Baltimore school information

IndexBaltimoreMarylandNational
Average Test Scores20%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools3151,16379,221
Total private schools17367424,874
Total post-secondary schools281127,963
The Baltimore, MD educational system consists of 315 public schools, 173 private schools and 28 post-secondary schools. Baltimore public schools have average test scores of 20% which is 52% lower than than the Maryland average and 59% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Baltimore public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.5% have completed high school, 29.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Baltimore are 59% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 315 public schools in Baltimore.
  • 80.1% of people in Baltimore have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.5% of people in Baltimore have completed high school.
  • 29.7% of people in Baltimore have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Baltimore

IndexBaltimoreMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade80.1%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school78.5%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college53.9%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.4%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.7%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters14.0%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.9%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%2.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Baltimore (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Severna Park, MD38,51475%52%
Hampton, MD4,83069%41%
Ellicott City, MD70,78067%36%
Mays Chapel, MD11,81166%34%
Lutherville, MD6,70763%28%
Baltimore, MD621,00020%59%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Portland, OR620,58951%3%
Oklahoma City, OK620,01561%25%
Louisville, KY611,57340%19%
Milwaukee, WI598,67221%57%
Nashville, TN643,77143%12%
Baltimore, MD621,00020%59%
Source: The Baltimore, MD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.