Elmore County Public Schools, Alabama

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Elmore County Public Schools
Wetumpka, Alabama
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District Profile
Superintendent:Jeffery E. Langham
Enrollment:11,026 students
Graduation rate:72%[1]
Number of schools:15
Budget: $93.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Larry Teel
Board members:7
Term length:6
Elmore County Public Schools is a school district in Alabama that served 11,026 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2][3] This district is the tenth-largest school district by enrollment in the state of Alabama.

About the district

Elmore County Public Schools is located in Elmore County, Alabama
Elmore County Public Schools is located in Elmore County, Alabama. The county seat of Elmore County is Wetumpka. Elmore County is home to 80,902 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4]

Demographics

Elmore County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Alabama in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 21.1 percent of Elmore County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 22.3 percent for Alabama as a whole. The median household income in Elmore County was $55,514 compared to $43,160 for the state of Alabama. The poverty rate in Elmore County was 13.0 percent compared to 18.1 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Elmore County (%) Alabama (%)
White 76.2 70.0
Black or African American 21.1 26.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.7
Asian 0.7 1.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 2.8 4.1

Presidential Voting Pattern, Elmore County[5]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 26,253 8,954
2008 25,777 8,301
2004 22,056 6,471
2000 25,777 8,301

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.[6]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Elmore County Public Schools is Dr. Jeffery E. Langham. Serving in the position since 2005, Langham was previously an education specialist with the Alabama Department of Education and also served in a number of other roles within the Elmore County district, including curriculum coordinator, principal, assistant principal and English teacher. Langham earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law from Alabama State University. In October 2012, he was named the Alabama/Classworks Superintendent of the Year.[7]

In November 2014, Langham announced he would be stepping down as superintendent at the end of the year in order to become assistant state superintendent for external affairs at the Alabama State Department of Education.[8]

School board

Elmore County Public schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to staggered six-year terms.

Elmore County Public Schools Board of Education
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Dale Bain 1 2014 2020
Patrycya Tucker 2 2006 2018
Mark Nelson 3 2006 2018
Michael Morgan 4 2013 2016
Larry Teel 5 2016
Kitty Graham 6 2002 2020
Joey Holley 7 2018

School board elections

See also: Elmore County Public Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Elmore County Board of Education are elected to staggered six-year terms. Elections are held each even year. Two seats were up for election in 2014 and two seats are up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Elmore County Public Schools school board does not have a specific provision in their policy manual regarding public participation in board meetings.[9]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Elmore County Public Schools:[10]

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
2010-2011 $68,076,549 69.5% $10,738,903 11% $5,935,363 6.1% $2,817,078 2.9% $10,415,251 10.6% $97,983,144
2011-2012 $65,586,620 70.4% $10,689,010 11.5% $6,177,163 6.6% $2,637,681 2.8% $8,118,263 8.7% $93,208,737
Averages: $66,831,584.5 70% $10,713,956.5 11% $6,056,263 6% $2,727,379.5 3% $9,266,757 10% $95,595,940.5

Teacher salaries

Elmore County Public Schools employed 582 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]

The following tables detail the 2013-2014 salary schedule for classroom teachers:[11]

Salary structure - nine month contract
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor/Non-Degree 36,867 46,917
Master 42,395 53,792
6-Year 45,714 57,916
Doctoral 49,032 62,040
Salary structure - ten month contract
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor/Non-Degree 40,810 51,934
Master 46,929 59,545
6-Year 50,603 64,110
Doctoral 54,276 68,676
Salary structure - eleven month contract
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor/Non-Degree 44,753 56,953
Master 51,464 65,298
6-Year 55,493 70,304
Doctoral 59,521 75,311
Salary structure - twelve month contract
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor/Non-Degree 48,301 61,468
Master 55,545 70,476
6-Year 59,893 75,879
Doctoral 64,241 81,283

Unions

Teachers in Elmore County Public Schools are represented by the Elmore County Education Association (ECEA). The ECEA is currently led by Vivian Crosby.[12]

Schools in Elmore County

Enrollment

Elmore County Public Schools served 11,026 students in 15 schools during the 2013–2014 school year. The district experienced a gradual increase in enrollment in recent years, with a slight decrease in 2013-2014.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2004-2005 10,315
2005-2006 10,484 1.6
2006-2007 10,662 1.7
2007-2008 10,808 1.4
2008-2009 10,817 0.08
2009-2010 10,961 1.3
2010-2011 11,033 0.7
2011-2012 11,080 0.4
2012-2013 11,081 0.0
2013-2014 11,026 -0.5

District schools

Elmore County Public Schools operates 15 schools listed below in alphabetical order:

Academic performance

Starting with the 2013-2014 school year, the Alabama Department of Education replaced the No Child Left Behind Act with Plan 2020, a new way of measuring student achievement in the state. In addition to eliminating the Alabama High School Graduation Exam as the only path to graduation and switching to college and career readiness standards to judge student progress, Plan 2020 set achievement goals meant to close the achievement gap between students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. While the No Child Left Behind Act set the goal of having 100 percent of all students be proficient in math and reading, Plan 2020 set different proficiency goals for students based on subgroups. There are nine subgroups within the plan: American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, black, white, multi-race, English language learners, poverty and special education. Plan 2020 gave each subgroup an improvement goal for each year from its start in 2013 until 2020. Under the plan, all students will be at the same proficiency level by 2020.[13][14]

As of November 18, 2014, academic performance information was not available through the Alabama Department of Education's website. An April 25, 2014, posting on the department website stated the information would be available soon.[15]

Contact information

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Elmore County Public Schools
100 H. H. Robison Dr.
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Phone: 334-567-1200

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