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.

Baltimore City MD
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 5 Year Trend
Infant Mortality Rate - All
Infant deaths per 1,000 live births
9.7 10.3 10.4 8.4 8.8 6.5 5 Year Trend for Infant Mortality Rate - Black
Infant Mortality Rate - Black 12.6 12.5 12.8 9.7 11.3 10.5 5 Year Trend for Infant Mortality Rate - All
Infant Mortality Rate - White 3.4 6.8 7.1 4.4 5.9 4.3 5 Year Trend for Infant Mortality Rate - White
 
Low Birthweight - All
% of births with infants weighing 5.5 lbs. or less
11.8% 11.9% 11.5% 12.3% 11.7% 8.6% 5 Year Trend for Low Birthweight - All
Low Birthweight - Black 14.7% 14.5% 13.9% 14.7% 14.9% 12.1% 5 Year Trend for Low Birthweight - Black
Low Birthweight - White 6.8% 7.2% 7.2% 8.6% 6.5% 6.6% 5 Year Trend for Low Birthweight - Black
 
Teen Birth Rate - All
Live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19
46.9 43.4 41.0 36.2 32.6 15.9 5 Year Trend for Teen Birth Rate - All
Teen Birth Rate - Black 55.4 51.1 48.0 40.0 36.7 21.0 5 Year Trend for Teen Birth Rate - Black
Teen Birth Rate - Hispanic 79.6 65.4 97.5 109.0 71.6 38.9 5 Year Trend for Teen Birth Rate - Black
Teen Birth Rate - White 25.9 23.4 25.1 29.2 24.0 14.2 5 Year Trend for Teen Birth Rate - Black

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

Baltimore City MD
2015 2016 2017 2017 3 Year Trend
KRA Results - All
% of students with a KRA composite score of Demonstrating
48.0% 42.0% 38.0% 43.0% 3 Year Trend for KRA Results - All
KRA Results - Female 56.0% 49.0% 44.0% 50.0% 3 Year Trend for KRA Results - Female
KRA Results - Male 41.0% 35.0% 33.0% 36.0% 3 Year Trend for KRA Results - Female
KRA Results - American Indian or Alaska Native 55.0% 50.0% 46.0% 26.0% 3 Year Trend for RA Results - American Indian or Alaska Native
KRA Results - Asian 41.0% 48.0% 37.0% 50.0% 3 Year Trend for RA Results - KRA Results - Asian
KRA Results - Black 49.0% 42.0% 38.0% 37.0% 3 Year Trend for KRA Results - Black
KRA Results - Hispanic 35.0% 27.0% 25.0% 27.0% 3 Year Trend for KRA Results - Hispanic
KRA Results - Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 59.0% 40.0% 20.0% 33.0% 3 Year Trend for KRA Results - Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
KRA Results - White 59.0% 53.0% 49.0% 53.0% 3 Year Trend for KRA Results - White
KRA Results - Two or More Races 54.0% 55.0% 41.0% 50.0% 3 Year Trend for KRA Results - Two or More Races

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

Baltimore City MD
2011 2013 2015 2015 5 Year Trend
NAEP Math - Grade 4
% of students who scored Proficient or above
17.0% 19.0% 12.0% 40.0% 5 Year Trend for NAEP Math - Grade 4
NAEP Math - Grade 8 13.0% 13.0% 12.0% 35.0% 5 Year Trend for NAEP Math - Grade 8
NAEP Reading - Grade 4 11.0% 14.0% 11.0% 37.0% 5 Year Trend for NAEP Reading - Grade 4
NAEP Reading - Grade 8 12.0% 16.0% 13.0% 37.0% 5 Year Trend for NAEP Reading - Grade 8
Baltimore City MD
2015 2016 2017 2017 3 Year Trend
PARCC Math - Grade 3
% of students who met or exceeded expectations
17.9% 19.2% 19.4% 43.0% 3 Year Trend for PARCC Math - Grade 3
PARCC Math - Grade 8 5.7% 6.3% 4.9% 16.8% 3 Year Trend for PARCC Math - Grade 8
PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 3 20.4% 12.7% 13.4% 39.9% 3 Year Trend for PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 3
PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 8 14.0% 14.7% 13.9% 39.0% 3 Year Trend for PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 8

