Four in ten Baltimore public high school students earned a 1.0 GPA during the past school year.
Fox Baltimore’s “Project Baltimore” — which “examines the unique challenges that confront the Baltimore area’s public school systems” — discovered that nearly half of students in City Schools earned grade point averages below a D.
The outlet reported:
Project Baltimore obtained a chart assembled by Baltimore City Schools. The chart shows the average GPA for every high school grade in the city — freshman through senior. In the first three quarters of this past school year, according to the chart, 41% of all Baltimore City high school students, earned below a 1.0 grade point average. In other words, nearly half of the 20,500 public high school students in Baltimore earned less than a D average.
On the other end of the chart, 21 percent of city high school students earned a GPA of 3.0 or better; a B average. That’s about half as many who earned below a D. We can also see the district lost 706 high school students during the first three quarters of the year.
“It’s heartbreaking,” former Baltimore City Council President candidate Jovani Patterson told Fox. “If almost half of our kids are failing, what options do they have after high school? This is really disheartening. It’s sad to see this.”