How do the charter elementary schools in Baltimore stack up?
We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.
Frederick Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Baltimore, rising from a D to a C-, according to data from Niche.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 201 N. Bend Road, enrolls 156 students. Frederick Elementary School serves a diverse population: 84% of students identify as black and 10% identify as white. Niche graded the school a C- for academics (on an A-D scale).
The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.
Academically, 8% of Frederick Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 8% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 12% in math and 14% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 65% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Govans Elementary School saw its overall rating improve from a D+ to a C-. The school is located at 5801 York Road and is much larger, currently serving 441 students.
Niche graded Govans Elementary School a C- for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 12%, and reading proficiency was 12%. It also serves a less-affluent population, with 58% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
Wolfe Street Academy also improved, from C- to C. The school is located at 245 S. Wolfe St. and has 246 students currently enrolled, of whom 81% identify as Hispanic.
Niche graded Wolfe Street Academy a C for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 27%, and reading proficiency was 22%. The school also serves a less-affluent community, with 57% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
While some charter elementary schools in Baltimore are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:
- The Green School, with an overall rating of C.
- Northwood Appold Community Academy, with a C- rating overall..
Want more of the latest intel on Baltimore schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.
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