Wayne County Public Schools, North Carolina
|Wayne County Public Schools|
|Goldsboro, North Carolina|
|Number of schools:||31|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Chris West|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Wayne County
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtWayne County, North Carolina. The county seat of Wayne County is Monroe. Wayne County is home to 124,583 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Wayne County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 15.8 percent of Wayne County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Wayne County was $41,233 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Wayne County was 21.6 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.
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 interim superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools is Dr. Sandra McCullen. McCullen was named to the position on November 13, 2014, the day after Dr. Steven Taylor announced he would be retiring from the position effective December 1, 2014. McCullen had herself announced her retirement as associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction on October 16, 2014, but returned as interim superintendent though June 30, 2015.
Wayne County schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to four-year terms. Six members are elected by geographic electoral district and one member is elected at-large.
|Wayne County School Board|
|Member||District||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Dwight B. Cannon||2||2012||2016|
|Patricia A. Burden||3||2014||2016|
|Jennifer Smith Strickland||4||2014||2018|
|Arnold L. Flowers||5||2010||2018|
|Edward L. Radford||At-large||2008||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Wayne County school board are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every even-numbered year. Four seats were up for election in 2014 and three seats are up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Wayne County school board website states the following regarding public testimony during board meetings:
|“||The Wayne County Board of Education welcomes the opportunity to hear from the public. If you wish to appear before the Board, you must complete an appearance request form and submit it prior to the meeting. Forms are made available to the public before the meeting begins.
Presentations are limited to a maximum of three minutes. The Chairman shall call time on any presentation which exceeds the three minute limit. No presentation shall include any complaint, criticism or negative comments regarding the conduct or performance of identified school personnel. In addition, no presentation shall include information about a particular student(s) which is privileged and confidential under State and Federal Privacy Laws.
—Wayne County Public Schools website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Wayne 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|
Wayne County Public Schools employed 1,261 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.
The following table details the 2014-2015 starting salary schedule for classroom teachers in North Carolina public schools. Salaries are assigned based on class level of a teacher's license, their experience level and area of assignment. Those who currently hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification receive a higher salary.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|Bachelor's + NBPTS||36,960||56,000|
|Master's + NBPTS||40,260||61,000|
|6-Year + NBPTS||41,520||62,260|
|Doctoral + NBPTS||42,790||63,530|
Schools in Wayne County
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Wayne County Public Schools operates 31 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Wayne County Public Schools|
|Carver Heights Elementary|
|Charles B. Aycock High|
|Eastern Wayne Elementary|
|Eastern Wayne High|
|Eastern Wayne Middle|
|Edgewood Community Developmental School|
|Meadow Lane Elementary|
|Mount Olive Middle|
|North Drive Elementary|
|School Street Elementary|
|Southern Wayne High School|
|Spring Creek Elementary|
|Spring Creek High|
|Tommy's Road Elementary|
|Wayne Early/Middle College High School|
|Wayne Middle/High Academy|
|Wayne School of Engineering|
North Carolina conducts standardized End-of-Course (EOC) tests "to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area." Students in grades nine though 12 are required to take tests in English I, Biology and Algebra I.
The following table displays composite test results for all students in Wayne County Schools who took all tests:
- Note: Results from 2011-2012 contain retests while those from 2012-2013 do not.
|Year||# At or Above Level III||# Valid Scores||% At or Above Level III|
- North Carolina
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- Wayne County Public Schools elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Wayne County Public Schools
- North Carolina Association of Educators
- Classroom Teachers Association of North Carolina
- Wayne County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- North Carolina School Boards Association
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Wayne County Public 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
- Wayne County Public Schools, "WCPS Reports," accessed December 4, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Wayne County Public Schools," accessed November 24, 2014 (timed out)
- United States Census Bureau, "Wayne County, North Carolina," accessed September 6, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed September 6, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Goldsboro Daily News, "WCPS Names ‘Retired’ Dr. McCullen as Interim Superintendent," November 14, 2014
- Wayne County Public Schools, "Superintendent Retirement Announcement," November 13, 2014
- Wayne County Public Schools, "Wayne County Board of Education," accessed December 3, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Wayne County Public Schools, "Appearing Before the Board," accessed December 3, 2014
- Wayne County Public Schools, "Annual Report," accessed December 16, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual," accessed November 29, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "2014-2015 Salary Schedules," accessed November 29, 2014
- Wayne County Public Schools, "Annual Reports-Archive," accessed December 4, 2014
- Wayne County Public Schools, "School Directory," accessed December 4, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina End-of-Course Tests," accessed November 28, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Reports of Disaggregated State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Data for 2011 - 2013," accessed November 28, 2014
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