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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Baltimore County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Towson, MD. It has 111,138 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
6901 North Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204
Telephone
(410) 887-4554
Website

Baltimore County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1130
5,808 responses
Average ACT
26
469 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
111,138
Free or Reduced Lunch
46.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,585
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,562,450,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,754/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%

Baltimore County Public Schools Reviews

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Great school, amazing staff, and the school offers so many diverse AP classes available. The STEM, art, and music program is exception and caters to all the wants of students. There is also a wide range of sports teams such as Soccer, Cross-country, Basketball, and Baseball. There are may clubs such as Student Government, Model UN, Chess Club, Girl Up, and Medical Explorers Club. The students and teachers are all respectful and the school environment is enjoyable. What could be done better is that the school district should spend more time reviewing the qualifications of their teachers and increase the contact that their administration has with students.
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Baltimore County is a very privileged area with lack of respect sometimes. The Board of Education is just a bunch of business men and spend more money on making themselves rich then helping the schools improve their facilities. Overall my experience has been average, I have enjoyed some classes and hated others. My high school is extremely SAT crazed and it is hard sometimes not to take AP classes because they try not to offer Honors or Gifted levels of courses. Private school is a large thing in Baltimore so a lot of the money from families that are well off are funneled off to those schools making the public schools underfunded and sometimes mismanaged. The school I go to is the same building from 1948 and is in one of the most densely populated parts of Baltimore county making it extremely over populated, you don't always get the classes you want and even classrooms have become scarce.
My experience being in Baltimore County Public Schools was enjoyable although the experience like any other experiences has its ups and downs. While some teachers were not the best at their jobs in regards to teaching, the resources at my disposal were invaluable to preparing me to apply to college as I am currently a senior in High School. While all schools are not on equal playing field you do have several opportunities you should take advantage of while attending one of the Baltimore county public schools.