Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Public 9-12

 1400 W Cold Spring Lane
       Baltimore, MD  21209-4904


(410) 396-7026

District: Baltimore City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
12th of 139 Maryland High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,122 Help

Feeder schools for Baltimore Polytechnic Institute:

Elementary:    Abbottston Elementary
    Alexander Hamilton Elementary
    Arlington Elementary
    Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle
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Middle:    Afya Public Charter School
    Booker T. Washington Middle
    Calverton Elementary/Middle
    Stadium School
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Student/teacher ratio:  20.8
Number of students:  1,619

Racial breakdown:

African American:
61.3%
White:
17.2%
Hispanic:
12.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.6%

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Compare Details Baltimore Polytechnic Institute ranks better than 91.4% of high schools in Maryland. It also ranks first among 8 ranked high schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.82. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (61.3%), White (17.2%), Hispanic (12.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is 20.8. 34 high schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is $12,122, which is the lowest among 36 high schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute:

SchoolDigger ranks Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 12th of 139 Maryland public high schools. (See Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in the ranking list.)

Baltimore City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Baltimore City Public Schools 24th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 67.94 3rd 201 98.5%
2005 88.26 1st 204 99.5%
2006 87.61 2nd 204 99.0%
2007 84.69 5th 209 97.6%
2008 86.94 2nd 214 99.1%
2009 86.26 2nd 213 99.1%
2010 87.09 4th 220 98.2%
2011 87.41 4th 183 97.8%
2012 82.31 16th 187 91.4%
2013 79.71 31st 185 83.2%
2014 78.99 46th 231 80.1%
2015 78.33 15th 233 93.6%
2016 79.58 16th 233 93.1%
2017 83.29 13th 180 92.8%
2018 71.66 28th 197 85.8%
2019 81.82 12th 138 91.3%

Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Open Quote Poly affords its students a very rigorous learning experience that prepares them well for college. There are a number of clubs, sports and other activities to hone their gifts and talents or explore new interests all together. I'm grateful my three children were selected to attend such a great school at their dad's alma mater. 
Husband c/o '85
Son 1 c/o '14 (Honors)
Son 2 c/o '18 (Ingenuity program)
Daughter c/o '21 (Wait list for Ingenuity) Close Quote


Facebook Profile Picture by a student on FaceBook
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Open Quote I am a student at the great Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and in the graduating class of 2009. I take great pleasure in my school. We're taught by some of the best teachers Maryland has to offer and I'm so glad my parents told me about it. Even though my mother went to City, also known as the dump on the hump school. Even though we're not number one we're in the top 5 and we're the first public school on the list so in my eyes that is number one. Since public school are underfunded and we less resources than most county schools. So HEY POLY!!! :) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 542 1025 92 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1670
1990 511 1074 73 12 1 n/a n/a 3 1674
1991 523 1091 67 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1693
1992 468 1013 62 13 6 n/a n/a 0 1562
1993 378 777 59 13 4 n/a n/a 0 1231
1994 357 695 57 6 2 n/a n/a 0 1117
1995 276 674 48 2 3 n/a n/a 0 1003
1996 276 674 48 2 3 n/a n/a 0 1003
1997 286 719 39 5 5 n/a n/a 0 1054
1998 298 742 41 7 5 n/a n/a 0 1093
1999 299 802 41 10 7 n/a n/a 0 1159
2000 302 797 41 14 6 n/a n/a 0 1160
2001 284 814 34 10 6 n/a n/a 0 1148
2002 296 833 37 9 5 n/a n/a 0 1180
2003 296 833 37 9 5 n/a n/a 0 1180
2004 289 822 33 8 4 n/a n/a 0 1156
2005 279 837 38 12 3 n/a n/a 0 1169
2006 305 825 40 12 5 n/a n/a 0 1187
2007 278 899 38 16 5 n/a n/a 0 1236
2008 269 1002 44 23 6 n/a n/a 0 1344
2009 245 1109 45 31 5 n/a n/a 0 1435
2010 214 1251 58 38 54 n/a n/a 0 1615
2011 213 1256 54 53 105 0 2 0 1683
2012 201 1222 54 55 100 0 2 0 1634
2013 231 1147 61 59 96 2 1 0 1597
2014 243 1070 53 75 37 1 2 0 1481
2015 248 1092 59 79 6 2 9 0 1495
2016 270 1061 71 97 6 4 13 0 1522
2017 257 1081 74 117 4 8 12 0 1553
2018 259 1036 101 127 6 8 15 0 1552
2019 262 1044 107 150 4 6 20 0 1593
2020 258 1030 104 162 3 6 21 0 1584
2021 279 993 109 200 4 4 30 0 1619

