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Baldwin Art And Acadcs Magnet

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Posted 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.


Posted 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!!!


Posted July 7, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted April 28, 2010

I am currently a 7th grader at Baldwin and it is AMAZING!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 16, 2009

Baldwin exhibits excellence in all areas, from academics to performing arts to the level of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 9, 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


Posted September 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 9, 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


Posted July 8, 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


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
99%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
99%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty99%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty97%
Non-poverty99%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty98%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty93%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 58%
Black 39% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 1%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Montgomery, AL 36104
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