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{{tnr}}'''Loudoun County Public Schools''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Loudoun County Public Schools''' is one of 40 [[Virginia school districts|school district]]s in [[Virginia]]. The district had 65,606 students in the 2011-12 school year.<ref name="rc">[https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/report.do?division=53&schoolName=All ''Virginia Department of Education'' "Report Card," Accessed December 5, 2011]</ref>
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==Website evaluation==
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: ''Main article: [[Evaluation of Virginia school district websites]]''
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This website was reviewed on March 6th, 2013.
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===The good===
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* School board members are listed with contact information.<ref>[http://www.lcps.org/page/1629 ''LCPS'' "School Board Members," Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref>
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* Meeting agendas are archived for five years.<ref>[http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/loudoun/Board.nsf/Public ''LCPS'' "Board Documents," Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref>
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* Bids and contracts are posted.<ref>[http://www.lcps.org/page/1605 ''LCPS'' "Purchasing," Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref> Salary schedules are also posted.<ref>[http://www.lcps.org/Page/1080 Salary Schedules Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref>
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* Background check and fingerprinting policies are posted.<ref>[http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/9/Chapter%207/7-11_reg.pdf ''LCPS'' "Personnel Policies," Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.lcps.org/page/75 Background Check, Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref>
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* Heads of administrative departments are listed along with phone numbers.<ref>[http://www.lcps.org/page/9 ''LCPS'' "Directory," Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref> The Superintendent's email is posted. <ref>[http://www.lcps.org/Page/808 Superintendent Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref>
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* The current budget is posted, and budgets are archived for four years.<ref>[http://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1078 ''LCPS'' "Budget Information," Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref>
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* Both CAFRs and audits of federal awards programs are available, both of which are archived for at least three years. <ref>[http://www.lcps.org/Page/1079 ''LCPS'' "Business and Financial Services," Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref>
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*A public records contact official is listed, along with instructions on how to submit a public records request.<ref>[http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/61/FOIA%20Language04032012.pdf VFOIA Accessed March 6th,2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.lcps.org/domain/61 Public Information Accessed March 6th 2013]</ref>
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* Local tax rates and related information are posted in the budget.<ref>[http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/64/FY13%20Appropriated%20Budgets.pdf 2013 Budget Accessed March 6th, 2013]</ref>
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*Academic performance reports (including information on standardized test scores and graduation rates) are included in the budgets. <ref>[http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/64/FY13%20Appropriated%20Budgets.pdf Academic Reports Accessed March 6th 2013]</ref>
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===The bad===
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*Some administrative officials' emails are not listed.
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==School Board==
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The [[Loudoun County School Board]] is comprised of eight members representing the county election districts and one at-large member representing all districts.<ref>[http://cmsweb1.loudoun.k12.va.us/50975427134959/site/default.asp?50975427134959Nav=|&NodeID=4026 ‘Loudoun County Public Schools’, School Board, June 30, 2010]</ref>
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|John Stevens (Chair)||Potomac
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|Thomas E. Reed||At-large
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|Priscilla B. Godfrey (Vice Chair)||Blue Ridge
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|Bob Ohneiser||Broad Run
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|Jennifer Bergel|Catoctin
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|Robert F. DuPree||Dulles
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|Tom Marshall||Leesburg
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|Brenda Sheridan||Sterling
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|Dr. Joseph M. Guzman||Sugarland Run
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The current division superintendent is Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick.<ref>[http://www.lcps.org/domain/60 ''LCPS'' "Superintendent," Accessed December 5, 2011]</ref>
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==Budget==
 
==Budget==
Loudon County Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.<ref>[http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/Page/1078 ''Loudon County Public Schools,'' "Business & Financial Services," Accessed November 27, 2013]</ref>
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Loudon County Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.<ref>[http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/Page/1078 ''Loudon County Public Schools,'' "Business & Financial Services," accessed November 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==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.<ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/school_report_card/accountability_guide.shtml 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010]</ref>
 
 
===2010-11===
 
====Subject assessments====
 
While the student body as a whole met math and English assessment goals for AYP, certain subgroups did not, meaning Loudoun did not meet AYP for 2010-11.<ref name="rc"/>
 
 
{| class=wikitable
 
|+Assessment Results<ref name="rc"/>
 
!Subject!!% Passed in 2008-09!!% Passed in 2009-10!!% Passed in 2010-11
 
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|English||93%||94%||92%
 
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|Math||90%||91%||89%
 
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|Writing||93%||94%||95%
 
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|History||92%||93%||91
 
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|Science||92%||93%||94%
 
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====Graduation/dropout rate====
 
Loudoun's federal four-year graduation rate was 91%. The dropout rate was .46% in 2009-10.<ref name="rc"/>
 
 
===2009-10===
 
Loudoun County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.<ref>[https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/report.do?division=53&schoolName=All ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Loudoun County Public Schools, June 30, 2010]</ref>
 
 
Statistics for the 20 largest schools in the division are tabulated below.
 
