Baltimore City Public Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 159 public schools serving 77,856 students in Baltimore City Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
Public Schools in Baltimore City Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Maryland public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 22% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Baltimore City Public Schools School District are Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore School For The Arts and Baltimore City College. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Baltimore City Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maryland.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maryland public school average of 66% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Baltimore City Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Baltimore City Public Schools School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MD)
# Schools
159 Schools
1,423 Schools
# Students
77,856 Students
883,137 Students
# Teachers
4,963 Teachers
61,505 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Baltimore City Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 70% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MD)
Overall District Rank
#25 out of 25 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Baltimore City Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Baltimore City Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Baltimore City Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
70%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Baltimore City Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.40
0.73
# American Indian Students
162 Students
2,287 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
644 Students
59,676 Students
% Asian Students
1%
7%
# Hispanic Students
11,093 Students
175,862 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
20%
# Black Students
58,940 Students
295,779 Students
% Black Students
76%
34%
# White Students
5,868 Students
304,609 Students
% White Students
8%
34%
# Hawaiian Students
112 Students
1,287 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,037 Students
43,599 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,816
23,633
# Students in K Grade:
5,635
58,476
# Students in 1st Grade:
5,956
63,667
# Students in 2nd Grade:
6,109
64,253
# Students in 3rd Grade:
5,881
64,840
# Students in 4th Grade:
5,983
66,421
# Students in 5th Grade:
5,815
66,681
# Students in 6th Grade:
6,061
68,074
# Students in 7th Grade:
5,977
69,699
# Students in 8th Grade:
5,782
69,379
# Students in 9th Grade:
7,239
74,330
# Students in 10th Grade:
5,799
69,418
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,458
62,475
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,345
61,791
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,733 is higher than the state median of $16,583. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,444 is higher than the state median of $16,770. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MD)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$1,536 MM
$254 MM
This chart display total revenue of Baltimore City Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$1,514 MM
$257 MM
This chart display total spending of Baltimore City Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$19,733
$16,583
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Baltimore City Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,444
$16,770
This chart display average spending per public school student in Baltimore City Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Baltimore City Public Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Math: 82% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 W Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 396-7026
Grades: 9-12
| 1,619 students
Rank: #22.
Baltimore School For The Arts
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
712 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 642-5165
Grades: 9-12
| 433 students
Rank: #33.
Baltimore City College
Math: 52% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3220 The Alameda
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 396-6557
Grades: 9-12
| 1,439 students
Rank: #44.
Roland Park Elementary/middle
Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5207 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 396-6420
Grades: PK-8
| 1,402 students
Rank: #55.
Thomas Johnson Elementary/middle
Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 E Heath Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-1575
Grades: PK-8
| 516 students
Rank: #66.
Bard High School Early College
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2801 N Dukeland Street
Baltimore, MD 21216
(443) 642-5040
Grades: 9-12
| 421 students
Rank: #77.
Claremont School
Special Education School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5301 Erdman Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 545-3380
Grades: 7-12
| 51 students
Rank: #88.
Hampstead Hill Academy
Charter School
Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
500 S Linwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 396-9146
Grades: PK-8
| 855 students
Rank: #99.
Federal Hill Preparatory Academy
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1040 William Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-1207
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #1010.
Western High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4600 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 396-7040
Grades: 9-12
| 1,236 students
Rank: #1111.
Tunbridge Public Charter School
Charter School
Math: 40% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5504 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 323-8692
Grades: PK-8
| 475 students
Rank: #1212.
The Mount Washington School
Math: 32% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1801 Sulgrave Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 396-6354
Grades: K-8
| 552 students
Rank: #1313.
Medfield Heights Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
900 Woodbourne Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 396-6460
Grades: PK-5
| 363 students
Rank: #1414.
Hampden Elementary/middle
Math: 34% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3608 Chestnut Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 396-6004
Grades: PK-8
| 459 students
Rank: #1515.
Lakeland Elementary/middle
Math: 30% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2921 Stranden Road
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-1406
Grades: PK-8
| 984 students
Rank: #1616.
The Green School Of Baltimore
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2851 Kentucky Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 488-5312
Grades: K-5
| 162 students
Rank: #1717.
Patterson Park Public Charter School
Charter School
Math: 25% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
27 N Lakewood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 558-1230
Grades: PK-8
| 742 students
Rank: #1818.
Midtown Academy
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1398 W Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 225-3257
Grades: K-8
| 198 students
Rank: #1919.
Mount Royal Elementary/middle
Math: 30% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
121 Mcmechen Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 396-0864
Grades: PK-8
| 781 students
Rank: #2020.
Hamilton Elementary/middle
Math: 28% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6101 Old Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
(410) 396-6375
Grades: PK-8
| 854 students
Rank: #2121.
Sharp-leadenhall Elementary School
Special Education School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
150 W West Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-4325
Grades: 1-5
| 27 students
Rank: #2222.
Francis Scott Key Elementary/middle
Math: 22% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1425 E Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-1503
Grades: PK-8
| 575 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Wolfe Street Academy
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
245 S Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 396-9140
Grades: PK-5
| 265 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Yorkwood Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5931 Yorkwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21239
(410) 396-6364
Grades: PK-5
| 363 students
Rank: #2525.
Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership
Math: 21% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2100 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
(443) 642-2060
Grades: PK-8
| 592 students
Rank: #2626.
Cross Country Elementary/middle
Math: 21% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6900 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 396-0602
Grades: PK-8
| 700 students
Rank: #2727.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(443) 642-4478
Grades: 9-12
| 928 students
Rank: #2828.
Baltimore International Academy
Charter School
Math: 23% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4410 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
(410) 426-3650
Grades: K-8
| 752 students
Rank: #2929.
Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School
Charter School
Math: 18% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Guilford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 528-5393
Grades: PK-8
| 479 students
Rank: #3030.
Northwood Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5201 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239
(410) 396-6377
Grades: PK-5
| 537 students
Rank: #3131.
Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1327 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-5973
Grades: PK-5
| 336 students
Rank: #3232.
Empowerment Academy
Charter School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
851 Braddish Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
(443) 984-2381
Grades: PK-8
| 287 students
Rank: #3333.
Independence School Local I
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 W 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
(443) 642-2504
Grades: 9-12
| 155 students
Rank: #3434.
Glenmount Elementary/middle
Math: 23% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6211 Walther Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
(410) 396-6366
Grades: PK-8
| 652 students
Rank: #35 - 3735. - 37.
Callaway Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3701 Fernhill Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 396-0604
Grades: PK-5
| 300 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Baltimore City Public Schools School District
  • 200 East North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21202
  • (443) 984-2000
  • baltimorecityschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 77,856 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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