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Baker High School

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Posted August 7, 2014

My son is a sophomore at Baker this year and we love it! Even though there are a lot of students the teachers and staff build great relationships with students. The campus is kept clean and is safe. Any normal high school issues that arise are dealt with promptly. I do wish counselors offered more college/career planning.
—Submitted by a parent


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


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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 77% in 2013.

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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

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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.

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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84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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89%

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89%

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87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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81%
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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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education83%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty95%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education37%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty73%
Not poverty89%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education44%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty84%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education43%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty83%
Not poverty91%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female69%
Male80%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education41%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty66%
Not poverty80%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education93%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty100%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black0%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education72%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant0%
Poverty93%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black99%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible3%
Special education90%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty98%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black99%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education76%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty96%
Not poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female92%
Male0%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education72%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty90%
Not poverty0%
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 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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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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