Baltimore City School District

All
(170)
All
(170)
 
High
(42)
High
(42)
 
Middle
(98)
Middle
(98)
 
Elementary
(144)
Elementary
(144)
 
Pre-K
(109)
Pre-K
(109)
 
Charter
(32)
Charter
(32)
 
For the 2021 school year, there are 170 public schools serving 80,081 students in Baltimore City 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 School District have an average math proficiency score of 16% (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 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 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 63% (majority Black).

Overview

School District NameBaltimore City School District
School District Websitehttp://www.baltimorecityschools.org
School District Phone Number(443) 984-2000
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2018-2019 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MD)
# of Schools170 Schools1,421 Schools
# of Students80,081 Students893,854 Students
# of Teachers4,810 Teachers59,493 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1

District Rank

Baltimore City 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 2018-2019 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MD)
Overall District Rank
#25 out of 25 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Baltimore City   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   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   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   School District and public school graduation rate of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.360.72
# of American Indian Students186 Students2,387 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students776 Students58,836 Students
% Asian Students
1%
7%
# of Hispanic Students8,348 Students155,421 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
17%
# of Black Students63,388 Students301,011 Students
% Black Students
79%
34%
# of White Students6,409 Students334,036 Students
% White Students
8%
37%
# of Hawaiian Students163 Students1,301 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students705 Students40,756 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:4,38830,419
# of Students in Kindergarten:6,14464,087
# of Students in 1st Grade:6,38466,123
# of Students in 2nd Grade:6,25566,916
# of Students in 3rd Grade:6,49568,552
# of Students in 4th Grade:6,55070,345
# of Students in 5th Grade:6,18969,538
# of Students in 6th Grade:5,81167,021
# of Students in 7th Grade:5,63965,568
# of Students in 8th Grade:5,46365,362
# of Students in 9th Grade:6,09171,643
# of Students in 10th Grade:5,36167,748
# of Students in 11th Grade:4,70860,341
# of Students in 12th Grade:4,60360,191
# of Ungraded Students: - -

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,677 is higher than the state median of $15,725. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,068 is higher than the state median of $15,468. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (MD)
Total Revenue$1,416 MM$250 MM
This chart display total revenue of Baltimore City   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$1,447 MM$246 MM
This chart display total spending of Baltimore City   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$17,677$15,725
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Baltimore City   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$18,068$15,468
This chart display average spending per public school student in Baltimore City   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Baltimore City School District Public Schools (2021)

  • 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 Ln
    Baltimore, MD 21209
    (410) 396-7026

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,552 student
  • 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 | 414 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 | 1,310 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Roland Park Elementary Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5207 Roland Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 396-6420

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,415 student
  • Rank: #55.
    Thomas Johnson Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    100 E Heath St
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 396-1575

    Grades: PK-8 | 544 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) 642-2062

    Grades: 9-12 | 394 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Claremont School Special Education School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5301 Erdman Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21205
    (410) 545-3380

    Grades: 6-12 | 63 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Hampstead Hill Academy Charter School
    Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    500 S Linwood Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    (410) 396-9146

    Grades: PK-8 | 799 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Federal Hill Preparatory School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1040 William St
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 396-1207

    Grades: PK-5 | 339 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Western High School Math: 30% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4600 Falls Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21209
    (410) 396-7040

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,038 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    Tunbridge Public Charter School Charter School
    Math: 40% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5504 York Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21212
    (410) 323-8692

    Grades: PK-8 | 470 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    The Mount Washington School Math: 32% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1801 Sulgrave Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21209
    (410) 396-6354

    Grades: K-8 | 616 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Medfield Heights Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4300 Buchanan Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21211
    (410) 396-6460

    Grades: PK-5 | 387 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Hampden Math: 34% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3608 Chestnut Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21211
    (410) 396-6004

    Grades: PK-8 | 449 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Lakeland Elementary Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2921 Stranden Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 396-1406

    Grades: PK-8 | 851 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    The Green School 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 | 161 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Patterson Park Public Charter School Charter School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    27 N Lakewood Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    (410) 558-1230

    Grades: PK-8 | 709 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Midtown Academy Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1398 Mt Royal Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21217
    (410) 225-3257

    Grades: K-8 | 197 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Mount Royal Elementary Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    121 Mc Mechen St
    Baltimore, MD 21217
    (410) 396-0864

    Grades: PK-8 | 713 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Hamilton Elementary Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6101 Old Harford Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21214
    (410) 396-6375

    Grades: PK-8 | 813 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Sharp-leadenhall Elementary School Special Education School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    150 W West St
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 396-4325

    Grades: 1-5 | 30 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School Math: 22% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1425 E Fort Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 396-1503

    Grades: PK-8 | 439 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Wolfe Street Academy Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    245 S Wolfe St
    Baltimore, MD 21231
    (410) 396-9140

    Grades: PK-5 | 235 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Yorkwood Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5931 Yorkwood Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21239
    (410) 396-6364

    Grades: PK-5 | 430 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School Math: 21% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2100 Ashland Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21205
    (443) 642-2060

    Grades: K-8 | 517 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Cross Country Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6100 Cross Country Blvd
    Baltimore, MD 21215
    (410) 396-0602

    Grades: PK-8 | 725 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
    (410) 642-4478

    Grades: 9-12 | 811 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 | 753 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 | 452 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Northwood Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5201 Loch Raven Blvd
    Baltimore, MD 21239
    (410) 396-6377

    Grades: PK-5 | 661 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1327 Washington Blvd
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 396-5973

    Grades: PK-5 | 356 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Empowerment Academy Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    851 Braddish Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21216
    (443) 984-2381

    Grades: PK-8 | 252 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Independence School Local I Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2801 N Dukeland Street
    Curtis Bay, MD 21226
    (410) 467-1090

    Grades: 9-12 | 154 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Glenmount Elementary Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6211 Walther Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21206
    (410) 396-6366

    Grades: PK-8 | 703 students
  • Rank: #35-3835.- 38.
    Callaway Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3701 Fernhill Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21215
    (410) 396-0604

    Grades: PK-5 | 334 students
  • Show 100 more public schools in Baltimore City School District (out of 170 total schools)
Recent Articles
Join the debate igniting in public schools regarding the role of religion in education. Should all religions be incorporated, or should religion be omitted to avoid any potential indoctrination?
Learn about the benefits associated with vocational education at public high schools, including high-demand career opportunities and improved learning for kinetic and active students.
June 17, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head. The effects of the global pandemic will be felt for years to come, though maybe more so in certain populations. Here’s what you need to know about the current state of special education in the United States.