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K-5
Public
Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 415
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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5421 Rodeo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90016

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(323) 937-7223
(323) 937-6529
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June 12, 2014
Baldwin Hills Elementary/Magnet is a fabulous school because we have caring, knowledgeable teachers who strive to motivate students to learn. The students are our #1 focus.

- submitted by a teacher
April 03, 2014
My daughter was bullied and the staff wouldn't help. She is biracial and the students doing the taunting are mainly afro-american and hispanic. She has long hair and they pull it have put gum in it. No one was punished! I have since removed my child from this school. Don't waste your time enrolling. The kids that go there are not the best students, test scores are low and parents seem to not care if their children are bullies.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2013
This could be a great school, but,,,it's not. I have two kids attending there and the general experience is bad. Of course there are some excellent teachers, but if you have not luck, your child can be in troubles. Some teachers seems not to have enough preparation to motivate the kids. Instead they are running a system of constant punishments. If somebody talk when they are aligning, that's enough to he/she be put in bench. The new principal is a little more open than her predecessor. But still the kids are not learning more than to be fearful of the authorities. Maybe the kids are getting just the teachers feelings. Meanwhile, and because I have not intentions to send my kids to a military academy, I'm gonna keep trying to move the kids out from here...God Bless You!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
This school was total He__ for my child, there was constant bullying by students and when I went to the principle she never had time to set up a parent conference, I had to finally go to the District office to get a response, and the problem was still unresolved. My child never had a consistant teacher the full school year from 1 - 5th grade teachers were leaving or being replaced. The teachers and principle have very bad attitudes. This was the worse experience for my child and myself, it has made me turn to home schooling from this point on. ALSO, My car was vandalize on two occasions parking in the school parking lot, just picking up my child from afterschool program which also stinks. My child was constantly picked on and injured once and I had to demand an incident report be filed. None of the so called workers were watching the kids, the children ran up to me and told me what happened ???? This is the environment we have our children in here. BEWARE, IT MAY LOOK GOOD BUT IT'S FAKE GOLD.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2013
My child is in fourth grade. There is one computer in the classroom, the teacher's. There's been one field trip this year, to LACMA. Parent participation is not welcomed by the administration. The principal is cold, rude, and unapproachable.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
My family is new to this school. At first, I was very pleased with it because of what I saw in the beginning. Don't get me wrong, the teachers are highly qualified and presents a challenging and fun curriculum to all students (my daughter is in room 29 and she and I both LOVE it), but the administration is hard to connect with. The principal is readily available to meet and unfortunately I have witnessed the act of communication with some teachers on very different occasions and it was very unprofessional to say the least. I can't even begin to imagine what it must feel like to work here; the office personnel that sits in the very back behind the counter is "hot or cold"-needs a big dose of "happy" to be warm and inviting, while the other lady that sits in the front ALWAYS have a smile on her face; parent involvement IS low (there's a wonderful parent center being underutilized) maybe because the feeling is we're not welcomed...I want to be involved in my child's school, but I also want to feel supported just like other parents I have spoken with. Baldwin may have the high API for academics, but it scores in the range of program improvement when it comes to relations.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
Wonderful school! My daughter is a kindergarten student with Mrs. Herrera. She has so many activities and work to stimulate young minds. She is an excellent teacher! My experience with the staff is always positive. Ms. Watts and Ms. Murdock work so hard and always have a smile with the children. I hope my son will also be a student of Mrs. Herrera when he starts kindergarten. Keep up the good work Baldwin Hills Elementary!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
API 870! Go Baldwin! Thanks to the dedicated teachers at Baldwin Hills Elementary. I appreciate the teacher's hard work and concern for the students. No school is perfect. This school needs more parent involvement, but overall the staff is working really hard to provide our children with a quailty education.

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
My child has been going to Baldwin for two years now and I am on the verge of pulling my child out during the middle of the school year due to a principal who seems too busy to speak with parents regarding concerns. Though the curiculum is good, the principal is ALWAYS too busy to deal with important parent concerns (which is her job). She needs to go immediately!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2011
Undiverse with teachers who dont assign any homework. My child was discriminated against by other children.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
Baldwin is a great school. My child had attending Baldwin Hills Elementary for 6 years and we have nothing but the great things to say about our experience here. I found that the key to the success of my daughter was staying actively involve as a parent. I believe if parents would support their child and teachers it will make a difference . I hope that parent would continue to get involve in a positive way with their child education. The principal at Baldwin Hills is in her third year and is during outstanding job. I hope the teacher at Baldwin continue to keep up the good work in teaching our young children.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
Excellent school. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of education, the teaching staff and the high standards that they strive to achieve through parent involvement and volunteering as well as challenging acedemic programs. I believe setting high standards of education starts at the Pre-K and elementary level throughout the students educational process.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
Baldwin Hills API is 821 that speaks for itself. We have caring teachers and dedicated students. With our fantastic principal this year we will acheive to even aa higher level of greattness. For the parents who complain, you need to take a more proactive role at Baldwin. Participate, the parents who love Baldwin are there every month at the CEAC meetings and now we are staring at PTA. Get involved.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The curriculum, their concern for the neighborhood and the environment, and the awesome teachers who work hard to educate the young. I love Baldwin!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 26, 2009
Baldwin Hills is a good school. The teachers and the Principal are trying very hard to provide an enriched learning environment. The Principal is open to communication with parents and does follow up on concerns. I enjoy the school and will continue to support it progress.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2009
Baldwin Hills has the appearance of a high achieving school, but looks can be deceiving! If one were to disaggregate the state test data and look at the community school vs. the magnet school, the significant achievement gap would readily jump out at you. Many of the teachers have negative attitudes about the students and their parents. The culture of the school is very bitter and resentful. There is very little active parent participation except when there is some type of student performance or a complaint (often belligerent). The school has limited opportunities for enrichment for its community or magnet students. There are no significant after school programs. In terms of the school administration, there is very little hands on interaction from the school's principal. She is very rarely on campus and when she is, she has no time for parents and very little time for her staff. Think twice!

