Henderson County Public Schools
|Henderson County Public Schools|
|Type and location|
|Location||Henderson County, North Carolina|
|NCES District ID||3702100|
|Students and staff|
|Teachers||914.55 (on FTE basis)|
|Staff||816.77 (on FTE basis)|
Henderson County Public Schools (also called Henderson County Schools) is a PK–12 graded school district serving Henderson County, North Carolina. The district was formed in 1993 from the merger of Hendersonville City Schools and the former Henderson County Schools. Its 23 schools serve 13,472 students as of the 2010–11 school year.
For the 2010–11 school year, Henderson County Schools had a total population of 13,472 students and 914.55 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 14.73:1. That same year, out of the total student population, the gender ratio was 52% male to 48% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 72%; Hispanic, 18%; Black, 4%; two or more races, 4%; American Indian, 0%; and Asian/Pacific Islander, 1%. For the same school year, 53.26% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.
The primary governing body of Henderson County Public Schools is called the Henderson County Board of Public Education. It follows a council–manager government format with a seven-member Board of Education appointing a Superintendent to run the day-to-day operations of the system. The school system currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's Eighth District.
Board of Education
The seven members of the Board of Education generally meet on the second Monday of each month. The current members of the board are: Ervin W. Bazzle (Chair), Melissa Maurer (Vice-Chair), Mary Louise Corn, Lisa Edwards, Amy Lynn Holt, Joshua Houston, and Rick R. Wood.
The system has had four superintendents since merging. The first was Dan G. Lunsford who was also superintendent of the county system before the merger. He served from 1993 until 1999 when Tom Burnham was appointed. Burnham held the position 1999–2004. Stephen L. Page took over in 2004 and served until 2010.
The current superintendent of the system is David L. Jones. He was appointed in 2010 after the retirement of Stephen L. Page. Jones was previously the Henderson County district's assistant superintendent.
- Balfour Education Center; alternative school, grades 6–12 (Hendersonville)
- East Henderson High School (East Flat Rock)
- Henderson County Early College High School (Flat Rock)
- Hendersonville High School (Hendersonville)
- North Henderson High School (Hendersonville)
- West Henderson High School (Hendersonville)
- Apple Valley Middle School (Hendersonville)
- Flat Rock Middle School (East Flat Rock)
- Hendersonville Middle School (Hendersonville)
- Rugby Middle School (Hendersonville)
- Atkinson Elementary School (Hendersonville)
- Bruce Drysdale Elementary School (Hendersonville)
- Clear Creek Elementary School (Hendersonville)
- Dana Elementary School (Hendersonville)
- Edneyville Elementary School (Hendersonville)
- Etowah Elementary School (Etowah)
- Fletcher Elementary School (Fletcher)
- Glenn C Marlow Elementary School (Mills River)
- Hendersonville Elementary School (Hendersonville)
- Hillandale Elementary School (East Flat Rock)
- Mills River Elementary School (Mills River)
- Sugarloaf Elementary School (Hendersonville)
- Upward Elementary School (Flat Rock)
Athletic departments for the district schools are members of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. They compete in various sports over two different conferences. East, North, and West are all in the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference. East and West are 3A schools, while North is 2A. Hendersonville is a 1A school in the Western Highlands Conference.
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