Stafford County Public Schools, Virginia
|Stafford County |
|Stafford County, Virginia|
|Number of schools:||30|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
About the districtStafford County, Virginia. According to the 2010 US Census, Stafford County is home to 128,961 residents.
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Stafford County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 91.8% compared to 86.6% statewide. The average household income was $94,658 compared to $63,302 in the entire state. Stafford County had a poverty rate of 4.4%, 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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
The superintendent position for Stafford County Public Schools is currently vacant, following the resignation of previous officeholder Randy Bridges in May 2013. The application and interview process is under way and the position will be filled by January 2014.
The Stafford County School Board is comprised of seven members elected by district. They serve four year terms.
|Stafford County School Board|
|Irene Egan||Chair||Aquia District||2017|
|Scott Hirons||Vice-Chair||Falmouth District||2017|
|Holly H. Hazard||Member||Hartwood District||2017|
|Patricia Healy||Member||Rockhill District||2015|
|Nanette A. Kidby||Member||Garrisonville District||2017|
|Dewayne McOsker, Jr.||Member||George Washington District||2015|
|Dana Reinboldt||Member||Griffis-Widewater District||2015|
School board elections
Four seats on the Stafford County School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. The Aquia, Falmouth, Garrisonville and Hartwood district seats were filled by Irene Egan, Scott Hirons, incumbent Nanette Kidby and incumbent Holly H. Hazard, respectively. Aquia and Falmouth incumbents, Stephanie Johnson and Meg Bohmke, did not seek re-election of their seats.
The table below displays the budget for Stafford County 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|
Table below is based on a teacher with a Bachelor's degree. Supplemental pay is as follows: Bachelor's plus 15 hours - $1,132, Master's degree - $4,106, Master's plus 15 hours - $4,472, Master's plus 30 hours - $4,838 and Doctorate - $5,464.
|Stafford County Teacher Salary Scale 2013-2014|
|Years Experience||Salary ($)|
|Top of Scale||78,121|
Schools in Stafford County
Stafford County operates 30 schools listed below in alphabetical order.
|Stafford County schools|
|Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School|
|Margaret Brent Elementary School|
|Brooke Point High School|
|Anthony Burns Elementary School|
|Colonial Forge High School|
|Conway Elementary School|
|Edward E. Drew Middle School|
|Dixon-Smith Middle School|
|Falmouth Elementary School|
|Ferry Farm Elementary School|
|Garrisonville Elementary School|
|T. Benton Gayle Middle School|
|Grafton Village Elementary School|
|Hampton Oaks Elementary School|
|Hartwood Elementary School|
|Shirley C. Heim Middle School|
|Anne E. Moncure Elementary School|
|Mountain View High School|
|Park Ridge Elementary School|
|H. H. Poole Middle School|
|Rockhill Elementary School|
|Stafford Elementary School|
|Stafford High School|
|Stafford Middle School|
|North Stafford High School|
|Rodney E. Thompson Middle School|
|Widewater Elementary School|
|Winding Creek Elementary School|
|A. G. Wright Middle 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 Stafford County Public Schools as having a student population of 27,060 and 30 schools in the division.
Stafford County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Andrew G. Wright Middle||6 - 8||813||No|
|Anne E. Moncure Elementary||Pre-K – 5||680||Yes|
|Anthony Burns Elementary||Pre-K – 5||772||No|
|Brooke Point High||9 - 12||1,649||Yes|
|Colonial Forge High||9 - 12||2,029||Yes|
|Conway Elementary||Pre-K – 5||840||No|
|Donald B. Dixon-Lyle R. Smith Middle||6 - 8||909||Yes|
|Edward E. Drew Jr. Middle||6 - 8||422||No|
|Falmouth Elementary||Pre-K – 5||573||Yes|
|Ferry Farm Elementary||Pre-K – 5||557||No|
|Garrisonville Elementary||Pre-K – 5||557||Yes|
|Grafton Village Elementary||Pre-K – 5||610||Yes|
|H.H. Poole Middle||6 – 8||917||Yes|
|Hampton Oaks Elementary||Pre-K – 5||732||No|
|Hartwood Elementary||Pre-K – 5||621||No|
|Kate Waller Barrett Elementary||Pre-K – 5||765||No|
|Margaret Brent Elementary||Pre-K – 5||794||Yes|
|Mountain View High||9 - 12||1,854||Yes|
|North Stafford High||9 - 12||1,689||Yes|
|Park Ridge Elementary||Pre-K – 5||654||No|
|Rockhill Elementary||Pre-K – 5||605||Yes|
|Rocky Run Elementary||Pre-K – 5||882||No|
|Rodney E. Thompson Middle||6 - 8||1,071||Yes|
|Shirley C. Heim Middle||6 - 8||778||No|
|Stafford Elementary||Pre-K – 5||620||No|
|Stafford Middle||6 - 8||505||No|
|Stafford Senior High||9 - 12||1,885||Yes|
|T. Benton Gayle Middle||6 - 8||886||No|
|Widewater Elementary||Pre-K – 5||662||No|
|Winding Creek Elementary||Pre-K – 5||729||No|
|Transparency grading process|
Last rated on July 26, 2010.
- Budgets are posted, including federal, state, and local revenue information. Per pupil expenditure reports are also posted.
- School board meeting schedule, agendas and minutes 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 and resources are also available.
- Section 6000: Information Systems Services of the Stafford County School Board Policy Manual references disclosure of records in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. Section 5000: Fiscal Management includes information regarding audit requirements and Section 4000: Human Resources Services includes hiring and evaluation information.
- Teacher salary and benefits information is posted on the division website.
- The school board’s 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is available.
- Vendor contract information is available.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- Current teacher and vendor contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.
- Does not include a FOIA request form.
- School board elections portal
- Stafford County Public Schools elections (2013)
- List of school districts in Virginia
- Stafford County Public Schools
- Virginia Department of Education
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia Education Association
- United States Census, "Quick Facts: Stafford County," accessed September 27, 2013]
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 27, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Stafford schools superintendent resigns Accessed September 27, 2013
- Stafford County Public Schools, "School Board," accessed September 27, 2013
- Stafford County Public Schools, "Budget Information," accessed December 16, 2014
- 2013-2014 Stafford County Public Schools Teacher Salary Scale" accessed September 30, 2013 (dead link)
- District Links Tab Accessed September 30, 2013
- 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010 (dead link)
- ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Stafford County Public Schools, July 26, 2010
- ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Finance – Budget and Grants, July 26, 2010
- ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Agendas and Minutes, July 26, 2010
- ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Contact the School Board, July 26, 2010
- ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Contact Us, July 26, 2010
- ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, SOL & Related State Assessments, July 26, 2010
- ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, BoardDocs – Policies, July 26, 2010
- ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Salary & Benefits, July 26, 2010
- ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Finance – Finance and Accounting, July 26, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010