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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Team_Huli's picture

Am I overlooking "Common Core Academy"?

mastersnark's picture

Freedom didn't work. Affirmative action didn't work. Forced integration didn't work. Cradle-to-grave welfare didn't work. I guess blacks are just stupid.

- any rational human

10mm's picture

Say whhhhhattt


Thom Paine's picture

Maths, physics, chemistry, English, history, biology - they all White supremecist don't you know.

Basket weaving, self sucking, spirit cooking however they all Excell at. 

Team_Huli's picture

So basically, if I were to attend high school in Baltimore and take a bunch of horticulture and auto shop classes, I stand a great chance at being valedictorian.

Guess it all depends on the quality of weed I grow in class.

newworldorder's picture

It depends on the color of your skin, whether you stay alive for a while.

Team_Huli's picture

Oh, you mean I have to stick around awhile and graduate, in order to be valedictorian?  This just got harder...

10mm's picture

Gotta say. Who needs math when cash is obsolete. 

Maynard G Krebbs's picture

that's why I uses Bitchcoin

bardot63's picture

Baltimore Public School Math Exam:

1)  Devon is the top homey in the Red Bloods.  If Devon unloads on Letroy with a full 9 mm clip, how many hours will pass before Letroy's woman pulls a train on the pool table down at Freddie's Bar & Lounge? 

2) Shadrack and Mayweather have a razor fight in the alley behind the Liberty Bell Museum. If Shadrack scores three cuts out of four thrusts, what percentage of the crack trade will Tee-Dog demand from the cops in the BPD evidence room?

3)  Laela Swanny is a tranny with a popular nightclub act.  If she does three shows a night, getting off at 2 a.m., how long will it take Baltimore Vice to find felony weight crack in her dressing room if she voted for Trump? 

4) Levonne is a hooker with the clap working downtown.  If she does the same guy three times in one hour,   how many minutes before Kevin Spacey claims it was all consensual?    


surf2liv's picture

I know it's a bit early for Christmas Carols

But check out a rendition of Slob on my Knob..to Carol of the Bells



Run a Train ..is better

Charvo's picture

In the Western world, darwinism is frowned upon.  The West is ultimately doomed because these people like these Baltimore students will eventually become voters.  When I think about these Baltimore schools, I think of the waste of resources and money.  However, a democracy forces this inefficient allocation of resources because politicians would be scared of getting voted out.  

ChaoKrungThep's picture

Look on the bright side. Voting doesn't count anymore. Elections are rigged, so these zombies won't make a bit of difference.

newworldorder's picture

2 Black Baltimore School Superintendents hired in 5 years.

Deray Mckeson in charge of Baltimore School System Teacher hiring as Director of Recruitment. He did more hobenobing with the Obama WH, than he did recruiting strategies to bring better teachers to Baltimore.

Guderian's picture

My mahn DeRay been done wit da rayciss skool seestem!

Dat nigga now all-out BLM, fytn dem crackers n'shit!

Check #GoHomeDeray

"DeRay Mckesson (born July 9, 1985) is an American civil rights activist and former school administrator.[1][2] Mckesson is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and is known for his activism via social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram and has been active in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland.[2] Mckesson has also written for The Huffington Post[3] and The Guardian.[4] Along with Johnetta Elzie, Brittany Packnett, and Samuel Sinyangwe, Mckesson launched Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence.[5] He currently hosts the Crooked Media podcast Pod Save the People."


hanekhw's picture

The solution will entail renaming the schools after the original Black Panthers or the founders of Hip Hop after which the students will riot, loot and burn the buildings down upset that American holidays will no longer be observed thereby lenghtening the school year..

Free Man's picture

The answer is obvious:

In EVERY instance where blacks are in great numbers, control the governments of cities, counties, regions, states, countries, & continents we ALWAYS see:
massive murder rates
massive crime in general
degraded property
massive disease, especially STDs
massive drug abuse
general filth, squalor
massive, unable to support their own children, birthrates
massive youth pregnancies rates
massive school dropout rates
incredibly low IQs & test scores
violence as a way of life
fathers nowhere to be found

Kelley's picture

As Paul Newman might say, "If there are zero students are proficient in math, how do they know?" 

ssnova's picture

What are we paying the teachers for?  What are all these people going to college to get an education major doing?  You know.. how our government promoted that everyone should go to college, even if they earned it or not, Affirmative Action, you can get in with a C average into certain colleges due to your race, or you could get rejected for having an A average to that same college due to your race (incase you didn't know, Asians are screwed the most, Whites have it second, Hispanics 3rd, Blacks 4th, Native Americans 5th...)

