Towson High Law & Public Policy

  • Towson High Law & Public Policy serves 1,553 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 92% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Towson High Law & Public Policy placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

Towson High Law & Public Policy places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Towson High Law & Public Policy's student population of 1,553 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,553 students
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Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Towson High Law & Public Policy is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Towson High Law & Public Policy is 0.57, 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 School Rank (16-17)#15 out of 1359 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
17%
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Black
19%
34%
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White
62%
37%
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.570.72
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Graduation Rate
95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBaltimore County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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