Raleigh County Schools, West Virginia
|Raleigh County Schools|
|Raleigh County, West Virginia|
|Number of schools:||29|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Richard Snuffer II|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Raleigh County Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtRaleigh County, West Virginia. Raleigh County is home to 78,833 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Raleigh County underperformed in comparison to the rest of West Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 16.1 percent of Raleigh County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 17.9 percent for West Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Raleigh County was $39,325 compared to $40,400 for the state of West Virginia. The poverty rate in Raleigh County was 17.5 percent compared to 17.6 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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
Dave Price is the superintendent of Raleigh County Schools. He was appointed to the position in April 2014, after former superintendent, Jim Brown, announced his resignation. He previously served as assistant superintendent for Raleigh County Schools. Price has also worked as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, coordinator of school improvement for the West Virginia Department of Education and as an administrative assistant in Boone County.
The Raleigh County school board is composed of five members serving four-year terms.
|Raleigh County School Board|
|Richard Snuffer II||At-large||2016|
|Larry D. Ford||At-large||2018|
School board elections
- See also: Raleigh County Schools elections (2014)
Members of the Raleigh County school board are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held biannually in May. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and two seats are up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Raleigh County school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||Public Participation in Board Meetings
The board welcomes input and participation by the public in its meetings. At the same time, the board encourages citizens to work with the administration to try to resolve problems and-or differences.
Persons who desire to address the board must arrange with the superintendent to do so. Citizens should call the board two weeks in advance of a regular meeting to secure a place on the written agenda or may register to address the board beginning 30 minutes prior to each regular meeting of the board. Citizens addressing the board at a regular meeting will be allocated five (5) minutes per speaker.
Depending on the purpose of the meeting, the board may make reasonable rules for the number of speakers, how long they may speak and whether their remarks are to be made in open or executive session.
Citizens shall be heard and their problems and-or requests taken under consideration. Action will be taken on matters brought before the board only after a thorough study has been made by the board.
—Raleigh County Schools website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Raleigh County Schools:
|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|
Raleigh County teacher salaries are based on years of service and educational achievement. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule set forth by the Raleigh County Board of Education and the state of West Virginia:
|Degree level||Minimum Salary ($)||Maximum Salary ($)|
|B.A. + 15||35,528||53,337|
|MA + 15||35,344||56,153|
|MA + 30||36,201||57,010|
|MA + 45||36,962||57,771|
Schools in Raleigh County Schools
The district served 12,568 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 3.4 percent increase in enrollment between 2007 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2013:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Raleigh County Schools operates 29 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Raleigh County Schools|
|Academy of Careers and Technology|
|Clear Fork Elementary|
|Coal City Elementary|
|Crab Orchard Elementary|
|Marsh Fork Elementary|
|Maxwell Hill Elementary|
|Shady Spring Elementary|
|Shady Spring High|
|Shady Spring Middle|
|Sophia-Soak Creek Elementary|
|Trap Hill Middle|
|Woodrow Wilson High|
West Virginia measures academic performance through WESTEST 2. The assessment measures student performance in reading and language arts, mathematics, social studies and science based on the West Virginia 21st Century Content Standards and Objectives (CSOs). The development of the CSOs was led by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Office of Instruction with participation from the Office of Assessment and Accountability, Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning and educators from around the state. Students enrolled in grades three through 11 participate in the assessments. WESTTEST 2 is also used as an accountability assessment to determine school, county and state status for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) determinations by the state and federal government. The table below lists the results for Raleigh County Schools.
|WESTTEST 2 Results 2012-2013, Raleigh County Schools|
|Topic||Total number tested||Total number proficient||Percent (%)|
105 Adair Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: (304) 256-4500
- West Virginia
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- Raleigh County Schools elections (2014)
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- Raleigh County Schools, West Virginia
- Raleigh County, West Virginia
- Raleigh County Education Association
- West Virginia Department of Education
- West Virginia State Board of Education
- West Virginia Department of Education, "Graduation Rate - Accountability Year 2013-14," accessed June 16, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Raleigh County, West Virginia," accessed April 15, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "West Virginia Voter Registration," accessed April 15, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- The Register-Herald, "VIDEO: Price named new Raleigh Schools superintendent," April 21, 2014 (dead link)
- Raleigh County Schools, "Board of Education," accessed June 17, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Raleigh Public Schools, "Policy Manual," accessed Jun 17, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data," accessed December 10, 2014
- West Virginia Education Association, "Salary Schedules," accessed June 17, 2014
- West Virginia Department of Education, "Enrollment Data," accessed June 16, 2014
- Raleigh County Schools, "Schools," accessed June 17, 2014
- West Virginia Department of Education, "WESTEST 2 Parent Brochure," accessed June 12, 2014
- West Virginia Department of Education, "Assessment and Accountability," accessed June 12, 2014
- West Virginia Department of Education, "WESTEST2/APTA Assessment Data - School Year 2012-13," accessed June 17, 2014