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Baldwin High School

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Posted June 15, 2012

My son transferred from Roswell H.S., GA as an honor student 2 years ago. Now he is failing. I have encountered an enormous amount of apathy and outright hostility from teachers and administrators at Baldwin H.S. One administrator stated, "Well, Roswell is much easier than Baldwin." WHAT A JOKE! Roswell H.S. sends kids to Ivy League and prestigious universities such as Emory and Duke on a regular basis! My son's "F"'s are mainly due to classroom participation and days he missed because of suspensions due to dress code violations. An administrator argued with me that his maroon shirt was not a shade of red! His I.D. card was once flipped over backwards without him noticing. One science teacher failed him on a research paper because my son stated that Stephen Hawking 's work often overlapped philosophy due to questions about the origin of the universe and the nature of consciousness. The teacher chided, "You don't even know the difference between social studies and science!" I went to an administrator and was dismissed because she apparently couldn't even fathom this debate. GOOD RIDDANCE BALDWIN! I found a new job in a different county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2012

My daughter has been at B.H.S. through ninth grade. She barely passed. We transferred from Orlando, FL, and one of the assistant principals had the ignorance to predict, "Your daughter may have trouble here. We are a lot harder than Florida's schools..." HUH? Georgia is usually 48th or 49th in national ratings. The administrator informed me that good behavior and compliance were heavily weighted in their scoring procedures. Once again...HUH? The BHS mission statement says they are primarily there to prepare kids for college. Where does it mention good behavior and compliance? My daughter barely passed and is going to summer school. I am thinking of enrolling her in Georgia's Cyber Academy. I can't move right now because of work and can't afford a private school. In addition to constant teasing , bullying and profanity used by other students, the teachers and administrators act like they don't care what happens to the kids or how they perform. Teachers regularly don't show for 5th block and then give kids a zero for not completing the work scheduled for 5th block. The last straw was when my daughter was suspended for wearing a belt with a Salvadro Dali design.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

I graduated from Baldwin High School. I took all of the AP classes that were offered at the time and participated in the joint enrollment program with GC&SU, so I was able to graduate with some college credits already under my belt. The majority of the teachers I had at BHS cared about creating a challenging and engaging classroom experience.


Posted May 27, 2011

I had thought that BHS would be an adequate school until my daughter attended there this year. Out of contact with about 20 staff members, I can say only 2 or 3 seemed devoted and professional. I often found no front desk personnel available when I arrived for conferences, and I would be confronted curtly after waiting 20 minutes and trying to walk to a different office such as the counselors' center and told to go back to the front. Mainly, I have been disgusted with many teacher's comments such as, "What you want me to do about it?" when I explained that my daughter was struggling and that I wanted to help or devise a plan of action. One example involves a period called "fifth block" when teachers are supposed to be available to give individualized help. I rarely found the teachers at school when we scheduled these, and oncemy wife and daughter saw the fifth block teacher leaving when they arrived for fifth block. The teacher scawled, slammed her car door, stalked into the building and yelled, "I don't know why she even comes! It's not helping her!" My daughter has a 504 plan. Only one teacher met with us all year for a scheduled conference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

As a student at BHS in the nineties, I loved it. I felt like I left prepared for college and I really enjoyed my four years there. Now I have a child there. The administration waits at least a month before informing you that your child has received an ISS day. You never know about any discipline problems or potential problems with grades until much later. If it wasn't for me being a very involved parent, and going after the information I want, I'd never know what's going on up there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

I attended this school for 2 and 1/2 years before finally changing schools. Although some people have good experiences with BHS, mine was not. Some of my teachers were not exactly 'bright' and often voiced their own oppinions rather than teach the material laid out for them. The school has also not met AYP numerous times, and has quite a high drop out rate. My biggest set back was definetly the class structure. There are AP, regular, and 'advanced' classes. I took a few APs and was supposed to be in the advanced, but do not let the name fool you. The students behaved so poorly and the teachers often could not control the classes. Discipline at Baldwin is not taken seriously, as often fights erupt, even during class. As mentioned below, don't expect to pick many of your classes. The options wont be 'available'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

Personally I would choose another school for my child simply because I know a student cannot be the average (c) student at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

