Baker is the most under-rated school in West Little Rock. Everyone knows about Roberts and Yes it's great. Chenal Elem is also good and has the flashy name with newer facilities, but Baker actually produces better test scores than Chenal and matches Roberts. There is ZERO compromise with Baker. It is very convienantly located compared to Chenal/Roberts but you lose nothing on academics and peer group quality. Cherry Creek and Woodlands Edge neighborhoods feed Baker so you get good middle & upper-middle class core peer group along with a higher than normal Asian-American population which I personally think is a good sign about the school. Baker also has good diversity because of M2M and Magnet programs. If you want to send your kid make sure to check attendance zone by calling PCSSD as it is not at all obvious. DON'T ASSUME. Verify the address and don't assume. Two houses side-by-side to each other will literally send their kids to different schools! There is a huge drop off between Terry Elem (LRSD) and Baker (PCSSD.) Do your homework.
Baker Elementary is a good school with enthusiastic teachers, has an enormous amount of parent participation and a wonderful economics program. We are embarking on our 4th year there.
I had a major issue with a 1st gread teacher trying to place my child in special education and my child was on the A & B honer roll all year. 2013 was a very irritating year!
I had a major problem with my child first grade teacher communicating with me. I never heard a teacher say he is just not getting it. She was not willing to give me extra resource to help my child when I asked. I am normally pleased with the teacher at Baker, but this school year has been awful.
We moved to LR at the beginning of my son's 5th grade. The academics at Baker were great for my son's excelling aptitude. We were thrilled with the high expectations. Unfortunately for us, the school puts children who have been there throughout elementary years first. My son was not allowed to patrol morning drop off lanes or afternoon pick up lanes because he had not been there until 5th grade. He felt left out when it came to preferential picking for extra duties. But for learning and knowledge this school was one of the tops in the area! Thanks Baker!!!
Our son has been attending Baker for 4 years and it is a very good school. We visited Pulaski Academy when he was in 2 nd grade to compare their curriculum to bake and found Baker was teaching everything that PA does. However a lot depends upon who your teacher is we had one year where his teacher was inattentive and while in other years he had excellent teachers. The teachers are very responsive and as long as you take interest in your child's education they will answer all questions by email. Principle George is good and involved. I have concerns about school's security as the neighborhood this school is in is a very safe area thus school is very lax on visitor access. Overall for education it is good they have AR and Alpha programs.
There is great communication between the teachers and parents. Teachers provide notebooks and folders that parents are asked to review and sign in acknowledgement each week or each day. Our new principal is very involved, says hello to the 520 students by name, and they are happy to see her. The school has evolved tremendously over the last few years that my two daughters have been there. There is tutor availability there. There is an autistic child there who receives daily tutoring as well as summer tutoring. It truly is an exceptional school with very involved parents and outstanding teachers and faculty. The accellerated reading program and ALPHA program are available for advanced students as well as music, art, and archery.
Baker Elementary is an exceptional public school. The principal is outstanding and the teachers are amazing. We have been there for four years now and have no complaints. the academic program is unsurpassed and challenging. The principal is a strong leader and programs are very effective. Very active PTA organization which is highly effective.
i absolutely love this school, my children are doing quite well and the principal is outstanding, we need to have more teachers and Principals like this school, they are the perfect example of how schools in Arkansas for elementary kids need to be like. Thank You Baker staff and especially the Principal ~Blessings
Baker Elementary, what a great school. My grand daughter started January in kindergarden. She loves the school and always talks about her teacher and friends. I would recommend this school to everyone I know who has a kindergarden through fifth grader. Grandmother
We have had a wonderful experience at this school! My son is very active and talkative but his teachers have been very patient with him. The students attend art and Spanish classes weekly and the test scores, in comparison to other schools in the district, are awesome. The principal knows many of the students and parents by name. And, she is involved with every aspect of the school. The only complaint I have would not be about the school, but the parents. It is very difficult to be accepted into their cliques. Many of these parents have known each other since their children were toddlers and it is obvious.
The parent involvement in this school is incredible! The academic results are at or near the top in every category. The kids love this school. I believe the Teacher and administration support is rock solid! The economics program is just incredible which is a big focus at this school. Each year, I believe this school strives to be better. Thanks Baker Elementary!
My son just started Baker this year, he is in the fourth grade. He has been at a private school since pre-k, and he loves this school. He has come home everyday talking about how happy he is at Baker. Wonderful school, great administration and very involved parents.
Baker Elementary School is the best elementary schools in all of Little Rock!!! My child has attended Baker since Kindergarten and is now in 5th Grade. The teachers are wonderful, the Principal is accessible and takes an interest in each and every child. I believe that my child has received an excellent education at Baker and has been well prepared for Middle School.
I agree with the posting by a parent dated November 29,2007. The principle does not reply to the e-mails. I am disappointed with the new teachers
We have two children who have attended Baker Interdistrict Elementary School for a total of five years. They have had moderate to poor experience with its teachers and administrators. The new principal is indecisive and often refers simple management problems to his Pulaski County Special School District superiors. This administrative disconnect has resulted in poor faculty hiring and management decisions. One of our children is currently struggling with a new teacher. I would not recommend this school under its current administration, and hope that through awareness this will soon change.
Baker Interdistrict Elementary has been a blessing for our family! Our twin boys have attended Baker for six wonderful years. There is a great mix of students and parents, and wonderful teachers, administrators, and staff. Parental involvement is extremely high! Baker is not a large school. This year there were 61 fifth grade students. The school revolves around an economics theme. Everything is very well done! Standardized test scores are always high and graduates often fair very well in subsequent grades and schools. Discipline problems are rare.
My son loves this school. Mr. Jones is one of the most personally involved principals this state has available. The teachers are the 'Best-of-the-Best' and the programs (economics emphasis) are wonderfully run by Ms. Masters.
I have been extremely impressed with Baker Elementary. I feel that it is the best run school that there has been in decades. The children are very well behaved. The economic emphasis that is begun in kindergarten really teaches the kids responsibility.
This was a great school for our daughter. She attended k-1st grade 2001-2003. We has a great experience at this school. It was very academic........Not much on character exactly............But just make sure you do that at home. If you decide to use public school in little rock baker is the only really good choice.
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