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Grow Johnston!
April 2, 2008
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Grow Johnston!
Agenda
 Welcome and Introductions
 Johnston Development Activities
– Jim Sanders
 Johnston Community Schools
– Clay Guthmiller
 Pioneer Expansion
– Mark Miller and Steve Schroeder
 2008 JEDCO Activity Update
 Reception and Networking!
JOHNSTON
Presented by
Jim Sanders
City Administrator
City of Johnston
Johnston
Development Forum
April 2, 2008
Population Growth
16,000
14,000
13,596
Population
12,000
10,000
8,649
8,000
6,131
6,000
4,000
3,659
2,236
2,326
4,702
2,617
2,000
0
1970
1975
(Est.)
1980
1985
(Est.)
1990
1995
2000
2005
Commercial
Development
• 2007 Activity
– 7 New Permits
– 29 Additions or
Alterations
– Approved Site
Plans for
170,393 square
feet
Development Sites
2006 Annexations
• Annexed more
than 577 acres
to accommodate
future growth.
2008 Annexation
• 837.52 Acres
• Annexes properties east
and west of NW 100th
Street and north to Camp
Dodge.
Public Improvement Plans
Residential
Development
• 2007
– 130 Single Family permits
issued. 116 New lots
created.
– 68 Townhome/Condo
permits issued. 0 New
lots created.
– 0 Multi-family permits
issued. 0 New lots
created.
Residential Building
Permits
Number of New Dwelling Units Permitted by Dwelling Type, 1990-2007
600
500
400
300
200
100
0
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Total
86
55
65
78
246
Multi-family
60
0
0
0
144
0
0
0
0
0
Townhome/Condo
2
9
5
13
6
0
17
2
77
93
Single Family
24
46
60
65
96
141 184 176
141 167 174
263 345 208
336
408 547
389
0
32
152 204
0
78
98
30
90
65
100 175
186 252 130
206
226 253
324
269 190 130
369 365 198
0
0
0
68
Economic Development Incentives
Tax Increment Financing Districts
• Intended to provide a
framework to launch
the redevelopment of
the Mixed Use Center
located along Merle
Hay Road from NW
62nd Avenue to NW
66th Avenue.
MHR Redevelopment
•
This vision
suggests a “town
center” concept in
the northeast
corner of NW 62nd
Avenue/Merle Hay
Road intersection,
new medium and
high density
residential areas as
well as new
office/commercial
areas in the
corridor. ”
JOHNSTON
www.cityof johnston.com
www.growjohnston.com
Johnston Community School District
Our Mission:
Preparing our community of learners for a changing
world by providing the knowledge and skills
necessary to be responsible, contributing citizens
committed to excellence.
Who we are
We serve the community of Johnston as well as parts
of Urbandale, Des Moines and the surrounding rural
areas of Grimes and Granger.
Johnston School District Boundary
Statistics at a glance
• 5,723 students from Kindergarten to 12th grade
• 795 employees
• 435 certified teachers
• Geographic area covers 40 square miles
• General fund budget of 42 million dollars
• 14th largest school district in the state of Iowa
• Fourth largest employer in Johnston
• Average elementary class size is 20-25
• Average middle school class size is 24-27
• Changing demographics
increase percentage of ELL students
increase percentage free/reduced eligible
Facilities
Lawson
Elementary schools (K-5)
• Lawson – built in 1958, renovated in 1997
• Wallace – built in 1988, addition built in 1990
• Beaver Creek – built in 1997
• Horizon – built in 2001
• Timber Ridge – opened in fall 2007
Wallace
Horizon
Beaver Creek
Timber Ridge
Facilities
Two Middle Schools
• Summit (6/7) – built in 2004
• Middle School (8/9) – built in 1985, addition built in
1991, renovated in 2007
Middle School
Summit
Facilities
High school
Johnston High School (10-12) – built in 1973,
Addition built in 1978 and in 1994,
New addition (12 classrooms, upgraded music facilities,
new fitness center, expanded cafeteria) to open in Fall
of 2008
Facilities
Stadium
Other facilities
• State-of-the-art stadium
• Indoor pool
• Baseball/softball fields
• Eight tennis courts
Summit Pool
Softball Field
Baseball Field
Tennis Courts
Student Activities/Athletics
Elementary
Summit Middle School &
Johnston Middle School (8)
Johnston High School (10-12) &
Johnston Middle School (9)
• Vocal Music (Swing and Show Choirs)
• Band (Concert & Jazz)
• Mock Trial
• Odyssey of the Mind
• French Club
• Leadership Camp
• Art Club
• Student Council
• Technology Student Association
• Outdoor Education Camp
• Athletics: Football, Volleyball, Basketball,
Wrestling, Track, Softball, Dance Team,
Cheerleading, Jogger’s Club, Cross-Country,
Bowling and Swimming
• Band (Concert, Pep, Jazz, Marching, Color
Guard)
• Mock Trial
• Academic Competitions
• Art Club
• Spanish Club
• Leadership Camp
• French Club
• Safety Club
• Student Council
• Drama (Plays, Individual Speech, Large Group
Speech)
• Technology Student Association
• Year Book/Newspaper Staff
• National Honor Society
• Students Against Driving Drunk (S.A.D.D.)