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
My daughter is in the Kindergarten class and just started this semester. I am pleased with the charisma of the teacher, she is very warm and welcoming. When I dropped my daughter off this morning they were listening to a song teaching them their multiplication tables, I thought that was excellent to start teaching the students this information at the age of five.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 23, 2008
Baldwin Hills Elementary is a wonderful school that would be even better if the principal was more approachable. It seems that she is ALWAYS to busy to meet with parents when they have concerns regarding their chikld's welfare, wheather in the classroom or playground. Some of the problems could be rectified and students would have a better chance for positive learning if the principal would do her job and get rid of some of the 'No Teaching and Don't Have a Clue as to How to Teach' teachers. Some of these teachers are doing the students more harm than good. Submitted by a parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2008
Baldwin Hills Elem is an outstanding school for Academics. Mr Wiley is an excellent 5th grade teacher, he is very professional. My child was very lucky to have such an outstanding teacher

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
According to my experience as a father of 2 kids enrolled in K and 3rd grade, Baldwin Hills has more diversity (I'm a latino parent), strict conduct code (good for kids and parents) and really good projects which means kids need to research a lot. I've seen the principal and other staff greeting kids every day at the beginning (geneal assembly) and end of classes. I think that level of communication adds a personal touch so everybody feels member of a big family. My daughter in K can now read simple books and write a lot of words. My 3rd grader has learned a lot about math, science (he likes space science) and literature. His teacher makes a special emphasis in pursuing a university degree, so kids picture themselves already with a good job/business, assets, bonds, stocks, etc. I'm proud to be involved as a parent in different school activities. Got-a-10+.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2006
As a parent and an educator I feel strongly about saying that Baldwin Hills is by far one of the worst schools i've ever seen. This school is highly unoraganized. I would never recommend this school to any parent that cares about their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2006
This school has potential, but lacks diversity. The magnet coorindator seems like she doesn't want to be there and w/o strong leadership the school won't improve it's scores.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
This school has potential I just wish it were more diverse.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2006
This school has a magnet program within the regular elementary school. The students are basically all together, except during class times. In the morning before school starts whoever has yard duty can be heard screaming at the children to behave. They do not issue progress reports before the parent-teacher conferences and the teachers do not have a dress code.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2006
I am very pleased with the LA's best after school program.All the staff members and coaches go out of their way for the kids , keep them in a structured learning environment. My daughter has been attending the program for two years, she is very content.The homework center,learning programs are outstanding,keep my daughter motivated.Keep up the good work .

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2006
I am very satisfied with the academic progress my eight year old daughter has made while attending Baldwin Hills Gate program.Mrs Makin,Mr Carrabello are excellent teachers who deserve recognition for the quality of their teaching.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
This is an excellent magnet program. The teachers are open to parent suggestions and incorporates them in the curriculum. Afterschool program is just okay.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2006
Baldwin Hills has an excellent magnet program available along with the SAS classes. My child has gone there for 4 years and I have been very pleased with her academic progress. This school has been a great start for her and she now has been identified as gifted and will move on to magnet for 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2006
Both of my son's have attended BH. My oldest son who is Autistic was in speacial education. I found BH to be very involved in devolping my oldest son's ability to be included into activities with the children that were in regular education. My youngest son has seemed to always have teachers who motivate and inspire him. The only thing I feel was lacking at this school is the amount of extracurricular activites.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 24, 2005
Both my children attended BHES. They both fondly remember specific teachers who made a difference to them and they both dislike the principal. The office staff is a joke. There are about five teachers who are qualified and dedicated to teacher while others sit back for a paycheck. There is parent involvement which I sensed some teachers did not welcome. As a parent, I found it difficult to communicate with the principal, because she was always away from school. My overall review is that there is a strong parent/student body who insist on getting the best education and holding the teachers accountable and that is what has pulled BHES through.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
I have to say that my child has only been there for one year, but Mrs. Sanders is one of the best teachers. She truly cares about the students and it shows with how the children excel and are genuinely happy. As for the Principal I had no type of interraction with her and don't believe she makes her prescence known as much as it should. Overall I am happy with the school and so is my child.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2005
I have 2 neices attending this school. I have been very pleased with there performance and advance learning that has come out of this school. To have the ethnic base that it has it is a remarkable school.

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June 27, 2005
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June 23, 2005
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January 18, 2005
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November 08, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2004
My daughter attended this school 1st-5th grade. It started out great, but the teachers became disappointing. In 4th grade, they didn't have a permanent teacher the 1st half of the year. Children are kept in the gifted cluster programs, even when they are failing to perform and are becoming behaviour problems. The principal is very hard to touch base with.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2004
Baldwin school is one the best schools I've ever known, it's a special place for student and teachers to work together and most of all they have alot to teach children. They involve children in the best of activities and after school programs than others. This school provides math, english, computer, science, and other programs for which they can get involved, learn the best and become better persons. I love this school and hoping I could get my other child from this school. My older daughter has graduated with 3 & 4 only. I am proud and happy with Baldwin Hills School, and recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
Baldwin Hills Elementary Learn Magnet School is a wonderful neighborhood school. Since coming out of private school, my child has excelled in math and science! The instructor's credentials were excellent and that was evident in my child's report card! Better than Private School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 01, 2004
I love B. H. E. school. The teachers, principles, and staff are friendly and always willing to help.

- submitted by a parent
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Baldwin Hills Elementary School
5421 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA  90016
(323) 937-7223
Last modified Baldwin Hills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Baldwin Hills Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top