Data Dashboard

Cradle-to-Career Continuum

To measure the improvement in our collective achievement, we need a very clear understanding of our starting point. Though detailed in the preceding pages, the tables that follow provide a transparent framework across each of our core indicators that is used to help track progress for each of the outcome areas. Trends reflect changes in the data over the past three years.

The change-over-time figures are percentage point changes and do not reflect percentage changes. Symbols are used to indicate a numerical increase (+) or decrease (-). Changes in green show that the indicator has been moving in the right direction. Changes in red show that the indicator has been moving in the wrong direction. N/A indicates the data was not available.

OUTCOME 1: Babies born healthy

2014

Infant Mortality Rate

Infant deaths per 1,000 live births

Maryland 6.5
Baltimore 10.4
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 0.7

2014

Low Birthweight

% of births with infants weighing < 5.5lbs

Maryland 8.6
Baltimore 11.5
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 0.1

2014

Teen Birth Rate

Live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

Maryland 17.8
Baltimore 41.0
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 9.7

OUTCOME 2: Children enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed.

2015

Kindergarten Assessment

% of students with a composite score of demonstrating

Maryland 45
Baltimore 42
3 Yr Change in Baltimore N/A

OUTCOME 3: Children achieve grade-level reading and math.

2015

Grade 3

% of students meeting or exceeding readiness - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) - English Language Arts / Literacy

Maryland 38.1
Baltimore 20.5
3 Yr Change in Baltimore N/A

2015

Grade 8

% of students meeting or exceeding readiness - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) - English Language Arts / Literacy

Maryland 40.4
Baltimore 13.9
3 Yr Change in Baltimore N/A

2015

Grade 3

% of students meeting or exceeding readiness - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) - Math

Maryland 36.4
Baltimore 17.9
3 Yr Change in Baltimore N/A

2015

Grade 8

% of students meeting or exceeding readiness - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) - Math

Maryland 23.2
Baltimore 5.7
3 Yr Change in Baltimore N/A

2015

Grade 4

% of students reaching advanced or proficient levels (National Assessment of Educational Progress) - Reading

Maryland 36.5
Baltimore 11.5
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 0.5

2015

Grade 8

% of students reaching advanced or proficient levels (National Assessment of Educational Progress) - Reading

Maryland 37.4
Baltimore 12.9
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 1.0

2015

Grade 4

% of students reaching advanced or proficient levels (National Assessment of Educational Progress) - Math

Maryland 40.2
Baltimore 12.0
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 5.2

2015

Grade 8

% of students reaching advanced or proficient levels (National Assessment of Educational Progress) - Math

Maryland 34.7
Baltimore 12.0
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 1.1

OUTCOME 4: Youth graduate from high school prepared for the next step without remediation.

Class of 2014

4 Year Adjusted Cohort High School (HS) Graduation Rate

% of students within the cohort who graduate within 4 years of HS enrollment

Maryland 85
Baltimore 69.6
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 3.1

Class of 2014

5 Year Adjusted Cohort High School (HS) Graduation Rate

% of students within the cohort who graduate within 5 years of HS enrollment

Maryland 88.7
Baltimore 74.9
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 3.2

Class of 2014

College Remediation Rate

% of HS graduates who needed to take remediation courses in college

Maryland 55.9
Baltimore 76.6
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 0.7

OUTCOME 5: Youth earn a post-secondary credential or receive vocational training and are career ready.

2014

Post Secondary Enrollment

% of students who receive a diploma enrolled in any post-secondary institution within 12 months after HS graduation

Maryland 67.0
Baltimore 49.0
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 1.6

2014

6 Year College Graduation Rate for MD 4 Year Public Institution (Statewide)

% of students within the cohort who graduate within 6 years of HS enrollment

Maryland 63.8
Baltimore 40.3
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 3.4

2010-2014

Youth Unemployment Rate

% of youths (16-24) who are currently in the labor force and unemployed

Maryland 17.8
Baltimore 26.2
3 Yr Change in Baltimore 0.3

Demographics

Baltimore, Maryland's largest City, has a population that is vastly different from the State overall.

