BHS principal departing for assistant superintendent job in nearby district


Baldwin High Principal Jason Flanders is moving on after six years, as he recently accepted an assistant superintendent position with the Monroe County School District, located 50 miles due west in Forsyth.

Flanders has served as BHS principal since the summer of 2018. Prior to that, he was an assistant principal and CTAE (career, technical and agriculture education) director at Peach County High School. He spent 14 years with the Bibb County School District before that.

In terms of course competency scores, BHS most recently performed better than the other Baldwin County School District schools. On the 2023 Georgia Milestones Test, the BCSD finished 130th out of 180 at the "high school" level in Content Mastery, which is the 28th percentile of city and county school districts in Georgia. In "Readiness," the BCSD finished in 137th place (the 24th percentile) at the high school level. "High school (Readiness) indicators include literacy, student attendance, accelerated enrollment, pathway completion, and college and career readiness," according to the DOE.

Moving on to the "Middle School" level, the BCSD most recently finished 163rd out of 180 in Content Mastery, which is the 10th percentile. In terms of the Georgia school districts with at least 4,000 students, this ranked 77th out of 79. "Readiness" at the middle school level was most dismal, with the BCSD finishing 169th out of 180, which equates to the 6th percentile. This once again ranked 77th out of 79, in terms of school districts with at least 4,000 students.

Then, at the "Elementary School" level, the BCSD finished finished in the 9th percentile in Content Mastery. Out of the 79 Georgia school districts with at least 4,000 students, the Baldwin County School District finished 78th in "Elementary School Content Mastery," outpacing only the Richmond County School District.

According to the CCRPI data, African-American students in Baldwin County are most likely to fall behind. In terms of the different subgroups assigned by the DOE, the "Hispanic" subgroup actually scored higher in English/Language Arts than the "Black" subgroup at both the elementary and middle school levels here in Baldwin County. "Hispanic" elementary school students in Baldwin County were roughly 50 percent more likely to be proficient in "English/Language Arts" than "Black" students, according to the data.

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