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Baker High School

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Posted October 6, 2013

My daughter is a freshman at Baker this year, 2013-2014. So far, she is enjoying high school a lot. She said that she is learning a lot and it is harder than middle school, as far as homework load, etc. She is in Advanced placement classes and likes all of her teachers a lot. Hope that this continues!!! We haven't been there long enough to suggest any improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

Amazing school for your kids, if you're living in Mobile send them to Baker High School.


Posted June 13, 2013

This school is terrible. It is not a safe place for kids to learn. There's a fight or incident nearly every day. The police are always at this school for some violent incident. How they manage to keep it out of the media is beyond me. The principal is a bully. If I could afford to send my son to private school, believe me, I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

Baker is a good school when you compare it to other Mobile public schools, but it is the least secure school I have ever been to or worked at. Anyone can walk in or out when they please, carrying anything they please. The school population (2700+) is too large for the administration to keep track of anyone, so the number of incidents is rapidly growing (just watch the news and see). The counselors and principal will do anything to let anyone graduate - even students who come to school a few days a semester. They will do anything to make their graduation rate look good, and the students know it and take advantage. Do yourself a favor and send your kids to private school or move to another district. Baker cannot guarantee their safety or that they will actually earn their diploma.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2012

This is a poorly run school. Also the amount of incidents this school has that go unreported is appalling. The police are at this school almost everyday for various reasons. The staff seem to have no control over the students and do not seem to care. There is an obvious lack of leadership and direction. My student will not be returning after this school year. Also just so no one gets the wrong idea, my child has not been involved in any incidents this is merely an observation from myself spending a fair amount of time at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

Great school prepared me for many thing to continue my career the next level was a cake walk because of baker high
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2010

A public school, with private school standards that prepares its students to be sucessful at the next level and in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Baker High is a wonderful school with excellent teachers. It prepared me very well for college and the real world.


Posted September 10, 2008

I'm a current Baker Student and now a senior (class 09').My high school years have been the best time of my life and i'm happy that the students have a low tolerance for bulling aka lack of a life. My time spent here has made me what i am today and has pushed me to live my dream as a health care provider(as well as giving me that chance).No,this school is not racist and anyone who thinks so is sadly mistaken.If you are a parent looking at this school to send your child to I as a student would recomend Baker. We have high test scores and recive millions of dollers for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

Baker High School has a great honors program and many electives to choose from. However, the staff are lax in the enforcement of school polices and rules. There are so many students, the teachers only remember a student for a semester before having to learn the names and faces of new students. the school is very large and easy to get lost in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

I have been very disappointed in Baker High School. I feel they have let my children down. They do not have any concerns for the safety of their students. I have withdrawn both my daughters from Baker.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

Baker is a very good high school it is very strict about discipline ****
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

I graduated from Baker High School in 2003. My brother now attends and he is a junior this year. Our uncle became the principal in 2004. I loved the education that I received at Baker. When I got to college, I was always one step ahead of my classmates. Thanks Mrs. Perry, Mr. Shelton, Mr. Butler, Mr. Willmann, Mrs. Fredella, Mrs. Mullin, Ms. Alexander, and all the rest. You are truly amazing and have inspired me to become a teacher. I graduate in December and will teach elementary students. Thanks for everything!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 9, 2007

My two children received a great education at Baker. As always, the student has to want to learn as much as the teacher wants to teach. I highly recommend Baker High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

Baker was the best of the 5 Mobile High Schools I substituted at. The facilities, teachers & students are the greatest!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2005

As a former student at Baker who is now a parent, I would highly recommend this school to anyone. You won't find better academics in the county, and the teachers really care about their syudents, and want to see them succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2005

Hello, i just recently graduated from Baker high school in 2005. I loved it! Im a African American so the school is not racist some people are just dumb. I moved to California to go to college and I really agree that Baker is way more advanced than a lot of other high schools in other places.I miss the teachers a lot especailly my senior teachers u know who u are! Sheliece
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 11, 2005

Baker High school is one of the best high schools in Alabama. I recently graduated from BHS, and would like to applaud the school for the education I received. BHS consistently attains high grades on standardized tests and grad exams. Overall, this year's senior class earned one-third of the scholarships given out to Mobile county student. The clubs available are also a great aspect of the school, especially the band program. It always received superior ratings at competitions, and this past year received a great honor. Baker band was selected to march first in the macy's thanksgiving Day Parade! Over all, I would reccomend Baker high school for a quality education, and a great experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2005

Baker is a very cool school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

I was an exchange student at Baker High School last year, and I did like Baker High school a lot! It was easy for me to find new friends who accept you for who you are and what you think! I took drama classes and they have been great! The school spirit was something what I was impressed about the most! Even though the football team is not the best, it was still fun to watch the games. The teachers helped me with english so I think Baker High school is a good school!
—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.
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The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 2011-2012 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 2012.

543 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

543 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

541 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

543 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

368 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

542 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 2012.

501 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

501 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

501 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

501 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

406 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

501 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible97%
Special education82%
General population98%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty98%

Language

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education33%
General population81%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty82%

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education64%
General population89%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education30%
General population91%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty89%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female59%
Male71%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education30%
General population68%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Poverty58%
Non-poverty70%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education97%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic77%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education65%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty97%

Math

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education81%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty99%

Reading

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education77%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty97%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education74%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 65% 58%
Black 29% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 42%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Clem Richardson Iii
Fax number
  • (251) 221-3004

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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