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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  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-
Patterson High School is a public school located in Baltimore, MD. It has 1,103 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 6% in reading.

Patterson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
6%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
61%
Average SAT
900
80 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$56,738
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,059
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,000
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
22%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
44%
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 20 responses
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  • Farewell
    20%
  • Graduation
    20%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • The back to the school fair.
    10%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,103
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,235
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.1%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,570/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Patterson High School has been a very interesting love and hate experience. To be honest, I did not like school at first, since it has earned a bad reputation for how old it is, but I gave it a chance and the truth is already my second house with much love. It is a very diverse school, the teachers are attentive and understandable with you despite the fact that it is not the best, always tries to make its students live the best experience they can offer.
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The education is the best part of this school, and, even then, it's not all that. The community is incredibly segregated, there's many race issues among students. The building is also falling apart (which, mind you, we were supposed to receive a new building several years ago and are still currently waiting) so much so that during extreme weather conditions where we're still forced to attend school, it's incredibly difficult from either being too hot in the summer without working air conditioning or too cold in the winter, where classes are forced to merge together in one of the few classrooms that actually have working heat, to concentrate.
Patterson High School is a great school im not going to lie, has great advantages and different choices in career path ways but the students is what kills the vibe of the school. There is alot of diversity which is good because you can befriend different races and learn about there culture but the down side is that there are racial wars mostly between African Americans and Latinos/Hispanics which makes it hard because the community around the school is also diverse. Our school is between Highland town and Dundalk big mix of Arabic , African Americans , Causicians, and Latinos/Hispanics. So for our students well my classmates to act like they are not use to being in this type of community is very sad because its not true most of my classes mates have lived in baltimore, born in baltimore, moved to baltimore from other cities or countries. Its amazing out of all the place people out of the country decide to come to baltimore a small little city .