U.S. News & World Report ranked Fairhope High School No. 9 in Alabama in its 2021 rankings, AL.com reported. Rising from No. 12 in 2020, the school reports 1,689 students enrolled, a poverty level of 12% (direct certified) and 45% (free or reduced lunch eligible). Other numbers are from 2019: total school-level spending per student…Read More
Eight Baldwin County public schools have been awarded grants totaling $140,000 from the Alabama Arts Education Initiative Grant, GulfCoastNewsToday.com is among outlets to report. The purpose of the grants is to provide schools an opportunity to strengthen the development and implementation of comprehensive arts education programs. They may provide additional support to schools with existing…Read More
The Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) has announced its 2021 Teachers of the Year. Honorees Julie Neidhardt of Hutchens Elementary School; Anna Mouton of Clark-Shaw School of Math, Science and Technology; and Deborah Pippin of Citronelle High School were surprised in their classrooms with news of their winning. All three are veteran National Board…Read More
A new wing and gymnasium were recently dedicated at Spanish Fort High School, The Baldwin Times reports. Educators say its addition of approximately 60,000 ft2 will reduce overcrowding as enrollment grows. Classroom space increased by 33,000 ft2, and the gymnasium adds 27,300 ft2 of athletic and assembly space. Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler…Read More
The under-construction Sportsplex in Elberta will soon have lights placed in fields one (a large baseball field) and six (a softball field), according to The Onlooker. Planned completion of the fields is in February 2021, which would allow Elberta High School seniors (part of its first senior class) to play at their hometown fields. Sixteen…Read More
B.C. Rain High School and its industry partners unveiled an airplane built by B.C. Rain’s Aviation and Aerospace Academy students last week, Mobile County Public Schools announced. The single-engine Van’s RV-12 aircraft is believed to be the first airplane in the state to be built by high school students. Three of the 75 builders —…Read More
Mobile Christian School will host an open house on January 24, 2021, at 1:30-3:30 p.m. Attendees will meet the administrative team, and several faculty members, coaches and current students. Children are encouraged to attend, but facemasks are required for anyone over the age of 7. The K3-12 private school is accredited through AdvancEd, the Southern…Read More
The application period for Mobile County Public School System magnet schools for the 2021-2022 school year opens on November 2 and closes December 4. The system has three magnet elementary schools (Council Traditional School; Eichold-Mertz School of Math, Science and Technology; and Old Shell Road Elementary) and five magnet middle schools (Clark-Shaw, Denton Magnet School…Read More
Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) Superintendent Chresal Threadgill was recently named state superintendent of the year by the School Superintendents of Alabama on October 14, AL.com was among sources to report. The group claims about 1,500 members representing 138 public school systems. “Today is only the beginning of continuing my passion and dedication to…Read More
Fifteen recent graduates of the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) have been hired at Austal, NBC 15 reported. Christina Sashington of Davidson High School, who is now a trade assistant at the company, was interviewed. Among students who were part of a youth apprenticeship program at Austal, Mobile’s largest manufacturing employer, she was part…Read More
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