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Baltimore School for the Arts
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  • Public, Magnet
  • BALTIMORE, MD

Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A minus
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade unavailable
  9. Food
    grade C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

About

712 CATHEDRAL STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21201
About Baltimore School for the Arts...

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Application Deadline
December 6
Application Fee
$0
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From Baltimore School for the Arts

We are one of the top five public performing arts high schools in the country, and we combine a rigorous college prep program with pre-professional training in the arts. We offer programs in dance, film, music, stage design and production, theatre, and the visual arts.

Our students spend four hours a day in art classes, taught by working professionals, and four hours a day in academics. Sure, they’re becoming excellent artists. But they’re also building skills such as collaboration, time management, discipline, and grit. The result? Our high school graduation rate is close to 100 percent, and our six-year college graduation rate is 81 percent, well above the national average.

Our alumni can be seen on Broadway and television, in films, in major galleries, and in dance companies. Others can be found analyzing stocks on Wall Street, working in in well-respected hospitals, and running their own start-ups.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
181 responses
Average ACT
24
19 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

Arts and Academics: The Mind of the New Artist

Our college-preparatory program is designed to meet the challenges our students face with our demanding double major in arts & academics. The curriculum is built on the core values of a liberal arts education: inquisitiveness, creativity, and thoughtfulness. Almost all of our graduates go on to pursue higher education, several at some of the most academically demanding institutions in the country.

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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$46,083
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,155
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$267,048
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 15 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
  • Annual Expressions performance
    25%
  • Annual Nutcracker Performance
    20%
  • Senior year travel to London England
    18%
  • Junior Scene Night
    10%
  • student galleries
    8%
  • Senior year travel to Canada
    5%
  • Senior year travel to New York Opera House
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
438
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 20 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 20 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,235
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,570 / year
National
$12,239
17%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 23 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 23 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 23 responses

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