How South Baltimore Public Schools Rated in Maryland’s New Report Card

| December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Maryland State Department of Education recently released a new grading system for Maryland’s public schools. The Maryland Public Schools Report Cards rates schools between one and five stars.

Below is look at how schools on the South Baltimore Peninsula and in SoWeBo were rated in the report. Click on each school for more information about enrollment, proficiency, test scores, demographics, and graduation rates for high schools.

Elementary Schools

Federal Hill Preparatory School – Federal Hill
School Type: Neighborhood School
Grades: 3/Pre-K to 5th Grade
Enrollment: 339
Attendance Rate: 93.1%
Report Card: 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Score: 69%

George Washington Elementary – Pigtown
School Type: Neighborhood School
Grades: Pre-K to 5th Grade
Enrollment: 259
Attendance Rate: 90.8%
Report Card: 2 out of 5 stars
Overall Score: 43%

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Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary – Sharp-Leadenhall
School Type: Special Education Public Day School 
Grades: 1st to 5th Grade
Enrollment: 30
Attendance Rate: 92.9%
Report Card: 2 out of 5 stars
Overall Score: 36%

Note: Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary will be closing in 2020

Elementary/Middle Schools

Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School – Locust Point
School Type: Neighborhood School
Grades: Pre-K to 8th Grade
Enrollment: 439
Attendance Rate: 93.3%
Report Card: 3 out of 5 stars
Overall Score: 57%

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James McHenry Elementary School – Hollins Market
School Type: Neighborhood School
Grades: Pre-K to 8th Grade
Enrollment: 389
Attendance Rate: 89.7%
Report Card: 2 out of 5 stars
Overall Score: 37%

Southwest Baltimore Charter School – Pigtown
School Type: Charter School
Grades: Kindergarten to 8th Grade
Enrollment: 398
Attendance Rate: 92.4%
Report Card: 3 out of 5 stars
Overall Score: 52%

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School – Riverside
School Type: Neighborhood School
Grades: Pre-K to 8th Grade
Enrollment: 544
Attendance Rate: 95.0%
Report Card: 3 out of 5 stars
Overall Score: 59%

High School 

Digital Harbor High School – Federal Hill
School Type: School Choice – Lottery School
Grades: 9th to 12th Grade
Enrollment: 1,258
Attendance Rate: 69.8%
Graduation Rate: 64.16%
Report Card: 2 out of 5 stars
Overall Score: 41%

Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy – Union Square
School Type: School Choice
Grades: 9th to 12th Grade
Enrollment: 407
Attendance Rate: 76.4%
Graduation Rate: 77.92%
Report Card: 2 out of 5 stars
Overall Score: 40%

Baltimore has three five-star schools; citywide magnet high school Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; citywide performing arts high school Baltimore School for the Arts; and Pre-K to 8th grade neighborhood public charter school Hampstead Hill Academy.

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