Location: Baker, CA
Are you a student or parent at Baker High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Baker High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Baker High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Baker High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Baker High
- Every sports team you can join at Baker High
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Baker High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Baker, CA in San Bernardino County.
Based on its location, Baker High is classified as a school in a remote rural area, over 25 miles away from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Baker High SchoolPo Box 460 Baker, CA 92309-0460
Phone number: 7607334567
Baker High School homepage: http://www.baker.k12.ca.us/
Principal: Ronda TremblayEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Baker High School is 53 students, making it a small high school, in the bottom 25% of all California high schools by size.
With at most a few dozen students in your class, you'll get to know most other Baker High students well. But the small student body size may mean that you won't get access to the full range of activities and classes that other high schools offer.
If you find that your interests aren't well served by Baker High, consider transferring to a larger high school if possible, or find ways to supplement your interests in your community or on the Internet.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Baker High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Baker High has stayed about the same over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
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Are there more boys or girls at Baker High School?
From our statistics, Baker High has a 40:60 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large female majority at Baker High, and the imbalance is greater than you would expect from the general population in San Bernardino County. As a result, it'll feel like there are a lot more girls than boys in your classes.
Sometimes this imbalance can result from random chance and may not suggest anything about Baker High. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for females (if it has its own admissions criteria), or parents with female kids might prefer to send them to Baker High. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract male students, drawing them away from Baker High.
If this gender imbalance is a concern for you, we suggest contacting Baker High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a female majority. Their phone number is 7607334567.
What's the racial diversity at Baker High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Baker High has a homogenous student body, with the overwhelming majority of students identifying as one ethnicity. Only a third of California schools show as little diversity as Baker High does. When attending class, most students will be of the same ethnicity, with some variation.
The majority of students at Baker High are Hispanic. In California, Hispanic students make up the majority of all students at 51.5%, and are thus the most common ethnicity. Predominantly Hispanic schools are the most common type of homogenous school, and Baker High fits within this category.
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High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Baker. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.
Income Level of Baker High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Baker High School? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.
To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.
To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.
The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.
At Baker High, 7.5% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 56.6% qualify for free lunches.
This means Baker High has a moderate percentage of students at or near poverty. About half of all schools in California show this level of poverty or greater. The income level of families in Baker is likely to be relatively low.
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As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Baker and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Baker High is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Baker High is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.
If you have any interests that Baker High doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.
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How safe is Baker High School to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?
To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Baker High: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.
These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Baker High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 0 referrals to law enforcement, and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 65 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Baker Valley Unified School District Safety
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Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Baker High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Baker High's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Baker High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
Let’s start by taking a look at the data for nationally administered standardized tests.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses that are an additional academic challenge may give Baker High School students credit for college.
Here's what we're looking for: high average AP test scores as well as high AP passing rates.
Every year, roughly 2 students in grades 9-12 at Baker High take 0 AP exams. It's important to understand how students score on the AP - earning a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test means passing the test and often earning college credit.
The average score of all AP exams taken at Baker High is out of 5.
Compared to schools across California, this score puts Baker High at below average performance. On AP tests, the passing score is considered a 3, and unfortunately the number of students who don't pass is greater than the number of do. This performance places Baker High School in the bottom 25 % of schools for AP tests.
This isn't all bad news for you, though. It's still good that Baker High offers AP classes so you have the opportunity to take courses at a college level. Your school might be new to offering AP courses, and typically teachers get better at preparing students for AP tests over time. Finally, as you'll see below, there are still students who earn a passing grade of 3 or above - and with hard work, you can be one of them.
We have specific data on how many students got a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (out of 5) on AP exams in the chart below:
To find out the passing rates for specific AP courses at Baker High School, you'll have to talk to your guidance counselor (who can then help you find that information). For instance, one AP Calculus teacher may have an above-90% passing rate, while another might only have a 50% passing rate. If you can, you'll want to take the class with the teacher who has more students get a 3 or above on the AP exam.
Find out more about the average score for each AP subject here.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Baker High School must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.
If Baker High students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at Baker High.
At Baker High School, 50% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered above average and puts Baker High in the top 50% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. Around half of Baker High students pass state standards, and around half do not.
This specific percentage isn't much cause for concern - because the standards have gotten harder with the Common Core, the pass rate at Baker High will likely rise over time. But it still reflects Baker High's roughly average ranking among California high schools.
English/Language Arts Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each ELA area score here.
The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.
At Baker High School, 43% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Baker High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Baker High students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
Math Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.
Finally, we'll cover which sports teams are available at Baker High School. Sports are an integral part of many students' high school experiences. The more sports that are available, and the more levels supported (Frosh, JV, Varsity), the more likely you'll be able to participate in a sport at Baker High.
By the way, the Baker High mascot is the Braves. Go Braves!
Baker High School fields 8 teams for girls' sports. This is a relatively number that puts Baker High in the bottom 50% of California schools that offer girls' sports. This is understandable - sports teams are expensive to support, and many schools would rather put those resources elsewhere. If you participate in a sport that Baker High doesn't offer, consider joining a local non-school team to get practice and compete.
And now for the boys: Baker High School fields 9 teams for boys' sports. This relatively number puts Baker High in the bottom 50% of California schools that offer boys' sports. Sports teams are expensive to support, and Baker High may not be able to offer the full range of options. If you participate in a sport that Baker High doesn't offer, consider joining a local non-school team to get practice and compete.
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The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Results
- AP Course Ledger