Red Clay Consolidated School District, Delaware

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Red Clay Consolidated School District
Wilmington, Delaware
Red Clay Consolidated School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Mervin Daugherty
Enrollment:16,297
Graduation rate:83.7%[1]
Number of schools:31
Budget: $175.2 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Faith R. Newton
Board members:7
Term length:5
Red Clay Consolidated School District is a school district in Delaware that served 16,297 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the second-largest school district in Delaware with an operating budget of $175.2 million for the 2013-2014 school year.[2]

About the district

Red Clay Consolidated School District is located in New Castle County, Delaware
Red Clay Consolidated School District is located in New Castle County, Delaware. The county seat of New Castle County is Wilmington. According to the United States Census Bureau, New Castle County is home to 538,479 residents.[3]

Demographics

New Castle County outperformed in comparison to the rest of Delaware in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.5 percent of New Castle County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 28.5 percent for Delaware as a whole. The median household income in New Castle County was $64,670 compared to $60,119 for the state of Delaware. The poverty rate in New Castle County was 10.7 percent compared to 11.5 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race New Castle County (%) Delaware (%)
White 68.0 68.9
Black or African American 24.6 21.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 4.8 3.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.0
Two or More Races 2.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 9.1 8.2

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[4]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Red Clay Consolidated School District is Mervin Daugherty. He has served in this role since he was appointed in March 2009. Daugherty earned his bachelor's degree from Frostburg State College and his master's degree from Salisbury University. He earned his doctoral degree from Wilmington University. Daugherty previously served in administrative roles for Queen Anne's County Public Schools and Caroline County Public Schools in Maryland.[5]

School board

The Red Clay Consolidated School Board is composed of seven members serving five-year terms.[6]

Red Clay Consolidated School Board
Member District Term Ends
Faith R. Newton F 2016
Martin A. Wilson, Sr. B 2015
Adriana L. Bohm A 2018
Kenneth J. Rivera C 2017
Kenneth R. Woods D 2018
Michael Piccio E 2014
Catherine H. Thompson G 2015

School board elections

See also: Red Clay Consolidated School District elections (2014)

Members of the Red Clay Consolidated School Board are elected to five-year terms. One seat was up for election in 2014, and two seats will be up for election in 2015.

Budget

Red Clay Consolidated School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[2]

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 $139,609,574 79.7% $1,479,171 0.8% $33,373,280 19% $0 0% $786,337 0.4% $175,248,362
Averages: $139,609,574 80% $1,479,171 1% $33,373,280 19% $0 0% $786,337 0% $175,248,362

Teacher salaries

Red Clay Consolidated School District employed 1,116 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] 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 Red Clay Education Association for 2013-2014:[7]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
No degree 35,135 58,606
Bachelor's 39,159 62,884
BA + 15 40,369 66,117
BA + 30 41,783 69,920
Master's 43,832 77,184
MA + 15 45,623 80,405
MA + 30 48,396 83,490
MA + 45 50,327 85,119
Doctorate 52,541 87,047

Schools in Red Clay Consolidated School District

Enrollment

Red Clay Consolidated School District served 16,297 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Red Clay Consolidated School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Red Clay Consolidated School District operates 31 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[8]

Red Clay Consolidated School District
School Name
Alexis I. du Pont High School
Alexis I. du Pont Middle School
Anna P. Mote Elementary School
Austin D. Baltz Elementary School
Brandywine Springs School
Cab Calloway School of the Arts
The Central School
Charter School of Wilmington
Conrad Schools of Science
Delaware College Preparatory Academy
Delaware Military Academy
Evan G. Shortlidge Academy
First State School
Forest Oak Elementary School
Henry B. du Pont Middle School
Heritage Elementary School
Highlands Elementary School
James H. Groves High School
John Dickinson High School
Linden Hill Elementary School
Marbrook Elementary School
Meadowood Program
North Star Elementary School
Richardson Park Elementary School
Richardson Park Learning Center
Richey Elementary School
Skyline Middle School
Stanton Middle School
Thomas McKean High School
Warner Elementary School
William C. Lewis Dual Language Elementary School

Academic performance

The Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System or DCAS is a series of assessments designed to measure what Delaware’s students know and are able to do at each grade level in reading, mathematics, science and social studies. Each test question measures knowledge of the content standards and grade level expectations. Each test question measures knowledge of the extended content standards, which are adapted from the Delaware Content Standards especially for this population.[9][10]

Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System - Spring 2013
Test Year - Grade Number Tested Meet Standard (%) Below Standard (%) Scale Score Mean
Grade 3 1,336 61.98 38.02 712.35
Grade 4 1,400 67.29 32.71 750.71
Grade 5 1,243 72.81 27.19 779.11
Grade 6 1,329 74.79 25.21 798.60
Grade 7 1,373 74.51 25.49 813.63
Grade 8 1,395 74.48 25.52 838.87
Grade 9 1,479 68.63 31.37 841.41
Grade 10 1,218 79.15 20.85 871.55

Contact information

Red Clay Consolidated School District seal.jpg
Red Clay Consolidated School District
1502 Spruce Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: (302) 552-3700

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