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Baker, FL
Students enrolled: 1,386

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1369 14th Street
Baker, FL 32531

(850) 689-7279
(850) 689-7416
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 18, 2015
Most of the teachers I had (with the exception of 1 or 2) taught the material very well, covered a sufficient amount of material, and made the exams not too easy but not too hard. I wouldn't be who I am today without them, lots of these teachers deserve raises!

- submitted by a community member
Amount of homework: Just right
July 18, 2015
Depending on the classes I was enrolled in, homework was always plenty but it was never too overwhelming. AP classes required more homework and studing, which was to be expected.

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Develops grit: Neutral
July 18, 2015
Academically, no. With sports I'm not very sure because I was not involved in sports.

- submitted by a community member
Develops respect: Disagree
July 18, 2015
Most of the teachers assume that all students are up to no good, which I guess I can't blame them because a lot are. But it's tiring for the good kids who have to suffer because of the bad ones. My brother transferred from Baker to another school, and he was surprised at how different he was treated by teachers. He was treated more like a young adult than a kid who needed babysitting.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Agree
July 18, 2015
The Leadership class is very involved in volunteer and charity events. One of the best classes the school has to offer!

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Neutral
July 18, 2015
From what I've heard from my friends, the JROTC program here is pretty good. I was mostly involved in the drama club. It was great until the teacher retired. The new teacher was too easygoing with the students and things got out of hand.

- submitted by a community member

July 18, 2015
I graduated baker in 2013. Teachers are nice and generally responsive to students needs. Once, I had problems with another student harassing me, and the disciplinarian was quick to make a restraining order and fix the issue. My family and I were so thankful! But this isn't the place to go if you plan to get to college. You'll get into college, but there just aren't many academic opportunities. Quite frankly, the community as a whole isn't super interested in it. I couldn't get as many college credits as I would have liked in high school simply because it wasn't always offered (only a few AP classes are available) or I wasn't able to drive to the nearest college campus. Other public schools have the option to take duel enrollment classes at the high school, which is awesome and makes things so much easier for students looking to get college credit. The year after I graduated, a friend still attending baker school informed me that our robotics club's funding was cut, to get more money for football. Now I will admit that I'm a nerd, and it made me upset that sports is bigger than academics at this school. Really, it just depends on your personal preference. Quite frankly, a lot of people who graduate from Baker stay in baker. Not many students really care about academic success, and sports is a huge social thing that also ties the small community together, which is a good thing for those who like sports. The school is poor. Very poor.. Books are really old and parts of the building are 100 years old (I'm not joking). Baker school was officially labeled by the county as a poverty school a few years ago. So overall, people in the community are generally friendly, teachers are friendly, not many opportunities for college, sports is important to the school, and the school is poor.

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2014
I am currently going into the 11th grade and I love it here. I have seen reviews saying things about how its all about who you know. Well, I can tell you that is wrong. My parents nor me really hot to know anyone in the school until later on. Possibly somewhere in middle school. But the key is behaving. If your children behaved maybe they wouldn't be suspended? Anyway, I have never really have had a problem with anything here except for other students. But, for the person complaining about teachers not doing anything or doing to much, teachers are usually not around or not paying attention to that particular group of students at that time. And if no one else sees it/no proof, or if no one reports it, nothing will happen. People's time in school is only as good or bad as they make it. And this school is no different. All the teachers care a lot about each of their student's success. One more thing id like to add... How 'bout that "Sound of the swamp"? BHS Band :)

- submitted by a community member

March 02, 2013
I have really enjoyed my children being in this school. The teachers run the school and not the children. I have a high schooler and an elementary school child. I thought that not being from the area would be a disadvantage but they really care. If you show involvement with your child and your kids are respectful, they will be fine.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2012
This school is all about who you know.They single out kids and find every little thing they can to suspend them and then they send them off to schools that are not any better.They kids kids end up dropping out.I wonder what the real total is for drop outs are for this school?I will never tell any of my friends to send their kids to this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2011
My children are in 6th and 8th grade and have been going to Baker School since Kindergarten. I have never had any problems with the school. The teachers have all been caring and willing to go the extra mile to help with any issues. It is a small town school with a lot of community support. All of the staff is friendly and my kids enjoy attending this school.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2011
This is the most backwards school I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I've got two children attending this school (2nd and 5th) and Baker is without a doubt the worst school! One morning I went into pick up my boys for a dentist appointment and it took them 35 minutes to "find" my 7 year old! Ridiculous that they have no idea as to what the heck is going on and where their students are. The teachers are either way over involved in what the kids are or aren't during, like sending home notes because my 10 year didn't eat his entire sandwich at lunch, or not involved enough, like turning the other cheek to a bunch of older kids stealing his lunch 3 days later! If you looking to move to this area, look into putting your kids in a different school, seriously!

- submitted by a parent
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May 11, 2010
My son is a student here and is actively participating in the oncampus dual enrollment classes through NWFSC that are taught during the swchool day. The teachers of all his classes are the best I have ever seen and the family atmosphere of a kindergarten through 12th grade school if phenominal.

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December 26, 2007
I'm an alumni. I graduated from baker in 2004.. I attended baker K-12 and I loved it.. I knew all the teachers and they knew me. They made it a point to see that I succeeded. I also was in a ton of extracurricular activities. I am now graduating from college with a BA in psychology and sociology.

- submitted by a community member

April 26, 2007
I think that this is one of the best school that I have ever attended it is such a close-knit community. I am currently in tenth grade and attended baker for 1 year. Mr. Shipp and Mrs. Hayden are wonderful. The teachers are some of the best you will find anywhere. I love this school.

- submitted by a student

October 31, 2006
My son goes to Baker and he likes the teachers but I have had plenty problems with the Administration.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2006
My son is a Freshman and this his first year at Baker. We are very pleased with the ROTC program and the accountability the coaches require for students to partcipate in the sports program. I am very impressed with the principal and vice-principal and the committment to educate the children.

- submitted by a parent

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Baker School
1369 14th Street, Baker, FL  32531
(850) 689-7279
Last modified Baker School is a Public school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Baker School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top