Saint Paul Public Schools, Minnesota
|Saint Paul Public Schools|
|Ramsey County, Minnesota|
|Number of schools:||64|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Mary Doran|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Saint Paul Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtRamsey County, Minnesota. The county seat of Ramsey County is St. Paul. Ramsey County is home to 520,152 residents, according to the 2010 United States Census.
Ramsey County outperformed the rest of Minnesota in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 39.2% of Ramsey County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 32.2% for Minnesota as a whole. The median household income in Ramsey County was $53,152 compared to $59,126 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Ramsey County was 16.8% compared to 11.2% for the entire state.
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.
The superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools is Valeria Silva. She was appointed to the position by the school board on November 23, 2009. Before taking the position, Silva served in the district for more than two decades as an educator, principal and administrator.
Saint Paul Public Schools is overseen by a seven-member board, all of whom are elected to four-year terms.
|Saint Paul Board of Education|
School board elections
Members of the Saint Paul Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2013 and four seats will be up for election in 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Saint Paul Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||1. The Board meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. time certain for public comment. The time period will be a maximum of 45 minutes for public comment. Other Board business will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. or earlier if there were fewer individuals making comment.
2. Individuals must sign-in in advance by e-mailing or calling the Board Secretary. If they do not sign-in in advance, they will be allowed to do so at the meeting but sign-in will end at 5:30 p.m. when the Public Comment session begins. Indicated your name, address, phone or e-mail and the subject you are addressing noting if it is related to an agenda specific area (items being addressed on that meeting’s formal agenda) or a non-agenda related topic.
3. Agenda specific items (items being addressed on that meeting’s formal agenda) will be taken first, non-agenda specific comments will follow.
4. Individuals will be allotted 3 minutes. If a situation arises where time runs short and not everyone can be accommodated in the 45 minute period, anyone who has spoken in public comment within the last three months may lose their time to speak and time would be reduced to 2 or 1 minutes for others, depending on numbers. If a large group wishes to address one subject, they may be asked to coordinate amongst themselves in order to present their subject within a time allotted by the Chair.
5. Please speak for a maximum of three (3) minutes only. (A timekeeping device will sound a buzzer when your time is up.)
6. Please DO NOT include names of Saint Paul Public School employees, titles or location names in your remarks for your own legal protection and the legal rights of staff. This includes identifiers such as school name, grade or job title that would identify the individual publicly. Issues related to school district employees should be made in writing and may identify employees by name, title, location, etc.
7. Please complete a Sign-In Sheet in order to provide a more complete record of your concern/issue for the benefit of administration.
The table below displays the budget for Saint Paul Public Schools:
|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|
Saint Paul Public Schools employed 2,511 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. 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. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The current salary schedule is not available, but the following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers for 2012-2013:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 15||36,622||61,186|
|B.A. + 30||37,029||62,242|
|B.A. + 45||37,433||63,293|
|B.A. + 60 or MA||38,264||76,613|
|MA + 15||38,858||77,795|
|MA + 30||39,845||79,340|
|MA + 45||41,026||81,340|
|MA + 60 or SPEC||42,207||82,888|
|Ph.D. or Ed.D.||43,589||86,162|
Schools in Saint Paul Public Schools
Saint Paul Public Schools serves 37,859 students. Saint Paul Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Saint Paul Public Schools operates 64 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Saint Paul Public Schools|
|Adams Spanish Immersion Magnet|
|AGAPE - Adolescent Girls and Parenting Education|
|American Indian Magnet|
|Barack and Michelle Obama Service Learning Elementary|
|Battle Creek Elementary|
|Battle Creek Middle School|
|Benjamin E. Mays International Magnet School|
|Bruce F. Vento Elementary|
|Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet|
|Central High School|
|Chelsea Heights Elementary|
|Cherokee Heights West Side School of Excellence|
|Como Park Elementary|
|Como Park Senior High School|
|Creative Arts Secondary School|
|Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary|
