Baker School

1369 14th Street, Baker, FL 32531
(850) 689-7279
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-12 1386 students 17 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Okaloosa average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
82%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Okaloosa average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
63%
56%
55%
68%
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54%
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54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Okaloosa average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
65%
53%
63%
72%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Okaloosa average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
69%
56%
63%
68%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Okaloosa average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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55%
68%
57%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
86%
80%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Okaloosa average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
65%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Okaloosa average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
66%
55%
83%
69%
64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
84%
85%
84%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Okaloosa average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
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Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Okaloosa average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Baker School is a public high school in Baker. The principal of Baker School is MR. TOM SHIPP. 1,386 students go to Baker School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Baker School students are "limited in English proficiency." 63% of the 1,386 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Baker School is 17:1. Richbourg School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 13%
Multiracial 3% 7%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 42%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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 )

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son goes to Baker and he likes the teachers but I have had plenty problems with the Administration.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

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