Western High

Public 9-12

 4600 Falls Rd
       Baltimore, MD  21209-4915


 (410) 396-7040

 School Website

District: Baltimore City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
127th of 195 Maryland High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.5
Number of students:  994

Racial breakdown:
African American:
88.9%
White:
5.1%
Hispanic:
3.5%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Western High ranked worse than 65.1% of high schools in Maryland. It also ranked 4th among 14 ranked high schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.48. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (88.9%), White (5.1%), Hispanic (3.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Western High is 17.5. 17 high schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Western High employs 56.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Western High:

SchoolDigger ranks Western High 127th of 195 Maryland public high schools. (See Western High in the ranking list.)

Baltimore City Public Schools:

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

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Rank History for Western High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.32 1st 201 99.5%
2005 68.56 34th 204 83.3%
2006 79.93 14th 204 93.1%
2007 67.64 58th 209 72.2%
2008 84.90 6th 214 97.2%
2009 84.15 6th 213 97.2%
2010 84.79 13th 220 94.1%
2011 84.96 16th 183 91.3%
2012 82.17 17th 187 90.9%
2013 77.88 35th 185 81.1%
2014 78.91 47th 231 79.7%
2015 64.61 64th 233 72.5%
2016 49.77 118th 233 49.4%
2017 41.80 94th 180 47.8%
2018 29.48 127th 195 34.9%

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

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by a student on FaceBook
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Open Quote I graduated back in 2001 and this school was awesome. It prepared me for college. I enjoyed the sisterhood. Because of the great education I received here, I was able to graduate from college and get a good job and buy a house. Western ONLY the best. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Open Quote Wonderful school, high standards of academics as well as behavior. Long history as a women's only school, which is a great point of pride for students and staff alike. Extremely high college attendance percentage. This is listed as a "normal" school on this site, but it is a "citywide school" meaning that one must apply for admission. This is NOT a zoned school! But, if you flunk out, you will be sent back to your zoned school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Western High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 347 1126 19 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1497
1990 306 1110 13 4 2 n/a n/a 1 1436
1991 288 1180 18 3 3 n/a n/a 0 1492
1992 271 1215 12 4 9 n/a n/a 0 1511
1993 249 1099 17 3 7 n/a n/a 0 1375
1994 249 1018 17 7 3 n/a n/a 0 1294
1995 259 922 22 6 3 n/a n/a 0 1212
1996 259 922 22 6 3 n/a n/a 0 1212
1997 242 960 20 8 7 n/a n/a 0 1237
1998 246 959 25 7 7 n/a n/a 0 1244
1999 245 989 22 11 6 n/a n/a 0 1273
2000 194 947 14 7 5 n/a n/a 0 1167
2001 191 806 15 10 2 n/a n/a 0 1024
2002 162 701 10 5 1 n/a n/a 0 879
2003 162 701 10 5 1 n/a n/a 0 879
2004 155 713 15 5 2 n/a n/a 0 890
2005 129 712 22 8 4 n/a n/a 0 875
2006 104 698 19 4 3 n/a n/a 0 828
2007 100 714 20 6 3 n/a n/a 0 843
2008 95 688 14 9 2 n/a n/a 0 808
2009 92 721 10 16 3 n/a n/a 0 842
2010 95 729 12 17 2 n/a n/a 0 855
2011 78 814 13 19 3 3 1 0 931
2012 83 858 14 19 3 3 1 0 981
2013 96 898 21 28 3 4 0 0 1050
2014 85 952 21 25 2 4 0 0 1089
2015 98 947 24 34 3 3 1 0 1110
2016 62 916 22 29 2 2 1 0 1034
2017 51 884 18 35 4 1 1 0 994

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 Western High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1497 66.0 22.6 n/a
1990 1436 61.0 23.5 44.8
1991 1492 63.7 23.4 18.8
1992 1511 62.0 24.3 23.5
1993 1375 63.0 21.8 25.8
1994 1294 59.5 21.7 24.1
1995 1212 53.0 22.9 31.2
1996 1212 53.0 22.9 31.2
1997 1237 57.3 21.6 31.1
1998 1244 56.0 22.2 28.5
1999 1273 56.0 22.7 37.5
2000 1167 57.0 20.5 32.1
2001 1024 62.0 16.5 38.0
2002 879 58.0 15.2 38.3
2003 879 58.0 15.2 38.3
2004 890 48.0 18.5 41.0
2005 875 41.0 21.3 43.7
2006 828 40.0 20.7 43.1
2007 843 40.0 21.1 45.2
2008 808 41.0 19.7 43.9
2009 842 41.0 20.5 50.2
2010 855 42.0 20.3 61.5
2011 931 47.0 19.8 60.3
2012 981 47.0 20.8 62.8
2013 1050 50.5 20.7 65.3
2014 1089 57.5 18.9 69.2
2015 1110 56.0 19.8 68.1
2016 1034 58.0 17.8 63.4
2017 994 56.5 17.5 n/a

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 Western High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1497 66.0 22.6 n/a
1990 1436 61.0 23.5 44.8
1991 1492 63.7 23.4 18.8
1992 1511 62.0 24.3 23.5
1993 1375 63.0 21.8 25.8
1994 1294 59.5 21.7 24.1
1995 1212 53.0 22.9 31.2
1996 1212 53.0 22.9 31.2
1997 1237 57.3 21.6 31.1
1998 1244 56.0 22.2 28.5
1999 1273 56.0 22.7 37.5
2000 1167 57.0 20.5 32.1
2001 1024 62.0 16.5 38.0
2002 879 58.0 15.2 38.3
2003 879 58.0 15.2 38.3
2004 890 48.0 18.5 41.0
2005 875 41.0 21.3 43.7
2006 828 40.0 20.7 43.1
2007 843 40.0 21.1 45.2
2008 808 41.0 19.7 43.9
2009 842 41.0 20.5 50.2
2010 855 42.0 20.3 61.5
2011 931 47.0 19.8 60.3
2012 981 47.0 20.8 62.8
2013 1050 50.5 20.7 65.3
2014 1089 57.5 18.9 69.2
2015 1110 56.0 19.8 68.1
2016 1034 58.0 17.8 63.4
2017 994 56.5 17.5 n/a

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education.

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