13 Baltimore High Schools Have Zero Students That Are Proficient In Math

Tyler Durden's picture

For the past several weeks, one Fox affiliate in Baltimore has been publishing some staggering stories about the Baltimore public school system under an investigative series called "Project Baltimore."  Just a few weeks ago we noted one of those stories in which an undercover teacher admitted that public schools routinely pass kids that never even bother to show up for class a single day during the school year.

Now, a stunning new installment of the Project Baltimore series from Fox 45 reveals that 13 public high schools sprinkled around Baltimore, of the city's 39 total, had exactly 0 kids that tested proficient in math. 

An alarming discovery coming out of City Schools. Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state testing data and found one-third of High Schools in Baltimore, last year, had zero students proficient in math.


Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state test scores released this fall. We paged through 16,000 lines of data and uncovered this: Of Baltimore City’s 39 High Schools, 13 had zero students proficient in math.


  • Achievement Academy
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High
  • Coppin Academy
  • Excel Acadamy @ Francis M. Wood High
  • Forest Park High
  • Frederick Douglass High
  • Independence School Local 1
  • Knowledge and Success Academy
  • New Era Academy
  • New Hope Academy
  • Northwestern High
  • Patterson High
  • The Reach! Partnership School

Meanwhile, digging a bit deeper, Fox 45 also found that of the 3,804 students in Baltimore's worst 19 high schools, only 14 of them, or less than 1%, were proficient in math.

Digging further, we found another six high schools where one percent tested proficient. Add it up – in half the high schools in Baltimore City, 3804 students took the state test, 14 were proficient in math.


  • Ben Franklin H.S. at Masonville Cove
  • ConneXions: Community Based Arts SchoolDigital Harbor High School
  • Edmondson-Westside High
  • Renaissance Academy
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy

Not sursprisingly, only one Baltimore school replied to Fox 45 with a generic comment suggesting that improvement is difficult and "will take time."  That said, why do we suspect that 'improvement' will also take just a little more taxpayer money despite the fact that Baltimore already spends $16,000 per year per student...which, mind you, is more than many private schools that deliver far better results.

With these eye-opening results, Project Baltimore reached to North Avenue. But no one inside the building would sit down to answer our questions. Instead, we got a statement. Concerning our investigation, it read, “These results underscore the urgency of the work we are now pursuing. We must do more to meet the needs of all our students.”


That work, according to the statement, involves a new math curriculum started this year, enhanced teacher development and expanded partnerships to provide opportunities for students.


The statement concludes, “There is no simple answer that will close the achievement gap for Baltimore’s students. Though we all want to see results quickly, the work is hard and will take time.”

Of course, we're almost certain that these poor results have absolutely nothing to do with Baltimore's stellar, unionized teachers and administrators who will undoubtedly get to maintain their jobs and exorbitant public pensions despite the complete failure of their students.

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yrad's picture

Dindu no mafs

813kml's picture

It's the FED's incubator program.

Gap Admirer's picture

Obviously Baltimore just needs to dramatically raise taxes so that they can pay MUCH higher salaries and benifits to the teachers and administrators so that the little thugs can learn maff well.  It's a money problem, as usual...




(just in case: /s)

tmosley's picture

Totally coincidentally, 13 Baltimore high schools also have ZERO white students.

NoDebt's picture

Who really gives a shit if they learn anything?  We import the talent we need with green cards and H1B work visas.  Their only purpose for existing is to pull that lever for the Ds every couple years.  

No wonder the inner cities are nothing more than zoos without cages around them.  They've been bred for generations to be ANIMALS and they're being used like animals.  Nobody is surprised.


MagicHandPuppet's picture

"Guess wut times dey gets home from school?"

"'Bout tree fiddy"

El Vaquero's picture

60%-80% of student performance is, on average, driven by student demographics in my state.  I guarantee it isn't that much different in "diverse" states.  

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"But, but, but... Dass Raysiss!"

El Vaquero's picture

It gets even worse when you start looking at violent crime.  Things like Full Academic Year and Poverty make a difference in school performance.  With violent crime, the lines fall almost 100% along racial and ethnic lines.  

abyssinian's picture

They all know how to hold "BLM" signs and riots!  Real life skills these days. They don't need math, throw rocks to break store windows than loot sneakers doesn't require knowing how to make change. 

stacking12321's picture

13 out of 39 schools with zero math proficient students?

damn! that's like HALF or something!


abyssinian's picture

Sounds like you went to one of the school there! :)

Ms. Erable's picture

Of all of the students at these 13 high schools, how many of them received failing grades in maff, and won't graduate due to not being able to perform simple calculations?

