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Baldwin Art And Acadcs Magnet

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Posted May 11, 2008

Overall a great school, with most of the teachers being really good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted June 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 2, 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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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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