Ratings

9
out of 10

GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Rating Breakdown
Test score rating9
The test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state.
Methodology
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Student Group Comparison

How does this school serve different groups of students?

Red = Bottom 30% of schools in the state, Orange = Middle 40% of schools in the state, Green = Top 30% of schools in the state
= State Avg.
All Students
94%
1481 students
African American
95%
72% of population
White
80%
16% of population
Hispanic
95%
5% of population
Asian
90%
 
All Students
94%
1481 students
Economically disadvantaged
94%
56% of population
All Students
94%
1481 students
Female
95%
50% of population
Male
93%
49% of population

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Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Maryland High School Assessments


Showing results for all students

Algebra I

Biology I

English 2

Biology I

Biology I

Biology I

Biology I

Biology I

Biology I

About the test

In 2014-2015 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)


Showing results for all students

Algebra II

English Language Arts

Algebra II

Algebra II

Algebra II

Algebra II

Algebra II

Algebra II

Algebra II

About the test

The PARCC tests measure whether students are meeting new, higher academic standards and mastering the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their K-12 education and beyond. They test more complex skills like critical-thinking, persuasive writing, and problem-solving skills that were not measured on previous state tests. Scores may look different and lower on this new test. That does not mean students are learning less, it means the tests have changed and are asking students to meet a higher bar.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education


College readiness

The path to college

This school
State
94%
GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL
87%


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AP courses and testing

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Climate

Schools that are well organized, safe, and supportive are much more likely to be successful.

Administration

The Baltimore School Effectiveness Survey contains questions about many aspects of the school environment. The survey helps district and school leaders understand what is working well and what needs improvement.

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 63
Parents 77
School employees 80

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  • The administration dimension score attempts to characterize a schools administration and its effectiveness. Students, parents, and staff are asked to respond to questions relating to feeling of value, promptness in response to concerns, and the provision of meaningful feedback. The administration dimension score has a maximum value of 100.
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Creativity and Arts

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 85
Parents 79
School employees 97

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  • The creativity & arts dimension score attempts to characterize access to the arts with schools. Students, parents, and staff are asked to respond to questions relating to the opportunity to participate in arts offerings as well as the use of student creative content. The creativity & arts score has a maximum value of 100.
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Physical environment

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 49
Parents 82
School employees 66

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  • The physical environment score attempts to characterize the physical environment within a school. Students, parents, and staff are asked to respond to questions relating to lighting, building cleanliness, and building maintenance. The physical environment score has a maximum value of 100.
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Learning climate

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 73
Parents 89
School employees 91

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  • The learning climate score attempts to characterize the manner in which a school addresses the topic of student learning. Students, parents, and staff are asked to respond to questions relating to student behavior, classroom atmosphere, and teacher expectations. The learning climate score has a maximum value of 100.
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School resources

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 72
Parents 90
School employees 83

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  • The school resources score attempts to characterize the type and depth of school based offerings. Students, parents, and staff are asked to respond to questions relating to teacher supplies, the availability of extra academic support, and the availability of programs to address topics such as violence and emotional/social development. The school resources score has a maximum value of 100.
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Safety

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 74
Parents 89
School employees 88

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  • The safety dimension score attempts to characterize a school in terms of student safety. Students, parents, and staff are asked to respond to questions relating to student feelings of safety, vandalism, and the occurrence of student conflicts. The school safety score has a maximum value of 100.
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Satisfaction with this school

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 82
Parents 90
School employees 89

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  • The satisfaction w/ school score attempts to characterize the student, parent, and staffs feelings towards a school. Students, parents, and staff are asked to respond to questions relating to learning, class offerings, and the accessibility of teachers. The satisfaction w/ school score has a maximum value of 100.
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Teachers

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 79
Parents 93
School employees 87

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  • The teachers dimension score attempts to characterize the teacher experience at a school. Staff are asked to respond to questions relating to the use of lesson objectives, teacher organization, and feelings of self-efficacy. The teacher dimension score has a maximum value of 100.
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Survey participation

Respondent group Number
Students 1137
Parents 134
School employees 68
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Sources

The path to college MSDE, 2014-2015
AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
Administration Baltimore City Public Schools, 2013-2014
Creativity and Arts Baltimore City Public Schools, 2013-2014
Physical environment Baltimore City Public Schools, 2013-2014
Learning climate Baltimore City Public Schools, 2013-2014
School resources Baltimore City Public Schools, 2013-2014
Safety Baltimore City Public Schools, 2013-2014
Satisfaction with this school Baltimore City Public Schools, 2013-2014
Teachers Baltimore City Public Schools, 2011-2012
  Baltimore City Public Schools, 2012-2013
  Baltimore City Public Schools, 2013-2014
Survey participation Baltimore City Public Schools, 2013-2014