Rowan-Salisbury Schools, North Carolina
|Salisbury, North Carolina|
|Number of schools:||35|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Richard W. Miller|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Rowan-Salisbury
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtRowan County, North Carolina. The county seat of Rowan County is Salisbury. Rowan County is home to 138,323 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Rowan 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 16.7 percent of Rowan 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 Rowan County was $41,561 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Rowan County was 16.5 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
The superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury Schools is Dr. Lynn Moody. Serving in this role since October 1, 2013, she previously served as superintendent of Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina since 2006. Moody has also been a teacher, counselor, coach and administrator. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from North Carolina State University, and doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
Rowan-Salisbury schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to four-year terms by specific geographic districts.
|Rowan-Salisbury School Board|
|Member||District||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Richard W. Miller||1||2018|
|Kay Wright Norman||4||1994||2014|
|W. Jean Kennedy||6||2006||2018|
School board elections
- See also: Rowan-Salisbury Schools elections (2014)
Members of the Rowan-Salisbury school board are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every even-numbered year. Four seats were up for election in 2014 and three seats are up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Rowan-Salisbury school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
D. Meetings Open to the Public
The public is invited and encouraged to attend Board meetings. Although Board meetings are open to the public, the public may not participate in the Board’s deliberations unless the chair directs a question to a member of the audience or if the Board, by a majority vote of the membership, allows audience participation.
During each regular meeting, a specific time shall be set aside to allow members of the audience to address the Board.
—Rowan-Salisbury Schools website, (2014)
The table below displays the budget for Rowan-Salisbury School District:
|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|
Rowan-Salisbury Schools employed 1,354 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.
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.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|Bachelor's + NBPTS||36,960||56,000|
|Master's + NBPTS||40,260||61,000|
|6-Year + NBPTS||41,520||62,260|
|Doctoral + NBPTS||42,790||63,530|
Schools in Rowan-Salisbury
Rowan-Salisbury Schools served 20,340 students in 35 schools during the 2011-2012 school year. The district does not provide historical enrollment data.
Rowan-Salisbury Schools operates 35 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|China Grove Elementary|
|China Grove Middle|
|Corriher Lipe Middle|
|East Rowan High|
|Granite Quarry Elementary|
|Mt. Ulla Elementary|
|North Rowan Elementary|
|North Rowan High|
|North Rowan Middle|
|Rowan Co Early College|
|South Rowan High|
|West Rowan High|
|West Rowan Middle|
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." 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 Rowan-Salisbury Schools who took all tests:
- Note: Results from 2011-2012 contain retests while those from 2012-2013 do not.
|Year||# At or Above Level III||# Valid Scores||% At or Above Level III|
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- Rowan-Salisbury Schools elections (2014)
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- Rowan-Salisbury Schools
- North Carolina Association of Educators
- Classroom Teachers Association of North Carolina
- Salisbury, North Carolina
- Rowan County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- North Carolina School Boards Association
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Rowan-Salisbury Schools 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Rowan-Salisbury Schools," accessed November 24, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Rowan County, North Carolina," accessed August 26, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed August 26, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- Rowan-Salisbury School System, "About Our Superintendent," accessed December 3, 2014
- Charlotte Observer, "Moody leaving Rock Hill for Rowan schools job," August 26, 2013
- Rowan-Salisbury School System, "Board of Education," accessed December 3, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education Policy Manual, "1-17 Board Meetings," accessed December 3, 2014
- Rowan-Salisbury Schools, "Annual Budget Resolution," accessed December 5, 2013 (dead link)
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual," accessed November 29, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "2014-2015 Salary Schedules," accessed November 29, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina End-of-Course Tests," accessed November 28, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Reports of Disaggregated State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Data for 2011 - 2013," accessed November 28, 2014
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