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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Bay District Schools is an above average, public school district located in Panama City, FL. It has 28,076 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Bay District Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1160
596 responses
Average ACT
25
623 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
28,076
Free or Reduced Lunch
47.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,935
Teachers in First/Second Year
39.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$227,920,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,078/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$41,161
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$903
National
$949
Median Home Value
$153,600
National
$184,700

Bay District Schools Reviews

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Having attended Bay District Schools my entire lifetime, from Pre-K to 12th grade, I believe I can give concise feedback about my experience attending their schools. Overall, I believe it is the caring, thoughtful teachers who have made the biggest impact on my education. Taking personal stock in each student's success seems to be each educator's goal. They were influential with every step of my educational goals, recognizing my strengths and weaknesses to mold me into who I am today. I am extremely grateful to Bay District Schools for all that they have invested in me.
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Bay District Schools have great academic and sports opportunities. Every single school in Bay District has an advanced program in it. The advanced program course credits are accepted at just about every Florida college. There is a great benefit to taking classes in the advanced programs. The credits you earn in the program can translate into college credit depending on the courses you take. Advanced Placement and Duel Enrolled are the 2 types of classes that create free college credit, so the more classes you take and pass in high school, the less you have to pay for in college.
I went to an unaccredited charter school named Newpoint High School in 2010-2013. Luckily by the grace of God I persevered and actually graduated from the homeschool, Florida Virtual School. When I went to Newpoint for my transcripts they acted like I never exited, despite going here from freshman until the first part of senior year. It was an absolute disaster and I hope Bill Hustfelt, the superintendent has better control of charter schools today in 2019. No student should be allowed to attend charter schools that are unaccredited. Thanks.