Nothing makes sense here anymore, we're encouraging what's wrong and discouraging what's right... if you work hard and excel in intellect you are discriminated against, if you are underachieving, lazy, and can't comprehend science and math, you are praised and get more benefits.  


Take race out of the picture, and just let everything happen naturally, if you're smart and excel in what you do, it should show, un-inhibited by the system, that way, our country will fill critical positions with people who earned/deserve it, rather than forcefully throwing in people into careers they may not be the best fit for, regardless of race.

ThinkAgain's picture

And we still joking about the Russians.. (where math education is superiour)

Our perception of reality is so heavily misformed by Hollywood.

While Russia is a math paradise we think they are stupid and we are brilliant.

While Russia has musea the USA only can dream of we still consider them barbarians.

Hubris fogs our perception of reality big time.

dunce's picture

These results are to be expected because of the many teachers that are not proficient in math. maff is hard.

DaiRR's picture

So colleges are dropping math from their core requirements.  You know, they're saying being proficient in math is pure and simple white privilege.  The only way to teach math (or anything else) in these inner city schools is with three military drill instructors in each classroom and no rules restricting what they can do.

pparalegal's picture

But most of Baltimore gave 9 year old Hope & Change the Valedictorian award. 

shutterbug's picture

VERY LOGICAL ... zombies are procreating and replacing real humans in USA ... the country of morons /sarcasm

ChaoKrungThep's picture

So zombies are more cost effective than robots? New job creation: Grave exhumers.

LoveTruth's picture

Scoring high or even OK is white man's privilage. This however will be fixed by the libs, just like they have done it in California. The test bar will be lowered as much as needed to make all children equally successful in math and science. 

roddy6667's picture

Mafs be hard.

I know, I know. Dat be raycis.

africoman's picture
Bad at math? No worries.


Baby, you may have been born that way.


And hey,it's okay lots of famous smart, people were horrible at math.

Americans turned into Americunts and AmeriCAN'Ts by their school system itself since childhood.

What will go wrong if the American dream <<<that gives too much freedumb>>> goes unchecked in a corporate country like U$A ? 

A lot, lot can go south.It will lead to Self destruction and ultimately the doom of the whole society. 

The bottom line?

Do what you love — because that’s probably what you’ll good at and that is getting busy in your perverted gender fluidness activities today and shopping yesterday.

Let us see how a good post I found on the net:


We went through the following phases:
1. Its cool to go the gay parade
2. Ya, let them get married – seems fair
3. Well, we do need to explain to Bobby why Sammy has 2 dads
4. Lets talk to kids about anal sex in grade 5
5. Lets ask kids before they go to school what gender they identify with
6. Its wrong to use he/she/him/her or any words that indicate gender
7. We need Tranny washrooms right frickin now! This is PRIORITY ONE!
8. Pedophiles are people too. Did you think they were monsters? (Salon)
9. Letting a dog lick peanut butter off your thing is not a crime, its only bad if you want to penetrate Lassie. 

This is riveting stuff – it really is! 

Next stop:
Ass-fucking on public transit is encouraged as it is a creative
way to double seat capacity. It is wrong and selfish to refuse
a request to be ass-fucked on Canadian public transit.
Besides – This will align with the expanded migrant policy
and the send a message to the gay community that we really
love what you do so much – that we now invite you to do it
to us – by law whenever the mood strikes you as an expression
of inclusiveness and diversity. 

Btw – having multiple wives that wear bags over their heads
that can be beaten, stoned or killed on a whim really is progressive
and to say otherwise is should be considered a ‘hurtful’ ‘racial’
insensitive crime. Just as refusing a cock up your ass can now
be classified as hate speech. 

