Spartanburg County School District 6, South Carolina
|Spartanburg County School District 6|
|Number of schools:||15|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Lynn Harris|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher Salaries
- 6 Schools in Spartanburg County School District 6
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Website evaluation
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the district
The county underperformed the state in median household income and higher education, but outperformed the state in poverty rate in 2011. According to the US Census, the median household income in Spartanburg County was $43,563 compared to South Carolina's statewide median of $44,587. The rate of residents below the poverty level in Spartanburg County was 16.2% while the state rate was 17.0%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a Bachelor's degree or higher in Spartanburg County was 20.4% compared to the state average of 24.2%.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
The current superintendent of Spartanburg County School District 6 is Daryl Owings.
The Spartanburg School District 6 Board of Trustees is composed of nine members serving four-year terms.
|Spartanburg School District 2|
|Mary Lou Hightower||At-large||2017|
School board elections
Members of the Spartanburg County School District 6 Board of Trustees are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Four seats are up for election in November 2015 and five seats are up for election in November 2017.
Public participation in board meetings
The Spartanburg County School District 6 Board of Trustees maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
All official meetings of the Board shall be open to the press and public. However, the Board reserves the right to meet for work sessions and to adjourn or recess a meeting at any time to discuss such matters as are properly considered in executive sessions (see BCBK).
The Board desires citizens of District Six to attend its sessions so that they may become better acquainted with the operation and programs of the schools and that the Board may have opportunity to hear the wishes and ideas of the public.
In order to assure that all persons who wish to appear before the Board may be heard and, at the same time, conduct its meetings properly and efficiently, the Board has adopted as policy the following procedures and rules pertaining to public participation in board meetings:
The table below displays the budget for Spartanburg County School District 6:
|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|
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 following table details the current salary schedule negotiated for the Spartanburg County District 6 teachers:
|Spartanburg County School District 6 Teacher Salaries|
|Salary structure||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 18||34,862||53,523|
|MA + 30||41,533||62,042|
Schools in Spartanburg County School District 6
The district served 10,597 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. It has not published more recent enrollment statistics. The district experienced an 3.5% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2011 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Spartanburg School District 6 operates 15 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Spartanburg School District 6|
|Anderson Mill Elementary|
|Dorman Freshman Campus|
|Jesse S. Bobo Elementary|
|L. E. Gable Middle|
|Lone Oak Elementary|
|Pauline-Glenn Springs Elementary|
|R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center|
|R. P. Dawkins Middle|
|West View Elementary|
|Woodland Heights Elementary|
Adequate Yearly Progress
Academic performance statistics for the district are available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports provide measurements defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which allow the U.S. Department of Education to determine the academic performance of every public school and school district across the country. In South Carolina, AYP measures student results for three indicators: attendance (for schools without a high school graduating class), studnet performance on standardized tests and test participation. Spartanburg County School District 6 did not make AYP in 2011.
|District AYP scores|
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Federal Accountability System
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed in 1965 as a part of the "War on Poverty." ESEA emphasizes equal access to education and establishes high standards and accountability. The law authorizes federally funded education programs that are administered by the states. In 2002, Congress amended ESEA and reauthorized it as the No Child Left Behind Act. The ESEA rates schools based on grading scaled based on a number of academic standards. In 2013, Spartanburg County School District 6 received an B on its ESEA report card, meaning the district's performance exceeded the state's expectations.
|Transparency grading process|
- School board meeting schedule and agendas are posted.
- Administrative officials are listed with contact information.
- Some vendor contracts are available.
- Spending transparency reports posted
- School board members are listed, but contact information is not available.
- Meeting minutes are not available.
- Does not include information on taxes, contracts, audits, academic performance, and background checks.
- There is no information on how to request public records.
1390 Cavalier Way
Rosebuck, SC 29376
Phone: (864) 576-4212
- Spartanburg County School District 6 elections (2013)
- South Carolina school districts
- List of school districts in South Carolina
- South Carolina
- School boards and school board elections
- Spartanburg School District 6, "Home," accessed January 30, 2014
- 2010 Census: Quick Facts, "Spartanburg County," accessed October 15, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed August 9, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Spartanburg School District 6," Superintendent," accessed January 31, 2014
- Spartanburg School District 6, "Board of Trustees," accessed January 31, 2014
- Spartanburg County School District 6, "Policies," accessed January 31, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- U.S. Census, "Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data," accessed December 11, 2013
- Spartanburg County School District 6, "Salary Schedules," accessed January 31, 2014
- Spartanburg County School District, "School Brochure," accessed January 30, 2014
- Spartanburg School District 6, "Select a School, accessed january 31, 2014
- South Carolina Department of Education," "AYP 2011," accessed January 31, 2014
- South Carolina Board of Education," "2013 ESEA," accessed January 31, 2014
- Meeting schedule
- Administrative personnel
- School board