Rosemont Elementary School, located in West Baltimore, is one of the many schools within the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS). The current building was constructed in 1971. It was built to replaced an older structure the school inhabited nearby. The school is a part of BCPSS new initiative schools program. Coppin State University (CSU) is the operator. In 1997, Coppin embarked on a serious mission to remake a low performing Baltimore City Public School. Coppin State University responded to a request for a proposal (RFP) to run an elementary school. BCPSS accepted Coppin's proposal, which emphasized the development of Critical Thinking Skills by a curriculum infusion and pedagogical training of staff. As the operator, Coppin State University provides a number of services to Rosemont Elementary School.
Rosemont serves 350 students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade five. Housed at the school are two city-wide special education programs, a Preschool, and two Life Skills programs. The school receives Title I school-wide services. Ninety-four percent of the students are eligible to receive the free and reduced lunch. All of the students receive the free breakfast program. Of the 350 students, approximately 150 are females and 200 males. The student population is African-American. In January 1996, Rosemont was identified as reconstitution eligible due to low achievement levels. When Coppin began operating Rosemont, it was one of the lowest performing schools in the city. With outstanding administrative leadership and support from Coppin, Rosemont was identified as the most improved school in the Baltimore Public School System in 2002 . In 2003, Rosemont scored at or above the Baltimore City Public School System's average and was removed from Maryland's reconstitution list. In 2004, Rosemont exceeded the city and the state in fifth grade reading and math as well as third grade math. Third grade reading exceeded the city's average.
The experience of the Coppin State - Rosemont Elementary collaborative continues to benefit students. Other organizations have witnessed the improvements and have decided to join Coppin in uplifting Rosemont. These partnerships make for unique experiences and opportunities. The dynamic staff of Rosemont Elementary contributes to many of the other extraordinary programs available at the school. These programs include visual arts, performing arts, and computer technology.
Each morning, the students of Rosemont present announcements and a radio influenced show. The morning announcements not only provide important news to the student body, it also offers opportunities for the students to practice public speaking and creative methods of delivery. At the end of the broadcast, everyone in the school says an efficacy statement.
Think I Can, Work Hard, Get Smart.We feel it is imperative to begin each day with a positive tone. It helps to start right. Rosemont is truly a progressive, and challenging educational environment.