Moore Public Schools, Oklahoma

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Moore Public Schools
Moore, Oklahoma
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District Profile
Superintendent:Robert Romines
Enrollment:22,226[1]
Graduation rate:97.5%[2]
Number of schools:31
Budget: $142.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Karen Shuey
Board members:5
Term length:5
Moore Public Schools is a school district in Oklahoma. The district is the third-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 22,226 students during the 2010-11 school year.[3]

About the district

Moore Public Schools is located in Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Moore Public Schools is located in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Cleveland County is Norman. According to the United States Census Bureau, Moore is home to 57,810 residents.[4]

Demographics

Moore underperformed in comparison to the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.3% of Moore residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 23.2% for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in Moore was $56,892 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Moore was 11.3% compared to 16.6% for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Moore (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 78.9 72.2
Black or African American 4.6 7.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 4.5 8.6
Asian 2.3 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 6.7 5.9
Hispanic or Latino 8.9 8.9

Party Affiliation, 2013[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 71,748 47.7
Democratic 57,127 38.0
Independent 21,421 14.2

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.[6]

Superintendent

The current superintendent of Moore Public Schools during the 2013-2014 school year was Robert Romines. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2013. Romines previously served as an assistant superintendent with the district.[7]

School board

The Moore Board of Education consists of five members elected by district to five-year terms. Members receive $25 per meeting with a maximum monthly stipend of $100.[8]

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Moore Board of Education
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Jamey Allen 1 2011 2016
Larry Leemaster 2 2012 2017
Mike Wright 3 2013 2018
Staci L. Pruett 4 2014 2019
Karen Shuey 5 2010 2015






School board elections

See also: Moore Public Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Education are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. One seat is up for election each February.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings:

The Moore Board of Education endorses the concept that community participation in the affairs of the school is essential to maintain mutual confidence and a high quality of education for all students. The Board will make every effort to identify the desires of the community and to be responsive to those desires.

The public is encouraged to attend the meetings of the Board of Education. With the exception of executive sessions, all regular, special and emergency meetings of the Board are open to the public. To provide an opportunity for community involvement, 30 minutes is set-aside at each regular meeting for the public to speak. Individuals who would like to speak during this part of the meeting must complete a form entitled, Community Involvement-Request to Speak, and submit it to the Clerk of the Board prior to 5:45 p.m. on the evening of the regular meeting. The form is available from the clerk during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or click here to print the Community Involvement-Request to Speak Form.

According to Board Policy #1070 “The persons who address the Board during the public speaking portion of the regular Board meetings must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Not use the public speaking portions of Board meetings to make slanderous, abusive and personal statements against any individual. The president of the Board may rule any speaker out of order who makes such statements;
  • Not speak regarding litigation pending against the district or employee/s of the district.
  • Not be an announced candidate for public office."

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—Moore Public Schools website, (2014), [10]

Budget

The Moore Public School District's budget is published on its website.[11]

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
2012-2013 $93,616,483 65.6% $10,778,830 7.6% $38,154,904 26.7% $190,146 0.1% $11,300 0% $142,751,663
Averages: $93,616,483 66% $10,778,830 8% $38,154,904 27% $190,146 0% $11,300 0% $142,751,663

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Moore Public Schools are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for Moore Public Schools teachers during the 2013-2014 school year:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 31,922 52,121
B.A. 15 32,480 52,679
MA 33,038 53,237
MA 15 33,596 53,795
MA 30 34,154 54,353
Ph.D. 34,712 54,911

Unions

Teachers in Moore Public Schools are represented during contract negotiations by the Moore Classroom Teachers Association (MCTA). The president of the MCTA during the 2013-2014 school year was Jill Dudley.[13]

Schools in Moore Public Schools

Enrollment

The district served 22,226 K-12 students during the 2011-2012 school year. The district experienced a 0.9% increase in enrollment between 2010 and 2011. The following chart details enrollment in the district in 2010 and 2011:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2007 - -
2008 - -
2009 - -
2010 22,012 -
2011 22,226 0.9

District schools

Moore Public Schools operates 31 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[14]

Moore Public Schools
Apple Creek Elementary
Briarwood Elementary
Brink Jr. High School
Broadmoore Elementary
Bryant Elementary
Central Elementary
Central Jr. High School
Earlywine Elementary
Eastlake Elementary
Fairview Elementary
Fisher Elementary
Heritage Trails Elementary
Highland East Jr. High School
Highland West Jr. High School
Houchin Elementary
Kelley Elementary
Kingsgate Elementary
Moore High School
Moore West Jr. High School
Northmoor Elementary
Oakridge Elementary
Plaza Towers Elementary
Red Oak Elementary
Santa Fe Elementary
Sky Ranch Elementary
Sooner Elementary
Southgate-Rippetoe Elementary
Southmoore High School
Wayland Bonds Elementary
Westmoore High School
Winding Creek Elementary

Academic performance

The Oklahoma Department of Education issues an annual A-F School Report Card for each school district in the state. This annual report takes into account student achievement, overall student growth and bottom quartile student growth. The student achievement category accounts for 50% of the grading formula and tracks student performance on standardized tests in five categories. These testing categories are English, math, science, U.S. history and writing. The overall student growth category accounts for 25% of the grading formula and compares test results from the previous year to the current year. The bottom quartile student growth accounts for 25% of the grading formula and analyzes progress by students in the bottom 25% of test performers from the previous year.

