According to data obtained by Project Baltimore, 41% of Baltimore Public School Students have a GPA below 1.0. The 1.0 Grade Point Average is the equivalent to a “D”. Which means that 41% of Baltimore students are failing.
This news comes on the heels of the bombshell story about the student at Augusta Fells Savage, also in Baltimore, having a 0.13 GPA. That particular student’s GPA was very low compared to other students in the United States, but not very low comparatively at Augusta Fells. A 0.13 GPA at Augusta Fells was enough to rank the high school senior 62 out of 120 students in his class.
Baltimore has obvious problems with education that leadership simply refuses to properly address. When local media ask leadership about the problems, a lot of finger-pointing takes place. Everything from money to a lack of recreation to the virus is blamed. How can any of these things actually be the problem? Baltimore is the third most funded school system in the United States of America. Recreation is never an issue either. Most of the failing kids are simply not going to school, with the exception of fun classes like physical education. And issues with Baltimore students performing poorly in school existed long before the virus ever washed up on our shores.
Parents in Baltimore are simply not engaged with their children in a serious manner. Most of the poverty-stricken kids of Baltimore who struggle in school do not have two parents in the household. Sometimes the mother is not even involved. Often times the grandmother and/or grandparents take over. Most Baltimore children are not exposed to any education at all before they get to K-12 government schools. So they are already behind before they begin. The culture of not caring and unpreparedness follows the child throughout their grade school career. Parents do nothing to improve this and the teachers also don’t care much. The result is easy to see. Failure.
Baltimore City Schools: 41% of high school students earn below 1.0 GPA | WBFF
Baltimore Public High-School Students: 41 Percent Score Less than D Average | National Review
41% of Baltimore HS students have a GPA lower than 1.0??!!!!!! – YouTube
Baltimore City Schools: 41% of high school students earn below 1.0 GPA | KOMO
Calls to Shut Down City School Where 0.13 GPA Ranks Near Top Half of Class | WBFF
UPDATE: Baltimore City Now America’s Third Most Funded School System | WBFF