General Information & Overview
Mission Statement – In partnership with the community, the Baldwin County Public Schools’ mission is to prepare all students to graduate college and career ready through a culture of equity and opportunity.
Vision Statement – Our vision is to foster a nurturing environment with high expectations for students to achieve their potential and graduate with countless opportunities.
Motto – #BaldwinProud #CommunityStrong
Overview of the BCBE School System
- 31,000 students
- 46 schools
- 1 virtual school program: K-12
- 1 alternative school
- 1 aviation program
- 8 high school campuses
- 2 award winning technical campuses
- Social Media, Rapid Notification, Smart Phone App
- Student care provided by 75+ highly-trained nurses
- 310 buses traveling 17,000 miles daily with 17,000 students aboard
- Largest employer in Baldwin County 3800 employees
- Nationaly recognized teachers
- Annual Budget of $449 million
- Mr. Eddie Tyler, ACEA Superintendent of the Year
- Awarded the Edward J Fretwell Award from the Boy Scouts of America 2020
- Awarded the "Hardest Working Elected or Appointed Official" in Baldwin County by the Lagniappe
- District Accredited
- One of only three Scholastic Lighthouse Districts in U.S.
- Largest and most award-winning After School program in Alabama
- School Resource Officer at all 46 schools
- Top-paid teachers in Alabama
- Leader in Me Leadership Program
- Charter and most-active Jennifer Claire Moore Peer Helper Program
- Largest student technology program in Alabama
- 1:1 Technology
- Fastest-growing school system in Alabama
- International Baccalaureate Program
- Advanced Placement in all high schools
- Award-winning Special Needs and Gifted Students
- Dual Enrollment – take college classes in high school
- Sea, Sand and Stars Experiential Sea Lab/Planetarium
An Accredited School System
Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. Today the accreditation process is used at all levels of education and is recognized for its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. Reviews take place every five years.Baldwin County Public School System participated in an External Review by a team of highly qualified evaluators March 23-26, 2014. The External Review is the hallmark of AdvancED Performance Accreditation as it energizes and equips the leadership and stakeholders of an institution to achieve higher levels of performance and address those areas that may be hindering efforts to reach desired performance levels. External Review is a rigorous process that includes examination of evidence and relevant data, interviews with stakeholders, and observations of instruction, learning, and operations.Following the External Review, the team submitted their final report to AdvancEd Accreditation Commission, granting Baldwin County Public School System accreditation status. By achieving this designation, our school system was the first among Alabama School systems to achieve the system-wide distinction. In the past, each school was accredited separately.Click here for the complete AdvancED report of the External Review for Baldwin County Board of Education.
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 200,000 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, and today's schools remain community centers. 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.