Moore Public Schools received an overall grade of 82 for a B- on the 2012-2013 report card.[15] The state of Oklahoma received an overall grade of 71 for a C- on the 2012-2013 report card.[16] The following tables compare the 2012-2013 A-F School Report Card from Moore Public Schools to the state's report card:[17]

Student Achievement results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English/English III 83 73 B C
Math/Algebra I/Algebra II/Geometry 82 72 B C
Science/Biology I 67 54 D F
U.S. History 88 77 B C
Writing 68 56 D F
Overall Grade 80 69 B D


Overall Student Growth results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English II 87 79 B C
Math/Algebra I 86 78 B C
Overall Grade 87 79 B C


Bottom Quartile Student Growth results, 2012-2013
Subject District Performance Index State Performance Index District Letter Grade State Letter Grade
Reading/English II 69 59 D F
Math/Algebra I 66 59 D F
Overall Grade 68 59 D F

Issues

Impact of 2013 tornado

The district faced significant damage from a powerful tornado that cut through the region on May 20, 2013. A tornado producing winds up to 210 miles per hour destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School, killing seven students.[18] The storm damaged Briarwood Elementary School and Highland East Junior High School.[19] Superintendent Susan Pierce shifted 1,150 students throughout the district during the 2013-2014 school year. The district plans to build an elementary school to replace Plaza Towers while rebuilding parts of the damaged schools.[20]

Contact information

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Moore Public Schools
1500 SE 4th Street
Moore, OK 73160
Phone: (405) 735-4200

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Transparency grading process
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This website was most recently evaluated on August 26, 2012

The good

  • Budgets
    • Budget reports are available.[21]
  • Meetings
    • Agendas are available and archived for three years.[22]
    • Meeting minutes are available and archived for three years.[23]
    • Meeting schedule is posted.[24]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with names and email addresses.[25]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Administrative officials are listed with names, phone numbers, and email addresses and a physical address is listed at the bottom of the page.[26]

The bad

  • Taxes
    • Tax information is not available.
  • Information on how to request public records is not provided.
  • Elected officials
    • No phone numbers or physical addresses are listed for elected officials.
  • Contracts
    • No bids or RFPs are posted.
    • No teacher contract information is posted.
  • Academic performance
    • No information on academic performance is provided.
  • Background checks
    • No information on performed background checks is provided.

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oklahoma Department of Education, "10 Largest Public School Districts," accessed February 3, 2014
  2. Moore Public Schools, "2012 School Report Card," June 7, 2013
  3. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 15, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "Moore, Oklahoma," accessed January 15, 2014
  5. Oklahoma, "MESA - Current Registration Statistics by County," accessed January 15, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Christiaan Patterson, The Moore Daily, "Susan Pierce Retires: Robert Romines New Superintendent of Moore Public Schools," June 28, 2013
  8. Moore Public Schools, "Policies & Procedures," accessed February 3, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Moore Public Schools, "How to Speak at Meetings," accessed February 3, 2014
  11. Moore Public Schools, "2012-2013 General Fund Budget," accessed December 10, 2013
  12. Moore Public Schools, "Teacher Contract," accessed February 3, 2014
  13. Moore Classroom Teachers Association, "Officers," accessed February 3, 2014
  14. Moore Public Schools, "Our Schools," accessed February 3, 2014
  15. Oklahoma Department of Education, "A-F Report Card: Moore Public Schools," accessed February 4, 2014
  16. Oklahoma Department of Education, "A-F Report Card: Statewide," accessed February 3, 2014
  17. Oklahoma Department of Education, "A-F School Report Cards," accessed February 3, 2014
  18. KFOR, "UPDATE: 24 killed in Moore tornado, 9 children," May 20, 2013
  19. CNN, "Tornado devastates Moore, Oklahoma," accessed January 15, 2014
  20. CBS News, "Oklahoma schools destroyed by tornado to rebuild," May 30, 2013
  21. Moore Public Schools, "Financial reports," accessed February 3, 2014
  22. Moore Public Schools, "Agendas," accessed February 3, 2014
  23. Moore Public Schools, "Minutes," accessed February 3, 2014
  24. Moore Public Schools, "Meeting Dates," accessed February 3, 2014
  25. Moore Public Schools, "Members," accessed February 3, 2014
  26. Moore Public Schools, "Administration," accessed February 3, 2014