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About Baldwin

  • Grade levels TK-5
  • Established 1968
  • Enrollment 577
  • 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.

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).

At Baldwin

JB Receives California Distinguished School Award

John Baldwin has been recognized as a California Distinguished School for 2014. This prestigious award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all ...more

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 Facebook Group

John Baldwin has a "new" facebook page. Visit our page and please like us!

We are also on twitter @JohnBaldwinElem


WE also have a Closed Group for families of current John Baldwin Elementary students. Our goal is to keep everyone informed of school activities. Posts are school-related questions, announcements, events, and fundraiser information. Please do not post pictures of students/children. Please email us if you have questions. 


To join the group, please go to:

Registration Info

To register for school at John Baldwin, contact Vicki Kallick, Office Manager, at (925) 855-5200.

School Address and Directions

John Baldwin is located at 741 Brookside Drive, Danville, Calif. 94526

Directions: From Highway 680, exit Sycamore Valley Road East. Turn right on Brookside Drive. School is on the right side.

Who is 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.

Baldwin Goes Green

Parents can help reduce waste at John Baldwin be reducing the amount of packaging and food waste that goes into the trash from lunches. See the Cougar Weekly for some excellent tips for a waste free lunch.