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

| December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Maryland State Department of Education is in the second year of its new grading system for Maryland’s public schools. The Maryland Public Schools Report Cards rate schools between one and five stars.

Below is look at how the 2018-2019 report card rated schools on the South Baltimore Peninsula and in SoWeBo. 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: 323
Report Card: 3 out of 5 stars (4 stars in 2017-2018 report)
Overall Score: 57% (69% in 2017-2018 report)

George Washington Elementary – Pigtown
School Type: Neighborhood School
Grades: Pre-K to 5th Grade
Enrollment: 222
Report Card: 2 out of 5 stars (2 stars in 2017-2018 report)
Overall Score: 43% (43% in 2017-2018 report)

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Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary – Sharp-Leadenhall
School Type: Special Education Public Day School 
Grades: 1st to 5th Grade
Enrollment: 29
Report Card: 3 out of 5 stars (2 stars in 2017-2018 report)
Overall Score: 52% (35% in 2017-2018 report)

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: 490
Report Card: 3 out of 5 stars (3 stars in 2017-2018 report)
Overall Score: 49% (57% in 2017-2018 report)

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James McHenry Elementary School – Hollins Market
School Type: Neighborhood School
Grades: Pre-K to 8th Grade
Enrollment: 512
Report Card: 2 out of 5 stars (2 stars in 2017-2018 report)
Overall Score: 36% (37% in 2017-2018 report)

Southwest Baltimore Charter School – Pigtown
School Type: Charter School
Grades: Kindergarten to 8th Grade
Enrollment: 427
Report Card: 3 out of 5 stars (3 stars in 2017-2018 report)
Overall Score: 46% (52% in 2017-2018 report)

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School – Riverside
School Type: Neighborhood School
Grades: Pre-K to 8th Grade
Enrollment: 544
Report Card: 4 out of 5 stars (3 stars in 2017-2018 report)
Overall Score: 67% (59% in 2017-2018 report)

High School 

Digital Harbor High School – Federal Hill
School Type: School Choice – Lottery School
Grades: 9th to 12th Grade
Enrollment: 1,196
Report Card: 2 out of 5 stars (2 stars in 2017-2018 report)
Overall Score: 41% (41% in 2017-2018 report)

Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy – Union Square
School Type: School Choice
Grades: 9th to 12th Grade
Enrollment: 371
Report Card: 3 out of 5 stars (2 stars in 2017-2018 report)
Overall Score: 46% (40% in 2017-2018 report)

The only five-star school in Baltimore City in the 2018-2019 report card was citywide magnet high school Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.

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