Baldwin Hills Elementary has been Village Green’s neighborhood elementary school since 1943, just two years after our complex opened. Yet many of today’s VG parents do not know much about today’s Baldwin Hills Elementary Pilot School and drive through rush hour traffic to bring their kids elsewhere.
To begin closing the information gap, Villagers with children at the school organized a meeting for parents last month and invited parents and school staff to the Clubhouse. The principal, community representative, and three classroom teachers came and presented information about the unique aspects and many offerings of their school. Then the parent organizers shared their experiences with the other families.
As an LAUSD pilot school, it operates with more autonomy in hiring and curriculum than a traditional school, while aligned with the California Standards and achieving the required performance standards. Two programs run side by side at the same location – the Community Program and the Gifted Magnet Program – and, importantly, students from both programs participate in the STEAM programs such as performing arts, robotics, chess, and more.
After the short presentations, there were lots of questions and answers, and the principal encouraged parents to visit the school during regularly scheduled tours or to arrange a visit at another convenient time. Please call (323) 937-7223 with questions of interest.