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Principal: Donald Root
MISSION STATEMENT: Provide every student with the educational experiences and opportunities that will foster the full development of his or her potential.
VISION STATEMENT: Through a cooperative effort of the total community, we will create an environment which inspires a desire for life-long learning, fosters mutual respect, instills a positive philosophy about the worth of participatory citizenship, and empowers all individuals to reach their full potential.
STUDENT PROFILE: C.W. Baker High School provides educational programming to approximately 1,321 students, with 616 of those being female and 705 being male. Of the 1,321 students at the high school, 329 qualify for free or reduced lunch. Ethnic data reveals a population comprised of a majority of white students with 1,188 students falling under that category. Six students are American Indian, 34 are African American, 36 are Hispanic, 23 are Asian and 34 are multiracial.
FACULTY: C.W. Baker High School is comprised of approximately ninety-two professional teaching staff, with a student to faculty ratio of approximately 16 to 1.
OPPORTUNITIES: Students are offered a number of extracurricular activities as well as advanced options for academic acceleration. C.W. Baker High School offers dual credit courses through Onondaga Community College, Cayuga Community College and SUNY Oswego. Students are also offered college credit by taking the following Project Lead the Way courses: Computer Science and Software Engineering; Computer Science Applications; Introduction to Engineering and Design (DDP), Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Digital Electronics, Engineering Design and Development (EDD); Principles of Biomedical Science and Human Body Systems. Advanced Placement is offered in the following courses: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Government and Politics, Psychology, U.S. History, European History, Calculus AB, English Literature, English Language, Computer Science and Software Engineering and Music Theory. Students are also offered the chance to enroll in a New Visions program that provides students college credit while giving them hands-on work experience in a selected area such as nursing or criminal law and health care. C.W. Baker High School also offers a BOCES program that allows students to earn industry-approved credentials through high quality career and technical education programs such as auto repair, computer programming and web design, or cosmetology, to name a few. Each year, approximately 100 students participate in these programs.
GRADUATION DATA: In 2017, C.W. Baker High School had a total of 485 students in the graduating class. Students graduated with the following diplomas: One Hundred twenty three graduated with a Regents Diploma; 179 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation; 19 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors; 6 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors Mastery in Math; 68 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors Mastery in Math and Science; 22 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors Mastery in Science; 3 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Mastery in Math; 2 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Mastery in Math and Science; 11 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Mastery in Science; 6 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with CTE Endorsement; 21 graduated with a Regents Diploma with CTE Endorsement, 4 graduated with a Regents Diploma with CTE Endorsement; 6 CDOS, 2 SACC and 13 Local Diplomas. We are also proud to note that 93% of our 2012 Cohort graduated in four years.
Of the graduating class, 223 attended a 4-year college in New York State and 144 attended a 2-year college in New York State. 60 students attended a 4-year college out of state and 4 attended a 2-year college out of state. 8 students chose the military and 7 students chose a post-secondary education. Approximately 35 students were employed directly after graduating.