Baltimore City Demographic Profile

POPULATION INDICATORS

Maryland Baltimore
Total Population 5,976,407 622,793
Total Population Under 18 1,350,667 132,032
Total Population 18 and Over 4,625,740 490,761

GENDER, RACE & ETHNICITY INDICATORS

Maryland Baltimore
Asian 6.0% 2.7%
Black or African American 29.6% 62.6%
Hispanic 9.0% 4.7%
Two or More Races 2.9% 2.2%
White 57.6% 30.3%
Female Head of Household Families
with Children 17 & Under
25.4% 51.9%

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Maryland Baltimore
Less than High School Diploma 6.3% 11.0%
High School Graduate or Higher 89.5% 84.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 38.2% 30.0%

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Maryland Baltimore
Labor Force Participation 68.1% 61.0%
Unemployment Rate (BLS) 5.8% 8.7%
Median Household Income $73,971 $42,665
Population Below Poverty 10.1% 23.6%
Population 17 and Under Below Poverty 13.0% 33.0%

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY INDICATORS

Maryland Baltimore
Renter-Occupied Housing 34.1% 54.0%
Vacant Housing 6.7% 12.0%
Violent Crime Rate (per 100,000) 467.5 1407.6
A Snap Shot of Baltimore City Public Schools

With approximately 10% of the state's public school student enrollment, the demographics of Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) sharply differ from the overall population of Maryland public school students, with both a larger percentage of minority students, mobility and those living in poverty.

BCPS Demographic Profile

STUDENT POPULATION INDICATORS

Maryland Baltimore
Total Enrollment 874,514 84,976
Asian 6.2% 1.0%
Black or African American 34.6% 82.7%
Hispanic 14.7% 7.4%
Native American 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.2%
Two or More Races 4.2% 0.5%
White 39.9% 8.0%

STUDENT STABILITY INDICATORS

Maryland Baltimore
Average Daily Attendance (Middle) 95.0% 93.5%
Average Daily Attendance (High School) 92.4% 81.8%
Student Mobility (Elementary) 19.5% 32.2%
Student Mobility (Middle) 17.2% 28.6%
Student Mobility (High) 18.8% 36.0%

STUDENT RECEIVING SPECIAL SERVICES

Maryland Baltimore
Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS) 46.1% 84.8%
Special Education 11.3% 15.0%
Federal Dollars for Low-Income Schools (Title 1) 21.3% 61.9%

Financial Landscape

Baltimore's cradle to career continuum received public and private investments totaling $3.60B in fiscal year 2015, a minor decrease compared to $3.61B in fiscal year 2013. These investments support a range of programs and services for Baltimore's youth, including early childhood programming, education and special education, healthcare, employment services, and crime prevention. It also includes funding associated with so-called "deep end" services provided by systems not typically accessed by the general public, such as juvenile justice and foster care.

Cradle to career investments in Baltimore City by funding source

Cradle to Career Investments

Together, we envision a Baltimore where activities are funded and evaluated based on the degree that they support our children's well-being, and are accountable not only for the dollars we invest, but for the results produced. We have an opportunity to align our human and financial resources toward effective practices to improve outcomes and opportunities for youth.

Investment Breakdown

Healthy Babies: Investments

This includes services focused on improving maternal and infant care and promoting healthy births, including outreach, nutrition, home visiting and instruction, teen pregnancy prevention, and neonatal services for vulnerable infants.

Babies are born healthy investment graph

Kindergarten Readiness: Investments

This includes government funding to address poverty and homelessness, access to healthcare, and early childhood education programs, such as Head Start and pre-Kindergarten. Private funding supports child care centers, educational materials, instruction, playground equipment, and attendance campaigns.

Children enter Kindergarten ready to succeed in school investment graph

Grade Level Achievement: Investments

This includes government funding to address poverty and homelessness, access to healthcare, the provision of educational services, as well as the costs associated with the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Private funding supports enrichment programs (e.g. out-of-school time, tutoring, mentoring, music, and literacy), family engagement, and recruitment and training support for principals and teachers.

Children and youth achieve at grade level in school investment graph

High School Graduation: Investments

This includes government funding to address poverty and homelessness, access to healthcare, the provision of educational services, as well as the costs associated with the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Private funding supports direct services such as financial literacy, mentoring, STEM programs, athletics, behavioral health services, as well as recruitment and training support for principals and teachers.

