Western High School

Western High School serves 1,089 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Western High School operates within the Baltimore City School District.
The school district's 61% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 1089 students has grown by 29% over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 41% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,089 students
Western High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Western High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Western High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 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 19:1 15:1
Western High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
6%
Western High School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
3%
14%
Western High School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
88%
35%
Western High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
8%
41%
Western High School White Students (1989-2014)
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.
0.22 0.39
Western High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
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.
58%
38%
Western High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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 (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 84,730 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 61% has decreased from 87% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $16,263 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,470 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has grown by 34% over four years.
School District Name Baltimore City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
195
26
Number of Students Managed 84,730 15,824
Baltimore City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 61% 87%
Baltimore City School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $1,348 MM $243 MM
Baltimore City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $1,365 MM $239 MM
Baltimore City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $16,263 $14,280
Baltimore City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $16,470 $14,036
Baltimore City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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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