What do you mean you don’t want me to ass-fuck you?
Are; you homophobic?
(no – I just think you’re sick)
Arrest him!
And sentence him to 5 years in a “pound you in the
ass” penetration…ah penitentiary. (Peanut butter optional)




Mineshaft Gap's picture

$16K per student/yr.

A pretty penny for piss-poor results!

Imagine what could be created if it wasn't left to liberals to squander.

Reindustrialization. Urban farming. Communities able to feed and clothe themselves by their labor.

A new vision of welfare: here are the tools, now build your own shit. Don't forget to water the tomatoes. 

There are few jobs waiting for Baltimore kids who can't add.

Chain migration, robotics and the death of brick-and-mortar will attenuate what's left.

Drugs, gangs and anomie will deepen their hold.

New horrors will crawl up the slime trail of old ones.

End this failed social experiment and try something new, while there's time.

If there's time.

STP's picture

I've been doing the maff for years, for the Lost Anjeles Uneefyd Skool Dis-trick.  They're only spending $13K per 'student.   At $16K per student, just one small class of 25 in Baltimore is costing the taxpayers, $400,000 a year.  If you have 20 classes on a campus, that's $8 million dollars a YEAR!  And these are the results?  The school districts only make attendance mandatory so they can sop up the Federal funding, that's it.  School should be a voluntary thing, with the parents, paying directly for their 'childs' education.

I Write Code's picture

Don't need no mafs, we bring in little Indian boyz to do mafs, white boys don't do no mafs either xcept they be nerds.

I Write Code's picture

Can't do mafs, grow up to be President like Obama, he consitutnal lawyer and he don't do mafs.

Sudden Debt's picture

must be a rascist thing that those living there are dumb as fuck and only care about dealing drugs and pimping out their sisters and moms.

Nesbiteme's picture


Our municipal employee unions will tell us that we are not SPENDING ENOUGH on education. So we should imagine a number that includes ALL the MONEY in the WORLD and double that number and spend that amount each year (and adjust it each year for an automatic increase) on testing, administration, conferences on education and health and retirement benefits but also continue to make teachers pay for their own supplies and parents to have bake sales to raise money for the schools, for education, because we are all about education in this nation...we are the education nation..all about education...and learning about stuff..

Mena Arkansas's picture

Time to quit throwing good money after bad and admit the inconvenient truth.

Just declare victory and close the schools.

JoeTurner's picture

Somehow, someway it must be white peoples fault that DeQuanye and Lequeesha cant do mafs....

gespiri's picture

They just have to teach it according to the audience.....

"Deon has 10 ho's. Two of 'em went to his cousin Leroy while 3 OD'd last fall.  How many ho's does Deon have left?"

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

The cost of the Black Undertow, the cost of trying to bridge the unbrideable Achievement Gap. Blacks have substantially lower IQ than Whites and thus will never, can never, achieve the same results as Whites. Yet the multi-trillion fiasco continues unabated.

didthatreallyhappen's picture

97% know which streetcorner sells the best drugs and where they can buy a gun

wisebastard's picture

oh yeah the system really cares about you.....somehow they cant teach kids math but yall voted for an unconstitutional health care tax.....

Erwin643's picture

I don't need to be knowin' those numbuhs, suckah!

Hugh Mann's picture

Well it's Baltimore. The blind leading the blind. How can students learn when those who teach probably can't read, write or add? 

Blue Steel 309's picture

Pavement is not the natural habitat of the Homo dindu.

knotjammin2's picture

Turn off the damn welfare and this problem goes away inside six months.  One way or another.  This whitey is tired of giving folks the option of sitting on their ass.  Congress needs to hang for creating the give away programs.  I don't believe there is one congressman worth saving.  

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Math clearly needs to be abolished as a requirement, It is clearly racist when a certain segment of the population just doesn't have the mental facilities to grasp the concept and attempting to force them to it just leads to feelings of inferiority. How many grams in an ounce and loading the proper caliber bullet in the gun is just the max for these guys. In 50,000 years or so the importance of a father figure in the home may begin to dawn on some of the population, but it will still be a minority. Hey, did you get your Suboxone this week yet?