If you guessed zero, you'd be correct.

The_Juggernaut's picture

One of them's called the "Achievement Academy".  wtf?

Manthong's picture



…but can they count to 6   …. rounds in a cheap .22 revolver.

StackShinyStuff's picture

How about the ones attending the Avon Barksdale School of Math?  Guarantee those fuckers can count.

vato poco's picture

here's how you know Baltimo' schools being a disaster is intentional: if it were just merely random dindu stupidity coupled with random dindu incompetence and random dindu corruption, there would be at least a few kids who could ... you know ... read/write/do maff. 

but we gots ZERO. 

dat ain't random

SybilDefense's picture

Facebook did it.

They be tweetin "git me mines" (martavious Bryant) and "gib me mo" (everyone else).

Baltimore would be a nice if it weren't for the folks that live in it.  Drone strike Hillary?

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

And how many will be offered a government job overseas with 3 hots and a cot and all the sand ya can stand?

They dont need to know maths to grease the wheels of "spreading freedom & democracy", but they do still need a high school diploma...

Here is the official level of maths required to get into the army


Thats elementary school level mathematics. Why teach the cannon fodder anything more complicated?

What, do you want them to be able to work out their probability of survival when facing Hezbollah fighters and the Russians when all they have is F35's and the IDF for support!?

Gorgeous's picture

that is because math is whiteness. QED.

Dolar in a vortex's picture

The comical thing is that they're pinning it on the high school teachers.

The test the H.S. kids take is probably at a 6th grade level, so it's the elementary school system that is failing these young "students".

Unless you live in the wealthiest suburbs or wealthiest corner of the city, putting your kid in a public school is child abuse.

tion's picture

^^^ This

Smugtards want to laugh at Baltimore, as though this is only a Baltimore or inner-city parenting or public school issue.   But the NWEA MAP tests allow us to compare performance across grade levels, and the sad truth is that over half of all American 11th graders taking the MAP test probably can't do actual 6th grade level mathematics.  I base this statement on attentive review and comparison and am not pulling it out of my ass.  If you have a child enrolled in the public school system, it is foolhardy to think this issue does not affect you. 

Gorgeous's picture

Smugtard?  You come at us like that?  Who said it is only B-more? And who is the one making foolhardy generalizations about half of "americans"? Aint no uniform population of "Americans" to get your statistical "half" from there Mr. Attentive.  My  school system don semble dat a toll.  Besides, when it comes to my kids I don't assume anything about the country or the school or even the books.  Only what they learn. 


tion's picture

>and who is the one making foolhardy generalizations about "half of Americans"

I said 'over half of all American 11th graders taking the MAP test', based on reviewing score data.  I am not really sure what you are trying to say.  

PT's picture

But maffs is for weak and ugly people.  Everyone else gets superior results through a combination of charm and violence.




(Or perhaps I'm just a whinger.)



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Kobe Beef's picture

Look, it's homo africanus. Not the same species as the ones that developed mathematics.

I don't expect canis lupus familiarus, nor pan troglodytes to perform at human standards either.

And I'm not some parasitic skool administrator who gets paid to pretend otherwise.

They can pick cotton, run after balls, and destroy any human habitat they're given the run of.

Human Mathematics? No, and never. Get real, America.

Omen IV's picture

Run, Jump, Dance & Sing are always the limits

Chuck Walla's picture

Obviously, its all the Republicans running those inner-city schools.

Offthebeach's picture

Sounds right, school age whites are about, or under, 50%.

Chaos_Theory's picture

Or just use Greatschools.org when looking where to live.  All you need to do is look at the student demographics to see which 8 to 10 ranked school has the optimal ratio with less than 8% from a certain cohort.

MEFOBILLS's picture

Everytime the press refuses to note racial component, is another piece of evidence that the press is incompetent.  The Presstitutes are frightened little girls, afraid to speak the truth.

Here is another truth about "guns." 



