Springdale Public Schools, Arkansas

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Springdale Public Schools
Springdale, Arkansas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Jim D. Rollins
Enrollment:20,131
Graduation rate:81.7
Number of schools:21
Budget: $165.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Kathy McFetridge
Board members:7
Term length:5

Springdale Public Schools is a school district in Arkansas that currently serves 20,131 K-12 students. The district contains two high schools, three junior highs, three middle schools, and 13 elementary schools.

About the district

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Springdale Public Schools is a school district located in Northwest Arkansas in Washington and Benton counties. It is located Northwest of the captial Little Rock. According to the 2010 Census, Springdale is home to 70,382 residents.[1]
Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Springdale (%) Arkansas (%)
White 64.7 80.0
Black or African American 1.8 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 0.9
Asian 2.0 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5.7 0.3
Two or More Races 2.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 35.4 6.8


Demographics

Springdale outperforms the rest of Arkansas when measured on the basis of median household income but underperforms when measured on percentage of residents living below the poverty level and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Springdale was $41,753 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. 17.3% of Springdale residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Springdale was 21.3% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 69.7% of Springdale residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 82.7% in Arkansas.[3]

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[4]

Superintendent

Dr. Jim D. Rollins is the current Superintendent of Springdale Public Schools. Rollins has served Springdale Public Schools since arriving in the district as Director of Secondary Curriculum in 1980.[5]

School Board

School board members include:[6]

Springdale School Board
Member Position
Kathy McFetridge Board Member
Mike Luttrell President
Jeffrey Alan Williams Vice President
Danny Dotson Board Member
Kevin Ownbey Board Member
Randy Hutchinson Secretary-Treasurer
Michelle McCaslin Cook Board Member

School board elections

See also: Springdale Public Schools elections (2013)

Members of the Springdale School Board are elected to five-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were up for election on September 17, 2013.

Administrative Officials

The current superintendent is Dr. Jim D. Rollins. Other key administrative officials include:

Springdale Public Schools Officials
Official Position
Dr. Jim D. Rollins Superintendent
Dr. Gary Compton Assistant Superintendent for Support Services
Jared Cleveland Deputy Superintendent for Personnel
Clay Hendrix Assistant Superintendent for Education Innovations, Technical systems
STEM/Science
Dr. Marsha Jones Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction,
Accountability and Education Innovation
Dr. Kathy Morledge Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning (Pre-K-7)
Kim Garrett Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning (8-12)

Budget

Springdale Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.[7][8]

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
2012-2013 $91,674,674 56.9% $34,027,265 21.1% $25,298,278 15.7% $9,994,978 6.2% $106,064 0.1% $161,101,259
2013-2014 $98,392,163 57.3% $37,486,496 21.8% $26,159,598 15.2% $9,595,843 5.6% $224,620 0.1% $171,858,721
Averages: $95,033,418.5 57% $35,756,880.5 21% $25,728,938 15% $9,795,410.5 6% $165,342 0% $166,479,990

Teacher Salaries

The 2011-2012 budgeted teacher salary fund stood at $79,262,673.[9]

The 2012-2013 teacher salary schedule runs from $44,570 t0 $73,070.[10]

