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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Western School of Technology & Environmental Science is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Baltimore, MD. It has 905 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Western School of Technology & Environmental Science Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1160
468 responses
Average ACT
26
31 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$88,405
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,374
National
$949
Median Home Value
$321,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.67 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.67 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 305 responses
Report
  • Science expo
    20%
  • Cultural Coalessence
    19%
  • Pep rally
    16%
  • Prom, homecoming
    14%
  • Spirit week
    7%
  • Sports Games
    6%
  • May Fair
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
905
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.80 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.80 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.80 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,965
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.96 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.96 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.96 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,173/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.108 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.108 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.108 responses
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I am a freshman in Western Tech and it is a very good school compared with the others in Baltimore County. The school does give you challenging courses and they main priority is to prepare you for college. The teachers are average, some teachers are really good while others are not as good in conducting a classroom appropriately, like in most schools. Western Tech has so many clubs it’s unbelievable and the amount of diversity we have in each classroom is to a great extent. Western Tech has clubs relating to culture like African Student Association and South Asian Student Association and other clubs like the Fishing club. They need improvement on how to spend student’s downtime. They try by doing Cultural Coalescence and Club day, but in my opinion we should have a break in time called Study Hall where students can get caught up in their school work, chill out, and study! Overall Western Tech is the number one school to go to!
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Western is a crazy place. The people and teachers are borderline insane. However, they do help you a lot in real life areas. They give SAT prep classes, scholarship links, enforce college enrollment, and even let you register to vote!
I attended Western School of Technology and Environmental Science as a Business Management and Finance magnet student. Studying in this program at Western was extremely beneficial to me as I was able to get certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist. I also took several business courses to include an introduction to Marketing, Accounting I, and Accounting II. I also took a Business Capstone class that allowed me to invent a business idea and actually invent a product to market. The teachers at Western are extremely invested in the students, and clearly work to the best of their abilities for each and every student.