William S. Baer School

Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2.00 5 1 (1 review)
William S. Baer School serves 167 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
William S. Baer 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 10-14% (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 6-9% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

William S. Baer School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

William S. Baer School's student population of 167 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students167 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

William S. Baer 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 William S. Baer School is 0.44, 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
#1257 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
10-14%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
6-9%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
17%
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Black
73%
34%
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White
11%
37%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.440.72
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Graduation Rate
(16-17)
<50%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
9%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to William S. Baer School is Coppin Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Connexions: A Community Based Arts School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Robert W. Coleman Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Baltimore Coppin Academy Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 349 students
    0.1 miles
    2500 W North Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21216
    (410) 951-2602
    0.1 9-12 349
  • Baltimore Robert W. Coleman Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 336 students
    0.1 miles
    2400 Windsor Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21216
    (410) 396-0764
    0.1 PK-5 336
  • Baltimore Frederick Douglass High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 906 students
    0.4 miles
    2301 Gwynns Falls Pky
    Baltimore, MD 21217
    (410) 396-7821
    0.4 9-12 906
  • Baltimore Gwynns Falls Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 358 students
    0.4 miles
    2700 Gwynns Falls Pky
    Baltimore, MD 21216
    (410) 396-0638
    0.4 PK-5 358
  • Baltimore Carver Vocational-technical High School Vocational School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 891 students
    0.5 miles
    2201 Presstman St
    Baltimore, MD 21216
    (410) 396-0553
    0.5 9-12 891

School Reviews

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Went there 1933-1940. A victim of Polio. Age now 91.Third grade thru 1940. A very pleasant time in my life. Can close my eyes and see the interior very clearly. An out standing time of my life.
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