • Academic performance information is available via a link to the School Report Card on the Virginia Department of Education website. Accreditation status, test scores, and Standards of Learning (SOL) information is also available on the division website.[14]
  • Section 3: Business Operations of the Montgomery County School Board Policy Manual includes information regarding audit requirements and Section 5: Personnel includes hiring and staff evaluation information.[15]
  • School board financial information is included in the Montgomery County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.[16]
  • Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.[17]

The bad

  • The website does not include the results of audits.
  • The website does not include the results of background checks.
  • Teacher contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.[18]

Contact information

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Board of Trustees
Montgomery County Public Schools
750 Imperial Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: 540-382-5100

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