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Hope Mills, NC
Students enrolled: 700
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4441 Legion Road
Hope Mills, NC 28348

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(910) 424-0145
(910) 424-7359
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March 27, 2014
Love that they have so many great opportunities for me and my family to be a part of the school setting. Reading night, book fairs and parent nights, they keep us informed and up with our children's education. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
Our daughter LOVED her kindergarten teacher at Baldwin and we regreted having to move to another state for job relocation. The facilities were a little outdated (no gymnasium). I cannot say enough nice things about the teacher-student relationship and not just my daughter's teacher, but the whole staff was generous with their time, energy and smiles. I would definitely reccommend this school to anyone who wants their child to develop a relationship with the school. The PTA was also seeming to revive and work on involvement as well.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2013
Baldwin is wonderful school that focuses on the academic needs of it students. Each year my daughter has been blessed with teachers that have provided a caring climate with a rigorous curriculum. The staff does an great job of communicating with parents. Her current teachers communicate through emails, progress reports, homework logs, and by posting updated grades on NC wise. This has allowed me to monitor her progress through out the year. Due to their dedication my daughter has been able to thrive in 5th grade. The principal, Mr. Yardis, has also done a fine job of keeping parents informed of the changes in the curriculum. He has reached out to the parents by giving parents the opportunity to learn about the new standards through curriculum nights, parent sessions with administrators, and school "walk-throughs". These have been valuable experiences which allowed me to ask questions and discuss any concerns I may have with the full attention of the teacher and/or administrators. Baldwin is a GREAT school because of its exceptional teachers, friendly staff, and strong leadership. We have loved our time hear and are sad about leaving.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
My daughter is now in 2nd grade and has been at Baldwin since Pre-K. She loves going to school! I feel confident in dropping her off every morning and knowing that she will have a quality education. She's had fantastic teachers every year and I know that she will continue to have a great elementary school experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
My son is a kindergarten student at Baldwin. He LOVES his teacher and believes anything his teachers says is the absolute and only truth. I love the fact that students are offered many rewards and incentives for good behavior and that families are offered events to attend together, like game night and reading night. The staff members are friendly, helpful, and hard-working. I have enjoyed my son's experience at the school!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
Being at Baldwin for a few years now, change is ALWAYS hard because there are always positives and negatives present. By far, Baldwin has been the best in embracing new changes from the state dealing with The Common Core. Mr. Yardis (Principal) has gone above and beyond by informing the parents of the new standards & being interactive in helping our children succeed. The caring staff utilize remediation and enrichment time which is scheduled into my children's normal school day. I LOVE the individualized attention my son receives from Mrs. Hart. He gets a weekly progress report outlining strengths and weaknesses. I couldn't ask for a better school that embraces learning and addresses EACH individual need that each child represents. Ms. Blumenschien does an outstanding job in informing us through phone calls, letters and e-mail. My younger child LOVES working with the IPADS. The individualized attention is also expanded through use of classroom technology in lap tops. TEST SCORES MEAN NOTHING THIS YEAR as the state is in the process of changing to new standards. I am thankful for positive changes and look forward to seeing the "proof in the pudding".

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
I have been extremely pleased with the faculty and administration at Baldwin Elementary School. I have two of my sons enrolled in Kindergarten, and I have been very pleased with what goes on in the classroom. The teachers are effective and caring, and the administration is very involved in trying to make Baldwin the best school possible. Teachers are willing to tutor students who are falling behind, and I have never had any difficulty getting in touch with a teacher, or the principal for that matter.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2013
My child has attended Baldwin for several years. We are a part of the military community, moving and deployments. The teachers and staff have shown true caring and understanding in helping my children deal with difficult situations. Teachers are professional, understanding and hard working; I only hope my son's middle school experience fairs as well!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
When I moved to Hope Mills, Baldwin was a 7 in rating (2009). Last year school I enrolled my daughter into the school for kindergarten the rating was a 5. After 12 months they have drop to a 4! So you can see where this is going. I regret putting my daughter this school where the teachers have no control in their classrooms, the majority of the students have no interest in learning and the administration doesn't seem to care what is going on in the classrooms. I would blame the parents for not being involved or taking action but that's just not the case here. Because three miles down the road is Rockfish Elementary and they seem to know how to run a school with a rating of a 9 (they had a 8 in 2009) and I hardly hear parents or teachers complaining about the behavior of the students or the education slacking. If I could move my daughter I would.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2012
This school is okay! It is not all that to me at ALL!!!!! I love Mr. Patterson!!! He is an awesome teacher, role model, and disciplinarian. Mrs. Helms was awesome she was at this school. The school does not have a playground or gym for the students. The leader also known as the principal is very rude!!!! He walks right pass the parents and students and never speaks. The front desk lady is also not friendly at all!!!! Please look for another school for your child to go to. This school is very poor and the teachers dress horrible.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2011