Youth graduate high school prepared for the next step without remediation investment graph

Career Readiness: Investments

This includes government funding to provide aid to higher education institutions on behalf of Baltimore City students, occupational and rehabilitation programs for youth with disabilities, and workforce programs. Private funding supports direct services including internships, scholarships, summer bridge programs for rising college freshman, as well as workforce training and placement programs.

Youth earn quality postsecondary credential or receive training and are career-ready investment graph

Cradle-to-Career Continuum

To measure the improvement in our collective achievement, we need a very clear understanding of our starting point. Though detailed in the preceding pages, the tables that follow provide a transparent framework across each of our core indicators that is used to help track progress for each of the outcome areas. Trends reflect changes in the data over the past three years.

The change-over-time figures are percentage point changes and do not reflect percentage changes. Symbols are used to indicate a numerical increase (+) or decrease (-). Changes in green show that the indicator has been moving in the right direction. Changes in red show that the indicator has been moving in the wrong direction. N/A indicates the data was not available.

OUTCOME 1: Babies are born healthy.

2013 2014 2015 Trend
Baltimore City
Infant Mortality Rate - All
Infant deaths per 1,000 live births
10.3 10.4 8.4
Maryland
Infant Mortality Rate - All
Infant deaths per 1,000 live births
6.6 6.5 6.7
 
Baltimore City
Infant Mortality Rate - Black
12.5 12.8 9.7
Maryland
Infant Mortality Rate - Black
10.5 10.6 11.2
 
Baltimore City
Infant Mortality Rate - White
6.8 7.1 5.4
Maryland
Infant Mortality Rate - White
4.5 4.2 4.3
2013 2014 2015 Trend
Baltimore City
Low Birthweight - All
(% of births with infants weighing 5.5lbs. or less)
11.9% 11.5% 12.3%
Maryland
Low Birthweight - All
(% of births with infants weighing 5.5lbs. or less)
8.5% 8.6% 8.6%
 
Baltimore City
Low Birthweight - Black
14.5% 13.9% 14.6%
Maryland
Low Birthweight - Black
12.0% 12.1% 11.8%
 
Baltimore City
Low Birthweight - White
7.2% 7.2% 8.4%
Maryland
Low Birthweight - White
6.6% 6.6% 6.8%
2012 2013 2014 Trend
Baltimore City
Teen Birth Rate - All
(Live births per 1,000 females ages 15-19)
46.9 43.4 41.0
Maryland
Teen Birth Rate - All
(Live births per 1,000 females ages 15-19)
22.1 19.3 17.8
 
Baltimore City
Teen Birth Rate - Black
55.4 79.6 25.9
Maryland
Teen Birth Rate - Black
32.6 28.9 25.1
 
Baltimore City
Teen Birth Rate - White
25.9 23.4 25.1
Maryland
Teen Birth Rate - White
17.5 15.2 15.0
 
Baltimore City
Teen Birth Rate - Hispanic
79.6 65.4 97.5
Maryland
Teen Birth Rate - Hispanic
44.6 39.5 39.8

OUTCOME 2: Children enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school.

2015 2016 Trend
Baltimore City
KRA Results - All
(% of students with a KRA composite score of Demonstrating)
48.0% 42.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - All
(% of students with a KRA composite score of Demonstrating)
47.0% 45.0%
 
Baltimore City
KRA Results - Female
53.0% 49.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - Female
54.0% 52.0%
 
Baltimore
KRA Results - Male
39.0% 35.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - Male
40.0% 39.0%
 
Baltimore
KRA Results - American Indian or Alaska Native
55.0% 50.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - American Indian or Alaska Native
40.0% 44.0%
 
Baltimore
KRA Results - Asian
41.0% 48.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - Asian
53.0% 52.0%
 
Baltimore
KRA Results - Black
49.0% 42.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - Black
43.0% 41.0%
 
Baltimore
KRA Results - Hispanic
35.0% 27.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - Hispanic
27.0% 27.0%
 
Baltimore
KRA Results - Native Hawaiian of Pacific Islander
50.0% 40.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - Native Hawaiian of Pacific Islander
35.0% 51.0%
 
Baltimore
KRA Results - White
59.0% 53.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - White
57.0% 56.0%
 
Baltimore
KRA Results - Two or More Races
54.0% 55.0%
Maryland
KRA Results - Two or More Races
52.0% 48.0%

OUTCOME 3: Children achieve grade-level reading and math.

