About Baldwin County, Alabama

  • Baldwin County is located in the southwest corner of the state, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile Bay, Florida, and adjoining counties in Alabama. It is one of the largest counties in land area east of the Mississippi River, home to more than 220,000 residents, and is the fastest growing county in Alabama and one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Baldwin County is the location of the first public school in Alabama, built in 1799 by the community of Tensaw. The schools in the county are located in seven areas identified as "feeder patterns", the educational path a student takes from kindergarten through 12th grade. 

2021-22 BCBE School Facts

  • School Breakout:

    • 44 schools
    • (1) virtual elementary
    • (1) virtual high school
    • (1) alternative school
    • (1) aviation program
    • (2) technical centers

    Coming Soon:

    • A state of the art technical high school
    • (2) ninth grade academies at Fairhope High School and Daphne High School
    • Fastest growing school system in Alabama
    • $300 million in school construction projects to be completed by 2024

    Teachers:

    • 287 eMINTS certified teachers throughout the district
    • National Board Certified Teachers
    • Largest employer in Baldwin County
    • Top paid teachers

    Academics:

    • $91 million in total scholarships offered in 2021
    • 15 students from three high schools awarded the 2021 Seal of Bi-Literacy Awards. The students met the districts criteria for literacy in at least two languages. 
    • Featuring high performing academic schools
    • International Baccalaureate Program offered at Fairhope High School and Daphne High School
    • Advanced placement in all high schools
    • STEAM/ STEM certified schools
    • A Scholastic Lighthouse District
    • Awarded the Department of Education Blue Ribbon School distinction
    • Leader in Me Leadership Program featured 

    Counseling:

    • 83 school counselors
    • 17 OCS Aides
    • 14 school social workers
    • 2 homebound teachers
    • 1 transition liaison coach
    • 5 schools awarded the 2021 RAMP Award
    • 5 schools awarded the AL School Counseling Program of Distinction Award
    • 8 schools awarded the 2021 Gold Level RAVE Award

    Health & Safety:

    • 75 Nurses providing student care
    • A full time School Resource Officer in all elementary, middle and high schools
    • Safe School Award of Excellence awarded past six years
    • Nationally recognized Alternative School

    Students:

    • Award winning After School Program
    • 31,000 students

    Technology:

    • Over 60,000 devices connected to the network
    • Every student is issued a Chromebooks
    • Every classroom is equipped with interactive technology

    Transportation:

    • 310 bus routes
    • 18,000 miles traveled daily

    Communication:

    • Rapid notification system
    • Informative school and district websites
    • Four district social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter