Western High School

  • Western High School serves 1,110 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • Western High School operates within the Baltimore City School District.
  • Baltimore City School District's 61% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 84%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1110 students has grown by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,110 students
Western High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Western High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Western High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 15:1
Western High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Western High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
3%
15%
Western High School Black Students (1994-2015)
Black
86%
34%
Western High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
9%
40%
Western High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Western High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups Western High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.25 0.40
Western High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
53%
39%
Western High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
6%
Western High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Baltimore City School District's student population of 83,888 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 61% has decreased from 87% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $17,308 is higher than the state average of $13,687. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,228 is higher than the state average of $13,479. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Baltimore City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
178
28
Number of Students Managed 83,888 17,887
Baltimore City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 61% 84%
Baltimore City School District Graduation Rate (2000-2010)
District Total Revenue $1,467 MM $245 MM
Baltimore City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,460 MM $241 MM
Baltimore City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $17,308 $13,687
Baltimore City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $17,228 $13,479
Baltimore City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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