Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia
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This website was reviewed on March 6th, 2013.
- School board members are listed with contact information.
- Meeting agendas are archived for five years.
- Bids and contracts are posted. Salary schedules are also posted.
- Background check and fingerprinting policies are posted.
- Heads of administrative departments are listed along with phone numbers. The Superintendent's email is posted. 
- The current budget is posted, and budgets are archived for four years.
- Both CAFRs and audits of federal awards programs are available, both of which are archived for at least three years. 
- A public records contact official is listed, along with instructions on how to submit a public records request.
- Local tax rates and related information are posted in the budget.
- Academic performance reports (including information on standardized test scores and graduation rates) are included in the budgets. 
- Some administrative officials' emails are not listed.
|John Stevens (Chair)||Potomac|
|Thomas E. Reed||At-large|
|Priscilla B. Godfrey (Vice Chair)||Blue Ridge|
|Bob Ohneiser||Broad Run|
|Robert F. DuPree||Dulles|
|Dr. Joseph M. Guzman||Sugarland Run|
The current division superintendent is Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick.
Loudon County Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.
|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|
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.
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.
|Subject||% Passed in 2008-09||% Passed in 2009-10||% Passed in 2010-11|
Loudoun's federal four-year graduation rate was 91%. The dropout rate was .46% in 2009-10.
Loudoun County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
Statistics for the 20 largest schools in the division are tabulated below.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Belmont Ridge Middle||6 - 8||1,229||Yes|
|Blue Ridge Middle||6 - 7||1,231||No|
|Briar Woods High||9 – 12, PG||1,405||Yes|
|Broad Run High||9 – 12, PG||1,603||Yes|
|Dominion High||Pre-K, 9 – 12, PG||1299||Yes|
|Eagle Ridge Middle||6 - 8||1,059||Yes|
|Farmwell Station Middle||6 - 8||1,169||No|
|Freedom High||9 – 12, PG||1,605||Yes|
|Harmony Intermediate||8 – 9||1,215||Yes|
|Heritage High||Pre-K, 9 – 12, PG||1,898||Yes|
|John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary||Pre-K - 5||959||No|
|Loudoun County High||Pre-K, 9 – 12, PG||1,554||Yes|
|Loudoun Valley High||10 – 12, PG||1,659||Yes|
|Mercer Middle||6 - 8||1,228||No|
|Park View High||9 – 12, PG||1,270||No|
|Potomac Falls High||9 – 12, PG||1,538||Yes|
|River Bend Middle||6 - 8||1,143||No|
|Seldens Landing Elementary||Pre-K - 5||989||Yes|
|Stone Bridge High||9 – 12, PG||1,956||Yes|
|Stone Hill Middle||6 - 8||1,050||Yes|
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.
Charter schools meet the public school choice options required of school districts by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The Virginia Education Association (VEA) is the teachers union for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VEA is affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA). Loudoun County is also represented locally by the Loudoun Education Association, a branch of the VEA.
- Loudoun County Public Schools Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education Official Website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education "Report Card," Accessed December 5, 2011
- LCPS "School Board Members," Accessed March 6th, 2013
- LCPS "Board Documents," Accessed March 6th, 2013
- LCPS "Purchasing," Accessed March 6th, 2013
- Salary Schedules Accessed March 6th, 2013
- LCPS "Personnel Policies," Accessed March 6th, 2013
- Background Check, Accessed March 6th, 2013
- LCPS "Directory," Accessed March 6th, 2013
- Superintendent Accessed March 6th, 2013
- LCPS "Budget Information," Accessed March 6th, 2013
- LCPS "Business and Financial Services," Accessed March 6th, 2013
- VFOIA Accessed March 6th,2013
- Public Information Accessed March 6th 2013
- 2013 Budget Accessed March 6th, 2013
- Academic Reports Accessed March 6th 2013
- ‘Loudoun County Public Schools’, School Board, June 30, 2010
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- ‘Loudoun County Public Schools’, Charter School Information, June 30, 2010
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- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010
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