Principal's Message

Baker School has proudly been serving the surrounding community since 1915 and celebrated its Centennial during the 2015-2016 school year. In 2013, Baker School was recognized by the Florida Legislature with the distinction of being named as a Heritage Site for becoming the first accredited school in Okaloosa County in 1923. Baker School operates as three schools in one serving Kindergarten through twelfth grades with a student population of almost 1,400 students. Our geographically districted zone comprises roughly one fourth of Okaloosa County with the majority of our students being transported by our stand alone fleet of buses. We serve a diverse population of families ranging from agriculture to business to military. Approximately 54% of our student population is eligible for the free and reduced food program. Our elementary grades are designated as a Title 1 school-wide program serving 625 students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Baker School enjoys a unique opportunity to influence the academic and social progress of students throughout their educational career.  Many students attend Baker from kindergarten through graduation with many of them being second, third and even fourth generation Baker Alumni.  Quoting a previous SACS Review Report summary, “Baker School is the center of the community it serves in Okaloosa County.  Students, parents, faculty, staff and members of the community are proud of the school, it heritage and the role it plays in their everyday lives.  Many parents and members of the faculty are graduates of Baker School.  This K-12 school offers a “family” atmosphere rarely seen today.”

Baker School offers its students an array of academic opportunities to pursue a college or career-ready post-secondary path.  High school students may choose to take Advanced Placement and honors courses and our middle school students can take many classes for high school credit.  Our elementary schedule allows us to challenge our advance learners while remediating our struggling learners.

Here at Baker School we pride ourselves for being a K-12 Community School and believe that it offers a unique educational experience like no other.



Baker Varsity Football Undefeated and Going to State

Congratulations to the Baker Varsity Football Team on winning the state semi-final game this past Friday night in Blountstown, Florida. The team will travel to Orlando to take on another undefeated team, Pahokee Blue Devils, on Thursday, December 8th at 1:00pm EST. Please congratulate the team when you see them. Thanks to all of the Baker family and friends for all the support you give to the students, faculty and staff at Baker. We couldn't be the best without your support.

Listen to WTJT 90.1 to hear the game live.

Crestview News Leader's Article .... Recap of the State Semi-Final game ....

State Finals Information is listed below....

Florida High School 1A Football State Championship
When: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
Matchups and Times: Baker School vs Pahokee High School at 1:00pm EST
Where: Camping World Stadium (Orlando)
Lodging: List of participating hotels (
Host: Central Florida Sports Commission

Admission: $12.00 & $17.00 per session with tickets purchased prior to the event
Parking: Venue to charge $10.00

Television: Spectrum Sports
Webcast: Spectrum Sports
DVDs of championship games: Spectrum Sports

Miss Baker

Congratulations to all of the girls that competed for the title of Miss Baker and her court.  The results are as follows:


Mini Miss

Fashion:  Chloe Harrelson

Photogenic:  Emily Whiddon

2nd Alternate:  Mallory Lawson

1st Alternate:  Emily Whiddon

Mini Miss:  Chloe Harrelson


Tiny Miss

Fashion:  Addalynn St. John

Photogenic:  Payton Fortner

2nd Alternate:  Payton Fortner

1st Alternate:  Addalynn St. John

Tiny Miss:  Kelsey Shae Meeks


Little Miss

Fashion:  Kadance Fredericksen

Photogenic:  Kadance Fredericksen

2nd Alternate:  Alyssa Nicole Mathews

1st Alternate:  Lillian Jeter

Little Miss:  Kadance Fredericksen


Teen Miss

Fashion:  Layla Kelly

Photogenic:  Alaynah Smith

2nd Alternate:  Meryha Sage Cahill

1st Alternate:  Kaylee Potpan

Teen Miss:  Layla Kelly


Miss Baker 2016

Fashion:  Michelle BriAnn Howington

Photogenic:  Caitlyn Danielle Smith

2nd Alternate:  Michelle BriAnn Howington

1st Alternate:  Caitlyn Danielle Smith

Miss Baker:  Danielle Alyce Williams


News from the Golf Course

Easton Thames competed at Golf Districts and came in 2nd place overall.  He placed 1st place for individuals (out of 23 boys).  He will advance to Regionals at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  This is a huge accomplishment for Easton as he has worked hard on trying to reach the top.  Each year he has improved his game and it shows.  If you see Easton please congratulate him on his accomplishments.  


