Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Virginia
|Spotsylvania County |
|Spotsylvania County, Virginia|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Scott Baker|
|Number of schools:||29|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
About the districtSpotsylvania County, Virginia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Spotsylvania County is home to 122,397 residents.
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Spotsylvania County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 88.2% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $78,299 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Spotsylvania County had a poverty rate of 7.7%, while the poverty rate for Virginia was 10.7%.
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.
The current superintendent of Spotsylvania County Public Schools is Scott Baker, who was appointed to his position in May 2012. Previously, Baker served as director of K-12 curriculum and instruction at Hanover County Public Schools. He has his bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in theater arts from Radford University and both his special education teaching credentials and his doctorate from the University of Virginia.
The Spotsylvania County School Board is comprised of seven members elected by district who serve four-year terms.
|Spotsylvania County School Board|
|Amanda Blalock||Chair||Lee Hill District||2017|
|James A. Meyer||Vice Chair||Courtland District||2015|
|William M. Blaine, Jr.||Member||Salem District||2015|
|Ray Lora||Member||Livingston District||2015|
|Erin Grampp||Member||Berkeley District||2017|
|Dawn Shelley||Member||Chancellor District||2015|
|Baron Braswell||Member||Battlefield District||2017|
School board elections
Three seats were up for election on the Spotsylvania County School Board on November 5, 2013. The Battlefield, Lee Hill and Berkeley Districts were filled by unopposed candidate Baron Braswell, challenger Erin Grampp and unopposed incumbent Amanda Blalock, respectively. Four seats will be up for election in November 2015.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, Spotsylvania County Public Schools has an operating budget of $277.7 million.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Table below is based on employees with a bachelor's degree. Supplemental pay is as follows: Bachelor's plus 15 hours (in a master's program) is an additional 3%, Masters 7%, Masters plus 15 hours 10%, Education Specialist Degree 11.5% and Doctorate 13%.
|Spotsylvania County Teacher Salary Scale 2013-2014|
|Years Experience||Salary ($)||_||0||39,000|
Schools in Spotsylvania County
Spotsylvania County operates 29 schools listed below in alphabetical order.
|Spotsylvania County schools|
|Battlefield Elementary School|
|Battlefield Middle School|
|Berkeley Elementary School|
|Brock Road Elementary School|
|Cedar Forest Elementary School|
|Chancellor Elementary School|
|Chancellor High School|
|Chancellor Middle School|
|Courthouse Road Elementary School|
|Courtland Elementary School|
|Courtland High School|
|Freedom Middle School|
|Harrison Road Elementary School|
|Lee Hill Elementary School|
|Livingston Elementary School|
|Massaponax High School|
|Ni River Middle School|
|Parkside Elementary School|
|Post Oak Middle School|
|Riverbend High School|
|Riverview Elementary School|
|Robert E. Lee Elementary School|
|Salem Elementary School|
|Smith Station Elementary School|
|Spotswood Elementary School|
|Spotsylvania High School|
|Spotsylvania Middle School|
|Thornsburg Middle School|
|Wilderness Elementary School|
The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.
School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.
Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.
The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Spotsylvania County Public Schools as having a student population of 24,081 and 29 schools in the division.
Spotsylvania County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Battlefield Elementary||Pre-K – 5||669||Yes|
|Battlefield Middle||6 - 8||782||Yes|
|Berkeley Elementary||Pre-K – 5||327||Yes|
|Brock Road Elementary||Pre-K – 5||797||Yes|
|Cedar Forest Elementary||Pre-K – 5||728||Yes|
|Chancellor Elementary||Pre-K – 5||333||Yes|
|Chancellor High||9 - 12||1,374||Yes|
|Chancellor Middle||6 - 8||835||No|
|Courthouse Road Elementary||Pre-K – 5||889||No|
|Courtland Elementary||Pre-K – 5||588||No|
|Courtland High||9 - 12||1,283||Yes|
|Freedom Middle||6 - 8||875||Yes|
|Harrison Road Elementary||Pre-K – 5||760||Yes|
|Lee Hill Elementary||Pre-K – 5||574||Yes|
|Livingston Elementary||Pre-K – 5||473||Yes|
|Massaponax High||9 - 12||1,988||Yes|
|Ni River Middle||6 - 8||726||No|
|Parkside Elementary||Pre-K – 5||886||Yes|
|Post Oak Middle||6 - 8||733||No|
|Riverbend High||9 - 12||1,976||Yes|
|Riverview Elementary||Pre-K – 5||643||Yes|
|Robert E. Lee Elementary||Pre-K – 5||484||No|
|Salem Elementary||Pre-K – 5||643||Yes|
|Smith Station Elementary||Pre-K – 5||843||Yes|
|Spotswood Elementary||Pre-K – 5||409||Yes|
|Spotsylvania High||9 - 12||1,214||No|
|Spotsylvania Middle||6 - 8||840||No|
|Thornburg Middle||6 - 8||658||No|
|Wilderness Elementary||Pre-K – 5||751||Yes|
|Transparency grading process|
Last updated on July 26, 2010.
- The Spotsylvania County Public Schools 2009-2010 and approved 2010-2011 budgets, including federal, state, and local revenue information, are available.
- School board meeting schedule and agendas are available.
- Administrative and school board contact information is available.
- Academic performance information is available via a link to the Virginia Department of Education School Report Card. Adequate Yearly Progress and Virginia Standards of Learning information is also available.
- Section K: School-Community Relations of the Spotsylvania County School Board Policy Manual includes Request for Information procedures in compliance with Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. Section D: Fiscal Management includes information regarding audit requirements and Section G: Personnel includes hiring and evaluation procedures.
- Teacher salary scales are posted on the division website.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- Current meeting minutes are not available.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- The website does not include the results of audits.
- Current teacher and vendor contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.
- School board elections portal
- Spotsylvania County Public Schools elections (2013)
- List of school districts in Virginia
- Spotsylvania County Public Schools
- Virginia Department of Education
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia Education Association
- United States Census, "Quick Facts: Spotsylvania County," accessed September 25, 2013]
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 26, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Spotsy chooses new superintendent from inside Accessed September 26, 2013
- Contact the school board Accessed September 26, 2013,
- 2013-2014 Spotsylvania County Public Schools Teacher Salary Scale" accessed September 27, 2013
- Schools Accessed September 27, 2013
- 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
- ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Spotsylvania County Public Schools, July 26, 2010
- ‘Spotsylvania County Public Schools’, BUDGET, July 23, 2010
- ‘Spotsylvania County Public Schools’, BoardDocs, July 23, 2010
- ‘Spotsylvania County Public Schools’, School Board Members, July 23, 2010
- ‘Spotsylvania County Public Schools’, Staff, July 23, 2010
- ‘Spotsylvania County Public Schools’, Adequate Yearly Progress, July 26, 2010
- ‘Spotsylvania County Public Schools’, Policy Manual, July 26, 2010
- ‘Spotsylvania County Public Schools’, Salary/Benefits, July 26, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010