Stafford County Public Schools, Virginia

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Stafford County
Public Schools
Stafford County, Virginia
link=Stafford County  Public Schools
District Profile
Superintendent:Currently vacant
Enrollment:27,223 students
Graduation rate:91.8%
Number of schools:30
Budget: $266.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board members:7
Term length:4
Stafford County Public Schools is the 10th-largest school district in Virginia serving 27,223 students in 30 schools. It is located on the northeastern border of Virginia in Stafford County.

About the district

Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, VA
Stafford County Public Schools is located in Stafford County, Virginia. According to the 2010 US Census, Stafford County is home to 128,961 residents.[1]

Demographics

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%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Stafford County (%) Virginia (%)
White 74.9 71.1
Black 17.6 19.7
Hispanic or Latino 10.0 8.4
Asian 3.1 6.0
American Indian 0.6 0.5
Two or More Races 3.6 2.6

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 44.9 53.6
2008 46.4 52.7
2004 37.4 62.0
2000 36.8 60.5

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.[3]

Superintendent

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.[4]

School board

The Stafford County School Board is comprised of seven members elected by district. They serve four year terms.[5]

Stafford County School Board
Member Role District Term Ends
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

See also: Stafford County Public Schools elections (2013)

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.

Budget

For the 2013-2014 academic year, Stafford County Public Schools has an operating budget of $266.2 million.[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
2009-2010 $179,030,725 77.2% $0 0% $47,071,412 20.3% $386,909 0.2% $5,445,210 2.3% $231,934,256
2010-2011 $166,754,882 77.1% $0 0% $49,186,516 22.7% $469,864 0.2% $0 0% $216,411,262
2011-2012 $185,931,488 78.2% $0 0% $50,923,658 21.4% $461,910 0.2% $500,581 0.2% $237,817,637
2012-2013 $194,844,968 78.7% $0 0% $51,640,145 20.9% $461,909 0.2% $500,000 0.2% $247,447,022
2013-2014 $209,991,682 78.9% $0 0% $55,250,207 20.8% $461,909 0.2% $500,000 0.2% $266,203,798
Averages: $187,310,749 78% $0 0% $50,814,387.6 21% $448,500.2 0% $1,389,158.2 1% $239,962,795

Teacher salaries

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[7]
Years Experience Salary ($)
0 37,419
1 38,335
2 39,275
3 40,237
4 41,223
5 42,233
6 43,267
7 44,327
8 45,413
9 46,526
10 47,666
11 48,834
12 50,030
13 51,256
14 52,512
15 53,798
16 55,116
17 56,467
18 57,850
19 59,267
20 60,720
21 62,207
22 63,731
23 65,293
24 66,892
25 68,531
26 70,210
27 71,930
28 73,693
29 75,498
30 75,348
Top of Scale 78,121

Schools in Stafford County

Stafford County operates 30 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[8]

Stafford County schools
Name
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

Academic Performance

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.[9]

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.[10]

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
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Website evaluation

Last rated on July 26, 2010.

The good

  • Budgets are posted, including federal, state, and local revenue information. Per pupil expenditure reports are also posted.[11]
  • School board meeting schedule, agendas and minutes are available.[12]
  • Administrative and school board contact information is available.[13][14]
  • 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.[15]
  • 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.[16]
  • Teacher salary and benefits information is posted on the division website.[17]
  • The school board’s 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is available.[18]
  • Vendor contract information is available.[19]

The bad

  • 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.[20]
  • Does not include a FOIA request form.

Contact information

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Board of Trustees
Stafford County Public Schools
31 Stafford Avenue
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: 540-658-6560

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United States Census, "Quick Facts: Stafford County," accessed September 27, 2013]
  2. Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 27, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  4. Stafford schools superintendent resigns Accessed September 27, 2013
  5. Stafford County Public Schools, "School Board," accessed September 27, 2013
  6. Stafford County Public Schools FY 2014 School Board Approved Budgets Accessed September 30, 2013
  7. 2013-2014 Stafford County Public Schools Teacher Salary Scale" accessed September 30, 2013
  8. District Links Tab Accessed September 30, 2013
  9. 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
  10. ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Stafford County Public Schools, July 26, 2010
  11. ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Finance – Budget and Grants, July 26, 2010
  12. ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Agendas and Minutes, July 26, 2010
  13. ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Contact the School Board, July 26, 2010
  14. ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Contact Us, July 26, 2010
  15. ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, SOL & Related State Assessments, July 26, 2010
  16. ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, BoardDocs – Policies, July 26, 2010
  17. ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Salary & Benefits, July 26, 2010
  18. ‘Stafford County Public Schools’, Finance – Finance and Accounting, July 26, 2010
  19. Procurement
  20. 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010