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Baker High School (Alabama)

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Baker High School
Address
8901 Airport Blvd.

,
United States
Information
TypePublic
MottoStriving for Excellence Through the Quest of Knowledge
Established1903
PrincipalJohn Poiroux
Faculty147.00 (FTE)[1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,578 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio17.54[1]
Education systemMobile County Public School System
CampusUrban/Rural
Color(s)Navy Blue & White         
MascotBuzz the Hornet
NewspaperHornet Herald
YearbookThe Hornet
Website

Baker High School is located in unincorporated Mobile County, Alabama, west of Mobile, and is a public high school operated by the Mobile County Public School System. The school educates students in grades 9-12. Baker High School is the largest high school in Mobile County with over 2,300 students enrolled and the second largest school in the state of Alabama.

The school mascot is Buzz the Hornet.

History

Baker School, established in 1903, was originally a one classroom school for grades 1-12. In 1927, the school became an official part of the Mobile County Public School System. This change brought new buildings to the campus. In 1930, the building to the right of the original school house would serve as the main building. The school received so much growth to the extent that a state-of-the-art building had to be built behind the historic structure. In the 1960s the school was split in two with lower and upper class levels. Also, new buildings were built with the lower elementary school absorbing the original building, and a 2-story building built for the high school. Later after the school districts were reformed, the elementary school would be renamed to Elsie Collier Elementary and moved to Snow Road. The old buildings became Causey Middle School. Causey was later moved to Snow Road, and the old Causey buildings were once again added as part of Baker High School. In early 2008, the school system decided to demolish the 107-years-old building.[citation needed] The old "annex" that was once Baker School, then Baker Elementary, then Causey Middle, still remains and is now the "Freshman Academy".

Building

The current main building was built in the late 1970s to accommodate a growing West Mobile population. The building was built as a Bomb/Storm Shelter with no exterior windows in the original design. The walls are steel reinforced concrete. A concourse connects the main structure to the gym and new auditorium. The school was remodeled starting in 2001 and ending in 2004. The gym was expanded 40 yards, an auditorium was built, the main building was repainted, walls replaced, a sprinkler system added, and new doors installed with windows, the football stadium was expanded to twice the previous capacity and two new buildings were added to the campus as a freshman annex. The school has its own baseball field, softball field, football and soccer stadium, basketball gym, track, and practice field for football, soccer, and band. The original building from 1903 was torn down in early 2008 and was listed as a historic landmark by the County of Mobile.

Student life

Publications

Baker High School publishes a semi-monthly newsletter called the Hornet Herald.[2]

Uniforms

As part of the Mobile County Public School System, Baker High School conforms to a uniform policy. Although the website claims that students are able to wear either baby blue or white polo shirts, in 2011 the policy changed to exclude blue shirts.[citation needed] In June 2016, the administration decided to ban skirts. As of 2018, the student body are able to wear either navy blue or white polo shirts.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Baker High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Hornet Herald". My.hsj.org. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Baker High School - Spotlight - Revised Uniform Policy - 7/9/18". Baker High School. Retrieved 16 July 2018.

External links

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