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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Chuck Walla's picture

Sounds like the perfect place to recruit the next generation of pension board members.

Citxmech's picture

Just throw more money at the schools. 

That'll fix things for sure.

(Start with admin.  I'm sure the main problem is under-administration)

Antifaschistische's picture

4 cameras live streaming in each classroom.  Parents with access to schools portal can enter their childs student ID, and automatically be routed to their scheduled classroom to observe both teacher and students live.

THAT will start to change a few things...

...then when someone starts to blame ______ for the lack of progress, you just play the tape and watch.

abyssinian's picture

He meant to say "baby mama"

Chuck Walla's picture

He forgot the /s.  How do you get them to watch through a meth haze? 

DrData02's picture

Parent access will change nothing in the inner-city.

SoDamnMad's picture

I didn't hear any parent outrage to cause this investigation. It was more journalists hearing about the failure and digging into the statistics.

Goldennutz's picture





The only time baby momma and baby daddy show up is when little Keyshawn gets plugged by 5-0 and are looking to hit the Ghetto Lotto.

SoDamnMad's picture

The will steal the cameras. Use the cameras for home (and drug stash) security.

HRClinton's picture

There's more to it than that.  It's culture & genetics. E.g...

I have a relative who teaches Gr. 7 at an Indian Reservation out West.  He says that almost all his students have tremendous difficulty even handling Basic Arithmetic and Gr. 7 math.  Stuff that was child's play for his kids, is a mountain for these kids.

But it's not politically correct to say that Group X is simply IQ deficient.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Running Bears never could read or write, but he could chuck a spear at a buffalo!

PlayMoney's picture

They obviously aren't measuring by common core standards

therealestg9's picture

"We wuz mathematicians and shit"

Wage Slave 927's picture

Who needs math? What's really important is to learn how to put a condom on a cucumber.

Chaos_Theory's picture

Looks like they're fucking that up too.  Come on Margret Sanger, do your job!

Offthebeach's picture

I needs a six hundred dollar Glock to rob twenty dollar frum de 7/11.  

RacerX's picture

Are there one or two "F"s in MAF?

Cloud9.5's picture

This is not difficult to understand. The welfare state provides the basics.  This provision does not require any effort on the part of the recipient.  In this environment, why would you spend your time learning tedious math equations? 


Public school is a daycare for welfare moms.  For students public schools are a place for socialization.  Students understand that their survival is not contingent on anything taught in public school.  Their survival is contingent on working the hood.

J S Bach's picture

Maff be hard muhfuggah. Wun plus wun be to. To plus to be foe.  Foe plus foe be... sev... no, awww sheeeit.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Hence, Common Core maff skillz.

If 2 is more than 1, but less than 3, then it logically follows that:

2 + 2 = 5

Antifaschistische's picture

In Houston, we send them to one of our top public schools dedicated to the "performing arts" since math isn't their apptitude.   Throw in some fancy title that contains "hope" or "academy" and make it sound like a prep school.   We don't tell them that "making it" in the world of "performing arts" is even harder than becoming a professional athlete.

at least you don't have to know any music to do rap.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"Maf's easy.  What's ten times turdy foe?"

"'Bout tree fiddy"

Deplorable's picture

How many bags of crack does it take to make a million dollars....That is the math that they know.

Gorgeous's picture

no, no, they got it.  NPV of 5 kilo over 5 years at 5%.  Basic gang entrance exam question.

Joe Mama 3's picture

I used to live down by Dave and Busters off richmond, and I had a neighbor whose kid went to the High school for preforming arts downtown. 16 and chunky, she proudly informed me that their high school had no P.E.

Joe Mama 3's picture

Robert E. Lee high on Beverly Hill, a great place to start !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I grew up north of houston 59 north 100 or so miles, we have our own issues, i used to run with a chick from texas city that was scared shitless to ride out into the national forest with me, I could show you some scary fuckin places along the angelina river. all white. the school district i grew up in has a better math track record than this baltimore mess for sure, but where I'm from kids are taught that Moses and Noah founded america !!!!!!!!!!!! dont ya know !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Mama 3's picture

( comment ripped off from other zerohedger from week or two ago.....)



