Roanoke County Public Schools, Virginia

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Roanoke County
Public Schools
Roanoke County, Virginia
link=Roanoke County  Public Schools
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Lorraine Lange
Enrollment:14,622 students
Graduation rate:90.4%
Number of schools:27
Budget: $147.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board members:5
Term length:4
Roanoke County Public Schools is the 17th-largest school district in Virginia serving 14,622 students in 27 schools. It is located in western central Virginia in Roanoke County.

About the district

Roanoke County Public Schools is located in Roanoke County, VA
Roanoke County Public Schools is located in Roanoke County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Roanoke County is home to 92,376 residents.[1]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate and poverty rate, Roanoke County overperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 90.4% compared to 86.6% statewide. Roanoke had a poverty rate of 5.8%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%. In regards to average household income, Roanoke County underperformed, $62,895 compared to $63,302 in the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Roanoke County (%) Virginia (%)
White 89.8 71.1
Black 5.4 19.7
Asian 3.0 6.0
Hispanic or Latino 2.4 8.4
American Indian 0.2 0.5
Two or More Races 1.5 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 36.5 61.7
2008 38.9 60.0
2004 34.2 65.1
2000 37.7 60.1

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.[3]

Superintendent

The current superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools is Dr. Lorraine Lange. Since starting her teaching career in 1969, she has held the positions of assistant principal, principal, supervisor of language arts K-12, associate director of instruction, assistant superintendent of instruction, deputy superintendent of instruction and her current position of superintendent. She was named the 2012 Virginia Superintendent of the Year.[4][5]

School board

The Roanoke County School Board is comprised of five members selected by district.[6]

Roanoke County School Board
Member Role District Term Ends
Jerry L. Canada Chair Hollins 2017
C. Drew Barrineau Vice Chair Windsor Hills 2017
H. Odell "Fuzzy" Minnix Member Cave Spring 2015
Michael W. Stovall Member Vinton 2017
David M. Wymer Member Catawba 2015

School board elections

See also: Roanoke County Public Schools elections (2013)

Three seats on the Roanoke County Public School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for magisterial districts Hollins, Vinton and Windsor Hills. Two seats will be up for election in November 2015.

Budget

Roanoke County Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.[7]

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 $120,572,821 74.7% $0 0% $20,869,599 12.9% $14,177,897 8.8% $5,709,314 3.5% $161,329,631
Averages: $120,572,821 75% $0 0% $20,869,599 13% $14,177,897 9% $5,709,314 4% $161,329,631

Teacher salaries

In the table below, years marked with an asterisk note that the school board froze all salaries in response to national, state and local economic conditions. Two asterisks notes that the school board extended the teacher work day to 7 hours 20 minutes and approved a 2% contract adjustment.

Roanoke County Public Schools Teacher Salary Scale 2013-2014[8]
Year Bachelor's Degree Minimum ($) Bachelor's Degree Maximum ($) Master's Degree Minimum ($) Master's Degree Maximum ($) Doctorate Degree Minimum ($) Doctorate Degree Maximum ($)
2003-04 31,000 45,500 32,550 47,775 34,100 50,050
2004-05 32,100 48,600 33,705 50,875 35,310 53,150
2005-06 33,000 50,301 34,605 52,576 36,210 54,851
2006-07 34,000 52,565 35,605 54,840 37,210 57,115
2007-08 34,500 54,404 36,105 56,679 37,710 58,954
2008-09 35,000 57,125 36,605 59,400 38,210 61,675
2009-10* 35,000 57,125 36,605 59,400 38,210 61,675
2010-11* 35,000 57,125 36,605 59,400 38,210 61,675
2011-12** 35,700 58,268 37,305 60,543 38,910 62,818
2012-13 36,000 63,366 37,605 65,641 39,210 67,916
2013-14* 36,000 63,366 37,605 65,641 39,210 67,916

Schools in Roanoke County

Roanoke County Public Schools operates 27 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[9]

Roanoke County Public Schools
Name
Back Creek Elementary School
Bonsack Elementary School
Burlington Elementary School
Burton Center for Arts & Technology
Cave Spring Elementary School
Cave Spring High School
Cave Spring Middle School
Clearbrook Elementary School
Fort Lewis Elementary School
Glen Cove Elementary School
Glenvar Elementary School
Glenvar High School
Glenvar Middle School
Green Valley Elementary School
Herman L. Horn Elementary School
Hidden Valley High School
Hidden Valley Middle School
Masons Cove Elementary School
Mount Pleasant Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School
Northside High School
Northside Middle School
Oak Grove Elementary School
Penn Forest Elementary School
W.E.Cundiff Elementary School
William Byrd High School
William Byrd Middle School

Academic performance

The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.

