Superintendent's Message

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE 2015/2016 The Class of 2015 is on its way to success and to make contributions to the future of our great community, state and nation. Our school system has taken the days of summer to rest, relax and reflect on our accomplishments. We now begin preparations for another exciting school year. All of our team members continue to actively participate in ...

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Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Student Climate Surveys

Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 
There are two versions of the Georgia Student Health Survey (GSHS) 2.0. The first version is for middle and high school students (grades 6 – 12), and the second version is a short survey for elementary students (grades 3-5). At least 75% of students at each grade level (3-12) must participate in the GSHS 2.0 to be eligible for the School Climate Star Rating. Please make plans for your elementary, middle and high school students to participate in the GSHS 2.0. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The GSHS 2.0 is also available in Spanish. Students may select the Spanish version by clicking Español within the survey. The URL addresses for the elementary, middle and high school surveys are posted below.

Teachers, Parents, and Stakeholders . . .Participate in Surveys

From Pam Smith, GaDOE Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Georgia Department of Education

On January 14, 2016, the State Board of Education granted permission to post the draft Science and Social Studies GSE for 60 days of public review and comment.

2015-2016 School Calendar
Petition for Awarding of High School Diploma

If you failed to graduate from Bainbridge High School solely due to failing the Georgia High School Graduation Test or the Georgia High School Writing Test or the Basic Skills Test you may complete this form to petition the Decatur County Board of Education. Your eligibility to receive a high school diploma will be determined based on the graduation requirements in effect when you first entered ninth grade.

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OUR Mission

Excellence, Engagement and Accountability…..for all.

OUR Mission 
To empower all students to 
engage and succeed in a global society 
by providing rigorous and equitable opportunities,
nurturing environments, sustained partnerships,
college and career readiness and character development.

Strategic Objectives

  • Increase student achievement and success
  • Develop and improve organizational effectiveness
  • Develop and improve stakeholder engagement, satisfaction and loyalty

Non - Negotiables

  • Being consistent in all that we do
  • Being transparent in all that we do
  • Providing high quality customer service at all times
  • Making continuous school and system improvement our daily mission
  • Demonstrating pride and ownership in all facilities and grounds daily
  • Providing a constant commitment to student and employee safety
  • Striving individually and as a team to move our school system from "good to great."

Teaching and learning Non-Negotiables

  • Improved effectiveness of Co-Teaching
  • Increased student engagement
  • Increased use of standards-based instructional practices
  • Increased rigor and depth of knowledge
  • Increased consistency in implementation and monitoring of attendance protocol
Dr. Fred Rayfield, Superintendent of Schools
100 South West Street
Bainbridge, GA 39817
Phone:  229-248-2200
Fax:  229-248-2252
100 South West Street   |   Bainbridge, GA 39817