 
{|class="wikitable sortable"
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | School
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Grade
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Enrollment
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Made Adequate Yearly
 
Progress for 2009?
 
 
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| Belmont Ridge Middle || 6 - 8 || 1,229 || Yes
 
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| Blue Ridge Middle || 6 - 7 || 1,231 || No
 
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| Briar Woods High || 9 – 12, PG || 1,405 || Yes
 
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| Broad Run High || 9 – 12, PG || 1,603 || Yes
 
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| Dominion High || Pre-K, 9 – 12, PG || 1299 || Yes
 
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| Eagle Ridge Middle || 6 - 8 || 1,059 || Yes
 
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| Farmwell Station Middle || 6 - 8 || 1,169 || No
 
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| Freedom High || 9 – 12, PG || 1,605 || Yes
 
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| Harmony Intermediate || 8 – 9 || 1,215 || Yes
 
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| Heritage High || Pre-K, 9 – 12, PG || 1,898 || Yes
 
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| John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 959 || No
 
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| Loudoun County High || Pre-K, 9 – 12, PG || 1,554 || Yes
 
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| Loudoun Valley High || 10 – 12, PG || 1,659 || Yes
 
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| Mercer Middle || 6 - 8 || 1,228 || No
 
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| Park View High || 9 – 12, PG || 1,270 || No
 
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| Potomac Falls High || 9 – 12, PG || 1,538 || Yes
 
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| River Bend Middle || 6 - 8 || 1,143 || No
 
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| Seldens Landing Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 989 || Yes
 
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| Stone Bridge High || 9 – 12, PG || 1,956 || Yes
 
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| Stone Hill Middle || 6 - 8 || 1,050 || Yes
 
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|}
 
 
==School Choice==
 
 
Virginia passed its initial charter school law in 1998, revising it in 2002, 2004, and 2010 to ensure fair and accurate review of charter school applications. In 2009, Governor Kaine removed caps on the number of charter schools permitted in the state. The most recent changes were approved under HB 1390 and SB 736B, the latter of which incorporates a new type of charter schools called the College Partnership, which will include teacher education programs
 
 
Currently, Virginia has three charter schools in operation. Located in Albemarle County, the [[Community Public Charter School]], which opened in 2008, offers an art-based curriculum for struggling sixth-grade students.  The [[Murray High School]] charter school, also located in Albermarle County, serves at-risk students in grade 9-12.  The [[York River Academy]], which focuses on educating students for careers in computers and technology, is located in York County.
 
 
A third charter school, the [[Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts]], is scheduled to open in Richmond County in summer 2010.
 
 
Following a School Board public hearing on October 24, 2000, Loudoun County Public Schools adopted a resolution to accept Charter School applications on December 12, 2000.<ref>[http://cmsweb1.loudoun.k12.va.us/50975427134959/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=53081&50975427134959Nav=|&NodeID=4031 ‘Loudoun County Public Schools’, Charter School Information, June 30, 2010]</ref>
 
 
Charter schools meet the public school choice options required of school districts by the federal [[No Child Left Behind Act]].
 
 
The Commonwealth of Virginia created the Virginia Charter School Resource Center to assist in encouraging the charter school movement in the State.<ref>[http://www.virginiacharterschools.org/ 'Virginia Charter School Resource Center', June 10, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?041+ful+CHAP0530, 'General Assembly of Virginia Bill Tracking', Chapter 530, June 10, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2010/04_apr/agenda_items/item_b.pdf 'Charter School Legislation', June 10, 2010]</ref>
 
 
==Unions==
 
 
The [[Virginia Education Association]] (VEA) is the teachers union for the Commonwealth of Virginia.<ref>[http://www.veanea.org/ 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010]</ref> The VEA is affiliated with the [[National Education Association]] (NEA).<ref>[http://www.nea.org/ 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010]</ref> Loudoun County is also represented locally by the [[Loudoun Education Association]], a branch of the VEA.<ref>[http://www.leaweteach.org/ 'Loudoun Education Association', June 30, 2010]</ref>
 
 
==External links==
 
{{wikipedia entry}}
 
* [http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/loudoun/pages/static_district_homepage.asp Loudoun County Public Schools Official Website]
 
* [http://www.doe.virginia.gov/ Virginia Department of Education Official Website]
 
* [http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal3/ Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina]
 
* [http://www.veanea.org/ Virginia Education Association Official Website]
 
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 15:09, 26 February 2014

Loudoun County Public Schools is a school district in Virginia.

Budget

Loudon County Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.[1]

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
2013-2014 $492,207,930 58.3% $303,342,968 36% $23,276,651 2.8% $0 0% $24,844,903 2.9% $843,672,450
Averages: $492,207,930 58% $303,342,968 36% $23,276,651 3% $0 0% $24,844,903 3% $843,672,450

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