Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

1400 W Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21209
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute serves 1,601 students in grades 9-12.
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,601 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute's student population of 1,601 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,601 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
80 teachers
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School Rankings

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#21 out of 1343 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
21%
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Black
61%
33%
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White
18%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Graduation Rate
98%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
15%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Baltimore Polytechnic Institute's ranking?
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is ranked #21 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Baltimore Polytechnic Institute often compared to?
Baltimore Polytechnic Instituteis often viewed alongside schools like Baltimore City College, Western High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
71% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
What is the graduation rate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute?
The graduation rate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is 98%, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 87%.
How many students attend Baltimore Polytechnic Institute?
1,601 students attend Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute students are Black, 18% of students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute?
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Baltimore Polytechnic Institute offer ?
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Baltimore Polytechnic Institute part of?
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is part of Baltimore City Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   3/27/2020
The best Engineering school in the whole Baltimore City! I recommend this high school very much as a student of the Class of 2023.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Juan
5   11/19/2018
The school has one of the lowest drop out rates in USA 1%. 98% of graduates attend school. 82% are offered full ride scholarships!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - BPass

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,601 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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