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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Baltimore City College is an above average, public school located in Baltimore, MD. It has 1,311 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
3220 The Alameda
Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone
(410) 396-6557
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Baltimore City College Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1080
452 responses
Average ACT
26
33 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$31,012
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$957
National
$949
Median Home Value
$82,366
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 167 responses
Report
  • City vs. Poly game every year
    28%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • BCC Choir Annual Holiday Concerts/Performance
    10%
  • International Fair
    10%
  • Day of silence
    6%
  • Hall of fame
    6%
  • Theatre productions
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,311
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,166
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,699/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.81 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
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Baltimore City College is very good with preparing its students for college, the load of work that they receive helps them with self organization and responsibility. City college is very open and helpful when it comes to their students. The college advising office is very cooperative when it comes to the college process! They set up college visits, they help you apply for schools, and even assist you write your college essays. Baltimore City College is weekly known for their academics which they live up to. Students are well educated and have a easier time going into college because they've been preparing since 9th grade.
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This high school is far from substandard. To begin, from an appearance standpoint, this school up to par inside and out. Baltimore City College has a great legacy behind it which is exemplified through the countless trophies, medals, accolades, and even the notable alumni whom went on to be great authors, performers, and many more. The school is also very diverse, including students and teachers from almost every ethnicity. The academic curriculum can be very strenuous for those who hadn't been properly prepared by middle schools in impoverished areas surrounding Baltimore City. Along with this, there is also a lack of empathy and understanding within the faculty. But despite this, college readiness is almost guaranteed for each and every student who graduates from here. To conclude, this school is top tier academically and demographically but could use a little more care between student and staff in order to prevent a possibility of mental health damaging.
The IB program really pushed me and prepared me for intense college material. Though it was challenging, I felt City provided the support I needed in order to succeed anywhere! The teachers actually believed in the students and pushed them to turn their best into better!