• T.L.C. (Team Leadership Connection)
• Diversity committee
• Gay-Straight Alliance Club
• Chess Club
• Vocal Music (Concert Choir, Freshmen Chorus,
Mixed Chorus, “Sound Advice” and “Innovation”
Show Choirs)
• Athletics: Fencing , Football, Volleyball, CrossCountry, Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming, Track,
Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Bowling,
Cheerleading and Dance Team
Fifth grade band
Student Transportation
• Presently, the district provides 100% bus transportation free of
charge.
• Open enrolled students are responsible for their own transportation
to and from school.
• Routes are based upon number of riders.
During the fall of 2007, the district contracted Management
Partnership Services (MPS) to give an outside evaluation of
the transportation department. MPS recommended the district:
•Continue with in-house services
•Consider walk zones with reasonable walk distance policies
• Consider bell time changes in afternoon to improve services
•Develop and support a realistic fleet replacement schedule
ITBS/ITED
On the 2006-2007 ITBS/ITED tests the
following percentage of students who were in
Johnston at least one year, were proficient or
higher:
In Reading
Grades 3-5
Grade 6-8
Grade 11
91.8%
84.2%
82.4%
In Math
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grade 11
In Science
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grade 11
92.7%
89.6%
89.1%
90.2%
87.8%
88.6%
ITBS/ITED National School Norms 2006-2007
Percentile Rank
Grade
Reading
Math
Science
2
95
94
83
3
97
97
96
4
97
98
96
5
96
98
95
6
84
97
84
7
92
98
96
8
87
95
96
9
89
96
93
10
71
84
83
11
88
93
93
How do scores of Johnston students compare to state and
national ACT scores?
A score of 20 or higher on the 36-point scale for the
ACT test indicates probable success in college. 404
Johnston students took the test in 2006-2007 and 81%
of them scored 20 or above. The results compared to
state and national scores are as follows:
English
National 20.6
State
21.6
Johnston 22.5
Math
20.8
21.8
22.6
Reading
21.4
22.5
23.6
Science
20.9
22.1
23.3
Composite Reasoning
21.1
22.1
23.2
Our High School Students
• 90% college-bound
• 121 course offerings for students
• Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available in subjects
such as Calculus AB and BC, Statistics, Computer Science,
French, Spanish, English, Psychology, World History,
American History, Biology, Physics and Chemistry
• 22 National Merit Scholars over the past six years
• Average 2 AP Scholars per year
• Alternative high school programs through Metro West,
DMACC, Drake, and Grand View
How does our tax rate
compare?
