Annual Review Recommendation: 

On January 23, 2024, the Board of School Commissioners voted on a set of recommendations related to this school community. The Board voted to approve combining Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West’s high school program with Augusta Fells Savage Institute for Visual Arts High School and closing BDJ in the summer of 2024. This means BDJ’s middle school program will sunset at the end of this school year, and BDJ middle school students and their families will be supported through a personalized placement process to find another middle school better able to meet student needs for the 2024-25 school year. This school has been identified as a potential receiver for middle grades students among other options. To learn about these decisions or decisions for other schools, please visit the City Schools Annual Review of Schools webpage.

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Pre-k to 8

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Building info:

Green school

School Performance

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School leader: Venus Jackson


1401 W Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

Opening bell: 8:00 AM
Closing bell: 2:40 PM

Community learning network: 6