2011 2013 2015 Trend
Baltimore City
NAEP Math - Grade 4
(% of students who scored Proficient or above)
17.0% 19.0% 12.0%
Maryland
NAEP Math - Grade 4
(% of students who scored Proficient or above)
48.0% 47.0% 40.0%
 
Baltimore City
NAEP Math - Grade 8
(% of students who scored Proficient or above)
13.0% 13.0% 12.0%
Maryland
NAEP Math - Grade 8
(% of students who scored Proficient or above)
40.0% 37.0% 35.0%
 
Baltimore City
NAEP Reading - Grade 4
(% of students who scored Proficient or above)
11.0% 14.0% 11.0% N/A
Maryland
NAEP Reading - Grade 4
(% of students who scored Proficient or above)
43.0% 45.0% 37.0%
 
Baltimore City
NAEP Reading - Grade 8
(% of students who scored Proficient or above)
12.0% 16.0% 13.0%
Maryland
NAEP Reading - Grade 8
(% of students who scored Proficient or above)
40.0% 42.0% 37.0%
2014 2015 2016 Trend
Baltimore City
PARCC Math - Grade 3
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 17.9% 19.2%
Maryland
PARCC Math - Grade 3
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 36.4% 44.0%
 
Baltimore City
PARCC Math - Grade 8
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 5.7% 6.3%
Maryland
PARCC Math - Grade 8
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 23.2% 21.9%
 
Baltimore City
PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 3
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 20.4% 12.7%
Maryland
PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 3
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 38.1% 37.5%
 
Baltimore City
PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 8
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 14.0% 14.7%
Maryland
PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 8
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 40.4% 38.6%

OUTCOME 4: Youth Graduate from high school prepared for the next step without remediation.

2014 2015 2016 Trend
Baltimore City
PARCC Algebra I
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A ≥ 9.3% ≤ 18.1% -
Maryland
PARCC Algebra I
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 31.2% 35.6%
 
Baltimore City
PARCC Algebra II
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A ≥ 5.7% ≤ 10.0% -
Maryland
PARCC Algebra II
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 20.2% 26.8%
 
Baltimore City
PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 10
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 28.0% ≤ 17.9% -
Maryland
PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 10
(% of students who met or exceeded expectations)
N/A 39.7% 44.4%
2013 2014 2015 Trend
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - All
(% of students in the cohort who graduate within four years of HS enrollment)
68.5% 69.7% 69.5%
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - All
(% of students in the cohort who graduate within four years of HS enrollment)
85.0% 86.3% 87.0%
 
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - Female
75.4% 76.3% 75.6%
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - Female
88.4% 89.7% 89.9%
 
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - Male
61.1% 62.8% 62.9%
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - Male
81.6% 83.1% 84.1%
 
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - American Indian or Alaska Native
90.8% 89.5% N/A
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - American Indian or Alaska Native
83.5% 86.8% 78.7%
 
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - Asian
88.3% 82.6% 91.8%
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - Asian
95.0% 95.3% 96.1%
 
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - Black
68.3% 69.6% 70.7%
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - Black
78.3% 80.5% 82.3%
 
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - Hispanic
61.5% 64.0% 57.5%
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - Hispanic
75.1% 77.5% 76.9%
 
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
N/A 76.9% N/A -
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
81.4% 76.4% 89.8%
 
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - White
65.3% 68.2% 65.7%
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - White
91.1% 91.9% 92.0%
 
Baltimore City
Four-Year HS Grad - All
(% of students in the cohort who graduate within five years of HS enrollment)
71.7% 73.5% 74.9%
Maryland
Four-Year HS Grad - All
(% of students in the cohort who graduate within five years of HS enrollment)
86.3% 87.5% 88.7%
2011 2012 2013 Trend
Baltimore City
College Remediation Rate
(% of recent high school graduates who needed remediation courses in college)
76.1% 76.6% 74.7%
Maryland
College Remediation Rate
(% of recent high school graduates who needed remediation courses in college)
54.4% 55.9% 53.3%

OUTCOME 5: Youth earn a quality post-secondary credential or receive training and are career ready.

