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Patterson Park Public Charter School

Charter | PK-8 | 665 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2014

My school is a rare gem in the Baltimore City school system. The combination of rigor and whole child education in a diverse school setting is a special combination. I love that the kids get not only weekly art, music, gym and Spanish- they also go on field trips to supplement their learning. The middle school program is small and robust, and the kids get to go to Spain to practice their Spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Our school is a great school because "We Are Family" ! I say this in the truest sense because we involve our family (children) in the process of learning. When you can actually bring your children to work and trust their education is in good hands not because you work there but because of the multi-levels of talented individuals that you call colleagues, it is a blessing. Thank you family for all the hard work you do!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2014

Our school has a hard working team of parent volunteers, exceptional teachers and caring and professional administrative staff. The diversity of the school and culture of high academic expectation is preparing our children for a promising future. The school evolves and improves on itself every year. We are proud to be part of this PPPCS family 4 years strong!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

PPPCS is a wonderful community-centered school with fantastic students and involved families. Students and family members have opportunities to learn and grow above and beyond the reach of a traditional school. Teachers are hard-working and dedicated to their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2014

My school is great and our staff is awesome! We teach to the whole child and know that we need to come prepared every single day. Our school is community based and we make sure that our presence is noticed by participating in service learning days that aid our community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2014

PPPCS is a community-centered learning environment that focuses on developing the whole child. Students learn by engaging in real-world problems through experiences developed by our staff and in conjunction with our community partners. Students thrive in an environment that uses interdisciplinary, thematic, hands-on instruction. I like that this school engages more than just the academic side of children (and their families). With extracurricular activities abound, students are engaged, students are curious, students are happy. There are many opportunities for children to succeed in this school both during the school day and after hours.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 22, 2014

PPPCS is an integral part of my child's academic and social development. Excellent resource to the community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I love PPPCS because we've got it all - amazing students, supportive parents, strong administration, helpful community partners, and terrific teachers who all work together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I love Patterson Park Public Charter School because of the amazing students, staff, and parents. It's definitely the best school around!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

There are caring teachers and staff that are great at what they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Its a great place with great teachers, and the greatest kids


Posted September 17, 2009

I love our school because our students are so dedicated and our teachers do 'whatever it takes'!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Fantastic students, wonderful staff, and engaged parents...this school is the best in Baltimore City!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It has great diversity, superb sp. ed support, high quality instruction and strong emotional as well as academic support for the students and their families. Thwe school policy also includes seeking support from other agencies for students and their families. It is every thing a realy fine inner-city school should be !


Posted September 16, 2009

Fabulous environment, fabulous kids, a shining island in the middle of utter urban despair.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 5, 2008

This will be our family's fourth year at PPPCS and we love it! The curriculum has been refined even further this year into an exciting Thematic/Experiential learning approach. In my personal conversations with teachers, they feel very supported by the administration and are very excited to be a part of the growth at PPPCS. Many of the children seem to have a wonderful sense of ownership in their school and as I have heard a few times from different kids, 'Smart kids are not teased at our school. They are looked up to by the other kids.' PPPCS is providing our family with one of the best reasons to stay and raise our child in Baltimore City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

Patterson Park Public has made tremendous strides in the past year! New leadership, a rejuvenated parent group, and a renewed focus on the charter, student achievement and climate are making our school a great one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

I have found PPPCS to be the best fit for my daughter, the teachers are very creative, they use Project Based Learning, they also have an open door policy, so you always feel welcome to come in and and be part of the school, not just your childs classroom, I can come in and visit my daughter's classroom anytime. There is great sence of community, and as I parent I feel like my opinions are always taken into consideration.
—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 82% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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 89% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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 81% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
34%
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 77% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
41%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 35%
Hispanic 19% 12%
White 11% 42%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 48%N/A51%
Female 52%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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27 North Lakewood Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 558-1230

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