School Details

Baldwin Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

78%
70%
40%
89%
80%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
99%
95%
93%
93%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 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. 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. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Rochester Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
76%
45%
94%
88%
70%
85%
75%
51%

MI00195

None
94%
97%
92%
96%
94%
84%
81%
76%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 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. 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. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Rochester Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
79%
45%
91%
88%
72%
57%
40%
17%

MI00195

None
96%
94%
80%
98%
96%
85%
99%
94%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 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. 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. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Rochester Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Baldwin Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Baldwin Elementary School is Mrs. Cathy Kochanski, who can be contacted at ckochanski@rochester.k12.mi.us. 451 students attend Baldwin Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the 451 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Baldwin Elementary School is 15:1. Oak Arbor New Church School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 80%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was very disappointed in this school. The principal seems to not have an understanding of children with special needs. Nor does she make an effort to see that all her students are receiving a quality education. In addition she does not hold her teachers accountable for some very poor choices in regards to educating students with special needs. Unfortunately we had to pull our child from the school because we knew this school would never prepare him for secondary education.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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