Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary / Middle School

Calvin Rodwell Elementary Middle enjoy their new 21st century building in NorthWest Baltimore's Howard Park neighborhood.

At a Glance
4505 Liberty Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21207
(410) 396-0940
Pre-K to 8
Bell Times
7:45 AM / 2:25 PM
Student / Teacher Ratio
Total Enrollment
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About Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle School

Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle is located in Northwest Baltimore right next to the brand new, state-of-the-art ShopRite grocery complex. Community parents tell Live Baltimore that the school provides a "private school quality education in a public setting" and that it is truly a hidden gem among Baltimore City Public Schools. Each school day begins with a recitation of the motto, "We're on our way to college!"— a commitment backed by outstanding instruction from a highly qualified staff. Elementary students receive comprehensive training in core subject areas and are also provided with music, technological awareness and unique culinary arts programming. With the support of many community partners, including the Goldseker Foundation, the school has steadily increased enrollment and standardized test scores over the past five years.

Student Demographics

  • 94% African-American
  • 1.3% White
  • 3.2% Hispanic
  • 1.6% Other


  • Gifted and Advanced Learning Site
  • Intensive Literacy Site
  • ESOL Site

Meet the Principal

Krystal Cornish is the proud Principal of Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle School. Entering her second year, Principal Cornish is honored to serve and support the amazing learning community of Calvin Rodwell Elementary/Middle. She says, "CREMS scholars are the best, hands down. The Rodwell families are so supportive and always available to lend a hand. I am grateful for one of the greatest staff in the district. They are committed to putting scholars first." Her primary focus on building relationships within and across the school community are evident as she roams the halls, greeting and ready to support every person she encounters.

Principal Cornish started her teaching career as a teacher with City Schools in 2006. She moved on to serve as a Math Lead then completed leadership courses and training while serving as Resident Principal at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School. There, she planted roots that would support the great work she is doing to date. She was a student at the California University of Pennsylvania for her undergrad degree and her Master's in Administration and Leadership from Baltimore's own, Morgan State University.

Principal Cornish is big on family: her mom, "The Original Cornish!", her spouse, and their children. She enjoys spending every waking moment with them. She attributes her greatness to their encouragement and support every day.

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