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.

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

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