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Baldwin Middle-Senior High School

Public | 6-12 | 1066 students

 
 

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Posted August 21, 2012

This is year three for my 16 year old and year one for my 11 year old. My 16 year old did not want to leave Baldwin to play football at another school where he would have the chance to be noticed and possibly eligible for a scholarship. He's dedicated to Baldwin. The teachers have been involved in his education and informed us when he slacked off. He's on track and he has a wonderful guidance counselor (new). My 11 year old came home after his first day and talked all day! I am hoping his years at Baldwin is as adventurous and successful as my older son!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

My grand child just started at this school as a senior and loves it but has a hard time getting to school as there is no bus near the home . Please extend the bus line out 103rd street east to reach more deserving students.


Posted July 18, 2011

the teachers are great, my son loves the school. I wish the Guidance counselors would become more involved in the kids lives call them in talk about College, there plans in life, incourage them. when I was in high school our counselors called us in each 9 weeks to just talk, about the future, and if we were on track...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

baldwin is a great school but way too much drama most of the teachers really care though...
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2009

I remember coming to the school in seventh grade 2008-2009. i made alot of friends there,learned alot,and had the year of my life. ive been to 8 different schools in different states,and out of all of them, i think this is the best one. now im in a new school. everyday I wish I could have that one wish and go back to baldwin to see my friends and have another fun day. I love that school, And Hopefully i will go back someday. The kids are nice and the school is big,but you will get used to it. If your a new student,dont be afraid of going to that school. Trust me,Your going to have a good school year :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2009

When I first came to Baldwin last year,I dreaded it.When I gave it a chance, it has shown me what I could get out of life.The teachers are really nice and respectful to us students,the school stays clean,and It's a safe environment.Of course,like many teens,I think we should be allowed to have the PDA privledge as long as it stays to a minimum.In conclusion,Baldwin is an amazing school and I would most definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to make a healthy difference in their lives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2009

Its so so strict and kids dont have fun while learning and no school sprit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I have attended baldwin middle senior high since the sixth grade.Since then there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of students that attend baldwin. In alot of the reviews theyre complaining about overcrowding. But they havent said why theres alot of kids. Its because their schools have recieved f grades so they can attend the school of their choice,and baldwin was chosen by them. I would never switch to another school. Its crowded and in one case there was a class that had two teachers not three i was in that class and still did just fine in it. Baldwin doesnt have to worry about drug trafficing, shootings,or any other kind of danger nearly as much as other schools in duval county.Im involved in many clubs and they offer alot they do what they can to make sure we graduate.Consider baldwin its amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2009

At this school students are provided with the kind of rigorous instruction you hope your child receives in school. This school has committed itself to increasing student achievement for every student that walks through the threshhold. If a teacher is unsure how to reach a student, he/she will find another teacher or adult who can reach that student. Teachers here absolutely want to see their students succeed and help them on that path.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 28, 2008

teachers are always on leave or vacation
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

Its the second day so far this year. First time of my girls in public system. they think its great. I have been in touch with the main office from the beginning, and so far all my emails and questions had been answer. The only problem is the distance. But a good school is worth the ride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

My child attended Baldwin for the first time last year. It was a terrible experience. In one class he had three different teachers throughout the year with three differnt teaching styles. It kept the kid's totally confused. They did not have enough text books in any of his classes. The teachers where unorganized and impatient with the children. Speaking to a human is practically impossible due to the countless voice mail extensions... no one calls back. The school is over crowded... By the time the children get through the lunch line they have to scarf thier food down like ravenous wolves, and forget making it through the restroom line. No time to wait before the bell rings! The teachers also show nepotism towards thier own children. Please do not send your child to Baldwin! You will regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

This has been the most horrible school that any of my 3 children have attended. The Duval county school scores could not be more accurate. The administrative staff were noncommunicative regarding my children and were unhelpful at best. But, very hasty in discipline for minor infractions and once attempted to suspend one of my children without investigating for factual information. The coaching staff are there for the right reasons. I was unable to determine what the goal was regarding Administration and why they work with children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

Baldwin is an excellent school with some of the best teachers in the country who care about each child, the principal is amazing she truly cares for the success of each student. Baldwin may be small but it is by far the best run school in Duval county. Some do not like Dr. Richardson the principal but keep in mind she runs the school not a popularity contest, she pushes each student to strive for best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2008

Baldwin high school is a horrible school that is unoranized and low budgeted the teachers are unhelpful and the classes are cramped and pointless the students learn nothing. The campus does not have enough buildings and the lunchroom is small, i would not ever reccomend sending your child to Baldwin they will not like it and neither will you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

I have been going to Baldwin ever since I was in the 6th grade. I am now in the 10th grade, and am still enjoying it as always. I LOVE the environment that they provide and like mostly all of my teachers. Baldwin is a great place to go no matter what people say!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

Everyone knows everyoen and is usually helpful until they get to know them then they judge them. Must students that transfer to Balwin end up transfering out. It is a small school but we do have too many students and not enough buildings. Most of the stadd is helpful but when my parents called it took them a little over a week to get back with them, and then another week to get acomplished what we needed. If you're worried about large class sizes then put your child in honors classes. I'm in them and in some of my classes there were about 12 of us in there. For high school students choose AP. Baldwin is a wonderful school for a small town family. If you're coming form a big town your child probably will not like it and want to transfer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

Baldwin is the best place for my child to be, he really enjoys all the different clubs and sports he can get involved in. There honestly can't be anywhere better in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Baldwin is the best school I have ever been to, I cannot imagine anywhere better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

This is my sons first year and I have never seen teachers that were so unorganized. And adminastration that wont even return a parents phone call. If I can he will not be going there for very long. Also they do not even have enough books for all the kids so the tell you go on the internet, some people do not have the internet.
—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 53% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
91%
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 78% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 64% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
42%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 73%
Black 19%
Hispanic 4%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 80%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%65%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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291 Mill Street West
Baldwin, FL 32234
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Phone: (904) 266-1200

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