The nigger in the woodpile: An appropriate metaphor here because the mystery ingredient underpinning all of the anomalies above is race. As FBI statistics show, year after year, blacks murder at about six times the rate of Whites, Hispanics three to four times the White rate. If you normalise the figures, i.e. isolate the ratio of gun murders committed by Whites, you'll see that America is little different from most European countries. In fact it's better than some.

Omen IV's picture

Presstitutes are frightened little girls, afraid to speak the truth.


complicite in their role for the Kalegri Plan

PT's picture

Come on ZH.  This article is not complete without this:



runswithscissors's picture


Knowledge and Success Academy....why is it when the govt is involved, just the opposite occurs?

PT's picture

Because lying is cheaper than telling the truth.
Because hypocrisy doubles your options.

Saddam Miser's picture

To quote a ZH’er’s words of wisdom from long ago: “How much nuffin would a dindu do if a dindu dindu nuffin?”

Gorgeous's picture

well he dindu no math, dat fo shore.

SybilDefense's picture

So much time is spent trying to teach them to spell their first names.  Other subjects ultimately must suffer

BlindMonkey's picture

+1 for both of them.  Love it. 

10mm's picture

Don't forget. "My feetsies hurt".

highly debtful's picture

You should give a shit, NoDebt. I prefer to see that collegiate school for boys as a beacon of hope. The guy (the school principal, I take it?) is right about not settling for the status quo and wanting to make a difference. You need people with that kind of vision and resolve. I mean, what's the alternative? That you let your inner cities rot away? Then you'll risk that the decay will spill over sooner or later. 

At least, this is someone who does not accept what is happening in his own community. You guys should be cherishing someone like him because people like that are desperately needed to turn things around in the black community.

I don't believe in all that affirmative action crap or other fancy, artificial and basically worthless instruments to "enhance" people. In the long run, only people from the same community with common sense and a decent set of moral standards - people who will serve as a role model to their kin - can produce results.


waspwench's picture

Even if we accept that blacks have a lower average IQ than Caucasians or Asians that does not mean that all blacks have a lower IQ, and it does not mean that they are incapable of learning something as basic as high school maths.

I would guess that before permissive parenting, and laws about no corporal punishment in the schools, black children managed to learn basic maths skills, and a whole lot of other things too.

Children are animals.   They are human beings to whom the veneer of civilization has not yet been affixed.   Some will respond to kind words and persuasion.   Many will require a firmer hand and stricter discipline.   Until and unless we return to teachers, and to parents, the power to enforce discipline (with corporal punishment if necessary) we will not be able to "make" these children learn anything, or do anything, that they do not feel like doing.   Our failure to enforce discipline is condemning these children to a life of failure.   It is a rare child which happily volunteers to sit still in a classroom and obey instructions.   There must be a carrot and a stick, especially there must be a stick, and occasionally it will have to be used.

I was a smart aleck brat when I was in high school but I was kept in line by two things:  fear of discipline (being embarrassed in front of my classmates) and the knowledge that my parents would always side with the school, never with me, and, therefore, there would be serious consequences at home if I got into trouble at school.

If children are not disciplined, and made to do as they are told, then we are failing them.   It may seem harsh but it worked and resulted in more successful, well adjusted, happier people.

Offthebeach's picture

Blacks are on their 5-6th generation of Public Housing,  Section 8, welfare. 

How, better, where you going to get the super teachers to teach thsm?  Pro tip, they don't exist.  You ready to hire away from corporations the talent, the millions of people you need?  Are you doing it?  And what makes you think at any price, intelkigent, innovative,  hard workung people want or will stay around degerating blacks?

Get real.






Chuck Walla's picture

When you have no idea who daddy is or what prison/cemetery he be in and where momma be at getting her meth on, who exactly is supposed to discipline dees chillin'? Da street, dats hoo.

Omen IV's picture

15% of blacks have an IQ equal to or greater than 100 the rest are largely at 70 which is not educable


see the stats by country - Asian super majority top ten then Caucasian -  bottom is Africa or those countries derivatives of A and the ME


also Children are 'NOT" animals - blacks are clearly but there are white and yellow children as young as 2-5 that are more knowing and understanding than an average black at 30

blown income's picture

That is a accurate statement!

Eyes Opened's picture

AI will save us....  :-)