Mamie Agnes Jones was erected in 1964, under Superintendent Ish Brant. Mrs. Mamie Agnes Jones, whom the school is named after established her love of teaching at the age of 16. At 34, teaching as a career became a necessity. As a widow, Mrs. Mamie Agnes Jones had the sole responsibility of raising her 5 children. During the summer, Mrs. Jones attended Florida State University and took correspondence course from the University of Florida in order to become a certified school teacher. Mrs. Mamie Jones hobbies included: reading, playing with her pets, painting, knitting, and spreading happiness with random acts of kindness for her neighbors and friends. In 1948 when Mrs. Jones retired, she was a 70 year teaching veteran. However, in retirement, she continued to educate by turning the living room of her home into a Kindergarten classroom from 9am to noon, five days a week. Our school was proudly dedicated to this “fabulous person” and “master teacher”. Mamie Agnes Jones’ dream of educating the town’s young and molding their minds lives on in the town folk. We “the town of Baldwin” thank her for endless love of teaching.
Mamie Agnes Jones Elementary opened under the leadership of Dale Young. When Mr. Young retired in 1971, James Hurst assumed the principalship for 25 years until his retirement in 1996. Skip Hatcher, was the principal from 1996 to 2010. Skip Hatcher led Mamie Agnes Jones Elementary to “A” school status for 7 consecutive years. The town of Baldwin has had a rich heritage of teachers who both lived and served in the community including the next principal, Angela L. Jordan (formerly Long). Beginning in July 2018, Marianne Lee will lead our school. Currently, Mamie Agnes Jones Elementary has XX faculty/staff members who support a student body of 370 students. Mamie Agnes Jones Elementary is accredited through the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges.
Parents, Faculty, Staff and Students take great pride in being a "Little Indian." A full service cafeteria feeds our student body every day. Parents are encouraged to become actively involved through PTO, School Advisory Council, and by volunteering. Students may participate in WMAJ TV studio activities (4th grade), Safety Patrol (5th grade), Science Club (2nd grade), Green Champion Recycle program (all grades), and Box Tops (all grades).
The faculty and administration are highly qualified and well educated with several ESOL endorsed teachers. Resource specialists include Music, Art, Physical Education, Guidance Services, and Media/Library. Paraprofessionals assist teachers. The student teacher ratio is 18:1 in K-3 and 22:1 in grades four and five. Students score above average on standardized tests. Our Florida School grade fluctuates between a B to a C over the last four years. Our goal is that all students make learning gains above their previous year’s accomplishments.