Baker is a wonderful school with great teachers, students, and parents.
Amazing teachers, involved parents, and a strong relationship with the local community
The teachers at this school are amazingly good. We have a nice slice of the general population, so nobody should feel out of place. The administration, teachers, and parents all work together to make Baker a fun, safe place to cultivate friendships and a love of learning. We are so fortunate that this is our home school.
Baker is a wonderful community! The kids are here to learn and the teachers are eager to guide them each and every day!
This is such a wonderful school, with great students, families, and teachers.
I love Gussie M. Baker Elementary School because it is not a &parent participation' school, however they have the most wonderful parents that donate so much time. This neighborhood school is loved by it's local families! The teachers are extraordinary and enjoy their jobs. My daughters teacher this year is amazing! She hugs each and every child in her class before sending them home at the end of the day. I've never seen such a happy place to be. Go Baker!
My daughter started kindergarten this year and so far we are extremely impressed with the school , teachers and attention level each kid gets. Ms Iwamoto at Kindergarten is great. Much more than we expected!
Baker has an outstanding staff who care about kids and their future. The school is safe, friendly, and clean. Just last year it was painted. Parent participation is large and helps the teachers succeed.
Baker has a fantastic sense of community from kids to parents to teachers to administration. We love Ms. Lim in Kindergarten. We love all the parents who seem so involved with volunteering to help in all aspects from parties to crafts to copies. It is a hard decision if we decide to move because we will be pressed to beat the Baker atmosphere and curriculum.
Excellent Managment, Also I love our first grade teacher. My child has learned a lot in science. When my child was at K, she could read and write, but now she is at the second level.
My daughter is in her second year at Baker and I have been really happy with the school. She started in First grade and comparing it to the school she went to for Kindergarten, Baker has a much more warm feeling to it. The parents and teachers are great. My daughter loves it and so do I.
My daughter is about to complete her Kindergarten year at Baker. She has a wonderful teacher who is responsive to any emails I have sent and she is a great role model as well. My daughter has learned a lot more than I expected she could and would in Kindergarten. Her curriculum has covered everything: writing, reading, math, science, arts, P.E., computers. This year they did morning and afternoon Kinder classes (3 hours and 45 minutes) and I would have liked her to have a longer day, possibly starting half-way through the year, but I don't think they physically had the space. (I heard Kinders might be doing a longer day in the Fall.) I feel a strong sense of community there, with the parent involvement, the teachers, staff, and principal. The Moreland onsite after-school program is also excellent.
We moved to San Jose hoping the school was great based on the reviews. Its been over 6 months since my son started and our experience with the school has been going from down from bad to worse. The class teacher is not so involved with the parents, she has had 5 - 7 times substitutes and she seems less interested and worried about the kids. Although the principal is great and the other office staff is good. Concerned Parent
My years as a parent at Baker have been overall, a great experience. The teachers are some of the most gifted educators as well as very caring toward our children. The current principal is awesome! She is a strong leader & very involved with all aspects of the school, as well as frequently interacting with the kids. There is a high level of parent participation at Baker. We have a media center & the best librarian, a computer lab with an excellent instructor. We have the most fantastic performing arts teacher ever with frequent grade level performances! Instrumental Band & Orchestra is available to 4th & 5th grades. Extracurricular activities include Choir, Science Fair, Talent Show & a variety of classes offered afterschool. The annual Catwalk we hold is not only a fun-filled day but also shows the commitment of Baker community to keep important programs going through our fundraising.
Baker has a nice Principal who goes out of her way to help. They also have a well equipped computer lab. School scores have been consistently going up in the past few years (903 is the latest API score for 2005).
Wonderful school, my son and daughter have attended Naker for 2 years and teachers and staff are wonderful. The parents at Baker are tremendous.
My friends daughter attends the first grade and she is very pleased with it. She loved the school and teacher!
Good staff. The parents are very envoled. The down side is the the district spends too much on non-teaching facilities. The money could be better spent on the students than new district offices.
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