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Baconton Community Charter School

Public | PK-12 | 743 students

 
 

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Posted April 30, 2013

I agree the school is the best that Mitchell county has to offer but the staff is unbelievable. Most of them act like little snob nose high school girls. The vice principal is a joy. There is some work that could be done to make the so much better I think that some of the staff needs to get it together and if you don't want to teach or be bother with kids and making sure they get top of the line education then you need to move out of the way and allow a teacher to teach that has passion and wants every child to excel! Get it together bccs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

Compared to the other schools Mitchell Co has to offer, the education is unbeatable; the other schools are sub-par in general, & Baconton is the best choice. However, that doesn't make up for the catty, gossipy, judgmental atmosphere that clings to teachers & staff. Kids/teens are synonymous with bullying, but it is inexcusable that the teachers & office staff partake in judging students, relaying rumors, & gossiping relentlessly. I graduated in 2011 & have attended since it opened in 2001. Over the years, the catty, gossiping is one of the few things that have stayed the same since the school opened. On several, several occasions (more than I can count), I personally have had teachers or staff bad-mouth other students in front of me & other students. For the school to preach character, majority of the people on payroll have none whatsoever. There is a handful of people left who truly care about each individual student, such as the principal, vice principal, and a few teachers. Unfortunately, most of the people your child will have to see every single day (esp. office ladies)have the mindset of a snotty teenage girl,& seem inconvenienced & annoyed at your child's presence.


Posted October 13, 2011

I too was an employee, and still have children at this once great school. I was impressed overall at the begining... now I am dissapointed in everything. Discipline has gone out the window, dress code is no longer enforced, elementary ed. standards have been dumbed down from exceeding the state standards to only just meeting the standards, students who request help on subjects are told they might be able to get some help "next week when football,baseball cheerleading is over". Too much attention is being place on the sports aspects of the school and what "Looks Good" rather than the academics and behavior. Special ed is over worked, understaffed, teachers have no accountability from administration, exessive absences are pooh poohed away..The once great Blaze is now a pretty picture with no Heat, no Fire and only a memory of a once great thing. RIP Blazers.. the dream is dead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

I have a grandson that I put in BCCS this year. It was the best thing that I have done for him. He was in the Mitchell Co. Scholls for two years. BCCS is so much better. He was behind when he started but did not take long for him to catch up. The teachers are the best I have seen and they put 100 plus in all that they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

I have two children attending the Baconton Community Charter School. I can truly see the difference in them both since they have been there. I see the difference both academically and socially. Moving them to this school was the best decision that I could have made for the educational future. I would recommend this school to any parent concerned about their child's educational and social needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

THIS SCHOOL RAISES THE BAR ON EDUCATION! IT SHOWS THRU TEST SCORES AND THE PARENT INVOLVMENT! NOT TO MENTION THE ENROLLMENT HAS SOARED SINCE THE DOORS OPENED TEN YRS AGO! VERY PROUD OF THIS CHARTER SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

I have been at baconton since the beginning of the year. I love it already. It is very family orientEd and has great learning standards. I am currently an eighth grade student and I love it there!!!!!;)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

I have 2 daughters in this school.This is our first year and we all love it.Totally different that regular public school.Everyone is commited 100%.Moving our girls here was one of the best things we ever did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

I am not only a mother of 3 Baconton Blazers I am also an employee. I love our school and feel so blessed to have my children in such a positive enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

I am a parent of 3 daughters who now attend and will be attending next year. We have been at this school for 7 years and couldn't ask for any better. Excellent school, staff, and curriculum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

My children have been at BCCS for the last 3 yr. Over all we have been very pleased with the education they have received. The caring staff and parent involvement has been phenomenal. We feel blessed to be a part of such a warm, caring, educational environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

My husband and I have 4 children at BCCS in the 3rd,5th,7th, and 12th grade. We chose to attend this school at its inception in 2000. We have been very pleased with the academics BCCS has to offer. Our children are doing extremely well. BCCS now offers chorus, art, cross country, baseball, softball, tennis, track & field, & golf. Even though I substitute teach here, I love being involved in school activities by volunteering my time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I have 5 grandchildren attending this school. They are in grades k,2,3,and 8. I could not be more pleased. I also teach at this school for the past two year. The whole school atmosphere is very different from other schools. The teachers and staff really care about the child and parents are really involved. The children are wonderful. I would not be anywhere else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 21, 2007

I graduated from this school (first graduating class) in 2006. I enjoyed having the close family environment and the teachers being committed to help the student. I would recommend this school to anyone. The only downside to this school is the way they plan things. They are very last minute with events.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 2, 2005

I started school here in the 10th grade & I am currently a senior. The teachers at Baconton don't ignore your questions, they help you! The classes are the right size & interesting too! The parent involvement with the school helps students stay on track a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2004

This school is truly 'Blazing the Trail to Excellence in Education.' Students are pushed to achieve above grade level; those who are behind are provided additional opportunities for learning. Couldn't be more pleased! Love this school and the parent volunteer connection.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

I have a son who is in the second grade here. He started in K. The teachers are very committed to the education of their students. My son went from barely knowing his letters to reading books by Christmas of his Kindergarten year. The parents must be involved or no school will work. Love this school!
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 44%
Black 13% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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260 E Walton St
Baconton, GA 31716
Phone: (229) 787-9999

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