The latest results show Baltimore County and Baltimore City with scores lower than the rest of the area. Baltimore City schools, for instance, had 20 percent or fewer students passing in nearly every grade. Baltimore County scores went up significantly in math. In third grade, for instance, the pass rate for math went from 32 percent to 46 percent. However, scores in English went down, sometimes significantly. Overall, about a third of students in the county are able to pass the tests.