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Byne Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 100 students

We are best known for providing a Christian education in a safe environment..

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $90,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $590.

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Posted December 13, 2012

Byne Christian school is a wonderful place for your children! The school offers strong academic programs in a safe Christian environment. The teachers are caring while challenging each student to do their best. We are blessed to have our child at Byne!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2012

We are very pleased with this school. Our son will be entering the second grade this year, his third year at Byne. His teachers have been very nurturing, caring and supportive of him, but challenging as well . We are very happy to have our son in a safe Christ-centered environment. Kudos to the principal and administration as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Maybe my daughter has just been unfortunate enough to get some bad teachers, but we have had a horrible experience at Byne. The classrooms are chaotic and unorganized. My daughter hates to be changed (kicks and screams) and so the teachers have actually refused to change her. I pick her up and her diaper and clothes are soaked through with urine. Needless to say, we are pulling her out of Byne. I have never seen such uncaring teachers in a childcare environment. My daughter's teacher acts like she would rather be anywhere else. My daughter is headstrong and stubborn so her teacher does not like her and makes it known. My daughter can sense this and so of course she doesn't listen to her teacher. I don't listen to people who I can tell don't like me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

Byne has ungone some needed changes in recent years. My 2 children have attended Byne Memorial Baptist School since K-4. One has now graduated and is attending one of Georgia's top private universities and doing well. Both of my children have received a top quality Christian education that will allow them to pursue any profession they choose. I love Byne.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

My child has been a student at Byne Christian School since K-4. She is a Senior in high school this year, so we have truly seen good and bad times. I believe that she has received the exact education that she needs to accomplish the work God has for her. As a school board member and a parent, I know that Byne School is a place that strives to put God first in all that we do, and remember, Jesus told us that if we would put Him first, everything else would fall into place. I can also tell you that while it is still important for a child to be well balanced, athletics does not take precidence over education or providing a Biblical world view. I would not trade my daughter's Byne experience for any other. 4 stars because we will ALWAYS aim higher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

I must disagree with the first two comments that were posted several years ago, due to the fact that there have been many, many, much needed changes in administration and academics at Byne School. I feel my child has gained the education she needs to continue onto college. I do not feel like we, as parents, have wasted money on her education. She respects the teachers and administration that Byne has aquired in the last several years. 'Change' has been wonderful for Byne School and it is still getting better and better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I have two girls that have attended Byne since they were toddlers. Now they are in elementary school (one going to middle school next year), and we have thoroughly liked the education they have received to date. The students are on first name basis with most everyone, and I believe they are receiving a great education. Both girls are involved in soccer, ambassadors, etc. and they each enjoy going to school at Byne.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

As a grandparent of 2 children at Byne,I would highly recommend Byne. Being a Christian School and a small school,It gives the student the opportunity to learn the basics of academic's on one to one with the teacher without the hassle of interruptions from numerous students. At Byne,your child is known by his name, not just his face.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

Byne School is poorly managed with communications between school and parents the worst I have seen. Teachers say they are giving the students the tools they need, but without the proper instructions tools mean nothing. The headmaster has taken the position to back the teachers no matter what.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

I am a former graduate of Byne Memorial Baptist School, and I strongly discourage parents from sending their children there. Although Byne provides a safe learning environment for students, the 'college-prep' curriculum does not at all prepare students for post-secondary education. The emphasis is placed solely on athletics and not on education. I feel as though my parents wasted their money and my time on the education that I should have received there.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 44%
Black 18% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Lee County Middle & High Schools
Dougherty County Schools
Homeschools
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 65% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 15% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 10% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Darton College
Albany State
Shorter College
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • David B. Bess
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (229) 434-0039

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Religious
  • Science
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Beta Club
  • Girl Talk
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in Libray
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Byne Christian School will be the standard for Christian education in Southwest Georgia academically, socially, and spiritually. * We will glorify Jesus Christ in all things. * We will require mutual respect. * We will give parents and students our best. * We will strive for excellence. We will provide a safe learning environment for children, that prepares them for college and the Hope Scholarship expectations.
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8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
38
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
45
Students typically come from these schools
Lee County Middle & High Schools
Dougherty County Schools
Homeschools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2011-2012 school year
$4000 - $5000
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Darton College
Albany State
Shorter College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 65%
4 year college - 15%
Military - 5%
Vocational - 5%
Workforce - 10%
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2832 Ledo Rd
Albany, GA 31707
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Phone: (229) 436-0173

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