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Rockwood School District, Missouri

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Rockwood School District
St. Louis County, Missouri
Rockwood School District logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Terry Adams
Enrollment:22,268 students
Number of schools:29
Budget: $288.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Bill Brown
Board members:7
Term length:3
Rockwood School District is a school district in Missouri that serves St. Louis County and parts of Jefferson County. It is the third-largest school district in Missouri, serving 22,268 students in 29 schools with an operating budget of $288.7 million.[1]

About the district

Rockwood School District is located in St. Louis County, Mo.
Rockwood School District is located in east-central Missouri in St. Louis County. The county seat of St. Louis County is Clayton. St. Louis County is home to 1,001,444 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


St. Louis County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 40.6 percent of St. Louis County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in St. Louis County was $58,910 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in St. Louis County was 10.9 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race St. Louis County (%) Missouri (%)
White 70.3 83.7
Black or African American 23.7 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 3.8 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.9 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, St. Louis County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 297,097 224,742
2008 333,123 221,705
2004 295,284 244,969
2000 250,631 224,689

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current superintendent of Rockwood School District is Dr. Terry Adams, who was appointed to the position in May 2013. He has 27 years of experience as a Missouri superintendent. His annual base salary is $250,000.[5]

School board

The Rockwood School Board consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms.[6]

Rockwood School Board
Member Position Term Ends
Bill Brown President 2015
Sherri Rodgers Vice President 2015
Darby Arakelian Member 2014
Matt Doell Member 2014
Dr. Keith Kinder Member 2014
Loralee Mondl Member 2016
Jeffrey Morrell Member 2016

School board elections

See also: Rockwood School District elections (2014)

Members of the Rockwood School Board are elected at-large to three-year terms. Two seats were up for election in April 2013; Board members Loralee Mondl and Jeffrey Morrell 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 Rockwood School Board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:[7]

Public comments are welcome at each regular Board meeting during the period designated for patron comments. Any citizen of the Rockwood School District may address the Board concerning District issues at the meeting on the third Thursday of the month. At the meeting the first Thursday of the month, patron comments are limited to agenda items only. To address the Board, complete a blue "patron comment card" between 6:30p.m. to 7p.m. and give it to a Communications Department staff member. Patrons will be called to the lectern by the Board president to make comments. Comments are limited to three minutes in length.[8]


The Rockwood School District's budget is published 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
2009-2010 $131,207,557 45.3% $0 0% $88,352,860 30.5% $27,841,578 9.6% $42,420,450 14.6% $289,822,445
2010-2011 $132,832,364 46.4% $0 0% $86,172,584 30.1% $27,621,599 9.6% $39,875,594 13.9% $286,502,141
2011-2012 $132,999,612 49% $0 0% $83,459,148 30.7% $28,846,453 10.6% $26,127,507 9.6% $271,432,719
2012-2013 $132,911,562 51.1% $0 0% $91,813,563 35.3% $25,693,341 9.9% $9,724,797 3.7% $260,143,264
2013-2014 $135,797,598 47% $0 0% $94,606,301 32.8% $52,298,092 18.1% $6,019,593 2.1% $288,721,584
Averages: $133,149,738.6 48% $0 0% $88,880,891.2 32% $32,460,212.6 12% $24,833,588.2 9% $279,324,430.6

Teacher salaries

Teachers in the Rockwood School District 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 2015-2016 school year:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 40,746 44,640
B.A. + 15 41,526 53,779
MA 42,564 67,071
MA + 15 44,121 68,577
MA + 30 44,952 72,264
Doctorate 46,302 74,444

Schools in Rockwood School District


Rockwood School District serves 22,268 students, as of 2011-2012 enrollment data. The district experienced a 0.1% increase in enrollment between 2007 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2012:[10]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2007 22,245 -
2008 22,412 0.8
2009 22,285 -0.6
2010 22,382 0.4
2011 22,568 0.8
2012 22,268 -1.3

District schools

Rockwood School District operates 29 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Rockwood School District
School Name
Babler Elementary School
Ballwin Elementary School
Blevins Elementary School
Bowles Elementary School
Chesterfield Elementary School
Crestview Middle School
Ellisville Elementary School
Eureka Elementary School
Eureka High School
Fairway Elementary School
Geggie Elementary School
Green Pines Elementary School
Kehrs Mill Elementary School
Kellison Elementary School
Lafayette High School
LaSalle Springs Middle School
Marquette High School
Pond Elementary School
Ridge Meadows Elementary School
Rockwood South Middle School
Rockwood Summit High School
Rockwood Valley Middle School
Selvidge Middle School
Stanton Elementary School
Uthoff Valley Elementary School
Westridge Elementary School
Wild Horse Elementary School
Wildwood Middle School
Woerther Elementary School

Academic performance

For the 2012-2013 school year, Rockwood School District students earned an average Missouri Assessment Program index score of 398.8. Students scored highest in science with an index score of 407.6, but they scored lowest in mathematics with an index score of 390.1. The district's average MAP index score ranked eighth out of the 469 Missouri school districts that reported scores for all four tested subject areas.[12]

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Missouri school district websites

Last rated on an unknown date.

Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Public Records
Background Checks

School district websitesGuide.png
Transparency grading process

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.[13]
    • Budgets are archived for 5 years.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[14]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[15]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 9 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 9 years.[16]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[17]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2008 are available.[18]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[19]
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[20]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by Kathy Chitwood. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[21]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[22]
  • Academics
    • Academic performance reports for the school are posted online.[23]
  • Background Checks
    • The criminal background check policy and teacher certification requirements are posted online.[24]

The bad

  • NA

Contact information

Rockwood School District logo.jpg
Rockwood School Board
111 East North Street
Eureka, Missouri 63025
Phone: (636) 733-2000

See also

External links

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Rockwood School District, "Fund Summary," accessed December 2, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "St. Louis County, Missouri," accessed February 3, 2014
  3. Missouri Secretary of State, "Missouri Election Results," accessed January 23, 2015
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. Rockwood School District, "Dr. Terry Adams Selected as Rockwood Interim Superintendent," accessed February 4, 2014
  6. Rockwood School District, "Board of Education," accessed February 4, 2014
  7. Rockwood School District, "Meeting Procedures," accessed February 4, 2014
  8. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  9. Rockwood School District, "2015-2016 Teacher Salary Schedule," accessed February 4, 2014
  10. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "K-12 Enrollment: Rockwood School District," accessed February 4, 2014
  11. Rockwood School District, "Schools," accessed February 4, 2014
  12. Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, "State Assessment," accessed July 8, 2014
  13. Rockwood School District, 2013 Budget Book, Accessed: Feb 18, 2013
  14. Rockwood School District, Staff Directory, Accessed: Feb 19, 2013
  15. Rockwood School District, Elected Officials, Accessed: Feb 18, 2013
  16. Rockwood School District, Meeting Minutes and Agendas, Accessed: Feb 18, 2013
  17. Rockwood School District, Meeting Dates, Accessed: Feb 19, 2013
  18. Rockwood School District, Audits, Accessed: Feb 19, 2013
  19. Rockwood School District, Bids, Accessed: Feb 19, 2013
  20. Rockwood School District, Contracts, Accessed: Feb 18, 2013
  21. Rockwood School District, Request for Public Records, Accessed: Feb 18, 2013
  22. Rockwood School District, Tax Rates, Accessed: Feb 18, 2013
  23. Rockwood School District, School Report Cards, Accessed: Feb 19, 2013
  24. Rockwood School District, Background Check, Accessed: Feb 19, 2013