Commodore John Rodgers Elementary and Middle School
In 2010, Living Classrooms began managing Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School, where the Foundation was the City's new school turn-around partner and worked to transform this consistently underperforming school and implement more services such as early childhood education and parenting education. Commodore John Rodgers is a Title I pre-K-8 school that serves 700 students from some of Baltimore's most challenged communities. Many students enter the school 1-2 grade levels behind in the areas of reading and math, and 95% of the student body receives free or reduced lunch. In 2013, Commodore John Rodgers was named one of the nation's top five turnaround schools. Living Classrooms has finished its turnaround partnership with Commodore John Rodgers but looks forward to continued involvement and success for the school.