 Surrounding School District Tax
Rates - FY 09 Estimated
•
•
•
•
•
Southeast Polk
Ankeny
Des Moines
Waukee
Dallas Center-Grimes
• JOHNSTON
• Urbandale
• West Des Moines
$21.96
$19.59
$17.94
$17.80
$17.50
$17.35
$16.28
$13.70
2007-08 District Priorities
Activities
Facilities
Opportunities for All Students
Quality and Equity
Curriculum Partners
District Analysis
Facilities Planning and Modernization
Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds
Safety and Security
Business and Finance
Fiscal Responsibility
Planning and Managing for Enrollment Growth
Internal Controls
Multi-Year Planning
Personnel
Attract and Retain Quality Personnel
Highly Qualified Staff
Effective Supervision and Evaluation
Market Place Compensation
Communications
District Demographics
Internal Communications
School and Community Relations
Media Relations
Partnerships
Professional Development
Individual and Organizational Growth
Health and Wellness
Professional Learning Communities
School Improvement
Curriculum and Instruction
Textbooks and Supplementary Materials
Alignment of Objectives – Materials – Assessments
Focus on Standards and Benchmarks
Instructional Strategies
Educational Technology
NCLB
Student Performance and Character Development
Focus on Continuous Improvement
Research Based – Data Driven
Building Based
Current Renovation Projects
• 8-9 Building – Cafeteria addition, Media Center,
Administration, Nursing, Guidance
• Johnston High School – 18 classrooms, Instrumental and
Vocal Music addition, Physical Education/Fitness/Strength and
Conditioning addition, Cafeteria addition, Family and Consumer
Science renovation, Special Education renovation, Baseball and
Softball dugout additions
• Services Building – Expansion of bus garage to house
Information Technology department, Buildings and Grounds and
Maintenance department, district Receiving and Warehouse
• Site Acquisition – Purchase of land for future facility
• Elementary School Expansion – Additional classrooms
and renovations at Wallace and Lawson Elementary Schools
School District of Choice
• People who move into the school district value education and actively seek
out the best educational opportunities in the state (beyond test scores)
• High expectations of students
• Outstanding staff
• High level of community/business support
•Modern Facilities
Quality is never an accident
It is always the result of . . .
• High intention
• Sincere effort
• Intelligent direction
• Skillful execution
Any Questions?
For more information, call 278-0470 or visit our Web
site at www.johnston.k12.ia.us.
Clay Guthmiller, Superintendent
5608 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131
515-278-0470
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Pioneer Hi-Bred Update
The Pioneer Investment in Johnston
Presented By:
– Mark Miller
– Steve Schroeder
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Pioneer Expansion
Data Center Upgrade
Johnston Greenhouse/Fast Corn Expansion
Parent Seed Facility Expansion
Administrative Office Expansion
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Data Center Upgrade
Increase server capacity needed
May be a DuPont regional data center
Facilities: $1,000,000
Equipment: $2,000,000
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Greenhouse/Fast Corn
40,000 Square Feet
New proprietary technology - faster plant
analysis and quicker movement of products to
the market place
Facilities: $16,000,000
Equipment: $4,000,000
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Parent Seed Facility Expansion
Production of elite in-bred lines
Warehouse and Dryer facility
Facilities: $2,000,000
Equipment: $8,000,000
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Administrative Office Expansion
42,000 Square Feet
Leased from Ryan Companies
Facilities: $5,000,000
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JEDCO 2008 Activities
Project Focus – Merle Hay Redevelopment
 Marketing
 Communication
 Relationship Building
 Advocacy and Representation
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JEDCO 2008 Activities
 Merle Hay Road
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Comprehensive Plan and Zoning
Development Incentives
Property Owner Collaboration
Retail Recruitment
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JEDCO 2008 Activities
 Marketing
– Johnston Business Directory “Development Guide”
– Fundamentals
» Joint Trade Show Exhibit
» Location One Information System
» Web Site
– Building on the “Johnston” Brand
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JEDCO 2008 Activities
Advocacy and Representation
– Community Competitiveness
» New Johnston Mayor and City Council
– Infrastructure
» Road Improvement Funding
» Pending Policy Change
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Phil Dunshee
Johnston Economic Development Corporation
Johnston Chamber of Commerce
5408 NW 88th Street, Suite 120
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 276-9064
(515) 309-0144 FAX
[email protected]
Grow Johnston!
THANK
YOU!
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