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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is a highly rated, public school located in Baltimore, MD. It has 1,593 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
650 responses
Average ACT
26
58 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$54,650
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,335
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,612
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.63 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.63 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 258 responses
  • Spirit fair
    23%
  • Poly-City Game
    21%
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Staff v. Student games
    12%
  • Any sport game
    9%
  • Ingenuity Symposium
    5%
  • Dance Symposium
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,593
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.75 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.75 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.75 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,235
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.97 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.97 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.97 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
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.101 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.101 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.101 responses
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My experience as a student from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute was phenomenal! I learned so much and gained insight to so many aspects of life outside the classroom. This school has done more than prepared me for college. I know feel like a have that one advantage compared to other students because I had such amazing teachers and faculty members all guiding me to success. You learn to communicate, work with others just as strong as you could independently, manage your time, and practice professionalism. It's something to be proud of for life once you graduate from this school.
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Since I've been at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, it's been nice. I've apart of the STEM program, there have been times where there were opportunities to go on college tours, be apart of a NASA program, and many more! The discipline is very well, the administrators make sure everyone is intact, doing what their suppose to do. If any middle schooler is looking for a high school, they should come to Poly because it'll change their life, like its doing mines.
A lot of the teachers are great and supportive, and most make time out of class to help students. Some teachers don't, but it's not a lot. Certain students can be unsupportive or downright slow at times, but there's not a lot of bullying and it feels like a safe place to be. Education is top-notch considering all the top schools in Baltimore, especially if you want to enter a STEM field! The guidance and college team at Poly is amazing as well, and have been really helpful for the entire college process.