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Baldwin Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 451 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 27, 2013

I have three children at Baldwin and I absolutely love everything about this school. The teachers are wonderful and the principal is excellent with the children. I am happy to send my children here and I know they are in excellent hands emotionally and academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

My children have had an excellent experience at Baldwin. Teachers at this school are nurturing and kind. Academic standards are high. The staff seems very analytical in their approach to instruction and improvement over time. There is a new principal this year that has brought huge positive changes to the building environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2012

My son has attended Baldwin since Kindergarten and is currently in his last year here (5th Grade). We have a new principal this year. I am most impressed with the teachers. Every year my son has been placed with a teacher that has been excellent! He has ADHD and has done well each year with his teachers understanding what he is able to do. He has exceeded during his years here. The PTA is also very active and parent involment is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

Both of our children attended Baldwin from K-5, with our last finishing June 2010. We were absolutely thrilled with the education they both received. They are/were well-prepared for their secondary level education, and our oldest, who is now a sophomore in RCS is excelling in all of his classes, including AP and Honors courses. Baldwin does an excellent job of lining up students with teachers that suit them well, and we were very pleased with every teacher they each had. The only teacher that we did not care for was released after only one year at the school. Outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

This is a school where teachers work with parents in a manner that is appropriate for each child. The teachers are diverse in their styles and strengths, making this a place where all children can flourish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

I would rate this school a zero. The school and district websites profess to differentiate, yet the superintendent said that the district really doesn't do a good job of differentiation because they don't have any strategies in place to address the needs of all learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

Our children attend Baldwin Elementary. They absolutely love their school and so do we. This is their second year in the school. All the teachers are wonderful, but my daughter's second and third grade teachers are outstanding. They define and bring integrity to the teaching profession. With their caring and professional approach they have helped my child grow in all aspects of her life. My son also praises his teachers and the school in general. The specials teachers are very dedicated and talented. The academic atmosphere is superior to other schools. The Principal cares and promotes an atmosphere where children, teachers and parents can feel involved and valued. We are thrilled that our children attend Baldwin.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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94%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%

2013

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 69%
Asian 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Cathy Kochanski
Fax number
  • (248) 726-3205

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4325 Bannister Rd
Rochester, MI 48306
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