About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Southwest Baltimore Charter School did not make AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Maryland in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Southwest Baltimore Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Southwest Baltimore Charter School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Maryland average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Southwest Baltimore Charter School's students and teachers. more
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Harbor City High School 0.3 miles|
|Franklin Square Elementary School 0.4 miles|
|Steuart Hill Academic Academy 0.5 miles|
|Bluford Drew Jemison Stem Academy West 0.5 miles|
Enrollment (2011)Total: 422
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Southwest Baltimore Charter School had 85% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Maryland had 40% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Baltimore City Public Schools District Spending
In 2011, Southwest Baltimore Charter School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Maryland average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Baltimore City Public Schools School District
About the MSA
What is it?
The Maryland State Assessments (MSA) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 8 are assessed in reading and math.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a score of basic, proficient, or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.