Cabot Public School District, Arkansas

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Cabot Public Schools
Cabot, Arkansas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Greg Murray
Enrollment:10,307
Graduation rate:86.5%
Number of schools:15
Budget: $72.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Corey Williams
Board members:7
Term length:5
Cabot Public Schools is a school district in Arkansas that serves the city of Cabot and other communities in northern Lonoke County. It is the seventh-largest school district in Arkansas, serving 10,307 students in 15 schools.[1]

About the district

Cabot Public School District is located in Lonoke County, Arkansas
Cabot Public School District is located in Lonoke County, Arkansas. The county seat of Lonoke County is Lonoke, although Cabot is the largest city in the county. According to the 2010 US Census, Cabot is home to 24,502 residents. The school district serves students in the communities of Cabot, Austin, Ward and the rest of northern Lonoke County.[2]

Demographics

Cabot outperformed the rest of Arkansas in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Cabot was $55,543 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. The poverty rate in Cabot was 12.2% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 24.0% of Cabot residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 19.6% in Arkansas.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Cabot (%) Arkansas (%)
White 93.1 77.0
Black or African American 1.6 15.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.8
Asian 1.5 1.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.2
Two or More Races 2.2 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 4.1 6.4

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 22.5 75.0
2008 25.0 73.0
2004 33.8 65.4
2000 38.2 59.1


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.[4]

Superintendent

The current superintendent is Dr. Tony Thurman, who has occupied the position since his appointment in 2007. He received a B.S. and a M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and then obtained his Ed.D. in School Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2003.[5]

School board

Cabot Public Schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to five-year terms.[6]

Cabot School Board
Member District Title Term Ends
Corey Williams Position 1 President 2014
Mark Russell Position 3 Vice President 2017
Donna Nash Position 6 Secretary 2016
Brian Evans Position 2 Board Member 2016
Wendel Msall Position 4 Board Member 2015
Dean Martin Position 5 Board Member 2017
Ricky Hill Position 7 Board Member 2017

School board elections

See also: Cabot Public School District elections (2013)

Members of the school board are elected to five-year terms on a staggered basis. Each election is held in September. Position 5 was up for general election on September 17, 2013, and Position 1 is up for election in September, 2014. Position 4 is up for election in September, 2015, and Positions 2 and 6 are up for election in September, 2016. Positions 3 and 7 are up for election in September, 2017.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Cabot Public School District.[7][8]

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
2012-2013 $35,303,238 46.4% $0.00 0% $36,692,374 48.3% $4,050,564 5.3% $0.00 0% $76,046,176
2013-2014 $37,321,849 51.1% $0.00 0% $31,941,018 43.8% $3,724,808 5.1% $0.00 0% $72,987,675
Averages: $36,312,543.5 49% $0 0% $34,316,696 46% $3,887,686 5% $0 0% $74,516,925.5

Teacher salaries

Cabot Public Schools employed 772 certified employees during the 2012-2013 school year.[9] Teachers are placed into salary categories based on higher educational attainment. Certified employee salaries range from $38,875 for a first-year teacher with a Bachelor's degree to $60,095 for teachers with 26 years of experience and a Master's degree.[10]

Schools in Cabot

Enrollment

Cabot Public Schools serves 10,307 students in 15 schools. Cabot Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data beyond the current school year.[11]

District schools

Cabot Public School District operates 15 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Cabot Public Schools
Name Grades
Cabot High School 10-12
Cabot Junior High School North K-5
Cabot Junior High School South 6-8
Cabot Middle School North 5-6
Cabot Middle School South 5-6
Central Elementary PreK-4
Eastside elementary PreK-4
Grant Wood Elementary PreK-4
Magness Creek Elementary PreK-4
Mountain Springs Elementary PreK-4
Northside Elementary PreK-4
Southside Elementary PreK-4
Stagecoach Elementary PreK-4
Ward Central Elementary PreK-4
Westside Elementary PreK-4

Academic performance

ACRA Results for Cabot Public Schools, 2011-2012[13]
Grade and Subject Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced Proficient & Advanced
Grade 03 - Literacy 4.6 7.2 23.9 64.3 88.2
Grade 03 - Mathematics 1.3 5 22.1 71.7 93.8
Grade 04 - Literacy 1.8 7.2 31.6 59.4 91
Grade 04 - Mathematics 3 6 26.2 64.8 91
Grade 05 - Literacy 1.3 8.6 32.1 58 90.1
Grade 05 - Mathematics 4.9 7.8 32.3 55 87.3
Grade 05 - Science 3.1 16.2 51.3 29.4 80.7
Grade 06 - Literacy 2 11.3 34.8 51.9 86.7
Grade 06 - Mathematics 4 9.6 22.1 64.3 86.4
Grade 07 - Literacy 1.2 13 38.6 47.2 85.8
Grade 07 - Mathematics 4.3 10.1 39.2 46.4 85.6
Grade 07 - Science 10.3 37.1 44.2 8.5 52.7
Grade 08 - Literacy 3.1 10.9 42.2 43.9 86.1
Grade 08 - Mathematics 6.6 12.3 48.9 32.3 81.2

Contact information

Cabot school seal.jpg
Cabot Public Schools
602 North Lincoln Street
Cabot, AR 72023
Phone: 501-843-3363

Website evaluation

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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Budget documents and audits are posted.[14]
  • School board minutes are posted.[15]
  • School board members are listed.[6]
  • A staff directory is available with contact email addresses.[16]
  • Employee contracts and salary schedules are posted.[14]
  • Academic performance reports are posted.[17]

The bad

  • Tax information is not posted.
  • Agendas and schedules are not posted.
  • Elected officials' contact information is not posted.
  • Administrative telephone numbers are not provided in the staff directory.
  • Public records request details are not available.
  • Background check policies not posted.

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