This page contains the latest available data and trends for City Schools. It includes assessment results for elementary and high school students as well as graduation and dropout results. There are also kindergarten readiness data, School Survey data, and past State of the Schools presentations. Please be sure to visit our school and district data archives for more results and data, in addition to Maryland Report Card.
Presentations and Excel spreadsheets with district-level and school-level data can be found here and are updated throughout the year with the newest results displayed at the top of the page.
Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC)
2016 PARCC Results
(School year 2015-16)
Interactive analysis - PARCC and FARMs: This analysis groups schools by the percent of students in 2015-16 who were identified as having free or reduced meal status on the official Baltimore City Public Schools’ 2015-16 September enrollment file. Please note that beginning in the 2015-16 school year, all City Schools’ students have transitioned to receiving free lunch under the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Therefore, FARMs applications are no longer collected. For 2016 PARCC FARMs comparison purposes, this is determined under CEP guidelines that include students that are directly certified, receive Medicaid, or had a completed FARMs application for the 2014-15 school year. Click on each FARMs grouping to expand to a school-level view. Works best in Google Chrome web browser.
District average score comparison
In the first set of graphs, schools are plotted by their mean scale scores in Math (x-axis) and ELA (y-axis). The dotted line represents the overall district mean scores. The scale score range is 650-850, with a score of 750 or higher indicating proficiency.
State proficiency comparison
In the second set of graphs, schools are plotted by the percentage of their students who achieved a performance level of 4 or 5 at on Math (x-axis) and ELA (y-axis). The dotted line represents the percentage of students who achieved a 4 or a 5 out of all students in the state of Maryland.
Grades 3-8 Results, School Year 2014-15
(updated January 2016
- Slide presentation (Grades 3-8)
- Press Release (December 2015)
- District-Level PARCC Results | School-Level PARCC Results
- Interactive analysis - PARCC and FARMs: This analysis groups schools by the percent of students in SY14-15 who received free or reduced meals. Schools are plotted by their mean scale scores in Math (x-axis) and ELA (y-axis). The dotted line represents the overall district mean scores. The scale score range is 650-850, with a score of 750 or higher indicating proficiency. Click on each FARMs grouping to expand to a school-level view. Works best in Google Chrome web browser.
High School Results, School Year 2014-2015 (updated January 2016)
City Schools Poverty Measures
In 2014-15, City Schools joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), under which all students would be eligible for free meals, eliminating the paperwork burden associated with collecting Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) applications. Historically, the proportion of students eligible for FARMs has been the measure used by many school systems as a proxy for poverty. As a result of the transition, City Schools now uses the proportion of children receiving direct services (Direct Certification), including Medicaid as its proxy for poverty and as its substitute FARMs rate for state enrollment reporting. Government programs included in Direct Certification are Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP), homeless students, and students in foster care. This approach undercounts the number of students in circumstances of poverty because it excludes those that would have been previously included in the FARMs count in the reduced meals category based on an district- led application collection process. This data set reports various measures of poverty in City Schools for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trrial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) Results
The NAEP/TUDA is a nationally representative assessment that measures what students know in math and reading. It is administered to a select number of students in grades 4 and 8. Data is reported at the district level only.
Graduation and Dropout Rates
Class of 2016
Graduation and dropout rates for the Class of 2016. (Updated January 2017)
Class of 2015 (Updated February 2017)
The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)
The KRA is part of Maryland’s new Ready 4 Kindergarten (R4K): Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System. It was first administered in the 2014-15 school year to measure the skills and behaviors that children should learn prior to entering kindergarten.
2016-17 School Year (Updated January 2017)
2015-16 School Year (Updated April 2016)
High School College Readiness Results
The annual School Survey provides the opportunity for students, staff, and families to let school leaders and the district know what is working well at their school and what areas need improvement. Each student in grades 3-12, and each staff member at a school have the opportunity to participate. All parents of students in grades Pre-K-12 also have the opportunity to participate. This survey is anonymous and data is reported at the school and district level.
For more City Schools' data, please visit Maryland Report Card.