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

Baltimore City MD
2015 2016 2017 2017 3 Year Trend
PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 10
% of students who met or exceeded expectations
28.0% 17.4% 16.9% 49.3% 3 Year Trend for PARCC English Language Arts - Grade 10
PARCC Algebra I 9.7% 14.1% 11.3% 36.5% 3 Year Trend for PARCC Algebra I
PARCC Algebra II 6.2% 5.6% 7.4% 27.3% 3 Year Trend for PARCC Algebra II
Baltimore City MD
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 5 Year Trend
Four-Year High School Graduation - All
% of HS students who graduated within four years of enrollment
66.5% 68.5% 69.7% 69.5% 70.7% 87.6% 5 Year Trend for Four-Year High School Graduation - All
Four-Year HS Grad - Female 72.7% 75.4% 76.3% 75.6% 76.6% 90.8% 5 Year Trend for Four-Year HS Grad - Female
Four-Year HS Grad - Male 60.0% 61.1% 62.8% 62.9% 64.3% 84.5% 5 Year Trend for Four-Year HS Grad - Male
Four-Year HS Grad - Asian 72.0% 88.3% 82.6% 91.8% 81.8% 95.3% 5 Year Trend for Four-Year HS Grad - Asian
Four-Year HS Grad - Black 66.7% 68.3% 69.6% 70.7% 71.1% 84.1% 5 Year Trend for Four-Year HS Grad - Black
Four-Year HS Grad - Hispanic 62.8% 61.5% 64.0% 57.5% 60.2% 76.6% 5 Year Trend for Four-Year HS Grad - Hispanic
Four-Year HS Grad - White 64.1% 65.3% 68.2% 65.7% 70.3% 92.4% 5 Year Trend for Four-Year HS Grad - White
Baltimore City MD
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2015 5 Year Trend
Five-Year High School Graduation - All
% of HS students who graduated within five years of enrollment
66.7% 70.6% 71.7% 73.5% 74.9% 88.7% 5 Year Trend for Five-Year High School Graduation - All
Baltimore City MD
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2014 5 Year Trend
College Remediation
% of recent HS graduates who needed remediation in college
75.9% 76.1% 76.6% 74.7% 70.2% 52.3% 5 Year Trend for Five-Year High School Graduation - All

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

Baltimore City MD
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2014 5 Year Trend
College Enrollment - All
% of HS graduates who enrolled in college within 16 months post HS
56.9% 55.3% 54.0% 52.5% 52.0% 69.8% 5 Year Trend for College Enrollment - All
College Enrollment - Female 59.7% 60.0% 58.5% 56.8% 56.2% 74.9% 5 Year Trend for College Enrollment - Female
College Enrollment - Male 53.3% 49.1% 48.6% 47.1% 47.0% 64.4% 5 Year Trend for College Enrollment - Male
College Enrollment - American Indian or Alaska Native 58.3% 60.0% 87.1% 69.6% 66.8% 5 Year Trend for College Enrollment - American Indian or Alaska Native
College Enrollment - Asian 62.5% 62.1% 78.9% 72.5% 84.6% 5 Year Trend for College Enrollment - Asian
College Enrollment - Black 55.3% 54.0% 51.4% 52.0% 64.3% 5 Year Trend for College Enrollment - Black
College Enrollment - Hispanic 35.7% 38.6% 31.1% 46.9% 58.7% 5 Year Trend for College Enrollment - Hispanic
College Enrollment - White 59.2% 52.7% 60.5% 52.0% 73.9% 5 Year Trend for College Enrollment - White
Baltimore City MD
2005-2011 2006-2012 2007-2013 2008-2014 2009-2015 2009-2015 5 Year Trend
Degree Completion
% of first-time, full-time undergrads completing degrees within six years
24.8% 28.8% 28.3% 26.9% 22.0% 66.1% 5 Year Trend for Degree Completion
Baltimore City MD
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2015 5 Year Trend
Opportunity Youth
% of youth (18-24) not in school, not working, and no degree beyond HS
24.0% 21.0% 20.0% 20.0% 22.0% 12.0% 5 Year Trend for Degree Completion
Baltimore City MD
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 5 Year Trend
Unemployment Rate: Ages 16 and over
% of youth in age ranges not employed
13.7% 13.9% 13.9% 13.1% 11.4% 7.4% 5 Year Trend for Unemployment Rate: Ages 16 and over
Unemployment Rate: Ages 16 to 19 40.3% 41.0% 38.9% 35.0% 30.8% 21.3% 5 Year Trend for Unemployment Rate: Ages 16 to 19
Unemployment Rate: Ages 20 to 24 21.7% 22.0% 22.5% 22.5% 19.9% 13.1% 5 Year Trend for Unemployment Rate: Ages 20 to 24
Baltimore City MD
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 5 Year Trend
Median Earnings by Education
Estimates among population 25 years and over, in 2016 inflation-adjusted dollars
$36,322 $36,840 $36,513 $36,986 $37,109 $47,351 5 Year Trend for Median Earnings by Education
Less than high school graduate $21,612 $21,467 $20,652 $21,141 $21,359 $25,215 5 Year Trend for Less than high school graduate
High school graduate or equivalent $29,201 $29,178 $29,370 $29,311 $28,396 $33,646 5 Year Trend for High school graduate or equivalent
Some college or associate's degree $35,252 $35,506 $33,990 $32,929 $33,275 $41,783 5 Year Trend for Some college or associate's degree
Bachelor's degree $50,444 $50,955 $49,617 $49,957 $50,450 $60,806 5 Year Trend for Some college or associate's degree
Graduate or professional degree $62,343 $62,056 $62,017 $62,051 $62,462 $81,798 5 Year Trend for Graduate or professional degree
Baltimore City MD
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 5 Year Trend
Gender Differences in Median Earnings by Education
Estimates of how much more males 25 years and over earn than females, in 2016 inflation-adjusted dollars
$5,089 $5,120 $4,890 $5,226 $5,509 $11,870 5 Year Trend for Gender Differences in Median Earnings by Education
Less than high school graduate $7,417 $6,645 $5,611 $5,631 $4,107 $9,761 5 Year Trend for Less than high school graduate
High school graduate or equivalent $3,359 $4,340 $4,042 $3,988 $4,144 $11,153 5 Year Trend for High school graduate or equivalent
Some college or associate's degree $5,350 $6,106 $5,538 $5,964 $6,715 $14,158 5 Year Trend for Some college or associate's degree
Bachelor's degree $7,483 $6,934 $8,596 $8,207 $10,240 $20,150 5 Year Trend for Bachelor's degree
Graduate or professional degree $8,749 $9,698 $10,896 $13,020 $14,170 $31,129 5 Year Trend for Graduate or professional degree