2012 2013 2014 Trend
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - All
(% of high school graduates who enrolled in college within 16 months post HS)
54.0% 52.5% 52.0%
Maryland
College Enrollment - All
(% of high school graduates who enrolled in college within 16 months post HS)
70.0% 69.8% 69.8%
 
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - Female
58.5% 56.8% 56.2%
Maryland
College Enrollment - Female
74.8% 74.7% 74.9%
 
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - Male
48.6% 47.1% 47.0%
Maryland
College Enrollment - Male
65.1% 64.7% 64.4%
 
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - American Indian or Alaska Native
60.0% 87.1% 69.6%
Maryland
College Enrollment - American Indian or Alaska Native
66.5% 68.3% 66.8%
 
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - Asian
62.1% 78.9% 72.5%
Maryland
College Enrollment - Asian
83.5% 85.5% 84.6%
 
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - Black
54.0% 51.4% 52.0%
Maryland
College Enrollment - Black
64.0% 63.7% 64.3%
 
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - Hispanic
38.6% 31.1% 46.9%
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - Hispanic
58.9% 58.6% 58.7%
 
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
N/A N/A 50.0% -
Maryland
College Enrollment - Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
52.8% 75.0% 69.8%
 
Baltimore City
College Enrollment - White
52.7% 60.5% 52.0%
Maryland
College Enrollment - White
74.6% 74.1% 73.9%
Class of
2007
Class of
2008
Class of
2009
Trend
Baltimore
Degree Completion
(% of first-time, full-time, undergrads completing degrees within six years)
28.3% 26.9% 22.0%
Maryland
Degree Completion
(% of first-time, full-time, undergrads completing degrees within six years)
63.8% 63.7% N/A
2012 2013 2014 Trend
Baltimore
Opportunity Youth
(% of adults aged 18-24 not in school, not working, and no degree beyond HS)
21.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Maryland
Opportunity Youth
(% of adults aged 18-24 not in school, not working, and no degree beyond HS)
15.0% 14.0% 14.0%

Demographics

Baltimore is Maryland's largest city. Dubbed a "city of neighborhoods," Baltimore has a population that is vastly different from the state overall.

Baltimore City Demographic Profile

Population Indicators, 2010-2014

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Total Population 314,107,084 5,887,776 622,271
Total Population Under 18 23.5% 22.9% 21.2%
Total Population 18 and Over 76.5% 77.1% 78.8%

GENDER, RACE, ETHNICITY INDICATORS, 2010-2014

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Female 50.8% 51.6% 52.9%
Male 49.2% 48.4% 47.1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8% 0.3% 0.3%
Asian 5.0% 5.9% 2.5%
Black 12.6% 29.5% 63.0%
Hispanic 16.9% 8.8% 4.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
White 73.8% 58.1% 30.3%
Two or More Races 2.9% 2.9% 2.3%

EDUCATION ATTAINMENT, 2010-2014

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Less Than High School 15.0% 12.6% 17.8%
Females 12.6% 10.2% 14.5%
Males 17.3% 14.9% 21.4%
High School Graduate or Higher 86.3% 89.0% 80.9%
Females 87.0% 89.9% 81.9%
Males 85.6% 88.0% 79.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 29.3% 37.3% 27.7%
Females 29.2% 37.4% 28.0%
Males 29.3% 37.2% 27.3%

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Labor Force Participation, Ages 16 and Over 63.9% 62.8% 62.1%
American Indians or Alaska Natives 58.9% 67.9% 47.4%
Asians 65.4% 69.6% 68.8%
Blacks 62.2% 69.2% 59.1%
Hispanic 67.5% 78.4% 73.7%
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders 67.4% 68.0% 65.8%
Whites 63.8% 67.9% 66.8%
Two or More Races 65.2% 71.1% 61.4%
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 4.6% 6.7%
Median Household Income $53,482 $74,149 $41,819
Median Earnings Among Females $39,087 $50,743 $40,966
Median Earnings Among Males $49,400 $60,165 $46,501
Female Heads of Household with Children Under 18 13.0% 14.6% 22.9%

