City schools receive state recognition for achievement

City schools released the following congratulations this week:

Ten Baltimore City public schools have been recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for the academic performance of their students, according to a release sent from city school system.


The schools were recognized by the state for either their performance on the 2011 Maryland School Assessment (MSA)--they had to have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)-- or the High School Assessment (HSA). The schools also showed improvemed performance of special populations of students.

These schools also stood out, given that the city school system noted its first academic slide in the last five years on the 2011 assessments; and 90 percent of the district's schools fell short of making AYP.

The following Baltimore City public schools have been recognized by MSDE:

•    Baltimore City College
•    Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
•    Baltimore School For The Arts
•    Empowerment Academy
•    Lois T. Murray Elementary/Middle School
•    Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School At Bentalou
•    Medfield Heights Elementary School
•    Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
•    Renaissance Academy High School
•    Western High School

A full list of schools recognized around the state can be found here.