RPS FY12-13 Salary Schedule
Years of Experience Bachelor's Bachelor's +15 Masters Masters +15 Masters +30 Ed.S.
0 $45,820 $47,082 $48,344 $49,607 $50,869 $52,132
1 $46,504 $47,767 $49,029 $50,291 $51,554 $52,816
2 $47,189 $48,451 $49,714 $50,976 $52,238 $53,501
3 $47,950 $49,213 $50,475 $51,738 $53,000 $54,262
4 $48,635 $49,897 $51,160 $52,422 $53,685 $54,947
5 $49,319 $50,582 $51,844 $53,107 $54,369 $55,632
6 $50,004 $51,266 $52,529 $53,791 $55,054 $56,316
7 $50,689 $51,951 $53,213 $54,476 $55,738 $57,001
8 $51,373 $52,636 $53,898 $55,160 $56,423 $57,685
9 $52,058 $53,320 $54,583 $55,845 $57,107 $58,370
10 $52,742 $54,005 $55,473 $56,735 $57,997 $59,260
11 $53,427 $54,689 $56,157 $57,420 $58,682 $59,944
12 $54,111 $55,374 $56,842 $58,104 $59,367 $60,629
13 $54,796 $56,058 $57,526 $58,789 $60,051 $61,314
14 $55,481 $56,743 $58,211 $59,473 $60,736 $61,998
15 $56,165 $57,428 $58,895 $60,158 $61,420 $62,683
16 $56,850 $58,112 $59,580 $60,842 $62,105 $63,367
17 $57,534 $58,797 $60,264 $61,527 $62,789 $64,052
18 $58,219 $59,481 $60,949 $62,211 $63,474 $64,736
19 $58,903 $60,166 $61,634 $62,896 $64,158 $65,421
20 $59,588 $60,850 $62,318 $63,581 $64,843 $66,105
21 $60,272 $61,535 $63,003 $64,265 $65,528 $66,790
22 $60,957 $62,219 $63,687 $64,950 $66,212 $67,475
23 $61,642 $62,904 $64,372 $65,634 $66,897 $68,159
24 $62,326 $63,589 $65,056 $66,319 $67,581 $68,844
25 $63,011 $64,273 $65,741 $67,003 $68,266 $69,528
26 $63,695 $64,958 $66,426 $67,688 $68,950 $70,213
27 $64,380 $65,642 $67,110 $68,373 $69,635 $70,897
28 $65,064 $66,327 $67,795 $69,057 $70,320 $$71,582
29 $67,011 $68,479 $69,742 $71,004 $72,267
30 $67,696 $69,164 $70,426 $71,689 $72,951
31 $69,848 $71,111 $72,373 $73,636
32 $70,533 $71,795 $73,058 $74,320

District schools

Springdale Public Schools operates 21 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Springdale Public Schools
Name
Bayyari Elementary
Central Junior High
Elmdale Elementary
George Elementary
George Junior High
Harp Elementary
Helen Tyson Middle
Hellstern Middle
Hunt Elementary
J.O. Kelly Middle
Jones Elementary
Lee Elementary
Monitor Elementary
Parson Hills Elementary
Shaw Elementary
Southwest Junior High
Springdale High
Springdale Har-Ber High
T.G. Smith Elementary
Turnbow Elementary
John Tyson Elementary
Walker Elementary
Westwood Elementary
Young Elementary


Academic performance

State of Arkansas Reading Scores 2011-2012 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level

Grade Number of Students Tested Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced
3rd 1,590 7% 13% 25% 56%
4th 1,513 4% 13% 32% 51%
5th 1,468 2% 12% 39% 46%
6th 1,432 4% 22% 37% 37%
7th 1,425 1% 14% 38% 47%
8th 1,419 4% 14% 46% 35%

State of Arkansas Math Scores 2011-2012 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level

Grade Number of Students Tested Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced
3rd 1,590 2% 11% 22% 64%
4th 1,513 7% 13% 34% 46%
5th 1,468 11% 13% 36% 37%
6th 1,432 9% 15% 28% 47%
7th 1,425 6% 11% 43% 39%
8th 1,419 13% 20% 47% 21%

Issues

School choice

The Arkansas State Legislature passed the Public School Choice Act of 2013, which went into effect on April 16, 2013. This law allows parents to select from a broader menu of area schools for their children.[12] The district is a participant in the program and allows parents from other districts to apply for enrollment to Springdale schools.[13]

Contact information

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Springdale Public Schools
804 W. Johnson Ave
Springdale AR 72765
Phone:(479)750-8800

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Last rated on September 7, 2012.

The good

  • Budgets and audits are posted.[14]
  • Names of school board members are posted.[6]
  • Meeting minutes and dates are posted.[6]
  • Revenue sources are included in budget documents.[14]
  • A staff directory is available with employee email addresses.[15]
  • Salary schedules are posted.[16]
  • Academic performance reports are posted.[17]

The bad

  • Up to date tax rates are not posted.
  • The staff directory does not contain employee telephone contact details.
  • Elected officials' contact details are not posted.
  • Meeting agendas are not posted.
  • Public records details are not available.
  • Background check policies are not available.

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