Catonsville High School

421 Bloomsbury Ave,

Baltimore, MD, 21228-8000

Tel: (410)887-0808
Grades: 9-12

1,755 students

Catonsville High School serves 1,755 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Catonsville High School operates within the Baltimore County Public s School District.
The school district's 81% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1755 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 107 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,755 students
Catonsville High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 107 teachers
Catonsville High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Catonsville High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Catonsville High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
6%
Catonsville High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
3%
11%
Catonsville High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
28%
37%
Catonsville High School Black (1989-2012)
White
58%
43%
Catonsville High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Catonsville High School Sch Ethnicity Catonsville High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.58 0.68
Catonsville High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
22%
35%
Catonsville High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
4%
7%
Catonsville High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 181,547 students has grown by 75% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Baltimore County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
171
29
Number of Students Managed 181,547 17,449
Baltimore County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 81% 85%
Baltimore County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,483 MM $244 MM
Baltimore County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,365 MM $238 MM
Baltimore County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,368 $14,580
Baltimore County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,229 $14,228
Baltimore County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Catonsville Center For Alternative Studies (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Arbutus Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Catonsville Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Baltimore Catonsville Center For Alternative Studies
    Alternative School
    901 South Rolling Rd
    Baltimore , MD , 21228
    (410)887-0934
    Alternative School
    0.7  mi  |  67  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Catonsville Catonsville Elementary School
    615 Frederick Rd
    Catonsville , MD , 21228
    (410)887-0800
    0.8  mi  |  436  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Baltimore Hillcrest Elementary School
    1500 Frederick Rd
    Baltimore , MD , 21228
    (410)887-0820
    1  mi  |  751  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Baltimore Western School Of Technology & Env. Science
    Vocational School
    Magnet School
    100 Kenwood Ave
    Baltimore , MD , 21228
    (410)887-0840
    Vocational School
    Magnet School
    1.2  mi  |  890  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Baltimore Arbutus Middle School
    5525 Shelbourne Rd
    Baltimore , MD , 21227
    (410)887-1402
    1.6  mi  |  734  students  |  Gr.  6-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 03, 2014 - I went to this school for 1st and second quarter and had a decent time. Good environment and everything. But, I have been put into alternative school because of my grades? Is that necessary? I'm now in a school full of criminals where I truly don't belong. Just because they decided it was ok to kick me out of the school do my grades. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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