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6-9
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Montgomery, AL
Students enrolled: 578

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410 South McDonough St
Montgomery, AL 36104

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(334) 269-3870
(334) 269-3918
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September 17, 2013
My school is Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet School. I think that it is a great school with a combination of fun and learning(but mostly learning :). It has arter school study sessions for the kids who might need a smidgen of help. Also, it has clubs like Science Olympiad for those interested in science and Math Counts for those who like math. The P.E there is amazing we do tons of fun things like volleyball, archery, basketball, pickleball, and bowling but, we also have to run a few miles either indoor or outdoor. The teachers are really helpful and attentitive to your questions. My school could maybe improve by getting a little remodeling the rooms are slightly old and need to be repainted.

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2013
This is my second year at Baldwin. I am a seventh grader on the academics side of Baldwin. My sister is an eighth grader on the arts side of Baldwin and we all love the school!!!! We love the teachers,coaches,staffs,and the principal!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 07, 2013
Students are selected based on previous academic success. While the school has a conduct code, it is basically unenforced, and students with sufficient conduct write-ups to flunk the entire year were allowed to stay, and in many cases, continue the next year in violation of the student and faculty handbooks. If you are of deep southern society, you can engage in psychologically abusive behavior, disrupt class, and play havoc with other student's learning with impunity. Teacher involvement and instruction is uneven, in part because many are asked to depart, or new ones brought in to teach mid-semester, often with no qualifications in the subject matter they are teaching. The result is a disruptive learning experience that falls short of ideal. The building is crumbling. In one concert two years ago a chandelier crashed into the audience below (no this was not a performance of Phantom of the Opera). While the band and gym programs are to be commended, all of the rest need work in overcoming discrimination by faculty and students that runs both ways. Given the quality of the students entering, progress is spotty, uneven, and exceptionally poor. Overall, not a well run school.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2012
Baldwin is the best school that I have ever attended. The teachers are top-notch and the principal does everything that she can to ensure that the students succeed.

- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2010
I am a former Baldwin student and can say that the two years I spent at this school (the school transitioned to a middle school my second year there so I was unable to spend three years there) were the best two years of my entire schoolgoing years. After my years at Baldwin my parents decide to put me in a private school where due to the fact of the advanced curriculum at Baldwin I was made to retake many classes I had already passed such as physical science, geometry, and two history classes. Baldwin is a much better school thana private school that you must pay for uniforms which can add an extra $500 if not more to the already expensive cost of tuition. If you are a parent reading this please believe me there is no better school in this city than Baldwin for your child.

- submitted by a community member
May 25, 2010
We are a military family who spent one year in Alabama. We debated whether it was worth the hassle to send our 6th grade son to Baldwin (as opposed to the neighborhood elementary or middle school). Given the extra focus Baldwin places on academics we elected to go with Baldwin and that turned out to be an excellent decision. As our son was on the Academics side of things, I cannot speak to the Arts programs but we have no complaints with the school. Teachers were helpful and responsive. Curriculum was challenging but in a positive way. Our son also enjoyed (and we as parents appreciated) the school's focus on physical education to round things out. Our only complaint would be the facilities (100 year old building) but that is a minor point.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
I am currently a 7th grader at Baldwin and it is AMAZING!!!

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2010
My son is finishing his third year at Baldwin, and it has been a wonderful experience. Wish we could continue here through 12th! What a great experience he has had.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2009
I am currently an 8th grader at baldwin, and while the times at baldwin are tough for me, (used to get all A's but now have a mixture of A's B's and one C) but whenever I take exams and other stuff for the national ranking and other schools, I get amazing results, showing that it has payed off. for example, While I was having a hard time in science, I took the OLSAT and it compared me to other students nationwide. The lowest grade I got was 94 percentile nationwide in science. this showed me that Baldwin had been helping me all along, even when I was not the smartest student there.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
Baldwin exhibits excellence in all areas, from academics to performing arts to the level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
this is the best school ever I have had the best 3 years of my life there. Im starting high school this year, and I already miss baldwin:]

