Baltimore City Public Schools is a public school district located in Baltimore, MD. It has 82,354 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
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Baltimore City Public Schools Reviews
I have been lucky enough to attend some of the best schools in Baltimore City since we don’t have to attend zoned schools, however city schools are drastically underfunded. Funding is made up from local revenue from property tax and money from the state, which has remained flat in regards to inflation since 2008. Due to the levels of concentrated poverty in Baltimore, we get very little local funding compared to wealthier counties. This leaves us at a major deficit and it shows through our lack of properly maintained school buildings. Many lack proper heat, fully functioning bathrooms and technology. Despite all this, there are some truly great schools in the district that you’re able to get into if you maintain good grades that will afford you priceless opportunities to follow your passions, which I am genuinely grateful for.
Overall being a student in a Baltimore Pubkic School has been both triumphant and disappointing. Favoritism can be seen through the uneven funding for all extracurricular activities, for example at Western High School the Basketball team gets all the money, But when it comes to the Fine Arts department the money seems to be missing. The textbooks are falling apart and are diminishing in number as the years go on. The bathroom stalls have missing doors and some hallways have insufficient lighting. Despite all of the technicalities of the building, I believe the educational aspect of Western High School is nurturing. The majority of the teachers do their best to provide for students and prepare them for the future both academically And socially. The diverse community in western allows students to get comfortable being around people who have different backgrounds. The lunches overall are great they are nutritious and tasty.
In the 12 years I’ve spent in Bcpss I’ve noticed that schools display poor building structures. Though the students score high on standardized test they are deprived of the basic necessities needed to thrive in an educational setting. Students work hard to maintain decent grades while the school system works hard to maintain its reputation. The system should work for the kids not against them. Our world is dependent upon young and growing minds, and flourishing minds are a product of a genuinely active school system.