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, 2012-2016

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Total Population 318,558,162 5,959,902 621,000
Total Population Under 18 23.1% 22.6% 21.1%
Total Population 18 and Over 76.9% 77.4% 78.9%

GENDER, RACE, ETHNICITY INDICATORS, 2012-2016

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Female 50.8% 51.6% 53.0%
Male 49.2% 48.4% 47.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8% 0.3% 0.3%
Asian 5.2% 6.1% 2.5%
Black 12.6% 29.6% 63.0%
Hispanic 17.3% 9.2% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.0% 0.1
White, not Hispanic or Latino 62.0% 52.5% 27.7%
Two or More Races 3.1% 3.1% 2.3%

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT POPULATION 25 and OLDER, 2012-2016

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Less Than High School 13.0% 10.4% 16.5%
Females 12.4% 9.5% 15.3%
Males 13.7% 11.3% 18.0%
High School Graduate or Higher 87.0% 89.6% 83.5%
Females 87.6% 90.5% 84.7%
Males 86.3% 88.7% 82.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.3% 38.4% 29.7%
Females 30.5% 38.7% 30.4%
Males 30.1% 38.1% 28.9%

ECONOMIC INDICATORS, 2012-2016

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Labor Force Participation, Ages 16 and Over 63.5% 68.2% 61.8%
American Indians or Alaska Native 58.5% 64.6% 41.3%
Asians 64.8% 68.7% 68.0%
Black or African American 62.3% 68.4% 58.3%
Hispanic or Latino 67.3% 77.5% 74.2%
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders 66.8% 68.1% 68.5%
White, Not Hispanic or Latino 62.7% 66.7% 67.3%
Two or More Races 65.3% 70.4% 60.0%
Unemployment Rate, Ages 16 and Over 7.40% 6.70% 11.40%
Median Household Income, 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars $55,322 $76,067 $44,262
Median Earnings Among Women, Ages 16 and Over, 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars $26,250 $35,612 $30,975
Median Earnings Among Men, Ages 16 and Over, 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars $36,919 $46,495 $35,172
Median Family Income, Female Heads of Household with Children Under 18, 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars $25,130 $37,748 $25,427

POVERTY STATUS IN LAST 12 MONTHS, 2012-2016

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Female 16.3% 10.9% 24.4%
Male 13.8% 8.8% 21.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 27.6% 13.3% 41.1%
Asian 12.3% 7.9% 19.0%
Black or African American 26.2% 14.7% 27.6%
Hispanic or Latino 23.4% 14.0% 24.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 20.1% 11.6% 32.1%
White, not Hispanic or Latino 10.6% 6.7% 12.9%
Two or More Races 19.3% 12.0% 20.6%
Population Under 18 in Poverty During Last 12 Months 21.2% 13.3% 33.3%

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY INDICATORS, 2012-2016

United States Maryland Baltimore City
Renter-Occupied Housing 36.4% 33.5% 53.4%
Vacant Housing 12.2% 10.1% 18.4%
Violent Crime Rate, per 100,000, 2016 386.3 472 1,780.4


Population in Poverty During the Last 12 Months by Gender, Youth Status, and Race/ Ethnicity 2012-2016 (With Group Share of Total Baltimore City Population)*

Population in Poverty (With Group Share of Total Baltimore City Population)



Population in Poverty During the Last 12 Months by Gender, Youth Status, and Race/ Ethnicity 2012-2016*

Population in Poverty

BCPS Demographic Profile

STUDENT POPULATION INDICATORS, 2016-2017

Maryland Baltimore City
Female 48.7% 49.0%
Male 51.3% 51.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 0.2%
Asian 6.4% 1.0%
Black or African American 34.1% 80.6%
Hispanic or Latino 16.5% 9.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.2%
White, Not Hispanic or Latino 38.2% 7.9%
Two or More Races 4.4% 0.7%

STABILITY INDICATORS, 2016-2017

Maryland Baltimore City
Average Daily Attendance, Elementary 95.0% 92.9%
Average Daily Attendance, Middle 94.6% 91.5%
Average Daily Attendance, High 91.3% 76.6%
Student Mobility, Elementary 19.0% 31.2%
Student Mobility, Middle 15.5% 27.6%
Student Mobility, High 16.9% 32.4%

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