The school system is the heart of this community. The foundation of our success is built upon the system’s:
Ability to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for students to grow and develop,
Use of research or evidenced-based teacher strategies that more actively engage students in the learning process,
Utilization of high-quality, innovative, and engaging curricula that fashions future-proofed skills that will serve the overarching needs of the community,
Implementation of cost-effective strategies that ensure fiscal prosperity.
Randy Wilkes, Superintendent
Orange Beach Elementary School
Orange Beach Elementary School was opened on the present site in August 1997. During the years from 1910 to 1914, Orange Beach had a one-room schoolhouse. That building is now registered as a National Historic Site and presently serves as the Indian and Sea Museum of Orange Beach. Orange Beach Elementary School received its initial accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1998. This accreditation was renewed in 2004. In 2021, Orange Beach Elementary earned designation as a National Blue Ribbon School.
Orange Beach Elementary completed construction of an environmental learning center called the Sea, Sand & Stars Learning Center in 2007. Sea, Sand & Stars features five teaching stations inside and five teaching stations outside along an elevated boardwalk. A planetarium, a climate-controlled weather station, a technology laboratory, a 5,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, and a ‘touch tank’ are all part of the facility. The facility was dedicated and renamed as Steven W. Baker Sea, Sand, & Stars, Science and Nature Center on September 29, 2010. On October 14, 2011 the Steven W. Baker Sea, Sand, & Stars, Science and Nature Center was dedicated as an Alabama Wildlife Federation Outdoor Classroom.
Orange Beach Middle & High School
Orange Beach Middle & High School opened it's doors of the new facility in the fall of 2020. Located off Canal Road, visitors to our beautiful city are able to see our campus as they enter our area. Through a partnership with the City of Orange Beach, our facilities are state of the art. From the remarkable Performing Arts Center to the security measures firmly in place, our students will have tremendous learning opportunities in and out of the classroom, while in a safe environment.
Serving grades 7-12, Orange Beach Middle & High School provides extensive academic options, including AP, Dual-Enrollment, and Career Tech courses. As we continue to increase our academic offerings, our students are consistently reaching new heights. In fact, our middle school was just named an A+ College Ready School of Excellence!
Mako Athletics offer a wide array of middle school, junior varsity, and varsity sports. In 2022, our Varsity Softball Team won their second consecutive 2A State Championship Title.
Orange Beach Middle and High School are Cognia Accredited.