Wilson County Schools, North Carolina
|Wilson County Schools|
|Wilson, North Carolina|
|Number of schools:||25|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Robin Sharpe Flinn|
About the districtWilson County, North Carolina. The county seat of Wilson County is Wentworth. Wilson County is home to 81,667 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Wilson 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 18.0 percent of Wilson 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 Wilson County was $38,398 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Wilson County was 22.8 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 rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
The superintendent of Wilson County Schools is Sean Bulson. Named to the position by the school board in April 2011, Bulson officially assumed the role on July 1, 2011. Bulson had been serving as community superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland at the time. Bulson has also worked as a teacher and high school principal. The school board signed Bulson to a four-year contact at a salary of $165,000 per year.
Wilson County schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to four-year terms by geographic electoral districts.
|Wilson County School Board|
|Member||District||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Eunice Irene Lindsey||1||2010||2018|
|Christine L. Fitch||3||1989||2018|
|Wiley A. Boyette, Jr.||5||2014|
|Robin Sharpe Flinn||7||2006||2014|
School board elections
Members of the Wilson County school board are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every even-numbered year. Four seats were up for election in 2014 and three seats are up for election in 2016.
The table below displays the budget for Wilson County Schools:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Wilson County Schools employed 749 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.
The following table details the 2014-2015 starting salary schedule for classroom teachers in North Carolina public schools. Salaries are assigned based on class level of a teacher's license, their experience level and area of assignment. Those who currently hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification receive a higher salary.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||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 Wilson County
Wilson County Schools served 12,380 students in 25 schools during the 2011-2012 school year. The district does not provide historical enrollment data.
Wilson County Schools operates 25 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Wilson County Schools|
|Barnes Elementary School|
|Beddingfield High School|
|Daniels Learning Center|
|Darden Middle School|
|Elm City Elementary School|
|Elm City Middle School|
|Fike High School|
|Forest Hills Middle School|
|Gardeners Elementary School|
|Hearne Elementary School|
|Hunt High School|
|Jones Elementary School|
|Lee Woodard Elementary School|
|Lucama Elementary School|
|New Hope Elementary School|
|Rock Ridge Elementary School|
|Speight Middle School|
|Springfield Middle School|
|Stantonsburg Elementary School|
|Toisnot Middle School|
|Vick Elementary School|
|Vinson-Bynum Elementary School|
|Wells Elementary School|
|Wilson Early College Academy|
|Winstead Elementary School|
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 Wilson 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|
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- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Wilson County 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Wilson County Schools," accessed November 24, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Wilson County, North Carolina," accessed September 3, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed September 2, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- Wilson Times, "Superintendent Named," April 6, 2011
- Wilson County Schools, "Office of the Superintendent," accessed December 3, 2014
- Wilson County Schools, "Board of Education," accessed December 3, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data," accessed December 18, 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
- 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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