Spartanburg School District 2, South Carolina
|Spartanburg School District 2|
|Number of schools:||14|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Joyce Wright|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Spartanburg School District 2
- 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 $44,587. The rate of residents below the poverty level in Spartanburg County was 16.2% while the state rate was 17.0%. The percentage of residents over 25 with a Bachelor's degree or higher in Spartanburg County was 20.4% compared to the state average of 24.2%.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
Scott Mercer is currently the superintendent of Spartanburg School District 2.
The Spartanburg School District 2 Board of Trustees is composed of nine members serving four-year terms.
|Spartanburg School District 2|
|David C. Sereque||At-large||2015|
|Angie K. Horton||At-large||2015|
School board elections
Members of the Spartanburg School District 2 Board of Trustees are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Four seats are up for election in November 2015 and five seats are up for election in November 2017.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the current salary schedule negotiated for the Spartanburg County District 2 teachers:
|Spartanburg County School District 2 Teacher Salaries|
|Salary structure||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 18||34,862||53,513|
|MA + 30||41,534||62,034|
Schools in Spartanburg School District 2
The district served 9,721 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. It has not published more recent enrollment statistics. The district experienced an 2.4% decrease in enrollment between 2011 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2011 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Spartanburg School District 2 operates 14 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Spartanburg School District 2|
|Boiling Springs Elementary School|
|Boiling Springs High School|
|Boiling Springs High School 9th Grade Campus|
|Boiling Springs Intermediate School|
|Boiling Springs Junior High School|
|Carlisle-Foster’s Grove Elementary School|
|Chesnee Elementary School|
|Chesnee High School|
|Chesnee Middle School|
|Cooley Springs -Fingerville Elementary School|
|Hendrix Elementary School|
|Mayo Elementary School|
|Oakland Elementary School|
|Rainbow Lake Middle School|
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 School District 2 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 School District 2 received an A on its ESEA report card, meaning the district's performance substantially exceeded the state's expectations.
|Transparency grading process|
- School board members are listed with contact information.
- Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are posted.
- Budget is posted
- Administrative officials are listed with contact information.
- Spending transparency reports posted
- Salary schedules are posted
- Budget is not published.
- Does not include information on taxes, contracts, audits, academic performance, and background checks.
- There is no information on how to request public records.
3231 Old Furnace Road
Chesnee, SC 29323
Phone: (864) 578-0128
- Spartanburg County School District 2 elections (2013)
- South Carolina school districts
- List of school districts in South Carolina
- South Carolina
- School boards and school board elections
- Spartanburg School District 2, "Home," accessed January 28, 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
- 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.
- Facebook, "Spartanburg 2 Superintendent," accessed January 29, 2014
- Spartanburg School District 2, "Board of Trustees," accessed January 29, 2014
- Spartanburg County School District 2, "2012-2013 General Fund Budget, accessed December 5, 2013
- Spartanburg County School District 2, "2014-2015 General Fund Budget, accessed December 15, 2014
- Spartanburg County School District 2, "Teacher Salary Schedule FY 2013-2014," accessed January 29, 2014
- Spartanburg County School District, "School Brochure," accessed January 30, 2014
- Spartanburg School District 2, "Schools," accessed January 30, 2014
- South Carolina Department of Education," "AYP 2011," accessed January 30, 2014
- South Carolina Board of Education," "2013 ESEA," accessed January 30, 2014
- School board (dead link)
- 2010-11 budget