Western High School

  • Western High School serves 1,038 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 88% (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 51% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Western High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Western High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Western High School's student population of 1,038 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,038 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Western High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Western High School is 0.19, 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#188 out of 1359 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
88%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
51%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
17%
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Black
90%
34%
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White
4%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Western High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.190.72
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Graduation Rate
95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
14%
6%
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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

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