|Eastern Heights Elementary|
|Evening High School|
|Expo for Excellence Elementary|
|Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 Magnet - Lower Campus (PreK-4)|
|Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-8 Magnet - Upper Campus (5-8)|
|Four Seasons A+ Elementary|
|Frost Lake Magnet|
|Galtier Community School|
|Gordon Parks High School|
|Groveland Park Elementary|
|Harding Senior High School|
|Hazel Park Preparatory Academy|
|The Heights Community School|
|Highland Park Elementary|
|Highland Park Middle School|
|Highland Park Senior High School|
|Highwood Hills Elementary|
|Horace Mann School|
|Humboldt Secondary School|
|J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet|
|Jackson Preparatory Magnet|
|Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy|
|John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary|
|Johnson Senior High School|
|LEAP High School|
|L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion School Lower Campus (K-1)|
|L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion School Upper Campus (2-5)|
|Linwood Monroe Arts Plus - Linwood Campus|
|Linwood Monroe Arts Plus - Monroe Campus|
|Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet|
|Murray Middle School|
|Nokomis Montessori Magnet North|
|Nokomis Montessori Magnet South|
|Open World Learning|
|Parkway Middle School - Montessori|
|Paul & Sheila Wellstone Elementary|
|Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet School|
|Ramsey Middle School|
|Randolph Heights Elementary|
|Riverview West Side School of Excellence|
|Saint Paul Music Academy|
|St. Anthony Park Elementary|
|Washington Technology Magnet School|
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are standardized tests conducted to measure student progress toward the state's academic benchmarks. The reading and mathematics tests are used to determine whether schools and districts have made Adequate Yearly Progress toward all students becoming proficient in these subjects. The science tests are required by the No Child Left Behind Act but not included in the AYP calculations. Reading and mathematics tests are both given to students in grades 3 through 8, along with an additional reading test given to students in grade 10 and an additional mathematics test given to students in grade 11. Science tests are given to students in grades 5 and 8, along with an additional test given when students complete a life science or biology course in high school.
Last rated on December 24, 2012.
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- Current and past budgets are posted.
- Board of Education meeting minutes and upcoming meeting agendas are posted.
- Members of the Board of Education are listed with individual contact information.
- The district superintendent is listed with contact information.
- There is a purchasing/contracting webpage that lists current bids as well as archived contracts.
- Audits are posted.
- Information on academic performance is posted.
- No information is provided on taxes imposed for the district.
- No information is provided on how to make a public records request.
- No information is provided on background check procedures for employees who come into contact with students.
- Minnesota school districts
- List of school districts in Minnesota
- Saint Paul Public Schools elections (2013)
- School board elections portal
- Saint Paul Public Schools
- Saint Paul Federation of Teachers
- Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Ramsey County, Minnesota
- Minnesota Department of Education
- Minnesota School Boards Association
- MinnCAN, "St. Paul Public School District," accessed February 10, 2014 (dead link)
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed December 26, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Ramsey County, Minnesota," accessed February 10, 2014
- Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Election Results and Statistics," accessed October 14, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Mary Turck, Twin Cities Daily Planet, "Valeria Silva named St. Paul school superintendent," November 23, 2009
- Saint Paul Public Schools, "Office of the Superintendent," accessed February 10, 2014
- Saint Paul Public Schools, "The Saint Paul Board of Education," accessed February 10, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Saint Paul Public Schools, "Budget Update," accessed December 4, 2013 (dead link)
- Minnesota Department of Education, "Data Reports and Analytics," accessed February 10, 2014
- Saint Paul Public Schools, "Agreement between the Saint Paul Board of Education and the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers," accessed February 10, 2014
- Saint Paul Public Schools, "School Directory," accessed February 10, 2014
- Minnesota Department of Education, "Testing Information," accessed December 26, 2013
- Pioneer Press, "Statewide: All public schools," accessed December 26, 2013
- Pioneer Press, "St. Paul," accessed February 10, 2014
- Saint Paul Public Schools, "Welcome to the Purchasing & Contract Services Department," accessed February 10, 2014
- Saint Paul Public Schools, "Audit Reports," accessed February 10, 2014
- Saint Paul Public Schools, "Saint Paul Public Schools Data Center," accessed February 10, 2014