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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School is a public school located in Baltimore, MD. It has 1,645 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
About Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School...
Address
3500 Hillen Rd
Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone
(410) 396-6496

Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
910
95 responses
Average ACT
16
5 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    D+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$44,262
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Median Home Value
$153,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Prom
    29%
  • Homecoming Week
    19%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Holiday Celebrations
    12%
  • I like when i get to go to my sporting events to
    6%
  • When I go to field trips....otherwise....home
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,645
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.8%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,228/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School Reviews

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I love Mergenthaler vocational-technical High school because it is a place where you can learn great knowledge but be yourself at the same time. My school lets you express yourself , the teachers are very helpful and the staff overall are understanding and kind. Mergenthaler has many great activities, sports and clubs you can join. Meeting new people at mergenthaler every day makes my day. I look forward to coming to school to learn new and exciting things with my great classmates. Over the years I have attended Mergenthaler I have learned so many things that will not only help me in college but will help me in life as well. Mergenthaler is an excellent school to attend !
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I liked having fun on the wrestling team and enjoyed talking with my friends. As much as I enjoyed these things, there are other things I thought could be improved. The teachers were relaxed on making sure we thoroughly understood the curriculum, other staff members were average at making sure our school was safe. There was an incident where a few outsiders entered our school with knives looking for a particular student in which they found and proceeded to stab him. This didn't make me feel safe at all, but other than that incident it was a pretty decent school to attend.
Several teachers at Mergenthaler are very reasonable and understanding with their students. They constantly update students on their progress throughout the year and are extremely supportive, which encourages their students to push forward and continue putting forth as much effort as possible. The teaching styles vary depending on the type of teacher, the subject being taught and their past experiences with previous classes. Teachers try to find different ways of teaching to help the students completely retain the information and sometimes even incorporate it in their daily lives. Having very knowledgeable teachers are an advantage for the students because they are able to provide help whenever a student or their colleagues are struggling with something. The teachers are extremely helpful. At the beginning of the quarter or semester, the teacher passes out a class syllabus explaining exactly how they will be grading their students and what they are expecting.