This school needs a whole new front office staff. The two secretaries need to be replaced or trained. They are there to serve the public school parents paying their wages. They need an honest to goodness how to talk with parents and kids. Any accidents the kids have at school interfere with these secretaries and principles down time to twiddle their thumbs. Honestly very sorry human beings spchildren have to think twice about before reporting an injury.
Best school ever! Our first kid stayed here for 2 years. We like this school a lot! the teachers are great, students are polite, parents are school nice, even neighbors are friendly!
This school has great teachers and good learning environment. My daughter has been attending this school for the past 2 years and is very happy with the teachers. The homework assignments are correct for the age and interesting for the child.
They work hard at main-streaming and I think it benefits the community. It fits in with their inclusive attitude.
My son just started Kindergarten, and he enjoys being a Bobcat! The school is well run, and teachers very attentive. My son was having some trouble staying focused and completing his work, so the teacher took the initiative to inform us and work out some strategies together. I'm pleased about the early intervention, and hoping he lives up to the excellent standards of this school. I also like how involved the families are with fundraising and outside activities. A lot of care all around.
This is our first year at Baker and my daughter is in Kindergarten. We are very pleased with Mrs. Smith and find her to be kind but also not put up with my daughter's nonsense, which we appreciate and support. Wonderful to see so much parent support and awesome fundraising. We are looking forward to more years as a Bobcat!
This is our first year at Baker Elementary. My daughter's teacher, Mrs. Smith is amazing with the children. So far any concerns I have had have been addressed immediately. My only complaint is the class sizes for Kindergarten are 24/1 which seems a bit much but I am glad I can volunteer and help out were I can.
I have 2 boys, one is in the 4th grade who has been going to Baker since kindergarten & my other boy is in kindergarten now. All I can say is that the teachers at Baker have been very supportive & have gone out of there way to help my oldest son when he would have trouble with a subject & take the time afterschool to help. The amount of parents that help out at school just should show there appreciation & importance of what Baker School means to them & there children. Thank you Baker for teaching my boys on what they know now & what they will learn later! MF
I really like the mix of kids and how nice the kids are. Mrs. D and Mrs.G. Miss Iwamoto is especially nice. And all the other teachers, too! My kid just joined in Miss Iwamoto's class and she dreads the weekend!
I have recently transferred my children from a very good private school. I have to say that I was very nervous about the transition. I now believe that I could not have made a better decision. I love Baker and more importantly my children love Baker. The staff has always been so friendly, and the principal is very approachable and always seen around the campus interacting with the kids and smiling. Go Bobcats!!
Great Job! Bobcats! You got whole school score @ 929 in the state API report , with the subgroups asian, white and hispanic 994/944/843 respectively. It had been stayed around 905 for years, we finally made big progress this years. We have great teachers, great students and especially great principal! We always have great activities, events and programs in school! We also need to be top in academic score! We made it! Thanks for the whole school's effort last year! It works! So excited! Thanks for all subgroup's efforts too. Your great work makes the whole school move!
Baker has maintained high API scores and standards in education despite the tremendous influx of students over the last several years. Any "concerned" mom will be impressed by the teachers and staff treating each student with kindness & encouragement. Many teachers volunteer their own time after school to bring various opportunities to the school & its student (i.e. chorus, science fair, young authors faire, talent show to name a few). Even if your child doesn't fit into any of these typical niches, Baker teachers seek out what motivates & inspires their student to excel. I volunteer at the middle school and have noticed that Baker alums are prominent in the advanced classes, student council & extracurricular activities - they leave Baker confident & prepared.
It was surprised that Baker was good before by read the old reviews. And the API score was 903 in 2005. That was very high during that time. Why now it is still around the same level, but most other schools in santa clara county had great improvement in recent years? --a concern Mom
We love Baker school. It has caring teachers, involved parents, and smart kids. each year the entire school community gets motivated to do better.
Baker Elementary has an involved parent base and excellent teachers. It has a long history of providing quality education and is competitive with other local school districts who have substantially more resources to draw upon.
Great teachers, great staff, great students, great parents, great neighborhood!
Baker has wonderful parent support, excellent staff, and is a community where everyone works together toward reaching the same goals.
One of the many things I love about Baker is the community feel of the school. The neighborhood families are close as well as the staff members. It is very friendly!
The students, staff and parents are really amazing. We have been very happy at Baker.
It's all about the people...the dedicated teachers, hard-working administrators, and the passionate parents who keep our school running strong.
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