Randolph County Schools, North Carolina

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Randolph County Schools
Asheboro, North Carolina
Randolph County Schools.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Stephen Gainey
Enrollment:18,711 students
Graduation rate:87.4%[1]
Number of schools:31
Budget: $145.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Emily T. Coltrane
Board members:7
Term length:4
Randolph County Schools is a school district in North Carolina that served 18,711 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the 22nd-largest school district by enrollment in the state of North Carolina.

About the district

Randolph County Schools is located in Randolph County, North Carolina
Randolph County Schools is located in Randolph County, North Carolina. The county seat of Randolph County is Asheboro. Randolph County is home to 142,577 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Randolph County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 13.6 percent of Randolph County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Randolph County was $41,575 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Randolph County was 17.1 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Randolph County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 90.0 71.7
Black or African American 6.3 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.6
Asian 1.1 2.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 10.9 8.9

Randolph County Party Affiliation, 2014[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 44,603 49.8
Democratic 21,286 23.7
Libertarian 275 0.3
Unaffiliated 23,489 26.2

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]


The superintendent of Randolph County Schools is Dr. Stephen Gainey. Named to this position by the board of education in April 2013, he officially took office July 1, 2013. At the time of his appointment he had been serving as interim superintendent of Wake County Schools. Gainey began his career in education as a math teacher in Wake County schools, going on to be assistant principal of Leesville Road High in 1996, principal of Turrentine Middle School in the Alamance-Burlington School System in 2001, and principal of Leesville Road High in 2004. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and master's in education leadership from East Carolina University, and a doctorate in education administration and supervision from North Carolina State University. Gainey receives an annual salary of $165,000.[6][7][8]

School board

Randolph County schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected at-large to four-year terms.[9]

Randolph County School Board
Member Assumed Office Term Ends
Emily Thomas Coltrane 2010 2018
Todd Cutler 2012 2016
Tracy Boyles 2012 2016
Gary Cook 2004 2016
Matthew Lambeth 2008 2016
Gary Mason 2010 2014
Tommy McDonald 1998 2014

School board elections

See also: Randolph County Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Randolph County school board are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every even-numbered year. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and four seats are up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Randolph County school board does not maintain their policy manual online.


The table below displays the budget for Randolph County Schools:[10]

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
2013-2014 $94,092,922 64.7% $0 0% $37,951,182 26.1% $0 0% $13,414,290 9.2% $145,458,394
Averages: $94,092,922 65% $0 0% $37,951,182 26% $0 0% $13,414,290 9% $145,458,394

Teacher salaries

Randolph County Schools employed 1,167 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

The following table details the 2014-2015 starting salary schedule for classroom teachers in North Carolina public schools. Salaries are assigned based on class level of a teacher's license, their experience level and area of assignment. Those who currently hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification receive a higher salary.[11][12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 33,000 50,000
Bachelor's + NBPTS 36,960 56,000
Master's 36,300 55,000
Master's + NBPTS 40,260 61,000
6-Year 37,560 56,260
6-Year + NBPTS 41,520 62,260
Doctoral 38,830 57,530
Doctoral + NBPTS 42,790 63,530

Schools in Randolph County


Randolph County Schools served 18,711 students in 31 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] The district does not publish historical enrollment data.

District schools

Randolph County Schools operates 31 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Randolph County Schools
Archdale Elementary School
Archdale-Trinity Middle School
Braxton Craven Middle School
Grays Chapel Elementary School
Coleridge Elementary School
Eastern Randolph High School
Farmer Elementary School
Franklinville Elementary School
Hopewell Elementary School
Lawrence Elementary School
Level Cross Elementary School
Liberty Elementary School
Northeastern Randolph Middle School
New Market Elementary School
Providence Grove High School
Ramseur Elementary School
Randleman Elementary School
Randleman High School
Randleman Middle School
Randolph Early College High School
Seagrove Elementary School
Southeastern Randolph Middle School
Southmont Elementary School
Southwestern Randolph High School
Southwestern Randolph Middle School
Tabernacle Elementary School
Trindale Elementary School
Trinity High School
Trinity Elementary School
Uwharrie Middle School
Wheatmore High School

Academic performance

North Carolina conducts standardized End-of-Course (EOC) tests "to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area."[14] Students in grades nine though 12 are required to take tests in English I, Biology and Algebra I.

The following table displays composite test results for all students in Randolph County Schools who took all tests:[15]

Note: Results from 2011-2012 contain retests while those from 2012-2013 do not.
District assessment
Year # At or Above Level III # Valid Scores  % At or Above Level III
2011-2012 3,493 4,471 78.1%
2012-2013 1,802 4,424 40.7%

Contact information

Randolph County Schools.jpg
Randolph County Schools
2222-C South Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone: 336-318-6100
Fax: 336-318-6155

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. Public Schools of North Carolina, "Randolph County 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 National Center for Education Statistics, "Randolph County Schools," accessed November 24, 2014 (timed out)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Randolph County, North Carolina," accessed August 18, 2014
  4. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed August 20, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. Courier-Tribune, "Dr. Stephen Gainey heads Randolph County Schools," July 6, 2013
  7. Randolph County School System, "Meet the Superintendent," accessed December 3, 2014
  8. High Point Enterprise, "Gainey named new Randolph schools super," April 2, 2013
  9. Randolph County School System, "Board of Education Members," accessed December 3, 2014
  10. Randolph County Schools, "Approved Budget 2013-2014," accessed December 3, 2013
  11. Public Schools of North Carolina, "NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual," accessed November 29, 2014
  12. Public Schools of North Carolina, "2014-2015 Salary Schedules," accessed November 29, 2014
  13. Randolph County Schools, "Directory of Schools," accessed December 3, 2014
  14. Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina End-of-Course Tests," accessed November 28, 2014
  15. Public Schools of North Carolina, "Reports of Disaggregated State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Data for 2011 - 2013," accessed November 28, 2014