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Baldwin Co High School

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Posted July 7, 2012

As a recent graduate of this school, I have seen what really goes on at this school. The one point that I cannot stress enough is that if a student wants a good education, they can get it at BCHS if they are willing to work for it. The problem is that many students just want to take the easy road and don't seem to care or think about their future so of course the atmosphere won't be as great in the basic diploma classes, but all schools are that way. Sure, there are a few bad teachers, but there are also really good teachers who very successfully prepared me for college. Since the MacBook distribution (yes, every student gets a laptop here) the behavioral referrals have almost ceased to exist, and never in my four years did I see real bullying (unlike Perdido Middle) or cyberbullying at this school. Yes, the parent involvement could be better in some programs and more recognition should be given to non athletic programs, but no school is perfect. Bottom line, if your student wants to succeed, then they can very well do so at BCHS. (Hey, our Val and sal last year went to Wharton and Yale.) Just look at the facts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2012

As a grandparent I believe this school and schools across the nation has plenty room for improvement. I believe this school is like other schools across the nation where teachers are losing control in classrooms. I agree with the parent who posted on this website on March 29, 2010. All you have to do is turn on your local news and you will see some kind of violence or disruption happening at one of our local schools or schools across the nation. It all started when we allowed prayer, the bible, and paddling to not be allowed in schools. I have a granddaughter attending this school.


Posted March 29, 2010

We have one child attending BCHS and the teachers have no control in the classrooms it is like being in a zoo. So the kids that are there that want to learn can't. My child is not a custome to being in such and enviroment he went to perdido middle school before coming here and the kids where taught respect. My child takes the hardest classes this school has to offer and complains everyday about the disruption and that the teachers have no control. The county needs to spend money on getting teachers that can contro thier classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2006

Attending this school has been a joy to me. Between the amazing teachers, outstanding administration, supportive faculty, and wonderful students I have had nothing but a good experience here at B.C.H.S. If anyone is looking to move to Baldwin County, I would encourage coming to Bay Minette.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2006

The quality of academics here compared to other schools is average. Great athletic programs. Never enough parent involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 5, 2005

I attended Baldwin County High School, and I consider this school a great environment for the students to learn in. I enjoyed my experience there, and wouldn't change very much about it. The teachers ther are very sweet, and are more than willing to help your child get started on a great future. The students get along well with each other, and are more than willing to help each other when it comes to learning.I enjoyed my experience there, and hope to one day enjoy the environment when my child becomes a high school student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2005

We have one student at this school. Three others have graduated form BCHS. We have been in contact with menbers of the staff and teachers for the 10 years. Durning this time we have recieved nothing but outstanding responces from anyone connected with BCHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

I attend this school and this is my second year. It doesn't have the most expensive extra-curricular activities but we amke everything better even though it may not look great to someone else. All the kids here have a place and no one is left out of a group. It's a small town so, the moment someone new steps into a room everyone wants to know who they are. No one is alone here.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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96%

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Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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79%

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81%

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81%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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83%

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2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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71%

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81%

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83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

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97%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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90%

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92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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94%

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92%

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95%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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83%

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89%

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90%

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91%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education80%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Poverty91%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students79%
Female87%
Male69%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education24%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Poverty73%
Not poverty85%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education40%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
Poverty80%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male76%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education28%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Poverty78%
Not poverty87%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education27%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Poverty65%
Not poverty76%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education84%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty96%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education50%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty82%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Special education59%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty85%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education66%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty91%
Not poverty96%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education50%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty73%
Not poverty93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 58%
Black 30% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr John R Cabaniss
Fax number
  • (251) 937-2933

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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