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About Baldwin

  • Grade levels TK-5
  • Established 1968
  • Enrollment 477
  • 2014 California Distinguished School Award
  • Feeds into Charlotte Wood Middle School
  • School mascot: Cougars
  • School Colors: Blue and Gold

John Baldwin Elementary School serves a residential neighborhood in Danville, California, east of 680 in the center of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.


Our Mission Statement

John Baldwin Elementary School is a community of learners where each individual is invested in his or her own learning as well as the growth of others. Our mission is to ensure our students and staff have the necessary skills to join the global community as independent, yet collaborative innovators who seek to make positive changes in the world.

        We believe in:

  • Promoting student engagement through choice
  • Supporting independence and risk-taking
  • Collaborating for learning and decision-making
  • Setting goals and reflecting on our progress toward meeting them
  • Celebrating all backgrounds and interests
  • Connecting learning through authentic, relevant, and real-world experiences
  • Developing staff to deepen our practice over time
  • Meeting students where they are with a growth mindset
  • Maximizing the potential of each child by teaching strategies and skills that are transferable to the future.
  • Identifying our students in ways that mirror the real world (i.e. as avid readers, writers, mathematicians, inquirers, etc.)

We believe in the unlimited potential of each of our students and staff. 

Baldwin School Spirit Fridays!

Students and Parents, Let's show our JB spirit -- Every Friday, wear your JB spiritwear or JB colors (navy blue and gold).

Who was John Baldwin?

John Baldwin Elementary School is named for the distinguished Northern Californian, John Finley Baldwin, Jr., a six-time member of the House of Representatives-R. He was born in Oakland, Calif. June 28, 1915, and graduated from San Ramon Valley Union High School in Danville. He attended the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) in 1935, and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and finance. John Baldwin served in World War II and was discharged as a lieutenant colonel in October 1946. He returned to his native San Francisco Bay Area to attend UCB once again, this time receiving a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1949. He served in the House of Representatives from 1955 until his death in 1966.

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

Every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC), by February 1 of each year. The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school.

To view John Baldwin's SARC information: School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage.