1300 Herkimer St
Baltimore, MD 21223
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Southwest Baltimore Charter School serves 398 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Southwest Baltimore Charter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

Southwest Baltimore Charter School's student population of 398 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
398 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwest Baltimore Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Southwest Baltimore Charter School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1189 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
3%
17%
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Black
87%
34%
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White
9%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
9%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 398 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.24 (Btm 50%)

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