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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armageddon addahere's picture

"Most could instead learn a trade." That's what you think. If you believe learning a trade is easy go ahead and rewire your house, or install a new kitchen and bathroom.

The US military has been working with IQ tests and aptitude tests for 100 years, longer than almost anybody else. They also have an interest in getting all the recruits they can use. Long ago they determined not to take anyone with less than an 83 IQ. They have a huge array of jobs, not all require the highest intelligence but they determined there is a cutoff below which a person is not teachable.

Average black IQ is about 80. In other words 50% of American blacks are pretty much a write off as far as ever being any use in the world.

Omen IV's picture

"not teachable" -- actually not "educable  - most are at 70 or below -  see africa country stats

The Black problem is not a White problem - the Black problem is a black problem today and 100 years from now and will always be a black problem no solution to DNA except rape low end white women


Eyes Opened's picture

"Most could instead learn a trade."


And you think a "trade" doesn't need any intelligence ??

Try plumbing a house or wiring in a consumer unit....

Calculations are required in both activities...

Don't be so fucking patronising...

Elmo Blatch's picture

They know how much goes into a dime bag so they good,muthafucka.

VWAndy's picture

 If only the teachers were paid better.lol

Eyes Opened's picture

Three fucking words people....


Why should a teacher give a fuck when they get paid regardless...

On the other side... make Parents benefits dependent on school attendance & at least BASIC performance metrics... 

It's called accountability... an EXTINCT idealogy these days in every single walk of life, from the top to the bottom....

Xena fobe's picture

They're all going to be rap stars and basketball players so it's OK.

Why don't the schools pair kids with mentors?  Math is not hard but it takes practice.  And the kids need encouragement.

American Snipper's picture

Keeping blacks as virtual slaves to big govt handouts...

wisehiney's picture

Math is not important when you have so much expertise in many other fields.

any_mouse's picture

Why bother?

There aren't any students eager to learn Mathematics anyway. White Man's shit.

Public school is just daycare to keep them off the streets during the day.

They are not going to have any better job prospects with math skills.

The horror of this story is not with the students or with the teachers, it is the waste of resources on individuals with no commitment to developing themselves and/or lacking the intellectual capacity to learn.

School should only be for those individuals who have both the capacity and the desire to learn, regardless of race, color, or creed.

Along the line, Public Education went off the rails.

Federal Student Loans and Higher Education followed suit.

freedom1798's picture

"What you talkin bout?  1 + 3 = 6.  So eat shit, you honkie white-privledge muthafucka."

Youri Carma's picture

Ah, who cares because for Baltimore bartenders it's more important to have a blinking smile on their face than lookig stupid with a lower IQ due to drinking water Fluoridation.

"Fluoridation of the Baltimore water began on November 26, 1952" https://rep5355.com/2007/12/13/fluoridation-of-the-drinking-water/

frontierland's picture

So what's the excuse for Low IQ in Africa...  Or anywhere Africans go on the planet in large numbers.

Youri Carma's picture

More important question: How do you explain their blinking white smiles without water Fluoridation?

afronaut's picture

OH bullshit. I Had fluoridated everything as a kid and did fine in math. Even managed 2 years of calculus.

Youri Carma's picture

Imagine how far you would have gotten without it. We would be flying the stars with anti-gravity machines right now, sigh ...

frontierland's picture

Drop the White Supremist Math and start offering Spear Chucking and Machete Making classes, you know something the students can really excel in.

Gorgeous's picture

Nah, math is fine, it just has to be put in context.

1. you can buy 10 guns for $1000 now, to rob $50000 over the next 2 years, or, you could put half on dope at 50% interest.  which should you do?

2.  Laquisha has 10 more kilos than LeShawndra today, and will have twice as much 5 years from now.  How many kilos will they have next year?

3.. sherrif Joe can drive 10 blocks in 5 minutes.  If it takes you 3 minutes to pick the lock before the alarm sounds, how fast do you need to run 3 blocks to get away?

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Dem icy-white blings atda jewry stow coss two-fiddy. When LaQuon, DaQuon, and ShaQuon rob tha jewry stow, deybee rich muthufuckaz.

DaveA's picture

It doesn't matter. We're not breeding inner-city monkeys for their intellectual abilities, we're breeding these slow-moving, slow-witted megafauna as an emergency food source for when our economy collapses.

Q: What do you call a place with free food, free housing, and free medical care, whose residents are not expected to make the slightest effort to provide anything for themselves?

A: A feedlot!

freedom1798's picture

 Not sure I'd want to eat drug-infested nigger meat.

VZ58's picture

What's the problem? They know that their Glocks hold fifteen double stacked. Is anyone really surprised? Angus cattle to the slaughter...

Umh's picture

They ain't that smart.

Jethro's picture

Glocks?  LOL.  Maybe Hi Points "wiff da beamz"

Goldennutz's picture

Now dats bees da reel maff.

Blankone's picture

Did not see a single white student, not even at the "Collegiate" school.

Also notice a nice trick regarding the Collegiate school. They reported that there was an upward spike of students scoring proficient at math of 60%. Well, if before only 1 student was proficient and now there are 2 proficient that is a 100% increase - but pathetic. They made a point not to report the percentage who actually scored proficient, so I doubt it is encouraging.

besnook's picture

it is clear the teachers' failure to do their jobs is the students' fault.

DrData02's picture

Clearly many people are accountable and should be fired.

Neochrome's picture

You are talking like schools are about kids getting education and not about teachers getting payed...

reTARD's picture

Math is not needed in the socialist world. It's frowned upon.

CingRed's picture

Another common core success story.

Jethro's picture

"Muh baby dindu homework!"

bluskyes's picture

If its anything like ontario, anal intercourse rates higher on the educational priorities list, than math.

Hillarys Server's picture

In South Africa they've rebranded "math" as "shopping", according to an interviewee on Stefan Molyneux.

2 + 2 = plenty

If your 80% genetically determined IQ is in the low 70s a lecture on calculus is indistinguishable from the chirping of a bluebird.

Hillarys Server's picture

"Zippity doodah zippity day. My oh my what a wonderful day."

What is the number of zippities mentioned minus the occurrences of doodah raised to the power of the number of days until the bluebird lands on your shoulder?

-- Ain't nobody got no time for that!

moorewasthebestbond's picture



There's always recolonization.

homiegot's picture

Nigs are gonna nig.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

It's OK to nig, just dont let me catch you reniggin'.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

If too many students are performing too poorly on the test, you get rid of the test. Every educator and school board member knows this. 

Hillarys Server's picture

Asians learned up all the math and didn't leave any left over for other peoples.

Hillarys Server's picture

Asians also learned up all the physics and astrology. The sh-t that the Greek homos invented.

Goldennutz's picture

Look at the names of the schools. It's the same in other Libtard run cities. They think that calling a shithole an "Academy" these moronic future guests of the state prison system are really going to study.


What a joke!