School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.

Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.[10]

The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Roanoke County Public Schools as having a student population of 14,793 and 27 schools in the division.

Roanoke County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.[11]

School Grade Enrollment Made Adequate Yearly

Progress for 2009?

Back Creek Elementary Pre-K - 5 292 Yes
Bonsack Elementary Pre-K - 5 456 Yes
Burlington Elementary Pre-K - 5 465 Yes
Cave Spring Elementary Pre-K - 5 464 Yes
Cave Spring High 9 - 12 862 Yes
Cave Spring Middle 6 - 8 610 Yes
Clearbrook Elementary Pre-K - 5 256 Yes
Fort Lewis Elementary Pre-K - 5 242 Yes
Glen Cove Elementary Pre-K - 5 452 Yes
Glenvar Elementary Pre-K - 5 369 Yes
Glenvar High 9 - 12 657 Yes
Glenvar Middle 6 - 8 404 Yes
Green Valley Elementary Pre-K - 5 388 Yes
Herman L. Horn Elementary Pre-K - 5 427 Yes
Hidden Valley High 9 - 12 1,167 Yes
Hidden Valley Middle 6 - 8 762 Yes
Mason's Cove Elementary Pre-K - 5 197 Yes
Mount Pleasant Elementary Pre-K - 5 328 Yes
Mountain View Elementary Pre-K - 5 482 Yes
Northside High 9 – 12 1,026 Yes
Oak Grove Elementary Pre-K - 5 570 Yes
Penn Forest Elementary 7 - 8 572 Yes
W.E. Cundiff Elementary Pre-K - 5 494 Yes
William Byrd High 9 – 12 1,184 Yes
William Byrd Middle 6 - 8 911 No
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Last rated on August 3, 2010.

The good

  • The Roanoke County Public Schools 2010-2011 budget, including federal, state, and local revenue, is available. Budget development information and previous budgets are also posted.[12]
  • Administrative and school board contact information is available.[13][14]
  • School board meeting dates and agendas are available.[15]
  • Academic performance and Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) information is available.[16]
  • The 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is available on the division website.[17]
  • Teacher salary and benefits information is posted on the division website.[18]
  • Section 8: School-Community Relations of the Roanoke County School Board Policy Manual includes Request for Information procedures in compliance with Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act.[15]
  • Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.[19]

The bad

  • Meeting minutes are not available.
  • The website does not include the results of background checks.
  • Current teacher and vendor contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.[20]

Contact information

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Board of Trustees
Roanoke County Public Schools
5937 Cove Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: 540-562-3700

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States Census, "Quick Facts: Roanoke County," accessed September 24, 2013]
  2. Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 24, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  4. Meet the New Superintendent - Dr. Lorraine S. Lange Accessed September 24, 2013
  5. Superintendent - Dr. Lorraine Lange Accessed September 24, 2013
  6. School Board Accessed September 24, 2013
  7. Roanoke County Public Schools, "Budget 2013-2014," accessed December 3, 2013
  8. Roanoke County Teacher Base Salaries" accessed September 24, 2013
  9. Schools Accessed September 24, 2013
  10. 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
  11. ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Roanoke County Public Schools, July 21, 2010
  12. ‘Roanoke County Public Schools’, Budget/Finance, July 21, 2010
  13. ‘Roanoke County Public Schools’, Administrative Staff, July 21, 2010
  14. ‘Roanoke County Public Schools’, School Board, July 21, 2010
  15. 15.0 15.1 ‘Roanoke County Public Schools’, Board Docs, July 21, 2010
  16. ‘Roanoke County Public Schools’, Standards of Learning Resources, July 21, 2010
  17. ‘Roanoke County Public Schools’, Budget/Finance, July 21, 2010
  18. ‘Roanoke County Public Schools’, Personnel, July 21, 2010
  19. 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
  20. 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010