Parkway Schools, Missouri

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Parkway Schools
St. Louis County, Missouri
Parkway Schools logo.jpeg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Keith Marty
Enrollment:17,353 students
Number of schools:28
Budget: $247.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Beth Feldman
Board members:7
Term length:3
Parkway Schools is a school district in Missouri that serves St. Louis County. It is the 10th-largest school district in Missouri, serving 17,353 students in 28 schools with an operating budget of $247.9 million.[1]

About the district

Parkway Schools is located in St. Louis County, Missouri
Parkway Schools is located in St. Louis County, Missouri. The county seat of St. Louis County is Clayton. The county's population was 221,939 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

St. Louis County outperforms the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 39.8% of St. Louis County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 25.8% rate for the state of Missouri. St. Louis County had a median income of $58,485 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for St. Louis County was 8.3% in 2010 compared to a 10.5% rate for the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race St. Louis County (%) Missouri (%)
White 70.5 82.8
Black or African American 23.6 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 3.8 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.8 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 3.5

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3]

Superintendent

The current superintendent of Parkway Schools is Dr. Keith Marty, who was appointed to the position in July 2011. Prior to Parkway, Marty had served as the superintendent of Menomonee School District for ten years. He has his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, his Master's from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his doctorate from Cardinal Stritch University.[4]

School board

The Parkway School Board consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms.[5]

Parkway School Board
Member Position Term Ends
Beth Feldman President 2015
Dee Mogerman Vice President 2014
Kim Appelbaum Member 2015
Tom Appelbaum Member 2016
Chris Jacob Member 2014
Bruce W. Major Member 2014
Sam Sciortino Member 2016

School board elections

See also: Parkway Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Parkway School Board are elected at-large to three-year terms. Two seats were up for election in April 2013; Board members Tom Appelbaum and Sam Sciortino were elected to the board. Three seats will be on the ballot on April 8, 2014 and two seats in April 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Parkway School Board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:[5]

Public comments are welcome at each regular board meeting during the period designated for citizen statements. To address the board, a sign-up sheet is provided between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the entry table. Citizens will be called to the podium by the board president to make their statement. Those who address the board are also asked to provide a written statement. Those who do not wish to address the board may fill out the comment sheet located at the sign-in table.[6]

Budget

Parkway Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.[1]

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 $183,010,070 73.8% $3,500,000 1.4% $30,303,696 12.2% $15,301,535 6.2% $15,839,537 6.4% $247,954,838
Averages: $183,010,070 74% $3,500,000 1% $30,303,696 12% $15,301,535 6% $15,839,537 6% $247,954,838

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Parkway Schools earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:[7]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 41,500 47,500
B.A. + 15 43,000 50,500
MA 45,900 83,000
MA + 15 48,000 86,750
MA + 30 50,000 91,000

Schools in Parkway Schools

Enrollment

Parkway Schools serves 17,353 students, as of 2011-2012 enrollment data. The district experienced a 5.9% decrease in enrollment between 2007 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2012:[8]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2007 18,432 -
2008 18,031 -2.2
2009 17,467 -3.1
2010 17,386 -0.5
2011 17,456 0.4
2012 17,353 -0.6

District schools

Parkway Schools operates 28 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Parkway Schools
School Name
Bellerive Elementary School
Carman Trails Elementary School
Central High School
Central Middle School
Claymont Elementary School
Craig Elementary School
Fern Ridge School
Green Trails Elementary School
Hanna Woods Elementary School
Henry Elementary School
Highcroft Ridge Elementary School
Mason Ridge Elementary School
McKelvey Elementary School
Northeast Middle School
North High School
Oak Brook Elementary School
Pierremont Elementary School
River Bend Elementary School
Ross Elementary School
Shenandoah Valley Elementary School
Sorrento Springs Elementary School
South High School
South Middle School
Southwest Middle School
West High School
West Middle School
Wren Hollow Elementary School

Academic performance

For the 2012-2013 school year, Parkway Schools students earned an average Missouri Assessment Program index score of 389.9. Students scored highest in English language arts with an index score of 403.3, but they scored lowest in social studies with an index score of 370.3. The district's average MAP index score ranked 13 out of the 469 Missouri school districts that reported scores for all four tested subject areas.[10]

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Missouri school district websites

Last rated on March 26, 2012.

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The good

  • Budgets, tax rates, and financial audits are posted.[11]
  • Meeting agendas[12] and minutes[13] are available.
  • Elected officials' names and contact details are listed.[5]
  • Administrative contact details are available.[14]
  • Open bids are listed.[15]
  • State academic performance details are provided.[16]

The bad

  • Awarded contracts are not listed.
  • Public records request details are not provided.
  • Background check details are not provided.

Contact information

Parkway Schools logo.jpeg
Parkway School Board
455 N. Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
Phone: (314) 415-8100

See also

External links

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