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Baltimore Freedom Academy

Charter | 6-12 | 435 students

 

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Posted November 20, 2008

The Baltimore Freedom Academy is a remarkable school that is committed to positively transforming youth, and uplifting the standards of excellence throughout the student body. By engaging the youth in social justice, we challenge our scholars to become leaders in their own communities and 'be the change they wish to see in the world.' I have personally worked at BFA since its inception, and I am a witness to the progress we have made since 2003.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 14, 2008

i am a freshman at bfa and I really like my school. For a small school bfa has alot of sports program the getting an football team next year they many clubs and activities and they really make me look foward to comming to school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2008

The Baltimore Freedom Academy (BFA) is a great school. This year we have taken on the task of creating a superb learning environment for both middle and high school scholars. We have a plethora of extra-curricular activities ranging from debate to robotics, basketball to soccer, and MANY more. Although there are still some kinks to work out, BFA is making great strides and I am proud of what my school has becoIme. I recommend this school to all who are not afraid of a challenge, to all who want to prepare themselves for not only college but their desired careers, to all who have the courage to be the change they want to see in their community.


Posted October 30, 2007

I am a student at the Baltimore Freedom Academy (BFA) and a member of the class of 2008. What really matters is the fact that the school is committed to preparing and sending its students off to college through our college prep curriculum, internships and many other comprehensive learning techniques.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2007

my daughters experience was not good. i would not recommend this school to anyone. the school have no sports, nor good music program. nor do it have any extracurricular activities. it could be more organized.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 68% in 2014.

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n/a

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47%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

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n/a

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 63% in 2014.

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n/a

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
<=5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
84%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
61%
English II

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
67%
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 99% 35%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 43%N/A51%
Female 57%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1601 E. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 642-2158

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