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C.W. Baker High School
Principal: Kris H. Denton

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 1,200 students. Of the ~1,200 students at the high school, ~320 qualify for free or reduced lunch.  Ethnic data reveals a population comprised of a majority of white students. Twelve percent of the student population represents students of non-white ethnicities or multi-racial students.

FACULTY: C.W. Baker High School is comprised of approximately 120 professional teaching and teaching assistant staff members, with a student to faculty ratio of approximately 16 to 1.

RECOGNITION(S): BAKER HIGH SCHOOL IDENTIFIED AS NYS RECOGNITION SCHOOL: The New York State Education Department has identified C.W. Baker High School as one of 562 Recognition Schools for 2018-2019. Under New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, 2018-19 Recognition Schools have high academic achievement. They are among the top schools under ESSA for performance, student growth and/or graduation rate; met or exceeded either the school or state measures of interim progress for English language arts and mathematics, rate of Chronic Absenteeism, and College, Career, and Civic Readiness; and met the federally required 95 percent participation rate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments.

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 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, Computer Science and Software Engineering. 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, engineering, criminal law or 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 BOCES or New Vision programs.

GRADUATION DATA:In 2019, C.W. Baker High School had a total of 406 students in the graduating class.  Students graduated with the following diplomas: 100 graduated with a Regents Diploma, 156 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, 5 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors, 32 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors Mastery in Math and Science, 21 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors Mastery in Science, 36 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Mastery in Science, 5 graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with CTE Endorsement, 21 graduated with a Regents Diploma with CTE Endorsement, 5 graduated with a Local Diploma with CTE Endorsement, 5 graduated with Career Development & Occupational Studies Credential, and 1 student graduated with a Skills & Acheivement Commencement Credential.  
Of the 2018 graduating class, 60%  attended a 4 year college and 29% attended a 2 year college. Two percent of students chose to enlist in the military, 2% enrolled in a post- secondary technical program and 9% of students were employed directly after graduating.