Neighborhood Schools

  • City Schools has elementary, middle and high school options in every area of Baltimore, and the district carefully monitors enrollment and demographic trends to make sure that schools are available to serve neighborhood populations.

    Most elementary school students (pre-k or kindergarten to grade 5) attend neighborhood schools — that is, schools in their "attendance zones." Some schools with elementary grades also offer grades 6 to 8, so many middle school students stay in their neighborhood schools until they're ready for high school. Depending on how far your neighborhood school is from your home, your child may be eligible for transportation services.

    Some middle schools and all high schools are "citywide" — that is, they do not have attendance zones and serve students who live in all areas of the city. But middle and high school students are encouraged to consider school location when making their school choices, and many decide to attend schools that are in or close to their neighborhoods.