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Posted April 1, 2014

I am currently attending this school and the some of the staff are very rude they don't represent the school in a professional matter . A school should be a learning environment and staff should take their job seriously. Hall moniters yell and curse at the students and take it too far. And say very inappropriate things to the stubents. Also the main office isn't organized and responsible with documents . The principle is rarely there she is only seen on special events or when important people are in the building. I have had a substitute for more tthan 3 months and it might sound over exaggerated but we keep getting replacements and they leave shortly after. There is no behavior problems from students but the staff can be much better


Posted January 11, 2013

NAF is a good school, rules are very strict and you will face consequences once disobeyed. I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2012

My child had a horrible experience at this school. The programs and extracurriculars listed are very inaccurate. Please visit this school before letting your child attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2011

I'm attending this High school this my first year it is a great great high school there are nice students and also great teachers and Principal when you come to this high school you really like it I really like it awesome high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2011

My child attends this school and she has grown and matured. The teachers and principal care about the children attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

I'm still attending this school. This is a great school to send your child the teachers care and prepare. The prinical makes sure everything is done for the school and students and its take alot of effort to get in here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

My stepson attends this school and it has enhanced his educational and employment opportunities as well as keeping him career focus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

its a small environment school. you recieve more attention. it a college prep school. its has very high standards.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
<=5%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 87% 35%
White 9% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

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  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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Baltimore, MD 21205
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