Several Baltimore city, county schools to close or dismiss early Thursday because of excessive heat

A number of Baltimore city and county schools without air conditioning will close or dismiss early Thursday because of excessive heat in the forecast.

Baltimore County Public Schools wrote on social media that the eight schools — Bedford Elementary, Berkshire Elementary, Campfield Early Learning Center, Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies, Colgate Elementary, Dulaney High, Lansdowne High and Watershed Public Charter School — will be closed Thursday.


The school system wrote this is an effort to close all facilities without air conditioning Thursday, as the National Weather Service forecasts that much of the Baltimore region will see high temperatures in the low 90s.

Baltimore City Public Schools wrote in a news release that the following schools will dismiss three hours early:

  • Angela Y. Davis Leadership Academy
  • Augusta Fells Savage Institute
  • Baltimore City College
  • Baltimore Design School
  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School
  • Belmont Elementary School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove
  • Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West
  • Booker T. Washington Middle School
  • Calverton Elementary/Middle School
  • City Springs Elementary/Middle School
  • Collington Square Elementary/Middle School
  • Cross Country Elementary/Middle School
  • Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School
  • Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle School
  • Edgecombe Circle Elementary School
  • Edgewood Elementary School
  • Edmondson-Westside High School
  • Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School
  • Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School
  • Frederick Douglass High School
  • Furley Elementary School
  • George Washington Elementary School
  • Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights Elementary Middle School
  • Guilford Elementary/Middle School
  • Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School
  • Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School
  • Hilton Elementary School
  • The Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School
  • Holabird Elementary/Middle School
  • Johnston Square Elementary School
  • Matthew A. Henson Elementary School
  • Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School
  • National Academy Foundation
  • New Era Academy
  • Northwood Elementary School
  • Patterson High School
  • Renaissance Academy
  • Robert W. Coleman Elementary School
  • Southwest Baltimore Charter School
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School
  • Vanguard Collegiate Middle School
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
  • Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School
  • Western High School
  • William S. Baer School
  • Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School
  • Yorkwood Elementary School
  • Baltimore International Academy West
  • Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School
  • Empowerment Academy
  • Midtown Academy
  • The Mount Washington School (lower building)
  • Youth Opportunity

And while Friday might see some relief from a cold front, as NWS forecasts highs in the mid- to upper 70s with a slight chance of rain for the Baltimore region, the weather will again resemble August’s throughout next week, with highs in the mid- to upper 80s.

Autumn starts Sept. 23.

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