Southwest Baltimore Charter School

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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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 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 declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students398 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Southwest Baltimore Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1267 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
11%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
10%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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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
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.240.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southwest Baltimore Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwest Baltimore Charter School 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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBaltimore City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southwest Baltimore Charter School is Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is James Mchenry Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Baltimore Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 356 students
    0.2 miles
    1327 Washington Blvd
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 396-5973
    0.2 PK-5 356
  • Baltimore George Washington Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 259 students
    0.5 miles
    800 Scott St
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 396-1445
    0.5 PK-5 259
  • Baltimore James Mchenry Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 389 students
    0.5 miles
    31 S Schroeder St
    Baltimore, MD 21223
    (410) 396-1621
    0.5 PK-8 389
  • Baltimore Steuart Hill Academic Academy Math: 10-14% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 275 students
    0.5 miles
    30 S Gilmor St
    Baltimore, MD 21223
    (410) 396-1387
    0.5 PK-5 275
  • Baltimore Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy Vocational School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 407 students
    0.6 miles
    100 N Calhoun St
    Baltimore, MD 21223
    (443) 984-2831
    0.6 9-12 407

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