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An Introduction to the District - Budget Guide 2011-12
The Greater Albany Public School District is the 14th largest in Oregon, with over 9,100 students in kindergarten through high school. Serving these students are 465 certified staff, 511 classified staff and 36 administrators. The district covers approximately 154 square miles in Linn and Benton counties.
Greater Albany School District offers strong programs of character education, self-discipline and peer mentoring for children at all grade levels. Our students outscore the national average and show consistent improvement on both the verbal and math portions on the SAT.
Top notch graduates have earned $1.5 million in scholarships and other academic awards. Our graduates attend the best universities in the region and the world, including Stanford University, Georgia Tech, the U.S. Naval Academy, Washington University, Cornell University, the Rhode Island School of Design and major public and private universities in Oregon.
The district has 19 schools: 13 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, and one alternative school. Our talented and experienced teachers average better than 85 percent with five or more years experience, and better than 55 percent of middle school and high school teachers with master's degrees. In surveys, more that 85 percent of students and parents report that our teachers work hard to help kids learn. Read more ...
Educate and Inspire all students to reach their full potential, equipped to be positive, contributing members of society.
STRATEGIC GOALS and VISION of SUCCESS
We provide every student with challenging and motivating learning experiences that lead to continuous growth.
We instill in every student the character traits that enable them to understand and interact in the world, appreciating and valuing differences.
Our students thrive because every community member believes they are a stakeholder and takes responsibility for the success of every student.
Character Education is a prime focus at Greater Albany Public Schools. The following character traits have been identified by the Albany community and school district as important values that should be taught, modeled and practiced.
Being responsible for one's own actions and future. Having ownership and being accountable for the outcomes of decisions, and learning from mistakes.
Honesty - truthfulness, genuineness, being true to one's beliefs, attaining goals in a fair manner. Integrity - being true to one's ethical beliefs and taking action based on those beliefs.
Being able to control or improve one's pattern of behavior in moral, mental, emotional and physical wellness.
Having the internal strength to follow through on what one believes to be right or fair. Courage includes taking action on personal commitments.
Being willing to participate in or develop community through volunteerism, voting, community service, and showing respect for country.
Thinking and caring about the welfare of others. The considerate personal interaction that enriches the lives of others.
Recognizing the worth and rights of self and others, the value of property and the environment. Respect includes valuing authority and being courteous to others.
Upholding what one believes to be fair. Being fair-minded in the treatment of others.
Address: 2283 SE Edgemont St., Albany OR 97322
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Address: 1400 Lakewood Drive SW Albany, OR 97321
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Greater Albany School District Online Policy Manual
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In November 2006, Greater Albany Public School District voters approved a $55 million bond measure to build a new school, add to existing schools, and provide rehabilitation and improvements to the remainder.
The approved bond measure will allow the District to provide educational facility improvements at most campuses, including safety, heating and ventilation, electrical, water piping, science facilities, athletics, and disabled access.
The thirteenth-largest school district in Oregon, Greater Albany currently serves 9,100 students in 22 schools.
In November 2006, the Greater Albany School Board appointed a Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee after the passage of the $55 million Bond measure. Members included Jerry Boehme, Tom Gaulke, Mark McNabb, Wes Price, Ron Reimers, and Lisa Shogren. The committee was formed as a promise to the voters for an independent review of projects and expenditures to ensure bond funds were used as authorized by the voters. This review was to include both the legal restrictions of the bond approved by the voters as well as the intent communicated to the public.
Committee Chair Tom Gaulke delivered a report to the School Board at its January 12, 2011 meeting. He noted that the committee held 34 meetings during the four year period and concluded that:
Mr. Gaulke noted that as the remaining, uncommitted bond fund balance totaled just $46,062, he recommended that the School Board accept the committee’s final report and disband the committee.
Minutes From Bond Oversight Committee Meetings
All meeting minutes are in Acrobat PDF () format.
Timber Ridge School was completed in August 2009.
- Frank Bricker — School Board
- Maria Delapoer — former H.R. Director
- Cindy Drouhard — Middle School Teacher
- Sandi Gordon — School Board
- Ryan Graves — Boys & Girls Club
- Chris Green — Parent Community Member
- Jason Hoffert-Hay — Former Middle School Assistant principal
- Steve Kunke — Assistant Superintendent
- Barb Lowder — Elementary School Office Manager
- Rick Sherman — Food Services Director
- Connie Shrout — Elementary School Teacher
- Bob Stalick — Community Member
- Pat Weidmann — Middle School principal
- Buzz Wheeler — Business Community Member
All District Report Cards are Adobe Acrobat PDF () format.
School Report Cards
To view Report Cards for individual schools, please go to the school's website and click on "State Report Card" on the left navigation menu.