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  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 1,363 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Baltimore City College Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
542 responses
Average ACT
25
40 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$43,038
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,111
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,026
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.50 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 196 responses
Report
  • City vs. Poly game every year
    28%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • BCC Choir Annual Holiday Concerts/Performance
    11%
  • International Fair
    9%
  • Day of silence
    6%
  • Hall of fame
    6%
  • BCC Choir Annual Knight of Music Gala
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,363
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,235
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.87 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.87 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.87 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
$17,570/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.90 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.90 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.90 responses
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I graduated 10+ years ago: This school was challenging for even me and I have a 150 IQ! It was refreshing to find a school that could actually challenge me. HOWEVER, the course load was far too heavy, especially given the difficulty of the courses (college-level), and some classes, like Creative Writing and College Writing were nearly the same thing. Homework was excessive, and there were a few useless courses, like LATIN. Most of the whites came from private schools and were given grades of 100 or 104's in classes were I was told that "we don't give out perfect scores", by certain white faculty. Students would verbally nerds, one even tried to kill themselves!

Good: challenging classes, the awesome extra curricular activities like mock trial and policy debate

Bad: temperamental, sometimes racist teachers, excessive course load, uncouth students, and that incredibly steep (sometimes icy) hill it's on!

Nice to be able to say you studied in a Gothic castle though!
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The school has the fake notion that it cares about its students when in reality the school and the principal only care about the reputation. The teachers are arrogant and don't really care about making the environment comfortable for the students to ask questions and share their struggles. The teachers constantly only care about the IB exams rather than the students actually learning the content. additionally, with 7 almost 1-hour classes there is only a twenty-minute break for lunch with questionable disgusting food. they need to do better!
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.