Sound of the Swamp News


We are so proud of our band program.  Two Saturdays ago, our band competed at the A-Town invitational marching competition in Andalusia.  All groups in our band (drum major, color guard, drumline, band) received the highest rating of "superior".  More importantly, our band scores were the second-highest out of the 29 bands.  We were seven-tenths of a point behind the high score! 

This past Saturday, we were evaluated at our more-difficult District 1 Marching Performance Assessment, a required event for all Florida bands.  Again, all categories (music, marching, general effect, color guard) were rated superior, with our music, color guard, and general effect scores receiving the highest possible grades.   Please congratulate these students for their hard work and dedication.

Homecoming 2016

Homecoming activities will take place during the week of October 17 - 21, 2016.

The HOCO dance will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 from 8:00pm - 11:00pm.  The dance will be in the Baker School Cafeteria.

All students MUST follow the school dress code policy during all Homecoming activities!


Monday - Color Day

Tuesday - Rock, Rap and Country Music Day

Wednesday - Twin Day

Thursday - America Day

Friday - Gator Spirit Day (Wear Maroon and White)


Early Release - TBD

Parade - TBD


Fall Carnival

Fall Carnival Is Coming!!!!!!!

PTO will be hosting the Fall Carnival on Thursday, October 27th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be many different booths available so come out and support the Baker PTO.  Tickets will be 25 cents each and will be used for booths and food. All monies raised from your booth will go directly into the classroom or organization accounts for needed supplies or materials.

PTO will be selling hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, drinks, boiled peanuts and balloons.   


Miss Baker Pageant


ENTRY FORMS may be picked up from Ms. Rock in Coach O's room or can be printed by clicking HERE.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Mail all forms to- Attn: Baker PTO· 1369 14th Street · Baker, FL  32531

Phone: 850-689-7279 · Email:

Final Deadline is coming soon.


You must attend Baker School to compete.

****Categories may be combined if necessary****

Start time 5:00pm 

Mini Miss Baker (Kdg – 1st)   

Tiny Miss Baker (2nd - 3rd grade)

□ Little  Miss Baker ( 4th – 5th  grade)

Teen Miss Baker (6th -  8th grades)  

□  Junior Miss Baker  (9th – 11th grades)

□  Miss Baker  (12th grade)  


Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month.  Did you know?

• Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

• Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.

• Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.

• Being late to school may lead to poor attendance. • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

Check out the following website:


PTO Needs Your Help

Due to some changes PTO needs to hold nominations for a new committee.  If you are interested in participating or know someone that would be interested please fill out the attached form and return it to the main office no later than September 8th.  Voting will take place in the main office during regular office hours on September 9th.  You must come in to vote.   Click HERE for the nomination ballot.

Available positions include:



Reminder:  There will be an informal PTO meeting Tuesday, September 7, in the Media Center at 3 pm.


Volleyball Little League

The little girls volleyball 2 day league will start on September 9, 2016.  The dates are as follows:   9/9/16  6PM-8PM & 9/17/16  9am-11am. The cost is $25.  

Forms will be handed out during elementary PE.  Please see Coach K. Combest if you are interested in playing in the league.



Bell Schedules


Regular Day                                    
 First Period            7:35 - 8:30             
 Second Period       8:35 - 9:25            
 Third Period           9:30 - 10:20          
 Fourth Period       10:25 - 11:15          
 HS Lunch             11:15 - 11:45           
 MS Fifth Period    11:20 - 12:10          
 HS Fifth Period     11:50 - 12:40          
 MS Lunch             12:10 - 12:40           
 Sixth Period          12:45 - 1:35            
 Seventh Period       1:40 - 2:30           
Activity Schedule
1ST Period               7:35-8:20
2nd Period               8:25-9:05
3rd Period                9:10-9:50
4th Period                9:55-10:35
5th Period                10:40-11:20
HS Lunch               11:20-11:50
MS 6th Period         11:25-12:05
HS 6th Period          11:55-12:35
MS Lunch               12:05-12:35
7th Period                12:40-1:20
Activity                    1:30-2:20
7th Period                2:20-2:30


Quick Links


Link to Substitutes Page

Link to Curriculum and Instruction Page

Link to Parent Portal Page

Link to Pay Online For Activities Page

Link to Pay for School Meals Online Page

Click HERE to apply for the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

Link to Transcription Request Page

Link to the iOCSD Application Information Page

Link to ClassLink