A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
712 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone
(443) 642-5165
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Baltimore School for the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
91 responses
Average ACT
25
12 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Annual Expressions performance
    30%
  • Annual Nutcracker Performance
    20%
  • Senior year travel to London England
    20%
  • Junior Scene Night
    10%
  • Senior year travel to Canada
    10%
  • Senior year travel to New York Opera House
    10%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
393
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$17,228/ year
National
$12,239
25%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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As a dance major, I enjoyed my overall experience at BSA very much! I felt a strong sense of inclusion with my fellow classmates and teachers. The dance department is very strong and is definitely the best you will find around Baltimore. Having taken AP and honors courses, I feel as though the academic classes could have been more challenging and pushed me more as an academically minded individual.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my four years at the Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA). I received top-notch training in classical clarinet performance. As it is a school dedicated to the arts, arts are emphasized more than academics. As I knew that I would be pursuing a career in academia, this emphasis became an inconvenience. In higher education, I found that I was not as academically prepared as students who had gone to schools that focused mostly on academics. This played out sorely in my STEM classes in college as BSA is lacking in the STEM department. Nevertheless, I am so thankful for the institution and am grateful to have attended.
Great school w passionate teachers; the academic areas are great. Artistic expression is definitely encouraged. Only thing is that there is a lot of pressure on the students because the environment is pre-professional so it gets very difficult and stressful at times, more than any regular high school.