300 Norwood Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
James Hubert Blake High School serves 1,815 students in grades 9-12.
James Hubert Blake High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

James Hubert Blake High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

James Hubert Blake High School's student population of 1,815 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,815 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
106 teachers
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School Rankings

James Hubert Blake High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of James Hubert Blake High School is 0.71, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#386 out of 1354 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
30%
20%
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Black
41%
34%
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White
15%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Graduation Rate
92%
86%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   9/12/2011
Blake is a new school that started with low-moral teachers and continued with low-moral ethics and policies. Favoritism is rampant. I feel sorry for the private school students used to individual attention and educated teachers who cared and knew what they were teaching. I came from a private k-8 and decided I wanted to "try" public school. Honestly, if you're a parent and want what's best for them, keep your child away from Blake. The teachers are superficial wannabes-that-never-were and will join in on bullying your child. I experienced it first hand. I was a transfer who didn't know anyone and girls started "checking" (public school for shoving you into lockers) in the hallways (with video-cameras) and teachers joined in on the exclusion of "unpopular" students from being in the yearbook at all to public humiliation during class time. I would overhear as well as be told directly I "didn't deserve to be in the yearbook" by both the girls that for whatever reason hated new students as well as the teachers in charge of yearbook. Honestly, this school started out with a theater teaching sleeping with a student. And I doubt it's progressed. It's unhealthy and a poor choice.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - asdf
5   4/4/2007
a. The academics at Blake High School are on the rise. This school is newrer, but it has some of the best up and coming students and teachers. Stiudents from Blake are accepted to many different major universities such as Cornell, Brown and even Harvard. b. This is a school of the arts and therefore it has some of the best music, visual and performing arts programs in the county. The stage compnay, despite its bad repuattion on this less than par website, is one of the best in the county due to its highly trained staff, its amazing production quality and its unity as a group. c.Every year Blake is recieving awards for many different sports and academic achievments. In the past we have gone to states in Basbeall, Basketball and have won states for gymnastics. Also, our It's Academic Team has gone to finls and has won great esteem for the school. d. Since Blake is only 9 years old the facilities are all very good. They are also well kept up by the amazing maitinence staff. e. Parents can become involved if they want to in the booster club, the pta and many other groups in the school. It really is up to the parent to decide how much inovolvment they want to contribute to the school, but there are always ways for them to get involved if they want to.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - sean_
5   4/4/2007
I don't know who would post a review saying that the Blake Stage Company is a disgrace to the school. That is ridiculous and definitely not true. Blake is a great school. My child is very involved with the stage company and is upset and unhappy with the previous post. WE STRONGLY DISAGREE with the negative comments about the Blake Stage Company and would recommend Blake to anyone.
- Posted by Parent - pmcco

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,815 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71

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