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MD Academy of Technology and Health Sciences Middle/High School

Charter | 6-12 | 461 students

 

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Posted September 12, 2012

RE: 5-7-12 posting: Never assume things. You are completely wrong as to what subject I taught. You are completely wrong as to my attendance to a Christmas party that I opposed. Why on earth would I attend a party that I opposed? Why would you make such flagrant assumptions about a person that you do not know? You have a told a person to quit their job as if they have a million dollars in the bank or some other person to support them or there are 20,000 other open teaching jobs out there waiting to be filled. Yes, quitting one's job in the middle of the school year is really responsible, leaving everyone on the hook. Leaving classes with no teacher. Being unable to pay my bills because I qut my job. Yes, that sounds responsible and reasonable. It would reasonable for an administration to offer support to their teachers, and to fill in the gaps in education that the students are missing. You perpetuate the problem of the acceptance in students' complete lack of education in the district. That's why they spend one whole year of college repeating high school courses. I still talk to some of my students. Why is this school's rating a 3? Good thing the principal was fired!


Posted May 7, 2012

What alarms me as a teacher is the fact that a teacher would vent their frustration publicly. I assumption is that the teacher posting on April 25, 2012 is a current employee of the district. As a professional, assummingly, what have you done to correct the fact that students can't locate Europe on a map; you clearly have to be the Social Studies teacher at the school. Also, you make it appear as if this school is the only school where students can't locate Europe on the map; you perhaps are part of the problem possibly. Be a true teacher and meet kids where they are and teach. As far as the elegant Christmas party, it's not mandatory to attend and you probably did and now you talk about the school. You are so indicative of the mean-spirited teacher corp of the city - mean-spirited, unappreciative and ineffective. Let the true teacher in you , if there is one, stand up and do what you should do to make things a little better - QUIT. As a teacher in the city, I again find this to be totally unprofessional.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2010

After reading the school mission statement online I thought this would be a great school to send my son to. But once I really got to know the staff and the curriculum I felt bad dropping my son off to school each day until I transferred him. The staff is GHETTO!! And the special academics as far as touring colleges were only offered to certain students. Homework was presented in a ditto form which is out ragious for high school. This school definately does not prepare students for college. The only difference between this school and the rest of the failing baltimore city schools and that this school just has less students. I would never recommend sending any child that is planning to attend college to this school. My son said it felt like being in a detention center. His personally trully changed for the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

This school is great my son has attend this school since it open in 2006 and hasnt left at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

This school is so disorganized
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

This school is bad. The principal dosn't really cares and the students are horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 68% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
English II

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/A51%
Female 51%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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  • Technology
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

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  • Tutor(s)
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  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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4701 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone: (410) 545-0955

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