Poverty Status During the Last 12 Months, 2010-2014

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Population in Poverty During the Last 12 Months 15.6% 10.0% 24.2%
Females 16.8% 11.0% 25.5%
Males 14.3% 8.9% 22.8%
American Indians or Alaska Natives 28.8% 15.4% 42.7%
Asians 12.7% 8.3% 22.9%
Blacks 27.3% 15.2% 28.3%
Hispanics 24.8% 14.1% 25.5%
Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders 20.7% 12.9% 10.3%
Whites 12.8% 7.0% 14.8%
Two or More Races 20.3% 12.9% 27.4%
Population Under 18 in Poverty During Last 12 Months 21.9% 6.5% 34.6%

Housing and Community Indicators, 2010-2014

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Renter-Occupied Housing 35.6% 32.9% 52.8%
Vacant Housing 12.5% 10.1% 18.3%
Violent Crime Rate (per 100,000) 365.5 441.3 1,345.9


Population in Poverty During the Last 12 Months By Gender and Race/Ethnicity, 2010-2014

Population in Poverty

BCPS Demographic Profile

Student Population Indicators, 2015-2016

Maryland Baltimore City
Total Enrollment 879,601 83,666
Female 48.7% 49.1%
Male 51.3% 50.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 0.2%
Asian 6.3% 1.0%
Black 34.4% 81.8%
Hispanic 15.5% 8.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.2%
White 39.1% 7.9%
Two or More Races 4.3% 0.5%

Student Stability Indicators, 2015-2016

Maryland Baltimore City
Average Daily Attendance, Elementary 95.6% 93.7%
Average Daily Attendance, Middle 95.1% 92.3%
Average Daily Attendance, High 92.4% 82.4%
Student Mobility, Elementary 19.0% 31.2%
Student Mobility, Middle 15.5% 27.6%
Student Mobility, High 16.9% 32.4%

Student Receiving Special Services, 2015-2016

Maryland Baltimore City
Free and Reduced Price Meals (FARMS) 44.5% 72.3%
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) 7.8% N/A
Special Education 11.3% 15.1%
Federal Dollars for Low-Income Schools (Title I) 21.9% 66.6%

Financial Landscape

Baltimore's cradle to career continuum received public and private investments totaling $3.60B in fiscal year 2015, a minor decrease compared to $3.61B in fiscal year 2013. These investments support a range of programs and services for Baltimore's youth, including early childhood programming, education and special education, healthcare, employment services, and crime prevention. It also includes funding associated with so-called "deep end" services provided by systems not typically accessed by the general public, such as juvenile justice and foster care.

Cradle to career investments in Baltimore City by funding source

Cradle to Career Investments

Together, we envision a Baltimore where activities are funded and evaluated based on the degree that they support our children's well-being, and are accountable not only for the dollars we invest, but for the results produced. We have an opportunity to align our human and financial resources toward effective practices to improve outcomes and opportunities for youth.

Investment Breakdown

Healthy Babies: Investments

This includes services focused on improving maternal and infant care and promoting healthy births, including outreach, nutrition, home visiting and instruction, teen pregnancy prevention, and neonatal services for vulnerable infants.

Babies are born healthy investment graph

Kindergarten Readiness: Investments

This includes government funding to address poverty and homelessness, access to healthcare, and early childhood education programs, such as Head Start and pre-Kindergarten. Private funding supports child care centers, educational materials, instruction, playground equipment, and attendance campaigns.

Children enter Kindergarten ready to succeed in school investment graph

Grade Level Achievement: Investments

This includes government funding to address poverty and homelessness, access to healthcare, the provision of educational services, as well as the costs associated with the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Private funding supports enrichment programs (e.g. out-of-school time, tutoring, mentoring, music, and literacy), family engagement, and recruitment and training support for principals and teachers.

Children and youth achieve at grade level in school investment graph

High School Graduation: Investments

This includes government funding to address poverty and homelessness, access to healthcare, the provision of educational services, as well as the costs associated with the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Private funding supports direct services such as financial literacy, mentoring, STEM programs, athletics, behavioral health services, as well as recruitment and training support for principals and teachers.

Youth graduate high school prepared for the next step without remediation investment graph

Career Readiness: Investments

This includes government funding to provide aid to higher education institutions on behalf of Baltimore City students, occupational and rehabilitation programs for youth with disabilities, and workforce programs. Private funding supports direct services including internships, scholarships, summer bridge programs for rising college freshman, as well as workforce training and placement programs.

Youth earn quality postsecondary credential or receive training and are career-ready investment graph