Ratings

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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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

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

Maryland High School Assessments


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Algebra I

Biology I

English 2

About the test

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


College readiness

AP courses and testing

Source: See notes

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 58
Parents 63
School employees 66

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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 66
Parents 61
School employees 93

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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 43
Parents 70
School employees 58

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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.
Source: See notes

Learning climate

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 56
Parents 73
School employees 71

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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.
Source: See notes

School resources

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 61
Parents 71
School employees 76

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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.
Source: See notes

Safety

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 54
Parents 65
School employees 55

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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.
Source: See notes

Satisfaction with this school

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 68
Parents 73
School employees 78

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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.
Source: See notes

Teachers

Group Score (out of 100)
Students 70
Parents 79
School employees 86

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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.
Source: See notes

Survey participation

Respondent group Number
Students 1081
Parents 87
School employees 112
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Sources

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