Wilcox County School District (Alabama)

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Wilcox County School District
Address
75 Camden Bypass[1]
, Alabama
United States
Coordinates32°00′11″N 87°17′21″W / 32.00296°N 87.28914°W / 32.00296; -87.28914Coordinates: 32°00′11″N 87°17′21″W / 32.00296°N 87.28914°W / 32.00296; -87.28914
District information
TypePublic
GradesK–12
SuperintendentAndré P. Saulsberry[1]
School boardWilcox County Board of Education
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools
NCES District ID0103510[2]
Students and staff
Students1,991[2]
Teachers129.00 (on FTE basis)[2]
Staff284.00 (on FTE basis)[2]
Student-teacher ratio15.43[2]
Other information
Websitewww.wilcox.k12.al.us

The Wilcox County School District is the public school system for Wilcox County, Alabama. It operates three elementary schools, two secondary schools and an alternative school.[3][4] The system educates roughly 2000 students and employs more than 280.[2]

The district is governed by the Wilcox County Board of Education. There are six board members, elected for a term of four years.[5] A superintendent, hired by the board, and support staff oversee the system on a daily basis. The current superintendent is André P. Saulsberry.[1]

Segregation[edit]

The 2012 demographic profile of Wilcox County, showed the population as 27.4% white and 71.8% black.[6] The local schools are effectively racially segregated with the vast majority of White students attending private schools.


Location Number of students % Black students % Free/reduced Lunch* Note
ABC Elementary School Alberta 135-175 100% 76%[7] [8]
F.S. Ervin Elementary School Pine Hill 328[9] 99%[10] 70.9%[11] [12]
J.E. Hobbs Elementary School Camden 520[13] 100%[14] 67.6%[15] [16]
Camden School of Arts and Technology Camden 254 100% 99%[17] Middle school [18]
Wilcox Central High School Camden 540 100% 99%[19] [20]
  • The percentage of students allowed a free school lunch is commonly used as a proxy for poverty.

Private schools in the county[edit]

Location Number of students % Black students % Free/reduced Lunch* Note
Wilcox Academy Camden 250 nil. Unknown


Failing schools[edit]

Statewide testing ranks the schools in Alabama. Those in the bottom six percent are listed as "failing." As of early 2018, both Wilcox Central High School and Camden School Of Arts & Technology were included in this category.[21]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Information For Wilcox County System". Alabama State Department of Education. State of Alabama. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Wilcox County School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Schools". Wilcox County Schools. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "System School Listings: Wilcox". Alabama State Department of Education. State of Alabama. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Board Member Information For The Wilcox County School System". Alabama State Department of Education. State of Alabama. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Wilcox County, Alabama". People QuickFacts. United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "ABC Elementary School". Niche. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  8. ^ "ABC Elementary School". Official Web Site. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  9. ^ "F S Ervin Elementary". Noodle. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  10. ^ "F S Ervin Elementary". Noodle. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  11. ^ "F S Ervin Elementary School in Pine Hill, Alabama". Start Class. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  12. ^ "About the School". Official Web Site. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  13. ^ "J E Hobbs Elementary School". Noodle. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  14. ^ "J E Hobbs Elementary School". Noodle. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  15. ^ "J E Hobbs Elementary School". School Digger. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  16. ^ "About the School". Official Web Site. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Camden School of Arts and Technology". Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  18. ^ "About the School". Official Web Site. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Wilcox Central High School". Noodle. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Wilcox Central High School". Official Web Site. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Failing Alabama public schools: 75 on newest list, most are high schools". AL.COM. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

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