Elkin City Schools
|Elkin City Schools|
|Type and location|
|Location||Elkin, North Carolina|
|Superintendent||Randy Michael Bledsoe|
|NCES District ID||3701380|
|Students and staff|
|Teachers||87.14 (on FTE basis)|
|Staff||79.10 (on FTE basis)|
The Elkin City Schools system is a PK–12 graded school district located in the town of Elkin, North Carolina which lies on the border of Wilkes and Surry counties. The three schools in the district serve 1,217 students as of 2010–11.
The history of public education in Elkin really began shortly after the state passed its first common school law in 1839. The state was then divided into several school districts. The Elkin City Schools system was established by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 25, 1947.
For the 2010–11 school year, Elkin City Schools had a total population of 1,217 students and 87.14 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ration of 13.97:1. That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 52% male to 48% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 77%; Hispanic, 16%; Black, 4%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 1%; and American Indian, 0% (two or more races: 2%). For the same school year, 40.95% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.
Governance and funding
The primary governing body of Elkin City Schools follows a council–manager government format with a five-member Board of Education appointing a Superintendent to run the day-to-day operations of the system. Elkin City Schools currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's Seventh District.
Board of education
A five-member board of education governs the Elkin City Schools system. The current members are: Foley Norman (Chairman), Stewart Roten (Vice-Chairman), James Freeman, Larry Wagoner, Jim Westbrook.
The current superintendent of Elkin City Schools is Randy Michael Bledsoe. He was previously the principal at Greene County High School.
Public school districts in North Carolina do not have their own taxation authority, they are fiscally dependent on the State and their respective county Board of Commissioners. The county Boards of Commissioners vote on funding levels proposed by the school system. The majority of the funding comes from State sources.
There are no charter schools within the city of Elkin. Charter schools that serve the citizens of Elkin include: Bridges Charter School in State Road, North Carolina in Wilkes County and Millennium Charter Academy in Mount Airy in Surry County.
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