Western High School

Grades: 9-12

1,050 students

Western High School serves 1,050 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Western High School operates within the Baltimore City School District.
The school district's 56% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1050 students has grown by 29% over five years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,050 students
Western High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % n/a / n/a
Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Western High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Western High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 14:1
Western High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
2%
6%
Western High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
2%
12%
Western High School Black Students (1994-2013)
Black
86%
36%
Western High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
10%
42%
Western High School White Students (1989-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Western High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.25 0.39
Western High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
54%
36%
Western High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
6%
Western High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 96,438 students has grown by 18% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 56% has decreased from 87% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $16,811 is higher than the state average of $14,580. The district revenue/student has grown by 43% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,529 is higher than the state average of $14,228. The district spending/student has grown by 50% over four years.
School District Name Baltimore City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
195
29
Number of Students Managed 96,438 15,634
Baltimore City School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 56% 85%
Baltimore City School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,383 MM $244 MM
Baltimore City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,360 MM $238 MM
Baltimore City School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,811 $14,580
Baltimore City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,529 $14,228
Baltimore City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Baltimore Polytechnic Institute High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is K.i.p.p. Ujima Village Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Medfield Heights Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BaltimoreBaltimore Polytechnic Institute High School
    1400 West Cold Spring Ln
    BaltimoreMD 21209
    (410)396-7026
    0.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1597 students                      
  • BaltimoreMedfield Heights Elementary School
    4300 Buchanan Ave
    BaltimoreMD 21211
    (410)396-6460
    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 410 students                      
  • BaltimoreRoland Park Elementary Middle
    5207 Roland Ave
    BaltimoreMD 21210
    (410)396-6420
    0.7 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 1326 students                      
  • BaltimoreK.i.p.p. Ujima Village Academy
    Charter School
    4701 Greenspring Ave
    BaltimoreMD 21209
    (410)545-3669
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | Gr. 5-8 | 468 students                      
  • BaltimoreMd Academy Of Technology And Health Sciences
    Charter School
    2801 North Dukeland St
    BaltimoreMD 21216
    (410)545-0955
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 385 students                      

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