Mead School District, Washington
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 Budget
- 4 Teacher salaries
- 5 Schools in Mead School District
- 6 Academic performance
- 7 Website evaluation
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
About the districtSpokane County, Washington. The population of Mead was 7,275 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Mead lagged behind state averages for median income and higher education achievement but outperformed the state poverty rate in 2010. The percentage of town residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (26.9%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Mead's median income at $57,125 while the state median income was $58,890. Mead had a poverty rate of 4.1% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
The current Superintendent of Mead School District is Tom Rockefeller. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2006. Rockefeller previously served as the Superintendent of Pullman School District. He earned an annual salary of $179,051 during the 2012-2013 school year.
Mead School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Mead School District employed 534 K-12 teachers during the 2013-2014 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15-credit intervals up to 135 quarter credits. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and teachers for 2009-2010:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers in Mead School District are represented during negotiations by the Mead Education Association (MEA). The current President of MEA is Toby Doolittle.
Schools in Mead School District
The district served 9,387 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 0.5% increase in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Mead School District operates 15 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Mead School District|
|Brentwood Elementary School|
|Colbert Elementary School|
|Evergreen Elementary School|
|Farwell Elementary School|
|Five Mile Prairie School|
|Mead Senior High School|
|Meadow Ridge Elementary School|
|Midway Elementary School|
|Mountainside Middle School|
|Mt. Spokane High School|
|Northwood Middle School|
|Prairie View Elementary School|
|Shiloh Hills Elementary School|
The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2012-2013 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district was to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.
Mead School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all level. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary and middle school levels.
|Student Proficiency Levels, 2012-2013|
|Grade||Reading (%)||Math (%)|
Adequate Yearly Progress
|AYP Achievement, 2012-2013|
|Grade||Meet Reading AYP?||Meet Math AYP?|
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites
Last rated on December 18, 2012.
- Administrative Officials
- Department heads are listed for each department.
- Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
- Elected Officials
- Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
- Meeting minutes are archived for 2 years.
- Meeting agendas are archived for 2 years.
- A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.
- Meeting minutes and agendas are not archived for 3-5 years.
- Budgets are not posted.
- Audits are not posted.
- Background checks
- The criminal background check policy and teacher certification requirements are not posted online.
- Teacher collective bargaining statements are not provided.
- Public Records
- Public records information and request form not available.
- Academic Performance
- Academic performance is not noted.
- Tax information not provided.
- Background Check
- Background check policy not posted.
- District page
- Spokane County
- Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Washington State School Directors' Association
- Mead Education Association
- Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections, 2013" Accessed January 6, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Mead," Accessed November 25, 2013
- Washington Secretary of State, "Pre-2004 Election Results," Accessed August 5, 2013
- Spokane County Elections, "Results and Statistics from Previous Elections," Accessed August 5, 2013
- Moscow-Pullman Daily News, "Pullman names new school boss," April 13, 2006
- Kitsap Sun, "Staff Record For: THOMAS J ROCKEFELLER," Accessed January 10, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data," Accessed December 11, 2013
- Mead Education Association, "Collective Bargaining Agreement," Accessed January 10, 2014
- Mead Education Association, "Executive Board," Accessed January 10, 2014
- Mead School District, "Our Schools," Accessed January 10, 2014
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," Accessed January 10, 2014
- Mead School District, "Departments," Accessed December 18, 2012
- Mead School District, "Meet Our Board Members," Accessed December 18, 2012
- Mead School District, "Board Meetings 2013-2014," Accessed December 18, 2012