I am a student at Baldwin High School now going into my third year, and I have a business seal but I have yet to take a business class. I was scheduled for business law this year and instead they put me in horticulure.I tried to change it the temporary counselor wouldn't let me and when we got a new one after Mr. Flakes Died it was too late.I need as many business classes as I can get to prepare for college.Idont want to go to a 4 year college unprepared now I might have to go to a 2 year college first just to catch up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2006

I went to this school back in 02, and it was horrible! I will never send my children to this school, or any school in Baldwin County for that fact!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 28, 2006

My child has attended the NJROTC program at BHS for a couple of years now and I'm extremely pleased with his progress not only in the program but with his academics as well. He has demonstrated some leadership and responsibility skills for the first time in his life and we are very happy with that! He has shared with us for the first time a willingness to attend college and become an Officer in the armed forces which make us extremely proud of him. I would highly strongly recommend this high school and NJROTC program to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

Having a 9th grader at BHS this year has been a very pleasant experience for us as parents as well as for our child. The 9th grade academy is wonderful and much thanks to the administrator of that program and the wonderful and caring teachers. Having involvement at the school has help me realize that there are some teachers who look beyond having a job but a passion for what they do and shaping our children to be the most successful students they can be. Our challenge is to enhance communication and parental involvement. As parents we can't take a 'hands-off' approach because our children are in high school. We need to become proactive in addressing issues at the school rather than reactive. I do feel we have a school that can prepare and equip our children to be successful in whatever they choose to do in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

Both of my daughters received a excellent education at BHS. They both were active in athletics and the joint enrollment program with GC&SU. Each is now a college graduate. They both have post graduate degrees, one a fourth year of law school. Baldwin High School provided a great beginning to their education. You get out of it what you put into it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

I graduated from Baldwin High School and am very successful because of the education I received there. I graduated with honors, participated in marching band, and served in the Beta Club and Key Club. I had very fine teachers who more than prepared me for college life. I graduated from college with high honors and I know that it was because of my prior education at BHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 24, 2006

Both of my sons graduated from Baldwin High School. They received an excellent education and are successful men today because of it. I am proud of them and their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

My daughters attended Baldwin High School and were actively involved in extracurricular activities. They made good grades and had good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

As a parent of a current ninth grader, my experience with BHS has been very positive. The Freshman Academy provided many opportunities for my son to successfully transition to ninth grade. The administration and teaching staff has been very supportive. I have been very pleased with everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

This school has many very good teachers and administrators and offers students solid educational opportunities. All three of my children have attended this school and have been able to take challenging classes, including AP classes that have helped in preparation for college. I have experienced this school through my children and I know that a student can get a good education at Baldwin High School if he/she wants one. Not only is there a varied list of classes from which students may choose, there is also a host of extracurricular activties including sports, community service clubs, career-related clubs, and academic competitions. My children have been positively influenced by attending BHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

My daughters both graduated with honors from BHS. It was a wonderful experience--both were in AP classes, involved in bands and clubs and had fabulous teachers. They both graduated from honors from colleges too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

My child graduated from BHS and is a good student, qualifying for the Hope Scholarship. However, after years of metal detectors, student searches, school lock-downs, and physical violence, we won't be sending our other children there. For kids on the college prep track, the school provides college info way too late for the kids to actually use it. For example, they invited the local university's financial aid advisors into the school (several months after the information should have been turned into the colleges), but then the teachers didn't allow the students to go to the meeting. This is typical of this school. Extracurricular activities might be cancelled at the last minute, such as trips to regional competitions (after months of work on the students parts). Many students from the 2005 class did not meet all their graduation requirements due to one particular counselor that did not let them schedule required classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2005

My oldest child attended BHS for 2 yrs, then transferred to a GREAT high school in Baldwin County. My youngest child will NEVER attend BHS. Parent involvement is almost zero. At 9th grade orientation meeting, only 12 parents of approx.400 students attended. After school help is offered, but teachers are not always really available.My child made arrangements to stay after school with a teacher; teacher forgot; my child was not allowed to make a call from the office for a ride home and therefore had to wait, alone, at the school for me to arrive. I was livid.I would move to another county before I would send another child to this high 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 91% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

245 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%

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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Coordinate Algebra

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Integrated Math II

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Physical Science

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
U.S. History

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
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
Black 69% 37%
White 27% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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155 Ga Highway 49 W
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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