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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!!!
Undiverse with teachers who dont assign any homework. My child was discriminated against by other children.
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.
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.
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.
The curriculum, their concern for the neighborhood and the environment, and the awesome teachers who work hard to educate the young. I love Baldwin!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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+.
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