- submitted by a student
June 25, 2009
this is gonna be my 3rd year here. ive been going there since the 6th grade and i love it. theteachers are wonderful and its really fun.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 29, 2008
This is my second year at Baldwin, and I absolutely LOVE it there! The atmosphere is great. Overall, all of the students are opening and friendly to new students and each other in general, and I feel my teachers truly care about helping us so we can do well in school and succeed. They offer tutoring sessions for anyone who needs extra help and are very willing to answer questions in class and stay after school to help students out. Sure, the work is hard, but it is well worth it! I would choose Baldwin over private school any day! If you are looking for a good school, definitely send your child to Baldwin and you will not be sorry!

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2008
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October 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 30, 2008
Here is honest and 100% accurate feedback. It is a good school. I especially like they are tough on drug users, good discipline and pro-active in teaching life lessons. I stop paying 10K a year per child for the best private education in Montgomery just to come to Baldwin. My child has a better shot at Ivy League vs his former private school. I have found private schools overrated and ironically drugs are more available. God Bless Baldwin.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2008
This school is awesome!!!!!! I love it and it's awesome!!! It's my second year at baldwin and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 09, 2008
Baldwin is the best school you can ever go to! It has fun electives. Some of the classes may be hard but it is worth it because you get a good education and that is the best reward ever. The only bad part about Baldwin is P.E. The coaches are strict but they gert you in shape and sometimes it can be fun. We play all types of sports: volleybal, pickellbal, basketball, bowling, and much more. So I would encourage you to go to Baldwin and have the time of your life. P.S. This is my 2nd year. - -April G.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2008
Unbelieveable school. This is my child's second year at Baldwin, and it is better than I ever imagined it would be. The academics are challenging and the children are hard working. High expectations from the teachers and parents. My sons loves school and works hard on his school work so he can remain at Baldwin. We are lucky to be a part of such a great program.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2008
My son graduated from BAAMS on the academic side. It was rough at the start but he got a tremendous quality education there. We moved from Georgia where he was in the Honors system there. We realized how poorly he was being educated there (we thought everything as fine) when we got to BAAMS and they started teaching him real stuff.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2008
I urge the ones considering Baldwin as their school to choose a private school instead. The gym programs are the only challenging system relatively compared to other schools in the nation. The school boasts its numerous arts programs and other programs; however, i am afraid that I have to say that they are speaking of quantities rather than qualities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 08, 2008
I am a former student of Baldwin, and I was in the Arts Track there. I have never done anything that could better my life more than when I enrolled in Baldwin. I am a senior enrolled in BTW Magnet High School now, and I suggest Baldwin to anyone with a special kid who is smart, willing to learn, and excited about school. Baldwin not only has a great principal, good teachers, and awesome programs but Baldwin has a great atmosphere. I love Baldwin, I was in Theatre and Musical Theatre when I was there, at BTW I am in Technical Theatre, something I learned from the outstanding Drama Teacher, Ms. Boulware. I plan on doing what I was challenged to do at Baldwin as a career and make a considerable amount of money doing it. Baldwin is the reason I am going to have a good, fun, and fulfilling life.

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2008
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May 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2008
Overall a great school, with most of the teachers being really good.

