Rogers School District, Arkansas

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Rogers Public Schools
Rogers, Arkansas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Janie Darr
Enrollment:14,456
Graduation rate:85.4%
Number of schools:22
Budget: $111.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Jerry Carmichael
Board members:7
Term length:5

Rogers Public Schools is a school district in Arkansas. Total 2011-2012 enrollment was 14,145 with a per pupil expenditure of $8,329. The District operates 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 high schools, a Pre-Kindergarten Center, and an alternative school. It employes the FTE of 1,028 certified teachers along with 769 support staff.[1]

About the district

Location

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Rogers Public Schools is a district located in Northwest Arkansas in Benton County. The county seat is Bentonville. It is located Northwest of the state capital Little Rock. According to the 2010 Census, Rogers is home to 58,895 residents.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Rogers (%) Arkansas (%)
White 73.7 80.0
Black or African American 1.4 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 0.9
Asian 2.6 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.3
Two or More Races 3.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 31.5 6.8

Demographics

Rogers outperforms the rest of Arkansas when measured on the basis of median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level. Rogers performs worse than the rest of Arkansas when compared based on percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Rogers was $50,205 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. 38.2% of Little Rock residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 27.1% in Arkansas. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Rogers was 13.3%% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 77.2% of Rogers residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 82.7% in Arkansas.[4]

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.[5]

Superintendent

Dr. Janie Darr is the current superintendent of Rogers Public Schools.[6]

School Board

Current school board members include:[7]

Name Zone Term Expires
Lisa Anderson At-Large 2016
Byron Black At-Large 2016
Jerry Carmichael 5 2015
Curtis Clements 2 2017
Kristen Cobbs 3 2016
Walter Schrader 4 2014
Sterling Wilson 1 2017

School board elections

See also: Rogers School District elections (2013)

One seat was up for election in Rogers School District on September 17, 2013. Zone 2 board member Curtis Clements was re-elected to the seat in an unopposed race.

Budget

Rogers School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[8]

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
2012-2013 $68,735,334 59.8% $19,517,957 17% $13,960,172 12.2% $12,595,837 11% $50,299 0% $114,859,599
2013-2014 $70,354,583 59.3% $21,320,735 18% $14,852,532 12.5% $12,040,091 10.1% $150,000 0.1% $118,717,941
Averages: $69,544,958.5 60% $20,419,346 17% $14,406,352 12% $12,317,964 11% $100,149.5 0% $116,788,770

Teacher salaries

The District employs the FTE of 1,028 certified teachers. 52% have advanced degrees. 71 are National Board Certified. The average teacher salary is $55,865. The starting salary if $43,500.[9]

RPS FY12-13 Salary Schedule
Step Bachelor's Bachelor's +15 Bachelor's +30 Master's Master's +15 Master's +30 Ed.S. Ph.D.
1 $43,500 $44,316 $45,133 $45,946 $46,763 $47,578 $48,392
2 $44,316 $45,133 $45,946 $46,763 $47,578 $48,392 $49,208
3 $45,133 $45,946 $46,763 $47,578 $48,392 $49,208 $50,023
4 $45,946 $46,763 $47,578 $48,392 $49,208 $50,023 $50,839
5 $46,763 $47,578 $48,392 $49,208 $50,023 $50,839 $51,654
6 $47,578 $48,392 $49,208 $50,023 $50,839 $51,654 $52,469
7 $48,392 $49,208 $50,023 $50,839 $51,654 $52,469 $53,283
8 $49,208 $50,023 $50,839 $51,654 $52,469 $53,283 $54,098
9 $50,023 $50,839 $51,654 $52,469 $53,283 $54,098 $54,915
10 $50,839 $51,654 $52,469 $53,283 $54,098 $54,915 $55,730
11 $51,654 $52,469 $53,283 $54,098 $54,915 $55,730 $56,545
12 $52,469 $53,283 $54,098 $54,915 $55,730 $56,545 $57,361
13 $53,283 $54,098 $54,915 $55,730 $56,545 $57,361 $58,176
14 $54,098 $54,915 $55,730 $56,545 $57,361 $58,176 $58,991
15 $54,915 $55,730 $56,545 $57,361 $58,176 $58,991 $59,805
16 $55,730 $56,545 $57,361 $58,176 $58,991 $59,805 $60,620
17 $56,545 $57,361 $58,176 $58,991 $59,805 $60,620 $61,436
18 $57,361 $58,176 $58,991 $59,805 $60,620 $61,436 $62,252
19 $58,176 $58,991 $59,805 $60,620 $61,436 $62,252 $63,067
20 $58,991 $59,805 $60,620 $61,436 $62,252 $63,067 $63,883
21 $59,805 $60,620 $61,436 $62,252 $63,067 $63,883 $64,698
22 $60,621 $61,436 $62,252 $63,067 $63,883 $64,698 $65,512
23 $60,621 $62,252 $63,067 $63,883 $64,698 $65,512 $66,328
24 $60,621 $63,068 $63,883 $64,698 $65,512 $66,328 $67,142
25 $60,621 $63,068 $64,698 $65,512 $66,328 $67,142 $67,957
26 $60,621 $63,068 $65,512 $66,328 $67,142 $67,957 $68,775
27 $60,621 $63,068 $66,328 $67,142 $67,957 $68,775 $69,591
28 $60,621 $63,068 $66,328 $67,957 $68,775 $69,591 $70,407
29 $60,621 $63,068 $66,328 $68,775 $69,591 $70,407 $71,223
30 $60,621 $63,068 $66,328 $69,591 $70,407 $71,223 $72,039