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1670 70.0 23.8 n/a
1990 1674 71.0 23.5 11.1
1991 1693 69.3 24.4 10.3
1992 1562 70.3 22.2 16.6
1993 1231 66.8 18.4 21.1
1994 1117 60.5 18.5 19.3
1995 1003 55.1 18.2 25.2
1996 1003 55.1 18.2 25.2
1997 1054 57.6 18.3 25.3
1998 1093 56.5 19.3 23.4
1999 1159 56.5 20.5 27.5
2000 1160 65.0 17.8 26.2
2001 1148 67.0 17.1 34.2
2002 1180 73.0 16.2 34.2
2003 1180 73.0 16.2 34.2
2004 1156 62.0 18.6 33.5
2005 1169 59.0 19.8 34.9
2006 1187 58.0 20.5 35.2
2007 1236 68.0 18.2 38.8
2008 1344 67.0 20.1 39.4
2009 1435 77.0 18.6 40.3
2010 1615 85.0 19.0 55
2011 1683 94.0 17.9 53.1
2012 1634 87.5 18.6 56.6
2013 1597 85.5 18.6 56.7
2014 1481 82.5 17.9 56.4
2015 1495 78.0 19.1 57.3
2016 1522 78.0 19.5 44.2
2017 1553 78.5 19.7 n/a
2018 1552 79.0 19.6 100
2019 1593 79.0 20.1 100
2020 1584 80.0 19.8 25.2
2021 1619 77.5 20.8 34.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1670 70.0 23.8 n/a
1990 1674 71.0 23.5 11.1
1991 1693 69.3 24.4 10.3
1992 1562 70.3 22.2 16.6
1993 1231 66.8 18.4 21.1
1994 1117 60.5 18.5 19.3
1995 1003 55.1 18.2 25.2
1996 1003 55.1 18.2 25.2
1997 1054 57.6 18.3 25.3
1998 1093 56.5 19.3 23.4
1999 1159 56.5 20.5 27.5
2000 1160 65.0 17.8 26.2
2001 1148 67.0 17.1 34.2
2002 1180 73.0 16.2 34.2
2003 1180 73.0 16.2 34.2
2004 1156 62.0 18.6 33.5
2005 1169 59.0 19.8 34.9
2006 1187 58.0 20.5 35.2
2007 1236 68.0 18.2 38.8
2008 1344 67.0 20.1 39.4
2009 1435 77.0 18.6 40.3
2010 1615 85.0 19.0 55
2011 1683 94.0 17.9 53.1
2012 1634 87.5 18.6 56.6
2013 1597 85.5 18.6 56.7
2014 1481 82.5 17.9 56.4
2015 1495 78.0 19.1 57.3
2016 1522 78.0 19.5 44.2
2017 1553 78.5 19.7 n/a
2018 1552 79.0 19.6 100
2019 1593 79.0 20.1 100
2020 1584 80.0 19.8 25.2
2021 1619 77.5 20.8 34.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $845 (7.4%) $10,596 (92.6%) $11,441
2020 $1,033 (8.5%) $11,088 (91.5%) $12,122

Data source: Maryland Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students15931619
 1.6%
African American1044993
 4.9%
American Indian44
Asian107109
 1.9%
Hispanic150200
 33.3%
Pacific Islander64
 33.3%
Two or More Races2030
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%34.6%
 65.4%




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