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. 

2022-23 BCBE School Facts

  • School Breakout:

    • 41 schools
    • (1) virtual elementary/ middle
    • (1) virtual high school
    • (1) alternative school
    • (1) aviation program
    • (2) technical centers

    Coming Soon:

    • A state-of-the-art technical high school called Baldwin Preparatory Academy opening August 2024
    • Fastest growing school system in Alabama
    • $300 million in school construction projects to be completed by 2024


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


    • $91 million in total scholarships offered in 2022 
    • 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 


    • 82 school counselors
    • 17 OCS Aides
    • 14 school social workers
    • 2 homebound teachers
    • 1 transition liaison coach
    • RAMP Award winner
    • 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
    • Bay Minnette Police Department SRO Team received the TAASRO 2022 SRO Team Award.
    • Safe School Award of Excellence awarded past six years
    • Nationally recognized Alternative School


    • Award-winning After-School Program
    • 31,000 students
    • Daphne/Spanish Fort High School AFJROTC AL-935 was selected by HQ AFJROTC for the Distinguished Unit Award
    • Daphne High was awarded the 2022 Administrator and Adviser of the Year by the Alabama Scholastic Press Association.


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


    • Over 300 bus routes
    • 16,000 miles traveled daily


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