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Baker School

Valerie Brower, Principal
George Donovan, Assistant Principal

MARY E. BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION

The Mary E. Baker School will provide a quality education in a safe and supportive environment, which respects the diversity of all individuals, develops strong social skills and responsible citizens, involves parents and community, and instills a love of learning in an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence and recognizes student achievement.

BAKER SCHOOL VISION

Every member of the Baker School Learning Community will:

  • Strive for continuous improvement while focusing on increasing student achievement.
  • Set high expectations and continually work toward achievement of these goals.
  • Learn and succeed in a positive, creative, and educationally sound environment.
  • Respect, encourage, and support all members of our learning community.
  • Acknowledges and celebrate the achievements of all members.
  • Foster teamwork between home, school, and community.

45 Quincy Street
Brockton, MA 02302
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
TEL. 508-
894-4427
FAX 508-894-4472

School Philosophy

The Mary E. Baker School classrooms are technology rich while our green school utilizes the latest in energy-conservation technologies. Our teachers and students are very fortunate that this latest technology will enhance their educational journey throughout their school day.

We want our students to be excited about learning in an atmosphere where technology offers them many innovated educational experiences.

Our children are also learning about the concept of "Going Green" and the many environmental problems that our planet faces. Take care of our Earth - Keep it in good health so that it will be able to grow plants, keep animals and humans healthy, give us clean air and water, and provide us with a beautiful place to live.

The Mary E. Baker community of learners are also taught about the importance of giving back to the community. Our students will be involved in many Community outreach projects. We teach our students that as members of our community we must also give back to our community. We began our year with a canned food drive for the Charity Guild in Brockton. All donated items will benefit many needy families during this holiday season. Our students are also involved in the Be A Santa to a Senior Project in which holiday cards will be made and placed on gifts for senior citizens in Brockton as well as the surrounding towns. Throughout this school year, the Baker Community of learners will continue to be involved in many other community based outreach initiatives.

The Mary E. Baker School is indeed a living legacy to Mary, herself. From educational opportunities for our children to community outreach initiatives. We all know that with a little effort we can all make a big difference!

Principal's Message

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Mary E. Baker School is a vibrant center of learning that is filled with excited children, dedicated staff, involved parents, and equipped with the latest advancements in educational technology.

Students are afforded a quality education in a safe and supportive environment, which respects the diversity of all individuals, develops strong social skills and responsible citizens, involves parents and community, and instills a love of learning in an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence and recognizes student achievement.

The Baker School has technology rich classrooms with: Promethean Interactive White Boards, Elmo Document Cameras, Front Row Audio Sound Systems, Renaissance Student Response Systems. We are also a “Green School” which utilizes the latest in energy- conservation technologies: Photovoltaic technology, solar panels, natural and electric lighting, low water consumption toilets/urinals, daylight dimming of lights to make use of the natural light from the skylights, classroom motion detectors, underground water detention system that collects and stores rain water for the irrigation and sprinkler systems in a large basin. When the water in the basin reaches a low level, an electric pump, powered by our solar collectors, releases water from the well into basin.

The Green Team at the Mary E. Baker School promotes many school wide environmental awareness activities in a comfortable and productive learning environment while saving energy and natural resources.

The Mary E. Baker School is a true living legacy to a community activist whose deep devotion to her family, friends, and the City of Brockton made her an inspiration to all who knew her. Mary E. Baker’s vision of, “I can and I will make a difference,” is alive and well at the Baker School.

Sincerely,
The Baker School Administrative Team

School Facts & Highlights

Location
Mary E. Baker Elementary School
45 Quincy Street, Brockton, MA 02302
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Early dismissal: 12:15 p.m.
North Zone Grades 1 - 6

Building & Facilities
The Mary E. Baker School is the city's first "green school" to utilize the latest energy- conversation technologies. The school was named for Mary E. Baker, a community organizer and advocate for the city youth who served as Massasoit Community College's first Minority Outreach Coordinator. The 116,000 square foot building was designed by HMFH Architects and built by Agostini Construction. The school opened it doors on October 21, 2008 to a population of 790 students. The Mary E. Baker School is designed to meet the needs of the 21st century students, handicapped accessible; Media Center, Reading Room, Music and Band Practice Room, Art Room Computer lab; 2 science labs, Community Room, physical education area; cafetorium; 2 fenced-in playground areas with play equipment. Technology rich classrooms with Promethean Boards, Renaissance Student Response System, Elmo D, Front Row Sound Systems.

School Highlights
Regular Education Program
Special Education Program
School Wide TITLE 1 Services
Computer Lab
Full Day Kindergarten
Peer Leaders
Crisis Management
Second Step
Good Citizen of The Month
Instrumental Band Program
Mary E. Baker School Chorus
Parent Involvement Program Activities
Parent Teacher Organization
Partners in Excellence Volunteer Program
21st Century After-School Program
Smart Start Extended Day Program

Contact Us

Valerie Brower
Principal: 508-894-4427
E-mail: valerieabrower@bpsma.org

Assistant Principal
George Donovan: 508-894-4427
E-mail: georgeadonovan@bpsma.org

Administrative Assistant:
Renee Powell: 508-894-4427 | FAX 508-894-4472

School Nurse: 508-894-4473
Instructional Resource Specialist: 508-894-4427
Reading Resource Specialist: 508-894-4427
School Adjustment Counselors: 508-894-4478
Community School Coordinator: 508-894-4427
Smart Start Extended Day Coordinators: 508-894-4387

School Improvement Plan

Baker 2012-2014 School Improvement Plan

Every Brockton Public School has an individual School Improvement Plan, a two‐year strategic plan for schools to follow to achieve academic and non-academic goals. The plans are developed among school leadership, faculty and staff and serve as a blueprint for success.

School Improvement plans require school personnel to set challenging goals for student performance, and must articulate the strategies the school staff will use to reach their targets.

In addition to approving each school’s SIP, Central Office conducts three to four “Walk Throughs” per school per year to gather data and provide feedback to site-level leaders about how effectively the plans are being implemented. What’s exciting about this is that everyone recognizes the importance of this kind of feedback and is actively supporting this kind of valuable work – principals, teachers, administrators and union officials.

Baker School Report Card & Overview

The above link will take you to the PDF versions of the school brochures. If you would like a copy of a particular brochure mailed to you, please email: JaneEFeroli@bpsma.org

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