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Welcoming New Readers: Chadwick Elementary School

Baltimore Public Schools

Baltimore, Maryland

Chadwick Elementary School, in western Baltimore, is home to many new immigrants from Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East as well an established African American community. Under Principal (and former reading specialist) Bonnie Hess, Chadwick students, whatever their native language, receive solid instruction in the English language and are supported in learning how to read a text “closely” and critically from pre-K on.

Read Chadwick Elementary School’s summary. Download the school’s 2013 application.

Download the transcript of “Welcoming New Readers.”

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Contact Information:
Principal: Mrs. Bonnie Hess
1918 Winder Road
Baltimore, MD 21244-1729
Telephone: (410) 887-1300

 Student Demographics 2013

Number of students Pre-K – 5 441
Students eligible for subsidized meals 78%
Limited English proficient students 19%
Students receiving special education services 7%
Student mobility rate 21%
African American students 51%
Asian students 34%
Hispanic or Latino students  9%
Students of 2 or more races  6%
Average daily student attendance 97%