Two-thirds of Baltimore’s high schools have at least one student proficient in math, according to a Wednesday report.
Thirteen of Baltimore’s 39 city high schools contained zero students who tested at or above proficiency in math, according to a Project Baltimore investigation reported by Fox 45 News. Six of the remaining 26 schools reported one percent of students proficient in the subject.
Out of the 3,804 students in the other 20 schools, only 14 successfully tested for proficiency.
“These results underscore the urgency of the work we are now pursuing,” said the Baltimore school board to Project Baltimore. “We must do more to meet the needs of all our students.”
“Nine out of ten black boys in Baltimore City are not reading at grade level,” said Jack Pannell, founder of Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys. Pannell founded the all-boy school to remedy that statistic, suggesting that, without girls, the boys concentrate more easily.
Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys has the school day extended by one hour, shorter classes, and males accounting for six out of 10 of its teachers. While nine percent of the school’s students were proficient in math in 2016, 14.4 percent tested at or above proficiency in 2017.
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