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April 06, 2008
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January 04, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2007
We have two children enrolled in Baldwin. This is the first year our kids have actually been educated, in my opinion. The teachers and staff are encouraging and challenge the kids to be the best they can be. At first it seems overwhelming if you have not been exposed to a true education. There is a lot of homework from some teachers. My kids are learning now..not memorizing for a test. We transferred from a local school system which is considered one of the best. Back then, we helped our kids memorize test answers. Now we help them prepare for college. The sounds of classical guitars, 11 year olds speaking French, and a true understanding of the subjects they are being taught are very fulfilling in our home. It is hard work. Very hard work. It ain't for everybody. We are grateful for the opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
Baldwin is great! Emphasis is on reading, writing an oral communication. Extensive use of books and comprehension of terminology is key to application in the real world educational. Testing and testing often is the only way this school is able to keep out troublemakers, bullies and parents who encourage bullies to beat up academically oriented children. We have a troubled Public School System and all public schools should be modeled after the magnet programs. If it were not for Baldwin...many would live on credit cards so theu can send their children to Montgomery Academy (15K annually). I have found the faculty eager to assist my child in weak areas and proactive. Magnet teachers should get a raise!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
Emphasis is on the text book and other educational opportunities were rare. Homework is excessive. Testing and academic excellence are the only focus without regard for the successful development of the whole child. Parents are reminded frequently how lucky they are that their child was accepted at Baldwin, rather than the student being recognized for their successes and work. The student statistics at Baldwin show a ray of hope for Montgomery public schools, but do not be mislead by statistics alone. If you are new to the area or considering Baldwin, I urge you to consider the private schools instead.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
Baldwin is like two great schools for the price of one : arts and academics. The arts track includes the options of taking choral, band, strings, classical guitar, drama, visual arts, piano, creative writing, or dance. The academic component offers three levels of technology classes and Spanish, French, German, and Latin. The opoortunities for students at Baldwin are limitless. The school maintains a rigorous phyiscal education program in which students are challenged to the maximum. The PTSA is active and effective. Although the school building BAldwin is housed in is downtown and was built in 1909, the school itself is fantastic. Any parent that wants their child to succeed in grades 6-8 and realizes that a traditional middle school IS HUST NOT WORKING FOR YOUR CHILD needs to put BAldwin Arts and Academics Magnet at the top of its consideration list.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2005
Baldwin is a great magnet school.The diverse enviornment allows students to acknowledge each others cultures as well as traditions.The teachers do whatever they can to help the students there,whether it's arranging tutoring sessions or hands-on problems where the teacher and the student complete the problems together. The principal is never 'missing' and can be seen walking through the halls and interacting with students throughout the day.The P.E. coach is exceptionally well he adapts to each student's personality and makes physical education fun for everyone. I would recommend Baldwin for anybody who is willing to learn mentally,physically, and socially.

- submitted by a staff
June 09, 2004
I was disappointed this year. Parents were not informed when a child was border line of not returning back. After numerous visits to the counselor, the cumulative GPA was not thoroughly explained. Red flags were not waved after the 3rd nine weeks,which was a very critical point. Parents very concerned the entire year, follow up, by requesting weekly progress reports to stay abreast of grades, and find out they were not fully informed is a mis sight on the counselor and the parents part, then to find out that classes were offered on GPA, all parents were not aware of it. Parents beware of this. Baldwin did not have the letters prepared for non returning students ready on the last day of school. They were mailed 3 weeks after school was out. Numerous calls, and assurance of not receiving a letter by 2 weeks assured child they made it. Balwin made a mistake and mailed 3rd week after school was out.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
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- submitted by a student
March 26, 2004
Baldwin is a good school. It probably is the best school in Montgomery County. We have various activities, like drama, choral, strings, guitar and more that are a part of the 'arts' students' curriculum. The teachers are good at their jobs. The PTSA provides the school with fundraisers that buy computers, printers, and copiers. I am glad I attend this school.

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2003
Baldwin is the best middle school in Montgomery! Over my past two years and now going into my third I have learned tons!! The teachers and faculty are great and can easily explain all your questions.

- submitted by a former student
August 02, 2003
This is a terrific magnet school that allows bright and talented children to focus on their strengths and receive a well rounded education. Faculty members are outstanding, very concerned about teaching, and quick to respond to parents.

- submitted by a parent
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Baldwin Art And Acadcs Magnet
410 South McDonough St, Montgomery, AL  36104
(334) 269-3870
Last modified Baldwin Art And Acadcs Magnet is a Public school that serves grades 6-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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