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Baker School

Public | PK-12 | 1386 students

 

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Posted 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 :)


Posted March 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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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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 58% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
68%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
71%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 89%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 93%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%57%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. TOM SHIPP
Fax number
  • (850) 689-7416

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1369 14th Street
Baker, FL 32531
Phone: (850) 689-7279

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