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Baldwin County Public Schools, Alabama

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Baldwin County Public Schools
Bay Minette, Alabama
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District Profile
Superintendent:Robbie Owen
Enrollment:29,641 students
Graduation rate:80%[1]
Number of schools:46
Budget: $313.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Norman Moore
Board members:7
Term length:6
Baldwin County Public Schools is a school district in Alabama that served 29,641 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2][3] This district is the fourth-largest school district by enrollment in the state of Alabama.

About the district

Baldwin County Public Schools is located in Baldwin County, Alabama
Baldwin County Public Schools is located in Baldwin County, Alabama. The county seat of Baldwin County is Bay Minette. Baldwin County is home to 195,540 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4]


Baldwin County outperformed the rest of Alabama in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.7 percent of Baldwin County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 22.3 percent for Alabama as a whole. The median household income in Baldwin County was $50,706 compared to $43,160 for the state of Alabama. The poverty rate in Baldwin County was 13.3 percent compared to 18.1 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Baldwin County (%) Alabama (%)
White 87.3 70.0
Black or African American 9.5 26.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Asian 0.9 1.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.5 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 4.6 4.1

Presidential Voting Pattern, Baldwin County[5]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 66,016 18,424
2008 61,271 19,386
2004 52,971 15,599

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The superintendent of Baldwin County Public Schools is Robbie Owen. The school board choose Owen in September 2014 to temporarily replace Alan Lee, who resigned the position effective November 1, 2014, and unanimously voted to make Owen the permanent superintendent on November 20, 2014. Owen is paid $145,000 per year, with his contract up for renegotiation in June 2015.[7] Owen, the former principal of Rockwell Elementary, earned bachelor's degrees in elementary education and sociology from the University of Mobile.[8][9]

School board

Baldwin County Public schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to staggered six-year terms by geographic electoral districts. School board members are paid $7,200 annually for their services.[10]

Baldwin County Public Schools Board of Education
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
David Cox 1 2012 2018
David Tarwater 2 2012 2018
Tony Myrick 3 2014 2020
Norman Moore 4 2004 2016
Angie Swiger 5 2008 2020
Cecil Christenberry 6 2014 2020
Shannon Cauley 7 2013 2016

School board elections

See also: Baldwin County Public Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Baldwin County Public Schools board of education are elected to staggered six-year terms. Elections are held each even year. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and two seats are up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Baldwin County Public Schools board of education does not maintain a policy on public testimony during board meetings.[11]


The table below displays the budget for Baldwin County Public Schools:[12]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $141,375,972 55% $40,386,841 15.7% $24,890,539 9.7% $7,414,558 2.9% $38,786,969 15.1% $257,043,414
2011-2012 $142,845,206 56.3% $40,330,533 15.9% $25,238,488 9.9% $8,129,094 3.2% $41,562,579 16.4% $253,917,364
2014-2015 $149,807,933 47.8% $42,514,340 13.6% $33,850,760 10.8% $26,542,600 8.5% $60,452,127 19.3% $313,167,760
Averages: $144,676,370.33 53% $41,077,238 15% $27,993,262.33 10% $14,028,750.67 5% $46,933,891.67 17% $274,709,512.67

Teacher salaries

Baldwin County Public Schools employed 1,680 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[3]

The following tables detail the 2014-2015 salary schedule for classroom teachers:[13]

Nine month contract

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor/Non-Degree 37,600 47,851
Master 43,239 54,862
6-Year 46,625 59,068
Doctoral 50,008 63,275

Ten month contract

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor/Non-Degree 40,616 51,690
Master 46,707 59,263
6-Year 50,364 63,807
Doctoral 54,020 68,351

Eleven month contract

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor/Non-Degree 44,638 56,806
Master 51,331 65,131
6-Year 55,350 70,123
Doctoral 59,368 75,118

Twelve month contract

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor/Non-Degree 48,660 61,925
Master 55,957 70,998
6-Year 60,337 76,441
Doctoral 64,717 81,885

Schools in Baldwin County


Baldwin County Public Schools served 29,641 students in 46 schools during the 2013–2014 school year. The district has experienced a steady increase in enrollment in recent years.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2004-2005 24,597
2005-2006 25,650 4.1
2006-2007 25,962 1.2
2007-2008 26,249 1.1
2008-2009 26,701 1.7
2009-2010 27,373 2.5
2010-2011 27,641 1.0
2011-2012 28,149 1.8
2012-2013 28,910 2.6
2013-2014 29,641 2.5

District schools

Baldwin County Public Schools operates 46 schools listed below in alphabetical order:

Academic performance

Starting with the 2013-2014 school year, the Alabama Department of Education replaced the No Child Left Behind Act with Plan 2020, a new way of measuring student achievement in the state. In addition to eliminating the Alabama High School Graduation Exam as the only path to graduation and switching to college and career readiness standards to judge student progress, Plan 2020 set achievement goals meant to close the achievement gap between students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. While the No Child Left Behind Act set the goal of having 100 percent of all students be proficient in math and reading, Plan 2020 set different proficiency goals for students based on subgroups. There are nine subgroups within the plan: American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, black, white, multi-race, English language learners, poverty and special education. Plan 2020 gave each subgroup an improvement goal for each year from its start in 2013 until 2020. Under the plan, all students will be at the same proficiency level by 2020.[14][15]

As of November 18, 2014, academic performance information was not available through the Alabama Department of Education's website. An April 25, 2014, posting on the department website stated the information would be available soon.[16]

Contact information

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Baldwin County Public Schools
2600-A North Hand Avenue
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Phone: 251-937-0306
Fax: 251-937-0318

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. Alabama State Department of Education, "Accountability Documents and Reports," accessed November 18, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alabama State Department of Education, "Enrollment by Ethnicity and Gender (System Level)," accessed November 20, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 National Center for Education Statistics, "Baldwin County Public Schools," accessed November 19, 2014 (timed out)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "Baldwin County, Alabama," accessed July 9, 2014
  5. Alabama Secretary of State, "Election Information," accessed August 5, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7., "Baldwin County Superintendent Alan Lee resigns," August 4, 2014
  8., "Baldwin County school board selects Rockwell Elementary principal to serve as interim superintendent," August 11, 2014
  9., "Baldwin County school board unanimously approves Robbie Owen as new superintendent," November 20, 2014
  10., "David Cox wins Baldwin County school board race," April 24, 2012
  11. Baldwin County Public Schools, "Board Of Education Policy Manual," accessed November 19, 2014
  12. Baldwin County Schools, "Combined Budget," accessed December 11, 2014
  13. Baldwin County Public Schools, "2014-2015 Salary Schedule," accessed November 19, 2014
  14. Tuscaloosa News, "Plan 2020 brings praise, criticism," July 3, 2013
  15. Cullman Times, "Education Revolution: How Plan 2020 Could Reshape Education in Alabama," December 9, 2012
  16. Alabama State Department of Education, "Accountability > All What's New in Accountability​," accessed November 18, 2014