District schools

Rogers Public Schools operated 50 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[10]

Rogers Public Schools
Name
Bellview Elementary
Bonnie Grimes Elementary
Eastside Elementary
Elmwood Middle School
Elza Tucker Elementary
Garfield Elementary
Grace Hill Elementary
Heritage High School
Kirksey Middle School
Lingle Middle School
Lowell Elementary
Mathias Elementary
Northside Elementary
Oakdale Middle School
Old Wire Road Elementary
Reagan Elementary
Rogers High School
Rogers New Technology High School
Russell D. Jones Elementary
Tillery Elementary
Westside Elementary

Academic performance

854 students graduated in 2012 with a graduation rate of 85.4%. Graduates were awarded $12.5 million in scholarships. The District had 7 National Merit Finalists in 2010, 7 in 2011, and 2 in 2012. It offers 22 AP courses. 48% of all 8-12th graders took AP classes, and 1,685 AP exams were taken in 2011. 43% of tests earned a 3 or above. The average composite ACT score is 21.5, compared to a state average of 19.9 and a national average of 21.1.[1]

State of Arkansas Reading Scores 2011-2012 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level

Grade Number of Students Tested Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced
3rd 1,099 4% 7% 21% 68%
4th 1,158 2% 6% 27% 64%
5th 1,078 2% 6% 31% 61%
6th 986 3% 17% 31% 49%
7th 1,053 1% 11% 33% 55%
8th 1,071 2% 9% 38% 52%

State of Arkansas Math Scores 2011-2012 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level

Grade Number of Students Tested Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced
3rd 1,099 1% 5% 17% 77%
4th 1,158 4% 8% 28% 60%
5th 1,078 4% 8% 30% 57%
6th 986 7% 14% 24% 55%
7th 1,053 5% 9% 38% 48%
8th 1,071 10% 13% 48% 30%

Issues

School choice

School choice options for Rogers Public Schools are available for the following schools.[11]

  • Elza Tucker Elementary
  • Elmwood Elementary School
  • Kirksey Middle School
  • Lingle Middle School
  • Oakdale Middle School
  • Rogers High School
  • Rogers Heritage High School

Website evaluation

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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Arkansas school district websites

Last rated on September 5, 2012.

The good

  • Millage rate is posted.[1]
  • School board members are listed with telephone contact details.[7]
  • Meeting calendars and minutes are posted.[7]
  • Salary schedules are posted.[12]
  • Academic performance reports are posted.[13]

The bad

  • Budget and revenues are not posted.
  • Administrative contact details are not available.
  • Audits are not posted.
  • School board email addresses are not listed.
  • Meeting agendas are not posted.
  • Public records request details are not available.
  • Background check details are not posted.

Contact information

Rogers Public Schools
500 W. Walnut St.
Rogers, AR 72756
479-636-3910

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