Baldwin is an awesome place to send your children to school. The teachers are very kind, caring individuals. Tutoring is offered to students after school for all 3-5 classes and some of the K-2 classes. The office staff is always very friendly. I couldn't ask for a better school!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2010
All I can say is... I love this school and its amazing teachers! We are a military family that has moved around a lot. When we relocated here in 2003, our girls attended Ed V. Baldwin. Transition is never easy and this school and teacher's eased the transition quickly. By making learning fun and providing attention they need to thrive in the classroom, my children were eager to attend school. They welcome parent participation and encourage community involvement. It's just an overall great learning environment for kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2010
There is nothing I would say that makes Baldwin any different than any other elementary school. I loved my sons first grade teacher, wasn't impressed by second grade and hope for a better outcome with his third grade teacher. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I have been looking for bio's on these teachers and can't find that, it would help us parents understand who is working with our children a little more.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2009
I've had nothing but good experiences with the school and it's staff. My daughter's teacher seems really focused on her disability. It helps us out knowing that we will have help along the way because of teachers like that.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Baldwin Elementary School is a school that really cares about the 'whole child.' They make learning fun for their students, and welcome parent participation. It's just an overall great place for kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers and staff are great! They all genuinely care about my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2009
Mrs. Hill is working very hard to put Baldwin back on the map. She continues to set high standards for all students. I hope Baldwin becomes the school it once was under Mrs. Hill's leadership!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2008
My children have attended Baldwin for 4 years. It has been the best experience. The assistant principal is awesome. She is always willing to stop what she is doing and listen to your concerns. Her love for the students shows on her face everyday. She has high expectations for all students and truly believes they can obtain those expectations. The teachers are super. Mrs. Stamp is a wondrful teacher who takes pride in her job and will stop at nothing to make sure all of her students are sucessful. Baldwin truly is a very special school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 22, 2008
My son has been going there for 4 years and my second son just started kindergarten. My son has been challenged with the workload given in each grade. We love the dances and activities that the PTO puts on for the kids. My kids love the school, the only area I would like to see changed is some type of support for military kids with deployed parents, with such a high number of military students I think it would be beneficial. I find the staff to be very helpful , the other day my son who rides the bus called because he had forgotten his homework. It was pouring down rain. I went to the school and the gym teacher was directing traffic, she offered to take it to my son so that my two year old and I would not have to get out of the car. THANKS!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2008
This was my son's first year at Baldwin and his Teahcer was Mrs. Baldwin. Both her and her assistant were incredible. They show genuine care for the students and their families as well as keep you well informed even in the most minor of incidents. The amount of homework is appropriate for their age. My son can be challenging and she handled him great and was extremely patient with him. I had heard alot of negative things about public schools in the area and I'm thankful that I've had such a postive experience with Baldwin! I can only hope that our experiences maintain the same satisfaction with the years to come as my second son will be entering school soon too! We're keeping our fingers crossed for another year with Mrs. Baldwin for my second son!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 04, 2008
I have found the staff, teachers, and the community great so far. My son is in kindergarten and he enjoys going to school each day. He comes from a year round school so therefore he adjusted very well. I was a teacher back in my old state and I can say that year round schools are exceptional when it comes down to learning new things. Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 27, 2007
My child has been attending this school for several years. With a new Prinicpal and Assistant principal, I have found a great coherence between the teachers and administration. They are supportive of new things and ideas and truly love the children. It's like bringing my child home every morning. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
This is my son's first year in school, he is in kindergarten. He really likes the school so far. I am satisfied with his teachers qualifications and she has been very nice and professional when i have spoken to her. The office staff however are incredibly rude. They act like you are bothering them if you call with any questions or concerns. As for the year round thing, I guess a mother who is luck enough to stay home wouldn't mind it, but for those of us who work, I think that it is a complete nightmare. Children should be able to enjoy their summer, going to school in July is awful.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2007
I have to agree with a previous review saying they were treated as if they were intruding. We recently transferred here from out of state and have a 1st grader and a Kindergartner here. While I have no complaints about the teachers that my girls have, I'm completely apalled by how some of the staff (one in particular in the main office) treat parents and even students. I find one person so insufferably rude that I avoid going to the school, while I used to be extremely involved with our previous school. Coming from a traditional calendar, it's a bit of an adjustment to go to year round. I almost wish we hadn't gone here because we won't be staying in our rented home and I fear what will happen if we move back to a traditional school. The kids are happy, but I'm not super satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2006
I think this is a very good school. My daughter is in 1st grade and has attended since kindergarden. She loves the school and I feel she is learning alot. However, I wish there were more homework assignments sent home. It helps me to have a little structure in what I should be teaching her at home.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
