Of District 50’s total student population, 47% are White, 40% are Black, 9% are Hispanic, 1% is Asian, and 2% are Other. 53% of the total student population is on Free and Reduced Lunch. According to the 2009 District Report Card, District 50 has a student attendance rate of 96.1% and a retention rate of 2.1%. 15.6% of the district’s students are eligible for gifted and talented programs, while 9% are enrolled in AP/IB programs.
The district is the second largest employer in the county with 1,317 employees working in certified and classified positions. 77.2% of the teachers in the district are continuing contract teachers and 59.4% have advanced degrees. There are 119 National Board Certified teachers. The teacher attendance rate is 94.8% and the average teacher salary is $47,035.
The district is governed by an elected nine-member Board of Trustees. Board seats are filled during single member district elections in November. For additional information about our Board of Trustees, click the "Board of Trustees" link above.