Intelligence_Insulter's picture

Niggers.  The bad part is they want to fill up your kids classrooms with these future inmates.  Low IQ dindus because "diversity is strength".

MozartIII's picture

My wife was a teacher, that would not allow our children to go to public (government) school. Am gratefull for some reason!

Bank_sters's picture

They can polish the robots at McDonalds. 

aloha_snakbar's picture

Sez who? I’ll bet many of them can go from a kilo down to a gram...

serotonindumptruck's picture

They all know exactly how many grams are in an ounce.

It's taught to them from birth.

peippe's picture

Proficient? what's with the big wurdz ZH?

little help. please......

AgAuSkeptic's picture

No worries Google will hire them under "diversity quota" where they will send out social justice memos

Joe Mama 3's picture

my sister in law is one of these goofy bitches who thinks she's gonna be the vp of amazon some day cause she knows her way around the apple store. cringes when i use the word nigger, but would never move into the inner city, even if starbucks hq moved to 5th ward, houston !!!!!her neighboorhood was a sweet place to live 30 years ago, but hud put the ghetto everywhere !!!!!!  her neighboorhood ( a huge expanse of unincorporated north harris county ) probably has 500,000 people in it, plenty of uncle tom niggers with badges, harris county s.o. constables office, HPD, city of houston etc. they kinda worry me more than the street thugs. at least you can mace the street thugs if they get in your face. my street is mostly a little mexico. while i have a serious dislike  for the illegals, they mind their own beeswax, dont call the cops for shit, and dont rent their shit out for hud vouchers, cash only, niggers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

10mm's picture

No offense,. She should FUCKIN die. Fast.

BlindMonkey's picture

Future Democrat voters. They can't do math but will be able to pull the lever for the one with (D) by the name every time. 

rwmctrofholz's picture

Elon Mask will develop something to do it for them.

Realname's picture

Sheeeeit, maff be rayciss, yo. We bilt dem pyramids without no maffs.

Thebighouse's picture

Really so sad.  They are crippled for life.  And math is FUN!!! 

Wish the market would go somewhere.....did Korea launch a missle?  do a test?   

What was that in the night sky...a missle?   A snowflake?   

rwmctrofholz's picture

Was that our 2nd or 3rd "Don't Kill Anyone" Weekend?  I lost count.  Numbers are hard.

DarthVaderMentor's picture

LOL....FakeBook dumbed down intellectual slaves for the globalist leftist socialist drone plantation.......rascism at its political best.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

If we were honest and merciful, we would stop telling blacks that they have the same abilities as Whites. 

A simple IQ test could sift out the 5-7% who are capable of doing the work, and the rest could be released from the charade we currently go through with them.

Most could instead learn a trade.

HRH Feant2's picture

My grandfather completed the sixth grade. He became a carpenter and painter. Ended up in Commiefornia and painted airplanes for McDonnel Douglas for 20 years.

My grandfather knew enough to get married prior to having offspring and he knew how to show up on time and work. NIggers don't learn either of those skills.

I say pay for them to go to school through the sixth or seventh grade. After that? Get a job or prove you are smart enough for the taxpayer to keep paying for you to be educated.

No sense in throwing good money after bad. Even niggers understand that concept.

HRClinton's picture

They are learned trades.  Pimp, drug dealer, transporter, lookout, enforcer.

Sarcastic? Yes.  But also true - unfortunately. It's a horrific and very damning reflection on a society, that has lets things devolve to this: Few honest and decent paying jobs for Blacks.  Escapes?  Government jobs (DOD, Police, Alphabet Agencies) and Entertainment (sports, TV, music). Manufacturing is dead, or has few Blacks who are capable enough.

If our Ashkenazi bosses want them so much in our communities, schools and companies, why not ship a bunch to Isisrael?