I have two children at Baldwin, with my third starting kindergarden this year. For the most part I have found the faculty and staff to be very good, with the children's best interest at heart. The few problems we have encountered were handled quickly and to my satisfaction. In fact, most of the problems my kids have experienced seems to have come from the fact that parents do not teach their children to act right and respect authority, but rather let their kids do whatever they want at home, which carries into the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
I just wanted to say that this is the worst school faculty i have ever seen. mostly the right hand doesn't know (or care) what the left hand is doing. the testing scores are very low. every time i go down to the school to ask questions, i can never get a straight answer about who is responsible. i like the idea of the school being year round because it fits my schedule better, i just wish the administration would get it together. the school claims they encourage parent involvement but when i go down there i'm treated like i'm intruding.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
My children began attending this 2004-2005 school year. They are in the 5th and 2nd grades. Even they have noticed a difference, a change for the better and more of a challenging curriculum. Both of them are excelling and continue to strive under the encouragement and watchful eye of their teachers. Any problems that have come up have been dealt with immediately and in a professional and courteous manner. The school is focused on the family and home as well. Some disagree with me, but the school has made a commitment to educate our children and do need some insight as to what happens in the childrens' homes. That is where the real education starts. This school embraces parent participation and implements ways for parents and students to interact through activities and a great open door policy. My husband and I are very pleased with the school curriculum, staff, and programs.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2005
My daughter was new to the school last year. I was not impressed at all with her last year teacher or the assistant principal. The principal was never at the school, or if he was, he was unattainable. The assistant principal was left to handle situations, and she was just not capable of doing so. This year, I have a little more respect for the school because of my daughter's 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Baggett. She is very concerned with her students' educational needs and also with their emotional needs. She strives to teach every student not just the average student. She gets a A+ on her report from my daughter and myself. Hopefully, more teachers will change their attitudes and be more caring about their students and their education.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2005
I am very pleased with the teaching staff at this school. My son has attended this school for 5 years and absolutely enjoys going. He has excelled in all subjects thanks to the highly qualified teaching staff. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2004
&This is my sons 2nd year at Baldwin.Kindergarden was a nightmare.1st grade has been much better,Ms.Dee & Ms.Teachey are the most positive influence in my sons life.The asst principal is very unprofessinal uncaring,I feel she doesn't have the children's best interest at heart.To bad Mr.Norris will be leaving in June.I hope the parents have some input on who gets the position,if asst gets the job I will remove my son from Baldwin ASAP.He has ADHD & I feel asst principal labeled my child last year.He can't help he has this disorder.She should act more like an adult,not the child.She has belittle my child twice so far!But to be postive his teachers this year have my been the most caring & wonderfull ladies to my son .They are meant to be teachers!Both deserve a huge salary increase!Thanks!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2004
I am not at all impressed with the Fourth Grade teaching staff, it seems to me that some teachers don't get the idea that parents need to be informed of bad grades before the student is to far behind to catch-up or even pass the semester. It would be helpful if parents had a break-down of major upcoming tests so they could lend an extra hand in the teaching/studying process. Teachers not able to teach at their assigned levels need to realize that they are teaching younger children who need more than just a few worksheets to understand what is expected of them. Bring more homework home to help understand lessons.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2004
Baldwin is a great year round school...the only problem I have with the school is that the teachers and other faculty are more worried about whats going on at home rather than whats going on in the classroom. They are very nosey and very acusatory and judgemental towards parents. They question your children without permission and I really dont appreciate. ASlthough Mr Norris is a delightful principle, the asst principle leaves a very bad taste in your mouth!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2004
This school has given my children such a great start in their school careers. The teachers care about all the students and the quality of teaching is first-rate! Year-round school is the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2004
My daughter is a kindergarten there, and I have not been impessed with it yet. I do not like that they have to sleep on towels at rest time, and I do not like how the car riders get picked up after school, it is very easy for someone to take another child home with them or for someone to come along and take a child. My in-laws went there for grandparents day and they were not to impressed with it. I hope things get better for the sake of the children.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2004
My son has been at baldwin now for three years, and it has been a great school. He really enjoys going to school! If there is any problems the principle and vice principle are very helpful. I believe this is one of the best public schools around the area.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2003
Wonderful family type school. I love the way my son enjoys going there. What a great way to start off in life!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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Ed V Baldwin Elementary
4441 Legion Road, Hope Mills, NC  28348
(910) 424-0145
Last modified Ed V Baldwin Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ed V Baldwin Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top