Park Hill School District, Missouri
|Park Hill School District|
|Kansas City, Missouri|
|Number of schools:||15|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Susan Newburger|
About the districtPlatte County in Kansas City, Missouri. It is located in the twelfth largest county in Missouri. According to the 2010 United States Census, Kansas City is home to 459,787 residents.
Kansas City underperformed the state average in median household income and residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.9 percent of Kansas City residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.8 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Kansas City was $45,150 compared to $51,529 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Kansas City was 18.8 percent compared to 15.0 percent for the entire state.
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.
Scott Springston is the current superintendent of Park Hill School District. He has served in this role since July 2012. Prior to serving in this role he served as superintendent of Valley Center School District in Kansas, as a principal in the Blue Valley School District and as a science teacher in the Hays School District.
The Park Hill School District Board of Education is composed of seven members serving three-year terms.
|Park Hill Board of Education|
School board elections
Members of the Park Hill School District Board of Education are elected to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election for two seats was held on April 8, 2014. Three seats were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be up for election in 2015.
The table below displays the budget for Park Hill School District.
|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|
Park Hill School District employed 580 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 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 Park Hill Teachers for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 8||38,610||42,084|
|B.A. + 16||39,734||43,708|
|B.A. + 24||40,859||45,353|
|MA + 8||43,108||64,446|
|MA + 16||44,232||66,127|
|MA + 24||45,357||67,808|
|MA + 32||46,481||69,490|
|EDS w/ MA + 40||47,606||71,171|
|EDS + 8 w/ MA + 48||48,731||72,852|
|EDS + 16 w/ MA + 56||49,855||76,033|
|EDS + 24||50,980||77,715|
Schools in Park Hill School District
Park Hill School District served 10,446 students in 15 schools in the 2012-2013 school year.
Park Hill School District operates 15 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Park Hill School District|
|Congress Middle School|
|English Landing Elementary|
|Lakeview Middle School|
|Lawn Creek Elementary|
|Park Hill High|
|Park Hill South High|
|Prairie Point Elementary|
|Tiffany Ridge Elementary|
|Union Chapel Elementary|
Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 plan holds as a primary goal that all students will graduate high school college-and-career-ready. To measure progress toward this goal and to distinguish among school and district performance, the Department computes an Annual Performance Report (APR) score for each Local Education Agency (LEA) and school. This overall score is comprised of scores for each of the MSIP 5 Performance Standards
- Academic Achievement
- Subgroup Achievement
- High School Readiness (K-8 districts) or College and Career Readiness (K-12 districts)
- Attendance Rate
- Graduation Rate (K-12 districts).
Status, progress, and growth (where applicable) are used to calculate a comprehensive score used to determine the accreditation level of a school district. Data for academic achievement (English language arts and mathematics), subgroup achievement (English language arts and mathematics) and graduation rate are also used for federal accountability determinations, including reward, focus and priority school identification, for LEAs and schools.
The MSIP Five Performance Standards were approved by the State Board of Education in December of 2011 and go into effect two years from the date of approval. Missouri’s ESEA Flexibility Request was approved by the United States Department of Education in July of 2012. The components used for federal accountability went into effect upon approval of the request.
|MSIP 5 Performance Comparison|
|MSIP 5 Standards||Possible Points||Points Earned||Percent Earned|
|College and Career Ready||30||29.5||83.3%|
For the 2012-2013 school year, Park Hill School District students earned an average Missouri Assessment Program index score of 396.8. Students scored highest in science with an index score of 402.8, but they scored lowest in mathematics with an index score of 391.2. The district's average MAP index score ranked ninth out of the 469 Missouri school districts that reported scores for all four tested subject areas.
- Missouri school districts
- List of school districts in Missouri
- Park Hill School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Park Hill School District, "2013-2014 Budget," accessed December 10, 2013
- Missouri Comprehensive Data System, "School Finance Report" accessed February 5, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Kansas City (city), Missouri," accessed February 6, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Park Hill School District, "District Administration," accessed February 6, 2014
- Park Hill School District, "Board of Education," accessed February 6, 2014
- Jefferson County, Missouri, "Sample Ballot," accessed February 5, 2014
- Park Hill School District, "2013-2014 TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE," accessed February 6, 2014
- Park Hill School District, "Schools in Park Hill," accessed February 6, 2014
- Missouri Comprehensive Data System, "Summary Annual Performance Report, Accesssed February 5, 2014
- Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, "State Assessment," accessed July 8, 2014